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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-04-20 (late show): Banjo Noir part 1

May 3, 2021

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Things were really cookin’ back on April 20th, 2011, and not for the obvious reasons.  We hosted three hours of radio that day, the first with two distinguished musical guests and the last two with a pair of entirely unrelated experts sitting in with us during one of our “alt-instrument” member drive specials (which you may recall from my setup to our recent Omnichord special), this one dedicated to the accordion’s frequent punchline colleague, the banjo.  Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm joined us and much merry music was aired!  We count this session as episode 228 of Accordion Noir despite a) having episode 227 immediately before it and b) it not containing any accordion, just banjo.  At its original online home, it logged some 5461 listens, and you can continue enjoying it today as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  (We’ll post its second incredible hour soon!)  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-04-20 (late show), Banjo Noir First Hour, with Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm

For the Spring Membership Drive at Co-op Radio we had a triple-length episode on April 21. The 2nd Hour started our Long-Awaited “Banjo Noir” show. Fun, Fun.

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Chubby Parker & His Old Time Banjo – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O – Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 1A: Ballads (1928) – “The Harry Smith Anthology” – http://www.folkways.si.edu/explore_folkways/AnthologyFolk.aspx
* Yesterdays Ring – They Oughta Name A Drink After Me – Diamonds In The Ditch (2009) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.suburbanhomerecords.com/bands/active/yesterdays-ring/
* Nathan Frazier (Banjo And Vocal) And Frank Patterson (Fiddle) – Bile Them Cabbage Down – Altamont: Black Stringband Music (1942) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://archives.nodepression.com/2002/03/the-lost-tradition-of-black-string-bands/
* Murph Gribble (banjo), John Lusk (fiddle), Albert York (guitar) – Rolling River – Altamont: Black Stringband Music (1946) – Rocky Island, Tennessee – http://archives.nodepression.com/2002/03/the-lost-tradition-of-black-string-bands/
* John J. Kimmel / Vess L. Ossman – Sword dance / Whip and spur (split single) – Indestructible Record: 3088 (1910) – Part of the UCSB Cylinder Digitization Project: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/.
* Banjo Joe – My Money Never Runs Out – Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows 1926–1937 (1927) – http://www.oldhatrecords.com/index.html
* The Haints – Baptist Shout – Horsefly, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.thehaints.com/
* Linda and Sue – Dragonfly (live and pickin’)
* Highrise Lonesome – Big Black Eye – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.slowpitchjam.com/highriselonesome.html
* The Wailin’ Jennys – Glory Bound – Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House (2009) – Canada (2 of them), USA (1 of them) – Soprano Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, acc, bodhran) http://www.thewailinjennys.com/
* Chris Cook – Camp Meeting on the 4th of July
* Raising Arizona Soundtrack – Way Out There – the Youtube album.
* Sue and Linda – Cluck Old Hen (live and not spitting, because it’s rude)
* Ross Nickerson – Cluck Old Hen
* Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies – Oh You Pretty Woman (1934) – Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing – The Eyes of Texas [Disc 1] (1934) – http://www.propermusic.com/

Sue Malcolm’s many projects in progress:
http://www.slowpitchjam.com/highriselonesome.html

Linda Bull’s Give ’em the Boot, Italian Show on CiTR:
feed://feeds.feedburner.com/Citr–GiveemTheBoot

Tonight’s episode’s cover illustration is: Ol’ face Krazy Kat playin’ his banjo in 1936. From Dr. “What kinda banjo is that?” Hermes: http://dr-hermes.livejournal.com/338022.html

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 (on Zoom this Friday!) Cheers & squeeze on!

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