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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-01-11: Gung Haggis Fat Choy!

January 8, 2018

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And here we are, at archival Accordion Noir Radio episode number 59, featuring our first visit from Todd[ish Mc]Wong, hapa accordionist of Gung Haggis Fat Choi fame.  Classically trained through the Kiwanis (etc.) competition system and (obviously) embracing his Scottish heritage, his selections are distinctly of a different character from the Noir picks Bruce and I typically embrace, giving this episode a very different texture from usual.  (And, as they say: vive la difference!) At its original online home this episode achieved a total of 3255 listens, and we know it will someday meet and surpass that total at its new online home where you can download it or listen to a digital audio stream at your leisure.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: January 11, 2008 (With local hero Todd Wong!)
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Artist — Song — Album (Year) — Origin — Label/Contact info.

jan 11th playlist – with special guest Todd Wong the striking-librarian/accordionist!

Quartetto Gelato – Dark Eyes – Quartetto Gelato (1993) – Toronto, Canada – http://quartettogelato.ca/
Yo-Yo Ma – Libertango – Soul of the Tango: the Music of Astor Piazzolla (1998) – http://www.yo-yoma.com/ – (Check out the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUAPf_ccobc )
Quartetto Gelato – La Donna e Mobile – Aria Fresca (1998)– Toronto, Canada – http://quartettogelato.ca/
Todd Wong – Toccata in D minor – Live in the studio! As seen and heard on the picket-line/accordion-line of the Vancouver Library Workers’ Strike durring the summer 2007.
Todd Wong – Happy Together (The Turtles!)
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Down at the Twist and Shout (Live – Super Bowl XXXI) – Party Doll and Other Favorites (1999) – http://www.marychapincarpenter.com/
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris – Flesh and Blood – Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash (2002)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Matapédia – Matapédia (1996) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.mcgarrigles.com/
Todd Wong – Hungarian Dance
Todd Wong – Sweet Georgia Brown
Todd Wong – Bacchanale
Todd Wong – Medley of Strauss Waltzes
Emmylou Harris – J’ai Fait Tout – Red Dirt Girl (2000) – http://www.emmylouharris.com/ (Her voice is a gift from heaven, or somewhere. With accordion too!)
Toddish McWong w/ Brave Waves + No Luck Club – Gung Hay Rap Choy (This year’s party was on January 27 2008) – http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/
Todd + Joe – Loch Lomond

PS. This episodes “cover” is Todd Wong in Lion Head costume and kilt.

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