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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-11–06: Oktoberfest in November

November 18, 2019
AccNoir 2009-11-06


In our initial years on the air, we proposed (but didn’t follow through on) a violent member drive radio campaign to help separate us from the general stink of champagne music once and for all, playing thrift shop polka records non-stop until radio station donors would call in to pledge to have the record pulled and destroyed — with different methods of destruction depending on the size of the donation. In time, however, we were able to come to peace with polka — and by episode 153 from ten years ago, we even devoted a belated Oktoberfest special to the subject!  At its original online home, this episode garnered some 8597 listens, and we’re sure that given enough Oktobers, it will someday again meet and surpass that total from its new home at the Internet Archive, where you can listen to it today!  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2009-11–06, Oktoberfest in November, Polka Down with Rowan!

* Schmenge Brothers – Salute to John Williams 1 – Canada – I’m in favor of making fun of John Williams. He can afford it.
* John J. Kimmel – American polka – Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9761 (1908) – USA – Part of the UCSB Cylinder Digitization Project:
* Brave Combo – (Intro by Carl) Potato Chips Polka – Polkas For A Gloomy World (1995) – Texas, USA –
* TRIbAL Jâze – The New Polka – Le Grand Saut (2007) – Picardie, France – Doesn’t it sound like the accordion is recorded backwards? The dynamics are all weird…
* Walter Ostanek – Bye Bye My Baby Polka – I Like Frankie Yankovic (It’s hard to date these old polka records) – Canada
* Dan Newton – The Yohnnie B. Goode Polka – sent to us by a listener/fan!
* Santiago Jimenez – La Napolera (polka) – Norteño & Tejano Accordian : Vol. 3-Texas Mexican Border Music – Texas!
* Norm Dombrowski & The Happy Notes – Mountaineer Polka – Deep Polka (Dance Music From The Midwest) (1998) –
* Marie-Josee Houle – Cruelle Poetessa – Monsters (2008) – Ottawa, Canada –
* Bubba Hernandez & Alex Meixner – The Ballad Of Thunder Road – Polka Freak Out (2007) – Texas, usa –
* LynnMarie and Charlie Kelley as the Boxhounds – Pinch the Tails – Speechless (2009) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA –
* Bill Mankiss – Wooden Heart – Bill Mankiss Accordion Swing – Canada
* Friedrich Lips – Polka – Russisch Und Trepak – Russia –
* The Polka Floyd Show – The Gnome – Live!!! At The Ohio Theatre! (2009) – Toledo, Ohio, USA –
* Henry Doktorski – I Don’t Care Polka – Vaudville Accordion Classics: The Complete Works of Guido Deiro (1886-1950) (2003) –
* “Weird Al” Yankovic – Alternative Polka – Bad Hair Day (1996) – USA –
* Tom Waits – Cemetery Polka – Rain Dogs (1985) – – William Schimmel is the accordionist)
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Polka Sprach Zarathustra – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA –
* Ed Moxey’s Rake ‘n Scrape – Big Belly Man Polka – Bahamas Islands Of Song (1995) – Ragged Island and Cat Island, the Bahamas –
* Those Darn Accordions – Miner’s Polka – Squeeze This! (1994) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA –
* Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren – Strip Polka – World’s Greatest Polkas (1986 – that’s the reissue date…) – USA
* Polkacide – Oyez/KBS – Hardcore 2/4 (1999) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA –

This episode’s cover is: Polkacide! (Are those sausages wiggling for you too? Cut and paste your way to freedom!)

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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