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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-12-04: Rowan’s best of 2010

December 14, 2020
AccNoir 2010-12-04


From ten mighty years ago, here’s episode 206 of CFRO Co-Op Radio 100.5 fm’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program.  In our first few years, we would reserve December’s programming for a series of special “year-in-review” episodes, looking back at our favorite tunes we’d aired in the previous eleven months.  That required poring over some 50+ hours of audio to skim the top 2% of tunes, but life was free and breezy and we had an abundance of free time at our disposal, so why not?  A career and two children later, this practice (and the free time it required) is now but a hazy memory, but we can still look back and agree that it was the right choice to make under those circumstances!  In any event, what we have here is an hour of co-host Rowan’s esoteric top music picks aired in the year 2010.  At its original online home it tallied some 5984 listens, and accordion fans and scholars can continue enjoying listening to it courtesy of digital audio now hosted up at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

AccNoir-2010-12-01, Rowan’s 2010 Faves

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Groanbox Boys – Deer Bone At The Mansion – Gran Bwa (2008) – London, England –
* Olenka And The Autumn Lovers – Soldier’s Waltz – Olenka And The Autumn Lovers (2009) – East Vancouver, BC / London, ON, Canada –
* accordion death squad – vodka and eggs – Live @ Rapunzel’s 3-22-08 (2008) – Charlottesville…sort of, North Carolina, USA –
* k.d. lang – Miss Chatelaine – Live By Request (2001) – Canada –
* Zulya – Does It Matter – Tatarstan, Russia, Australia –
* Julian Koster and Uncle Harlan – Recording of an old Yiddish/Gypsie Song (Saw and Accordian on Wire Recorder)
* Ingrid Gatin – In the Backseat – Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, Jan 10, 2010 (2010) – Canada –
* Bette Et Wallet – Squeegees – Voici… Bette & Wallet (2008) – Quebec / Nova Scotia Canada –
* The Magnetic Fields – Zebra – 69 Love Songs, Vol. 3 (2000) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA –
* Steve Jordan – You’ve Lost That Love’n Feel’n 11 – Steve Jordan 25 Hits (2000) – San Antonio, Texas, USA –
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – You Can’t Hardly Get Them No More – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1955) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Nashville, Tennessee, USA –
* Sagapool – Siato – Épisode Trois (2008) – Quebec, Canada –
* Vladimir Denissenkov – Eterlesi – Guzulka (2004) – Ukraine, Italy –
* Ingrid Gatin – How Did I Get So – Broken Tambourine (2009) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada –
* Charles Camilleri – Charles Camilleri – self-titled
* She Koyokh – Wedding Song – Sandanski’s Chicken (2006) – London, England, UK –
* Johanna Juhola – Lyyrinen aikuisuus II (Lyrical Adulthood II) – Miette (2006) – Helsinki, Finland –
* Calexico – Close Behind – Feast Of Wire [Europe] (2003) – Tucson, Arizona, USA –
* Scott Dunbar – Tinfoil Hat – My Boy’s Gonna Play in the Big Leagues – British Columbia, Canada –
* Monsieur Camembert (after Leonard Cohen) – Who By Fire – Canada? –
* The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano – L’Homme À La Moto – From Billie Holiday To Edith Piaf Live In Marciac (2008) – USA / France –
* Tin Hat Trio – March Of The Smallest Feet – Book Of Silk (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA – Sounds a little like “Summertime,” no?

And for the cover image? Rowan did not shave his beard this year, he actually removed his entire head and replaced it with a beardless one. Here’s his old one, attached directly to an accordion.

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