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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-05-25: Rowan returns from Amsterdam, and Petar Ralchev from Bulgaria too

June 14, 2021
AccNoir 2011-05-25


From ten years ago (more or less — it aired earlier, but went online later, you can see our apology for tardiness below) here’s episode 233 of CFRO’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program, featuring the triumphant return of Rowan from a continent simply bursting with accordions — including a couple of surreptitious bootleg field recordings.  At its original online home it logged some 6172 listens, and you should be able to continue enjoying it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

AccNoir–2011-05-25, Rowan Returns from Amsterdam, and Petar Ralchev from Bulgaria too.

(Catching up on older shows, with outdated events!) [Don’t worry about it, Bruce, in the fullness of time all information is outdated! It can still be interesting to look back!]

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Johnny Meijer – St’ James Infirmary – The Swinging Accordion Of Johnny Meijer. [Disc 1] – The Netherlands
* Dutchmaster – Lover’s Polka – Play Me a Polka – Tex-Czech Polkas (1994) – –
* Dwayne Verheyden – La Feria De Las Flores – Unknown Album
* Totty Wallèns Cowboygäng sång: Wille Wallèn – Sioux City Sue, Cowboy Swing – 78 rpm Musica A 3134 (M 3155) cowboyswing (1950) – Sweden –
* Geoff Berner (and the Terror of Tiny Town) – Standard Fallout Waltz – ‘Cause I’m Worth It (1997) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Marquiswing Quartet – Autumn Leaves – Rowan’s Bootleg, Paris.
* Peter Ralchev – Peter Ralchev Interview (part 1) – Peter Ralchev Interview (2011)
* Petar Ralchev, accordion & Jasen Atanasov, bassoon – Bulgarian folklore music – Folklore Seminar in Gabrovo, Bulgaria July 2007 (2007) – Bulgaria –
* The New Pornographers – The Spirit Of Giving – Challengers (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – A.C. Newman, Bass Melodion, but this one has real accordion.
* Marquiswing Quartet – The Girl From Ipanima – Rowan’s Bootleg, Paris
* Cuckoo March – Machine Museum – Rowan’s Bootleg
* Johnny Meijer – Dark Town Struttersball – The Swinging Accordion Of Johnny Meijer [Disc 1] – The Netherlands

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Pablo Picasso’s – Accordeoniste Homme a chapeau
– 1911

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