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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-02-16: the Creole Archipelago

February 17, 2022
AccNoir 2022-02-16
The lay person may not appreciate how contentious this compilation’s name is. Me, I liked the photo.

Bruce felt that Black History Month was the perfect time for someone to connect the dots and explore the common thread of squeezebox-percussion music running all through the musical cultures of the African diaspora of the Caribbean, filling in the blanks bridging the zydeco of Louisiana and Bahamian rake-and-scrape. Then he realised that “someone”, in this case, most certainly would be himself. The hard part, for him, was getting the playlist of this week’s episode of CFRO’s Accordion Noir radio show down to a single hour. There were issues with its scheduled airtime last night, but we have been told it will be broadcast again this afternoon at 4 pm. Also, if your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2022-02-16, The Creole Archipelago

*  – ‟girls rock camp Radio show PROMO” –
* The Dardanelles – ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM”  – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Wilfred Charles – ‟Dégo / Zydeco” (1934) – The Classic Louisiana Recordings: Cajun and Creole Music, Vol. II.  1934-1937 – New Iberia, Louisiana, USA – (Alan and John Lomax Recordings) (This is the first recording mentioning  “les haricots sont pas salés” / “zydeco”, and is similar to juré clapping songs).
* Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) – ‟Corn Bread Rough [Jawbone]” – African American Accordion (1942) – Mooringsport, Louisiana (in Caddo Parish), USA –
* Sakili – ‟Dan Mo La Kwizin” – Creole Sounds from the Indian Ocean (2021) – Reunion; Mauritius; Indian Ocean –
* Peter King & Lester Herbert – ‟Lafayette Zydeco” – Zydeco, The Early Years (1962) – Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA –
* Joaquin Diaz – ‟Cana Brava” – Merengue Alegre (2002) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Republica Dominicana –
* Georges Norbert And L Honore Rosa – ‟Mamakivaky Alankiminina” – Madagasikara One: Current Traditional Music Of Madagascar (1985) – Madagascar, Africa – (Ace Records, 1986 / 1990)
* Pe de Serra Forra Band – ‟Rodando A Saia” (year?) – Planet Squeezebox (Sadly out of print 1995 anthology, CD Disc 2) – Brasil (Brazil)
* Antonio Sanches & Tchota Suari – ‟Aian, Recondaçan di Amizadi ” – Music From Cape Verde (1994) – Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa –
* Mr. Peters Boom & Chime – ‟Two Pounds” – Weh Mi Lova Deh (1997) – Belize – (  Has a Facebook page!)
* Bo Hog & Da Rooters – ‟Da Gaulin (round dance)  ” – Bahamian Rake-n-Scrape (2016) – The Bahamas –
* Nemours Jean Baptiste – ‟Contre No.7” – – Haiti –
* Andrés Landero – ‟Rosa Y Mayo” – The Original Sound Of Cumbia (The History Of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948-79 Compiled By Quantic) (195) – Colombia –
* Bokalanga – ‟Mazole Vanga Sanga” – Roots Of Rumba Rock, Vol. 1 – 1953-54 (195) – Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa –
* L. Kabuya – Mysterieux Jazz – ‟Taumani Accompagna” – Ngoma Super 45t No.1002 (195) – Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa –
* Seychelles Allstars – ‟Anmenn Mwan Dan Lakour” – The Rough Guide To The Music Of The Indian Ocean (2002) – Seychelles –
* Bo Diddley – ‟Pretty Thing”– single on Checker Records, Chicago, Illinois, USA (1955) –

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.  Cheers & squeeze on!

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