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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-04-27: Back To The Spring Front

April 27, 2022
AccNoir 2022-04-27

I don’t know if Bruce reflected the burgeoning Spring season in his programming this week or not, but it doesn’t matter: it’s here. As for tonight’s episode of our weekly hour-long alt-accordion broadcast on CFRO Co-Op Community Radio… well, it does partially reflect what’s going on out in the world today, notably Bruce’s principled opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but after those songs pass it remains our typical mix of happening squeezy tunes representing different genres in different languages from different parts of the world.  It’s very normal for us, but still extraordinary to anyone else! 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-2022-04-27, Back to the Spring Front

Come with Bruce to:

The Powell River Accordion Festival, Fri-Sat May 6-7

Produced by Karina Inkster and Walter Martella

Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

Just a sea-plane away! Or a couple of ferries and some mighty scenic driving.

* Powder Blues Fundraiser, May 15th, 2022, Rio Theatre (2022) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* Nouvelle Vague – ‟Ever Fallen In Love [originally recorded by The Buzzcocks]” – Bande A Part – Ltd Edition (2006) 
* Heather Ferrier – ‟Part 1- Wildflower” – From the Ashes (2022) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK –
* El Toto Café – ‟Champagne” – Bourbon in my coffee (2014) – Belgium –
* Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? – ‟Lonesome Leash” – Of Resolutions And Resolve Perched Of The Edge Of One Last Precipice (2010) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – (Very confusing. I think this track “Lonesome Leash” might have been where Walt McClements took his stage names. More at
* The Tiger Lillies feat. The Hypnotunez – ‟I’m A Star” – (Fundraiser single to help Ukranian artists) (2022) – London, UK / Ukraine –
* DakhaBrakha – ‟Khyma” – Kyiv, Ukraine –

Donations can be made through:
* Nikolay Bine – ‟L’enfant Demon (by Jérôme Richard)” – Victoria, BC, Canada –
* Myriam Alter – ‟Don’t Worry” – Crossways (2015) – Belgium –  Luciano Biondini, acc.
* Michael Reinhart – ‟Nola” – Echo (2013) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada –
* Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha – ‟Lapikasta lattiaan (Stomp your boot on the floor (and dance) ” – (Single, 2022) – Finland – Composed by accordionist Marko Roininen
* Eläkeläiset – ‟Humppamedia (Dent’s Om Du Var Här)” – Werbung, Baby! (1999) – Finland –
* Ramón Ayala – ‟Más Tequila” – Conjunto! Texas-Mexican Border Music: Volume 2  (compilation from 1988)
* Frankie Yankovic – ‟Where is That Fly? Polka” – Frankie Yankovic: The Early Years (I wish there was better documentation on these early polka records! Things that aren’t online. It might be in Richard Spottswood’s epic seven volume, 4,000 page Ethnic Music on Records: A Discography of Ethnic Recordings Produced in the United States, 1893 to 1942. I sadly don’t have a copy of that on hand. Hey, look, you can get the ebook for $14.95! I might well do that just to find out who Frankie Yankovic’s banjo player was:

The Tiger Lillies feat. The Hypnotunez – ‟I’m A Star” – (Fundraiser single to help Ukranian artists) (2022)

Watch video and donate on Bandcamp because Youtube doesn’t pay anything to anybody except google stockholders. But the comments on youtube, where people say they love the Tiger Lillies but are offended by This Song, are a sign of the times.

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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