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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-12-12: Bruce’s Best of 2008

December 17, 2018

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It’s approaching the end of the year now, just as it was ten years ago… as part of our end-of-year practice in our early years, we would devote December to year-in-review programming.  Rowan would repeat all his favorites of the songs we had played that year, while Bruce had to be a little different and air his favorite accordion recordings that had been released in that year.  So here we are in our archival revisitation, up to episode number 107, featuring Bruce’s favorite accordion recordings released in the year 2008.  Many of these, of course, are still bangers even today (Geoff Berner’s “The Rich Are Gonna Move To The High Ground” only gets truer and truer every year, sickeningly!) and you can prove it for yourself by giving it a listen (like the 2892 folks at its old online host), in case you missed it the first time around or it’s just been a while (ten years perhaps?) since you last enjoyed these tunes.  Here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: December 12 (not Nov 28), 2008, Bruce’s Best-of 2008
Artist — Song – Album (Year) – Place of Origin – Contact/Distribution (so you can get it!)
Box Club – Extensions – Box Club (2008) – Glasgow, Scotland – http://www.myspace.com/boxclub
17 Hippies – Rustemul – Heimlich (2007) – Berlin, Germany –
Gurzuf – About Freedom (sent direct to us) – Belarus – http://www.myspace.com/gurzuff
Wendy McNeill – Flight – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
Wendy McNeill – Stop – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
Juliette Daum – Les Truffes: Menuet Deuxieme – Juliette’s Bachs of Truffles (2007) – France/Wisconsin – http://www.juliettedaum.com/
Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – Valse Reggae – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ (A great record company)
Tzimmes – Dror Yikra – Festival du Bois, 2008 (promo record for the festival, http://www.festivaldubois.ca/2009/http://www.tzimmes.net/
Saul Berson Quartet – Corner of Cairo & Main – Intricacy (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://cdbaby.com/cd/saulberson
Joe Ely And Joel Guzman – Letter To Laredo – Live Cactus (2008) – http://www.myspace.com/guzmanfox
Mark Berube – Looking For Another – What the Boat Gave the River (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.markberube.com/
Issa Bagayogo – Ahe Sira Bila (Gael Le Billan, acc.) – Mali Koura (2008) – Mali, West Africa – http://www.mali-music.com
La India Canela (Accordionist Lidia María Hernández López) – Las Siete Pasadas (The Seven Passages) – Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic (2008) – La República Dominicana – http://www.folkways.si.edu/
Tony Murena Et Son Ensemble Swing – Christopher Columbus – Squeeze Me 2: 1938-45 Squeezin’ The Blues (1941) – http://www.venerablemusic.com
Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – Another Day – Hearts and Daggers (2008) – Portland, Oregon / Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/ http://www.myspace.com/missmurgatroidandpetrahaden
Gloria Deluxe – Coda – Gloria Deluxe (1999) – New York – http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/home/index.html
The Magnetic Fields – Please Stop Dancing (acc. Daniel Handler (A.K.A. Lemony Snicket)) – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/
Pistolera – Vieja Preludio – En Este Camino (2008) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.pistolera.net/
Pistolera – Vieja – En Este Camino (2008)
Geoff Berner – The Rich Are Going To Move To The High Ground – (Free download in honor of flooding in three countries he’d just toured, 2007) – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
Women’s Voices Of Central Asia: Dilbar Bekturdieva (Garmon), Gozal Muminova and Komila Mattieva – Galmadi, Galmadi (He didn’t come) – Music Of Central Asia Vol. 4 – Bardic Divas (2007) – Central Asia – http://www.folkways.si.edu (The “Garmon” is a small accordion played in the Caucasus and by female entertainers (khalfas) in the Khorezm region of northwest Uzbekistan.) (It’s also played in Iran, and we hope to team up with the Iranian/Persion show on Co-op Radio to bring you some of that music in 2009!)

This episode’s cover is Captain Barnacles Bear of the Octonauts, who enjoys playing his accordion and writing in his captain’s log. http://www.octonauts.com/octonauts.html

This episode felt a bit of a mess I (Bruce) feel. I don’t know how to fit all the good stuff in to one hour. Even with extra time, I left some stuff out that I feel bad about. Maybe Rowan will catch some of those.

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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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