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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2013-02-13: Mardi Gras-less

February 19, 2023

Does one have to decide?  Can one episode (number 323, from ten years ago) of a weekly accordion broadcast cover both Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras?  Well, as we have demonstrated, anything is possible — and seemingly the more improbable something is, the likelier it is for us to undertake!  In any case, here’s a lively mix of love songs, cajun and creole squeezebox tunes and plenty of great accordion music besides!  If you missed it the first time around, you can enjoy listening to this recording again as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2013-02-13, Mardi Gra-less

* Gary Comeau – Home Of The Mardi Gras – Letters From Eve (2001) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Maria in the Shower – Jesus is my Valentine – The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit
* Pedro Ayala – Patricia – Accordion Conjunto Champs (2004) – Texas, usa
* Conjunto Bernal – Connie – Mi Unico Camino – Texas, usa –
* Steve Jordan (Esteban Jordan) – Summertime –
* Leon Sash Trio – Our Love Is Here To Stay – I Remember Newport [Delmark DD-416] (1967) – Chicago, Illinois, USA –
* Damien Barber – Lovely Nancy – English International –
* Bill Mankiss – Sway With Me – Bill Mankiss CFGM Rhythmaires – Canada – LIVE Radio Broadcast from the 60’s
* Steve Pellegrino – Carhartt Baby, You Broke My Heart (swearing) – (2010) – Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Performance artist and drywall expert, Steve Pellegrino, laments and sings the blues about the possible demise of his favorite workpants. A plasterer workman’s song with an accordion solo.
* Buddy Duhon & Harry Choates & his fiddle – Old Cow Blues – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1948) – Houston, Texas, USA – (Milton “Pee Wee” Calhoun, acc. From Louisiana, played piano accordion in Cajun bands.)
* Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws – Broken Fingers – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1939) – Topeka, Kansas, USA – (Lambert Bartak, acc. 1919- )
* Matthew Robinson – Crowded Hours – Something That We Did (2012) – Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada – Adrian Dolan, acc
* The Dardanelles – Dardanelles Stinger – Vancouver Folk Festival 2011 Interviews (2011) – Newfoundland, Canada –
* The Dardanelles – River of Ponds/Annie Annie – The Eastern Light (2011) – Newfoundland, Canada – Aaron Collis, acc.
* Waila, Tohono O’odham Tribe [Pima] – Concerned Waila – Southern Scratch – Tohono O’odham people, Sonoran desert, southeastern Arizona –

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 … well, we’re putting our Twitter on the back burner indefinitely in pursuit of sunnier pastures, such as Mastodon at and, Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

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