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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-01-23: with the Gram Partisans

February 4, 2019
AccNoir 2009-01-23


Ten years ago, for episode number 112 of the Accordion Noir radio program, we aired this episode, a visit by the local band The Gram Partisans, featuring Vancouver longtime Squeezebox Circle host (and webmaster) Alan Zisman!  Ten years along Bob Rosen is no longer with us, but the ensemble continues to fill quiet places with the music they need, so don’t hesitate to check them out!  At its original online home, this episode achieved a high-water mark of 10878 loosely-tracked listens, and we’ll see if given another ten years we can’t surpass that total at its new online home courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s the episode’s playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: January 23rd, 2009, With The Gram Partisans!

Artist — Song – Album – Place of Origin – Contact/Distribution (if we know)
Gram Partisans – Glendale Train –
Mingo Saldivar y Sus Tremendo Cuatro Espadas – Rueda De Fuego (by Johnny Cash!) – The Rough Guide to Tex-Mex (1999)
Gram Partisans – Freight Train (by Fred Eaglesmith) –
Gram Partisans – A Hold On Me –
Los Lobos – Anselma – El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (The Los Lobos Box 1977-1987)
Gram Partisans – Make Me a Pallet on your Floor
Gram Partisans – Loves a Word
New Orleans Klezmer Allstars – Boozoo’s Breakdown – Boozoo Hoodoo! The Songs of Boozoo Chavis (2003)
Richard Galliano, New York Trio – Teulada – Ruby, My Dear (2005)
Gram Partisans – Leaving Louisiana

The Gram Partisans are:
Bill Hood and Bob Rosen, both play guitar and sing.
Steve Quattrocchi, mandolin.
David Anderson, stand-up electric fancy-bass.
Alan Zisman, accordion!

Your Partisan source:

This episode’s cover is The Partisan’s accordionist Alan Zisman, by one of his grade five (10 years old) students.

And thank you to Jeff and Lucas for helping me out in the booth!

And the name of the vital Cajun movie I couldn’t remember is of course: J’ai été au bal (I want to dance): roots of Cajun and Zydeco music, by Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz & Maureen Gosling. (2002). Get it!

Apologies for the sound in the first half of this show. I’m just happy we figured it out for the end. We aren’t set up for live playing, so it’s precarious. Mostly, there’s no way to sound-check except live-on-the-air! So certainly don’t hold it against the musicians. And if you want to make a donation to the Co-op Radio tech fund (which I just named), please get ahold of us!


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. Cheers & squeeze on!

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