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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-05-04: Springtime Ticking

May 24, 2021
AccNoir 2011-05-04


Spring is here and a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of… squeezebox!  From ten years ago (ten and a month, just about, the action-packed April 2010 really knocked us back on our weekly look back) here’s episode 230 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir program.  At its original online home, it logged some 5820 listens.  You can enjoy it today as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-05-04, Springtime Ticking

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Hank Penny – Tuxedo Junction – Hank Penny – Hillbilly Be-Bop (1944-1950) – (Out of Print?)
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More,
* The Leon Sash Quintet – Swedish Pastry – Live At The Velvet Heart Club (1962) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – (the bluesy lift out at 3:30- is a five star.)
* Rio Samaya Band – Deberias Saber (You Should Know) – Secretos (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* The Wallets – The Cowboy Song – Body Talk (1988) – Twin Cities, (Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota) – The Star-Tribune summed the band’s style up as a “mix of polka, rock, rhythm-and-blues, jazz and whimsy”. “Going-out-of-business party”, Star-Tribune, December 29, 1988
* The Silvertones (Pre-The Angry) – Red Headed Flea – (1965) – Canton, Ohio, USA – Hans Stucki, chordovox/acc.
* The Kinks – Alcohol – Muswell Hillbillies (1998) – Accordion –
* Maria in the Shower – Star of Bannack – The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit
* Conjunto Bernal – Loretta Polka – Mi Unico Camino (0) – Texas, usa –
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Ill in the Head – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA –
* Harmonium – En Pleine Face – Si On Avait Besoin D’une Cinquième Saison (1975) – Montréal, Québec, Canada –’une_Cinquième_Saison
* Tummel – Tsiganovs hands – Transit (2004) – Sweden –
* Tsar Nicholas III & the Exiles – Saint of a Liar’s Church – Letter of Marque (2009) – UK –
* Vancouver Squeezebox Circle – Vancouver Chopsticks Circle (mp3) – (2008) – – Recorded at Spartucus Books, Feb 7, 2008
* Art Van Damme – On The Alamo – Swinging The Accordion On MPS (0) – USA –
* The Chessmen – What’s Causing This Sensation – (1966?) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Bruce Peterson, Electric Accordion (Terry Jacks’ first band, who did “Seasons in the Sun.”)

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Quim Barreiros’, naked hohner accordion, for the coming summer. (didn’t attach, so I tried something a little different.)

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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