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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-10-26: Polka Blast Vol. 3: The final beat!

October 24, 2017
AccNoir 2007-10-26

6b11f26b9c7e0e5e63ce24edccd589b4It’s the post I know you’ve all been waiting for — Accordion Noir radio episode number 47, the thrilling third and final part to our triple-episode Polka celebration for the CFRO Fall Member Drive ten years ago!  It seems that actually many of you weren’t waiting at all, impatiently enjoying it at its original online home some 13538 times since first airing, and now the rest of you can also get an earful of the 1800s dance craze that refused to die over at the Internet Archive.  If it helps to seal the deal, here — you can skim its contents first using the playlist below:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: October 26, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 PM to support us worldwide.

Polka Drag-out technical knock-out. Week three of three!
This is where we beg for money for (really) public radio. If you donate, we’ll give you prizes! (See below, below.)

Artist — Song — Album (Date) — Origin — label/contact if known

Pistolera — Siempre Hay Algo — Pistolera (2005) — Brooklyn, NY, USA —
Stanley Wosloski and the Polka Boys — Gay Drifter Polka / Fiesta Polka — Polka Time (I have no more info on this record.)
Those Darned Accordions — The Ballad of Lawrence Welk — Squeeze This! (1994) — San Francisco, Ca, USA —
Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren — Tavern in the Town, Just Because, Chihuahua Polka — World’s Greatest Polkas (1986)
Lenny Bruce — Lawrence Welk bit from “The Sound” (I swiped this recording from the greatest comedy radio show ever, “Corn Between Your Teeth” with Seth, on WPFW in Washington DC in 1989. I miss that show dearly.)
Danielle Martineau — Bernie’s Polka — Les secrets du vent (2004) —
Ed Cox — Triumphant March of Piaf — (This guy’s a weird circus-clown) —
Tom Waits — Cemetary Polka (Accordion is mentioned, but is it played?) — Rain
Dogs (1985) —
Count Smokula — Transylbearian Woods —
Frankie Yankovic — Rolling Rock Polka / Ely Polka — Polka!
“Weird Al” Yankovic — Alternative Polka — Bad Hair Day (1995) —
Polka Dogs — 30 Reasons — The Entertainers (1991) —
Guy Klucevsek — Phantom Polka — Manhattan Cascade (1992) —
Terry Palasz — Silk Umbrella Polka — The Polish Diva’s Polka Party (2006) —
Asakusa Jinta — Sky Zero (weird cd-promo-medley) — Japan —
John J. Kimmel — American Polka (1908) —
Rowan Lipkovits (the Ramones) — I Wanna Be Sedated — (oh yeah)

You know better than us; were these polkas?

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