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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-11-24: Grand Ol’ Accordion Opry

November 24, 2020


From ten years ago — to the day! — here’s episode 205 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long “Accordion Noir” radio program, an exploration of accordion use in the Country music and Western Swing idioms.  At its original online home it tracked some 6585 listens, and you can continue enjoying listening to it today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-11-24, Grand ol’ Accordion Opry

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Louise Massey & The Westerners – My Adobe Hacienda – Women Of Western Swing –
* Carolyn Mark and the New Best Friends – The Overture – The Pros And Cons Of Collaboration (2004) – Canada –
* Joe Ely And Joel Guzman – Winds Gonna Blow You Away – Live Cactus (2008) – Lubbock, Texas, USA –
* The Flying Burrito Bros – Man In The Fog – Sin City, Very Best (0) –
* Evil Farm Children – Valley Justice – Evil Farm Children II: The Evilling (2008) – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada –
* Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys – Footprints In The Snow – The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: 1945-1949 [Disc 1] (1945) – With Sally Ann Forrester, the Original Blue Grass Boy on accordion!
* Laura Merrimen – Time – Love Letters For Lonely Hunters (2010) – Nova Scotia, Canada – Erin Costello, acc.
* Emmylou Harris – I Still Miss Someone – Anthology [Disc 2] (1988)
* k.d. lang – Miss Chatelaine – Recollection (2010) – Canada –
* david_p_smith – troubled_soul_of_a_louse – Hurtin’ Dance Party (2002) – Victoria, BC, Canada –
* Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang – Yodeling Polka (1946) – People would remember this guy as the king of western swing, if he hadn’t been such a monster.
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – Chew Tobacco Rag – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1951) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Nashville, Tennessee, USA –
* Joaquin Murphy with (Andy Parker and) The Plainsmen – San Antonio Rose – Joaquin Murphy Compilation (0) – Joaquin Murphey, steel guitar – George Bamby, acc?
* Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys – Off To Honolulu –
* Happy Johnny And Family – Sugar Babe – Fonotone Records, Frederick, Maryland [Disc 2]: Flight of Fonotone (1963) – Dust-to-Digital, PO Box 54743, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308-4743, USA
* The Jayhawks – All The Right Reasons – Rainy Day Music (2003) – Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA –
* Bill Haley – All I Need Is Some More Lovin’ – From Western Swing To R-O-C-K (1949) – (may be out of print)
* Al Dexter & His Troopers – Pistol Packin’ Mama – Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] (1942) – – (My local record shop manages to order these great collections outside of Europe…. They are so great.)
* Tumbleweed Time Machine – Cold [Feat. Skyler Fell And Ariel McGurty] – Accordion Babes 2011 (2010) –

And for the cover image? Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, with Sally Ann Forrester on accordion! (For real old-fashioned bluegrass, not this new fashioned stuff you near nowadays.)


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