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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-12-28: Klezmer Noir (part 1/3)

January 3, 2022


Ten years ago, Bruce was feeling a bit contrarian.  (Er… a bit more contrarian.)  For Christmas, he decided to turn the entire establishment on its head and instead celebrate that most Ashkenazic of musics, the Eastern European Jewish folk music known as klezmer… for three hours!  Oy vey!  Happily, it’s fun stuff to listen to and enjoy, so here without further ado you can listen to hour 1 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s episode 265 of the weekly Accordion Noir radio program.  At its original online home, it logged some 6983 listens, and present and future generations will continue listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-12-28, Klezmer Noir 2011 (Part 1 of 3).

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Mishka Ziganoff – Bessarabia Doina – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1920) – USA, New York Klezzmer – product.asp?P=1166110902
* Adrienne Cooper – Drey, Dreydl, and Friling –
* The Klezmatics – Beggars’ Dance – Possessed (2002) – New York City, New York State, USA –
* German Goldenshteyn – Moldavian Freylakhs – The Rough Guide To Klezmer Revival (2006) – Bessarabian shtetl of Otaci, then in Romania, now in Moldova / New York, USA –
* Joref Rosenblatt – Atto Yotzarto (early 1900’s) (A favourite of Ornette Coleman according to Nat Hentoff. Rosenblatt hit the vaudeville circuit and recorded a song about the Titanic the year after it sank.)
* Sabbath Hela Veckan – Ot Azoi – Klez (1994) – Stockholm, Sweden –
* Brave Old World – Wailing World – The Rough Guide To Klezmer (0) – (they’re from all over) –
* Geoff Berner – Luck in Exile – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Tune like Brave Old World’s Wailing World, and Di Naya Kapelye’s “Hangu And Freylachs From Podoly”
* Di Naye Kapelye – Hangu And Freylachs From Podoly – The Rough Guide To Klezmer (1998) – Budapest, Hungary / USA – Like Geoff Berner’s “Luck in Exile” (That’s my long-lost friend Christina Crowder on acc.)

Tonight’s cover illustration: Klezkamp! Inspiration for our holiday-minded celebration here tonight. Check it out:

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