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Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2007-01-19: The Seventh Squeeze of a Seventh Squeeze

January 24, 2017


What were we up to ten years ago? This recording demonstrates the truth (and also provides a handy alibi): we were doing our level best to deliver amazing and varied squeezebox music to everyone in Vancouver who was awake from 2-3 am Thursday mornings. It sounds meagre, and I’m sure that actually the audience was quite thin, but over time interest compounded and to the present we can report that this recording (of our seventh episode), still up at its original host, has been enjoyed no fewer than 12734 times over the past decade.
We are revisiting it on the occasion of its being provided a new home at the Internet Archive, where we hope that they will all someday be hosted into perpetuity, for accordion posterity. These episodes will be recognized as critical moments in the squeezebox renaissance by 2029, when the planet will be consumed in festivities celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first accordion patent! But you can be ahead of the curve and enjoy the radio episodes now, a mere ten years after the fact. Here was its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: January 19, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!) for web-streaming worldwide.

“51 Accordions” (NY) – Play 30 Accordion Favorites (1965) – Trumpet Polka/Rosalie Polka
Thriftstore Cowboys (Tucson) – Lay Low While Crawling or Creeping (2006) – Defender and Ironbelly
New Mexican Revolution (Oregon) – Theories of Sun & Rain (2006) – Lay My Body Down
Régis Gizavo, Louis Mhlanga, David Mirandon (Madagascar, S.Africa, France) – Stories (2006) – International Rumba (Oh my gosh this song kicks butt.)
Steve Jordan (Texas, our first repeat performer?) – Turn Me Loose (2005 reissue) – La Polka Loca (I just got this and I’ll do it again; had to play it for the echo-box and effects he uses, we should do a whole show on him.)
Julieta Venegas (Mexico DF) – Aquí (1997) – Antes (PJ Harvey with accordion)
Mostar Sevdah Reunion (Bosnia) – Secret Gate (2003, 2006 reissue) – Nema Liepsé Cure Od Malene Djule/ There is no prettier girl than little Djula
Mostar Sevdah Reunion and Ljiljana Buttler (Bosnia) – The Legends of Life (2005, 2006) – Rupuni
Geoff Berner (Vancouver) – Whisky Rabbi (2005) – Lucky God Damn Jew
Didier Laloy (Belgium) – S-Tres/Version Originale (1998) – 80 – (Can I tell you how brilliant this record is? No, I can’t, it’s too good. And it came with a tiny little die rattling around in the spine of the CD case.)
Dazibao (Belgium) – Alma (2005) – Anneaux de Novembre (On Happy Family records who have a record where the bar-code is made into an accordion, cool!)
Richard Galliano (French-Italian) – Passatori (1999) – San Peyre
Lead Belly (Texas) – John Hardy (New York City, 1943?) He was born almost 120 years ago this week: January 23, 1888. Here’s a journal article I want a copy of! :
Here commences our late-night obscene accordion section. Be warned.
Rowan (after Big Rude Jake) – Live in the CFRO Studio – The Girl In The Pink Canoe
Salty Dick (Maine) – Uncensored Sailor Songs (2004) – Serafina (this is one of the milder tracks off this record, whew.)
Rowan again – Port of Amsterdam
Esmerelda Strange (Los Angeles) – Introducing Esmerelda Strange – Cunning Linguist (and) The Moon and The Sea
Rowan closed us out, along with the 51 Accordions again. Wee-ha.

If you just can’t stand the gaps and disruptions in the unpredictable staggered pace of the sharing of these recordings, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest) such as you can see above, and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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