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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-01-15, Snow Day and Royalties

January 15, 2020
AccNoir 2020-01-15

This week’s episode of Accordion Noir radio, which airs weekly from 10-11 pm at CFRO 100.5 fm Co-op community radio, carried a torch for two odd little themes for accordion music, celebrating yesterday’s visit of HRH the Dutchess of Sussex to the DTES Women’s Shelter basically right next door to CFRO… and acknowledging the thick, cold blankets of the white stuff burying everything in town over the past couple of days. So songs about royalty and snow.

And Bruce is at pains to point out: “Especial notice of my 8 minute ‘Radio-Play Concertina Remix’ of the 1936 film The Princess Comes Across (starts on our episode at 20:55). Or check out the whole film for yourself at: https://youtu.be/695YxbcXH7M

Fred McMurray in a tuxedo playing a big (fake?) concertina
Fred McMurray playing what appears to be a drier duct. The frame ends of this huge concertina are just bellows folds scrunched up, aren’t they? Hollywood trickery!

Thanks, Bruce! If you haven’t already been tipped off by your Apple or Google podcast subscriptions, you can hear this week’s episode courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

  • Shannon Kingsbury – Urban Princess Tango – LuminoCity (2010) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://shannonkingsbury.com
  • They Might Be Giants – Snowball In Hell – Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants (Disc 2) (1989) – –
  • Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble – Snowflake – It’s A Mean Season For Silver Linings (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.tzensemble.com
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys – Footprints In The Snow – The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: 1945-1949 Disc 1 – Recorded in Chicago – With Sally Ann Forrester, acc!
  • Carole Lombard, Fred McMurray – The Princess Comes Across (Concertina Mix) – Bruce Triggs remix (1936) – – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Comes_Across
  • Birdeatsbaby – Subtract – Accordion Babes 2020 Pin-up Calendar CD (2020) – Uk – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.facebook.com/MishkinFitzgerald
  • Gravity Engine – Caught In A Snowglobe – Accordion Babes 2015 Pinup Calendar Album (2014) – – accordionpinupcalendar.com
  • The Lifers – A Trial For The Coming Of Snow – Honey Suite (2018) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://www.theLifersMusic.com Liv Cazzola, acc.
  • Paul Friedman And Jody Kruskal – Rain and Snow – Paul & Jody (2010) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.jodykruskal.com
  • Sam “Story” Wight – snowbanks – Integration (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/storysong
  • The Vancouver Squeezebox Circle – Old Town Road (Lil Nas X) … played by lots of accordions! – Stupid Accordion Tricks (2020) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://youtu.be/mVoSWIYgZgw http://www.squeezeboxcircle.org/
  • Eliza Carthy – The Snow It Melts The Soonest – Rice (1997) – Yorkshire, England, UK – http://www.eliza-carthy.com/ Saul Rose, melodeon.

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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