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Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2008-04-18 Rock ‘n’ Accordion

April 16, 2018


And we’re back into the Accordion Noir radio archives with episode number 73, another member drive fundraising special from 10 years back exploring the accordion’s use in the 1950s in the emergence of a strange new musical genre, an offshoot of western swing described as “rock ‘n roll”.  At its original online home it accumulated some 3578 listens, but today you can continue enjoying it as digital audio over at the Internet Archive.  And to enrich your listening… here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: April 18th, 2008 Rock ‘n’ Accordion Fund-Drive

This episode’s “cover” is… The patron of Rock ‘n’ Roll accordion: Johnny Grande (of the Comets).

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Finally, the lost history of Rock ‘n’ Accordion, as part of Co-op Radio’s spring fund drive.

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

Bill Haley & The Comets – Straight Jacket – On Screen: from the film “Roundup Of Rhythm” (1954) – USA –
Pee Wee King – Ten Gallon Boogie (1947) – Blue Suede Shoes: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight –
Clifton Chenier – All Night Long (1955) – Zydeco Dynamite: Anthology – Louisiana, USA –
Bill Haley & The Comets – Rockin’ Little Tune (1956) – Rock ‘n’ Roll Stage Show – USA –
Elvis Presley – Wooden Heart (1960) – Elvis 30 #1 Hits – (I couldn’t find any info on this guy…)
Hamster Theatre – The Bug Show – Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (2002) – Denver, Colorado, USA –
The Chessmen – She Comes By Night (’65?) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – – (upcoming compilation from Neptoon Records…)
The Galaxies IV – Piccadilly Circus (1966) – Trenton, New Jersey, USA –
AbbA – Tropical Loveland (1976) – Sweden – (Watch the video!)
Gérard Blanchard – Rock Amadour (1981) – France –
Angel Corpus Christi – Blank Generation (1985) – The 80s – San Francisco, California, USA –
Mekons – Hello Cruel World (1986) – Heaven & Hell (Compilation) – Chicago, USA/London, UK –
Tom Waits – Cold Cold Ground – Franks Wild Years (1987) – USA –
Los Lobos – All I Wanted To Do Was Dance – By The Light Of The Moon (1987) – East LA, California, USA –
The Pogues – Bottle Of Smoke – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland –
Miss Murgatroid – X- The Man With The X-Ray Eyes – Through Alien Empires (1997) – Portland, Oregon, USA –
Stolen Babies – Swint? or Slude? – There Be Squabbles Ahead (2006) – Oakland, CA, USA –
Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Let’s Lynch the Landlord – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA –
Turisas – In the Court of Jarisleif – The Varangian Way (2007) – Finland – (visit “the official battleground”:)
Brave Combo – The Simpsons polka – Let’s Kiss (2004) – Denton, Texas, USA –
The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika) – Funeral (2004) – Oh, Canada –
The Tom Fun Orchestra – Marshall Applewhite – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada –
Play, Bayan! – Rebuting Newton – Demo (2003) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – (there’s other sites, in Russian, and even a Myspace page for this great St Petersburg band).
Stupid – I’m Not Going – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, NY, USA –
BU☆LI – Pa-Pa-Pa – Shining☆Buli (2001) – Sapporo City, Japan – I love this band, they have a second record I gotta get. (If you search for them in English online, you find our playlists.) Available from:
Those Darn Accordions – Frankenstein – Lawnball (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA –
Tactless Pagans (that’s the “Hendrix” bit there) – Evangelical Damage – Tactless Pagans (2007) – USA, German? – http://www.tactlesspagans.com
The Magnetic Fields – Please Stop Dancing (Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), acc.) – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – – (there’s an interesting article at:),0,4796097.story

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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