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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-06-20: Hot One!

June 21, 2018
AccNoir 2018-06-20


(Warning: do not attempt at home.  Trained stunt accordion on closed course.  No accordions were harmed in the making of this recording.)

I don’t think that the heat is actually a theme running through the songs Bruce selected for the playlist of this week’s episode of Accordion Noir radio — no “hot jazz” or blistering solos — but nonetheless it’s unseasonably warm and I sure wouldn’t be able to think of anything else when naming the episode either.  If anything the closest thing to a theme revealed in the following playlist is likely a current of classical music, but punctuated with the usual outsider stuff like Kokomo (I know, those “outsider” number one pop hits, possibly the highest in the charts the accordion — low in the mix — has ever been taken)  and an appearance by Le Vent du Nord, about as cold a name as a band can get!  But you can judge for yourself — read on, or listen to digital audio of the episode here!

AccNoir-2018-06-20, Hot One

* Bonsoir Catin – Mon Aimable Brune – Vive L’Amour (2009) – Louisiana, USA –  Kristi Guillory, acc.
* Michael Bridge – Orchestral Tuning – Overture (2018) – Toronto, Ontario,  Canada   –
* Michael Bridge – Moon River – Overture (2018) – Toronto, Ontario,  Canada   –
* The Lewinskies – In Time – Yesterday We Had Everything (2018) – Nova Scotia, Canada –
* Screamin’ Deal – I Was Young and Needed Money Reprise – That Ain’t No Screamin’ Deal (2018) – Newmarket, Ontario, Canada –  Kirill Maximov, acc.
* The Beach Boys – Kokomo – 20 Good Vibrations – Greatest Hits (1988) –  – acc. Van Dyke Parks
* Muddy Waters – Born With Nothing – Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (1975) –  –  Garth Hudson of the Band, acc.
* Roy Newman & His Boys – ‘Round the World on a Dime – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1939) –  –  (Harry Sorensen, acc.)
* 16 Horse Power – Hang My Teeth on Your Door – Denver Squeeze (Low Estate) (1997) – Denver, Colorado, USA –
* Le Vent Du Nord – La Semaine Du Paysan – Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent (2005) – Montréal, Québec, Canada –
* Mike Rafferty, Billy McComiskey & Brendan Dolan – The Trip To Parliament/The Torn Jacket [Reels] – Absolutely Irish (2008) – Ireland / USA –  Billy McComiskey, acc.
* Alexander Sevastian – S. Berinski. Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Chorale – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada –
* Markku Lepistö – Salmivaara – Solos (2018) – Finland –
* The Lifers – Front Door – Honey Suite (2018) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada –   Liv Cazzola, acc.
* Bachtopus – High Summer: Brood V – Live at St. Peter’s (2017) –  – Visit

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!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2018 2:09 pm

    Hello. Could I please use your image from this blog post in a very small publication (50 copies that will be distributed for free)?

    • September 19, 2018 2:21 pm

      It looks to me like my co-host Rowan got the image from a video by the Finnish group Kummanen:

      • September 19, 2018 2:48 pm


      • unwashedmass permalink*
        November 5, 2018 2:59 pm

        Bruce! You were the source of the image, I had no idea where it was from or I would have sourced a larger version of it when making the blog post! Actually, I should go do that now 8)

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