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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-11-14: A Jazzy Buckwheat Zydeco Day!

November 15, 2018


For those unaware of the full potential emotional range and scope of free reed music across different genres and their specific instruments, they may think it limited to one tone or mode — eg. the “champagne music” of Lawrence Welk, the good times of Frankie Yankovic, the melancholia of French chansons, klezmer’s major/minor modal twist of the knife, and of course tango nuevo evokes knives still more directly — but to someone aware of the complete palette at their disposal, the music can be harnessed selectively to deliberately steer one’s emotional landscape, using its power to enhance or minimise the emotional tenor inherited from whatever else is going on out there in the world. Sometimes we program a set of sad tunes in midsummer… and sometimes, Bruce kicks off with a focus on the late Buckwheat Zydeco in November. It all evens out! You can enjoy last night’s episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

* Buckwheat Zydeco – I Bought A Raccoon – Ultimate Collection (1979) – Louisiana, USA
* Buckwheat Zydeco – People’s Choice – Ultimate Collection (1987)
* Buckwheat Zydeco – Hot Tamale Baby – Classics (1985)
* Sam Reider – Lazy Together – Too Hot To Sleep – Brooklyn, New York (USA) –
* David Woodhead’s Confabulation – Clap Your Hands, Charlie – Confabulation (2010) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada –
* Ingrid Gatin – Waking Up The Neighbours – Time Will Change Us – Vol 1 (2011) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada –
* Eastborough – Shuffle and Slide – Your Place (2011) – Ontario, Canada – Marie-Josée Houle, acc.
* Alice Hall – Live Performance At Golden Hotel, Reno, Nv – A Oui Ya (That’s IT) – The Alice Hall Sound: Trio, Quartet, and Live Performance. (Date?)
* Andrea Parkins – #3 (Backwards) – Cast Iron Fact (1996) – New York, New York, USA –
* Michel Macias – Danse t’es vivant – Danse t’es Vivant… (1998) – Aquitaine, France – Sounds like Kimmo
* La Bottine Souriante – Ciel d’automne (Autumn Sky) – Rock & Reel (1998) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Denis Fréchette, accordeon piano, Yves Lambert, accordeon (3 rangees/3 rows)
* Yale Strome & Hot Pstromi – Svalava Kozatshok (Ukraine) – Borsht With Bread, Brothers (2007) – Peter Stan, acc. (from Slavic Soul Party, I think.)
* Viola Turpeinen – Mustalainen (The Gypsy) – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa Vol. 3 1947 -1949 (1949) – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland –

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