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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-07-21: Dedicated To William Burt, Inventor Of The Typewriter!

July 27, 2020
AccNoir 2010-07-21


From ten years ago, here’s episode 188 of CFRO Co-op Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast, featuring a heady melange of different styles of squeezebox music from all over the planet!  At its original online home it was tracked as having achieved 5893 listens, and we are glad that future generations (heck, present ones too) will be able to continue enjoying listening to the recordings courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-07-21, Dedicated to William Burt, who on this date obtained the first patent for a writing mechanism called the Typowriter. (Actually it was July 23rd, call that what you will.)

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – More,
* Mark Lee & The Co-Pilots – Ain’t It Funny – You May Hear Footsteps… (2007) – New South Wales, Australia –
* The Gertrudes – Sailor – Vancouver Folk Festival Sampler 2010 (0) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada –
* Kelly Joe Phelps – Window Grin – Slingshot Professionals (2003) – Sumner (that’s east of Puyallup), Washington, USA –
* Naftule’s Dream – Gnossiene #1 – Job (0) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA –
* Renato Borghetti – Hospitaleira Vacaria – Planet Squeezebox (Disc 2) (1995) – Brasil –
* Ivan Koval – Fuge b-Moll – Das Akkordeon: Instrument der Melancholie (2001) – Czech Republic? –
* Camille Feruzi – Kahagwe – Congo Accordeon (1930’s?) – Congo, Central Africa – (From our friend Jared Snyder, – get them to reprint volume 1 with Jared’s Africa article.)
* Pamela Brennan – Amsterdam – One Hundred Photographs (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Annelise Noronha, acc.
* Wintermitts – Intro – Cascadia Fault (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Accordion Tribe – Altered Landscapes – Accordion Tribe (1998) – Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, USA, Austria –
* The Avengers (TV show, not LA punk band) – Avengers Accordion Repairs (I think that’s what they were doing) – The Gravediggers (episode) (1965) – UK
* Nicolae Guta – Nu M , Am Schimbat – Sunt Stapan in Romania (2007) –
* Beasts And Superbeasts – If I Was A House – Beasts And Superbeasts (2007) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada –
* Dick Contino – Moonglow – 12 Immortal Songs (0) – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA –
* T.O. Combo – J.R.’s Tune – T.O. Forever: Tohono O’odham Waila (2000) – Tohono O’odham people, Sonoran desert, southeastern Arizona –

This episode’s cover is: Hmm. I could use the scratchy image of William Burt at: (I can’t find a picture of his “typowriter/typographer” machine.

But we’ll go with George Blickensderfer’s spectacularly spindly first portable typewriter (1893):

Leaving out Giuseppe Ravizza’s lovely scribe harpsichord, which is pretty darn nice:

And off course, nothing approaches the steam-punk glory of Hansen’s Writing Ball. I have one wired to my computer to type these missives to you. (See next week’s cylinder recordings for more lively industrial-revolution technology.)


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