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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-05-22: Accordion Patent Day, squeezable history tour!

June 10, 2019


From 10 years ago, here’s Accordion Noir radio episode number 130, celebrating the 180th anniversary of the accordion’s initial patenting by Cyrill Demian.  At its original online home, it accumulated some 9275 listens, and as usual we hope that at its new online home at the Internet Archive, it continues to be enjoyed.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2009-05-22, Happy Accordion Patent Day! 1829-2009, squeezable history tour!

Artist — Song – Album (Date) – sources?

* Wiener Original Schrammeln – Slibowitz-Tanz – Global Accordion – Early Recordings (1931) – Vienna, Austria
* Guido Deiro – Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo) – Archeophone 5012: Guido Deiro: Complete Recorded Works, Vol 1 (1912)
* Pietro Frosini – accordion – New York blues – rag classical – Edison Diamond Disc 50454-L (1918) – Edison National Historic Site – NPS catalog # EDIS 41040
* Walter Rhodes – Leaving Home Blues – African American Accordion (1927) – Ruleville, Mississippi, USA – Compiled by Jared Snyder:
* Bixy Guidry & Percy Babineaux – Elle A Plurer Pour Revenir / She Cried To Come Back But She Couldn’t (1929) – Cajun – Rare & Authentic: 1929 – 1934 (It’s interesting that they stop playing to let the singer be heard.)
* Hira Malaza Taloha – Rambalamana – Global Accordion – Early Recordings (1930) – Madagascar, Africa
* Bauernkapelle Lott – Im Alpstübli – Global Accordion – Early Recordings (1934) – Switzerland
* Kamil Behounek – Moanin’ – Jazz Accordion, Vol. 1 (1936)
* Quartette Swing Emile Carrara – Le Charmeur De Serpents (1941) – Squeeze Me 2: 1938-45 Squeezin’ The Blues
* Tony Murena Et Son Ensemble – Cafe Au Lait (1943) – Squeeze Me 2: 1938-45 Squeezin’ The Blues
* Quintet Johnny Meyer – I Got Rhythm (1947) – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 Rebop Continental
* Gonzaguinha – Asa Branca / White Wing (1947) – Brazil Classics 3: Forró etc. – Brazilian Northeast
* Rowan Lipkovits (after Shel Silverstein) – The Mermaid
* Rowan Lipkovits – Volga Boatmen Birthday

This episode’s cover is: a portion of Cyrill Demian’s original patent application (granted May 23rd, 1829.) From the great Classical Free-Reed website:


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