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Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2009-05-29: Pirates, Porn and Dick Contino

April 20, 2017

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We’re breaking sequence a little bit here: it’s the end of an era — last night marked the death of the last of the golden age accordion sex symbols, Dick Contino.  So here’s an episode from our back stacks on the occasion of his visiting town to support a local charity.  Perhaps due to its seemingly lurid-to-search-engines name, this episode is one of our most-downloaded of all time (clocking in 12260 plays at its original home) … help yourself to a good mp3 download filled with a hearty serving of bellows shake.  And a moment of silence…. and now a moment of “Lady of Spain”.  OK, here you go — here’s the episode’s playlist!

Guro von Germeten – Drown Me Sailor – Demo CD (2008) – Norway! – http://www.myspace.com/gurovongermeten
The Gin Club – Fear Of The Sea – Fear Of The Sea (2005) – Brisbane, Queensland Australia – http://www.theginclub.com.au/inner.html
The Amazing Rolo/Groanbox – Sea Bone remix – Groanbox remixes (2006) – Brooklyn (USA), and East London (U.K.) – http://www.groanboxboys.com/
Dick Contino – Moonglow / Tenderly – Twelve Immortal Songs (1964 – It’s hard to dig up these dates!) – http://www.dickcontino.com/
Dick Contino – Caravan (1950) – on the net at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYobsZm-Vkk
Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – The Miserable End of Captain Alonso – Dinosaur Power (2008) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.friendlyrich.com
Dick Contino – Blues (American in Paris) – An Accordionist in Paris (1956)
Rotgut Run – Pete Contino – Los Vegas, Nevada, USA – http://www.myspace.com/petecontinoband
Kevin Finseth – a sea of grey – The Return (2004) – Canada – http://www.highlifeworld.com/kevin_alpha.htm
Dick Contino Moon River / Canadian Sunset – Twelve Immortal Songs (1964)
“Maakies” at Sea – “Fear of Fire” – Soundtrack to an animated short of the “maakies” comic strip… falling back on the accordion to beef-up its nautical trope. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH432AFoDU8
I Get You Home – Dick Contino – (from the Movie “Daddy-o.”) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQkWw1OdBA0
Salty Dick (Richard Docker, PhD) – Bell-bottom Trousers – Salty Dick’s Uncensored Sailor Songs (2004) – Rhode Island, USA – http://www.saltydick.com/contents.htm

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Don’t miss the big Dick Contino Vancouver fundraiser for the Michael Cuccione Pediatric Oncology Laboratory at the Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 6:30pm
Tickets advance $75 after May 15, 2009
Federico’s Supper Club
1728 Commercial Drive 
Vancouver, BC
Tickets available from: 
Rickey Mann 604-270-2708 & Third Party Events 604-202-9801

For more on Mr. Contino: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Contino

This episode’s cover is: Dick Contino’s self-titled album of 78s on Magnolia Records in 1947, released by bandleader Horace Heidt, who put Contino under contract and featured him on his weekly radio show, the Horace Heidt Original Youth Opportunity Program, where the teenager became a star.
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Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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