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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-12-19: Christmas Squeeze

December 31, 2018

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Friends and subscribers, clearly we have gotten tripped up in the holiday season, falling behind in our re-sharing episodes from a decade hence even as we’ve been feverishly stepping up the pace at which we’re mirroring them at the Internet Archive.  Usually keeping in lockstep isn’t so critical, but when the active period covers the Christmas holidays, it does tend to inform the content such that … people may not be interested in hearing it at other times of year.  But since it’s not even New Year’s yet (well, not quite for another couple of hours), let’s see if we can’t get caught up here.  This is Accordion Noir  episode number 108, which racked up some 3331 views back in its first decade at our old online hosting; you can continue enjoying it through future holiday seasons up at the Internet Archive.  And to help complement the link to the hot, juicy recording, here’s the list of the songs included in it:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: December 19, 2008, Christmas Squeeze, 2008

Artist — Song – Album (Year) – Place of Origin – Contact/Distribution (so you can get it!)
Patković, Denis – Variatio 14 a 2 Clav. – J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations & Tiensuu, Erz (Patković) (2007) – Germany – http://www.denis-patkovic.com/v1/en/
The Pogues with Kristi MacColl – Fairytale Of New York – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pogues
Cam Penner – Balsam Fir (Merry Christmas Sir) – Christmas Single EP (2008) – Calgary, Alberta Canada – http://www.campenner.com
S. G. Sinnicks – Jesus Was A Refugee (acc. Michael Boguski) – Red Meat & Blue 88’s (2008) – “union made and proudly Canadian” – http://www.sinnicks.com/
Rowan – Ballad of the Carpenter – Ewan Macoll
Vagabondage – Zombie Christmas – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.myspace.com/vagabondageband http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWneVhHZ0m0
Alberta Vikings – Jingle Bells Fantasy – composed by the late great Canadian Accordionist Dixie Dean who appeared on Canadian radio and television in the 50’s and 60’s. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BimKwbZA2jk
Southern Scratch – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Chicken Scratch Christmas – Native, Tohono O’odham, Arizona, USA – http://www.canyonrecords.com/cr8101.htm
Ksenija Sidorova – Concert f-moll “Winter:” Largo – Ad libitum… – Latvia, London, England (she sent this to us, thanks Ksenija!)
Rowan – The Grinch – Accordion Noir (2006 Christmas show) – Canada
Solterre – O’ Come All Ye Faithful (12 Century Medieval hymn) – Songs of Solstice (2007) – Slocan Valley, BC, Canada – http://www.kootenaykind.org http://www.kindmusic.org
Accordion Maniac – Kling Kling Glockchen Klingelingeling (German Christmas Song) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg6p07dcwQw
‘Accordance duo’ – Alexander Shirunov and Nadia Guseva – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – final examination at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory – Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2007) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AiQj15aLU
Ol’ Pal Irwin (Irwin Chusid) (in a live Rowan mash-up!) – Santa Clause is Coming to Town – Stay Free! Magazine Presents: The Best and Worst XMas 2004 – http://www.stayfreemagazine.org/
Patković, Denis – Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza – J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations & Tiensuu, Erz (Patković) (2007) – Germany – http://www.denis-patkovic.com/v1/en/

This episode’s cover is Rowan’s little angel with Cthulhu, doing a holiday duet (but whose holiday?) The shirt is from Okkervil River, we hope to play them soon: http://www.okkervilriver.com/green.php

This is where we get to say, “Please support ethical and unusual media by becoming a member of Co-op Radio,” because we love you. HO HO HO!

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, yikes, this Thursday evening from 8-10 pm at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

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