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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-03-28, Vagabond Opera Globe-Trottin’ Super-circle Bonus-time Mix

March 26, 2018
AccNoir 2008-03-28


As the oompah of time marches ever onward, our archival posts have brought us up to Accordion Noir Radio episode number 70, which we aired 10 years ago.  It’s your basic grab bag, but if there is any latent theme you can find some recurring appearances of cuts by Portland’s “Vagabond Opera” ensemble, now on hiatus since 2015.
At its original online home this slightly-oversized episode was enjoyed a whopping 16053 times — you can get your fill at its new online home over at the Internet Archive.  And here’s its playlist:

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Accordion Noir – Amsterdam Dub PRA – 2008
Sonny Landreth – Son of Native Stepson – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA –
Vagabond Opera – Hijazz – Vagabond Opera (2006) – Portland, Oregon, USA –
The Tom Fun Orchestra [the quiet start is them too, pretty cool] – Last of the Curious Thieves – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada –
David P. Smith – Stefan Ganis – Cavalcade Of The Scars II “Through Our Own Eyes” (2008) – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –
Tin Hat Trio – The Longest Night – Book Of Silk (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA –
Rock ‘n’ Noir PRA – for our April 18 “Rock ‘n’ Accordion” Special – 2008
The Deep Dark Woods – Journey Home – Hang Me, Oh Hang Me (2007) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada –
Sarakina – Impromptu – Junctions-Sarakina (2004) – Poland, Balkans –
Dust Poets – Married a Magician – Lovesick Town (2006) – Manitoba, totally Canadian, eh. –
Kalei Dodson – El Aquacero – My First Recordings (2007) – Seguin, Texas, USA –
Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – Valse Reggae – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – “There’s so much you can do with an accordion a tuba and a cello.” –
Vagabond Opera – Merci Django – Vagabond Opera (2006) – Portland, Oregon, USA –
Vancouver-Squeezebox-Circle – February 7, 2008, Spartacus Books, 319 E. Hastings, upstairs – Vancouver, BC, Canada: Natasha / Rowan – Little Boy Billie / (who was this last?)
Sivuca – Forró Em Timbaúba – Pau Doido (1992) – Brazil – (Check out the animated accordion-menu! Rock and Roll.)
Accordion Noir Historical PRA – 2008
Bowerbirds – In Our Talons – Hymns For A Dark Horse (2007) – Raleigh, North Carolina, USA –
Vagabond Opera – The Transformation into Marlene – Vagabond Opera (2006) – Portland, Oregon, USA –
Then Bruce talks too much over:
Henry Doktorski – Lido Tango – Vaudville Accordion Classics: The Complete Works of Guido Deiro, 1886-1950 (2003) – Oakdale, Pennsylvania, USA –
EGB Zondie & Sindane – Qalaza Angimboni – Squashbox: Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa Concertina, 1930-1965 (1996) – South Africa – This record is really cool, and woefully out of print. David Murray sent us a copy. (I just found a 2006 post where he was looking for a copy, so he must have found one and passed his good luck on to us!) Thank you again David!
Accordion Noir Africa PRA – for our April 11 “Accordion Africa!” Special, gonna be great! – 2008


ps. This episode’s “cover” is from Vagabond Opera, who we did not get to see after all, but we hope you did!

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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