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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-07-04: What is an Accordion Show supposed to sound like?

July 2, 2018


From ten years ago, here’s a vintage recording from our Accordion Noir Classic vaults!  I can’t perceive any particular kind of theme to the playlist, but there are plenty of heavy hitters in the line-up regardless, like jazz greats Saul Berson and Gordy Fleming.  the Tiger Lilies, and … if Bruce is playing Joey Only, it’s probably because I was on the road playing accordion with them.  Festival season!  At its original online home I can see it was downloaded at least some 3599 times (hm, all these totals are approximate I can see — they reached a certain point, and then the counter conked out — so the real numbers are probably quite a bit higher), and in any case you can now (and forever, Paolo Soprano willing and the creek don’t rise) enjoy listening to it courtesy of digital audio hosted at the Internet Archive.  To get a taste of what great stuff lies within, here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July 4th, 2008

This episode’s “cover” is Toni Charuhas’ book “The Accordion.”
Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Angelo Di Pippo — Polka Medley (the Hellena Polka, Clarinet Polka) — Accordion Party (1992) – Garden City, New York, USA –
Bruce reading from Toni Charuhas’ “The Accordion” – (If anybody knows how to contact Toni, we’d love to interview her.)
Saul Berson Quartet – Middle Class Dance – Intricacy (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
Yeti – Bobby – Tapisserie (2007) – France/Netherlands –
Flipron – Curtains – Fancy Blues and Rustique Novelties: Thirty Nine Minutes In The Merciless Hands Of Flipron (2004) – Glastonbury, UK –
Gordon Fleming – The Things We Did Last Summer – According to Gordie: 1948-1990 (2002) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada –
Michael Occhipinti – Jolla – The Sicilian Jazz Project (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada –
Amanda Jayne – Circo Volante – Swoon (2007) – Barcelona, Spain –
Tiger Lillies – Banging in the Nails (from Myspace) – The Brothel to the Cemetary (1996) –
Joey Only Outlaw Band (with Rowan on acc!) – Fire On Anarchist Mountain – Fire on Anarchist Mountain (2008) –

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 (coming up this Thursday night at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

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