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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-04-20 (late show): Banjo Noir (part 2)

May 10, 2021
AccNoir 2011-04-20

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From ten years ago, here’s the “Part II” second hour of our 228th episode, the “Banjo Noir” underdog instrument member drive special, featuring guest expertise from Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm.  At its original online home, it logged some 6167 listens, but thanks to the Internet Archive people can continue enjoying it on into the future.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-04-20 (late show), Banjo Noir Second Hour, with a little bit of Linda Bull and Sue Malcolm

For the Spring Membership Drive at Co-op Radio we had a triple-length episode on April 20. This 3rd Hour completes our Long-Awaited “Banjo Noir” show. Fun, Fun, Fun!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Linda Bull – Fishing Creek Blues (live) –
* Jason Webley & Andru Bemis – Bjorn From Canada – How Big Is Tacoma / Cereal At Night (2006) – Seattle, Washington, USA –
* The Groanbox Boys – Mount Pleasant Rooftop (at Dusk) – Smokestack Trilogy (2006) – London, England – (with Michael Ward-Bergeman)
* Kaleidoscope – Banjo – Kaleidoscope (1969) – Los Angeles, California, USA –
* Queen – Bring Back Leroy Brown – (absolutely worth seeing Freddy Mercury’s flaming harlequin body-suit.)
* George Formby – With My Little Ukulele on My Knee –
* Aurélia – Abattoir n8 – Hypnogol, Journal d’un capitaine (2008) – Belgium –
* Goose Island Ramblers – Black Mountain Rag – Polkabilly (0) – – From the book by James P. Leary
* Nathan Frazier (Banjo And Vocal) And Frank Patterson (Fiddle) – Corrinne – Altamont: Black Stringband Music (1942) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA –
* Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Terrific Stomp – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1929) – –
* Jessica Lurie Ensemble – Grey Ocean – Shop Of Wild Dreams (2008) – BROOKLYN / Seattle, New York United States – (She worked with the Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet . Awesome.)
* Steve Martin – Ramblin Guy (On the Muppet Show. Bruce remembers watching this when it came out.) –
* Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard – Banjo Picking Girl – Roots Music – an American Journey 1 (1976) –
* Jimmie Strothers – Blood-Strained Banders – A Treasury Of Library Of Congress Field Recordings (1936) – The Jefferson Airplane did a version of this called “Good Shepherd”
* Spencer, William, & Quinn’s Imperial Minstrels – Minstrel First Part, Featuring “The Laughing Song” – Lost Sounds: Blacks And The Birth Of The Recording Industry – 1891-1922 (1894) –
* & Béla Fleck – (from the soundtrack of) Throw Down Your Heart: Béla Fleck Brings the Banjo back to Africa (2008) –
* Shona Kipling and Damien O’Kane – Tam the Banjo – Pure Chance (2004) – Ireland –
* Django Reinhardt – Ma Régulière – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 2) (1928) –
* Carolina Chocolate Drops – Sitting on Top of the World – Things About Comin’ My Way – A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks (2009) –

Our guests (at the start here, and on the former hour):

Sue Malcolm’s many projects in progress:

Linda Bull’s “Give ’em the Boot,” Italian Show on CiTR:

Tonight’s cover illustration is an Old-Fashioned Banjo Cat:

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to or and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan


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