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Accodion Noir radio playlist 2021-12-22: Squeezemas Greetings

December 21, 2021
AccNoir 2021-12-22

From… tomorrow night, here’s an episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir show, coming at you from the future, yet to air! Like Ebenezer Scrooge, you’re being visited by the Ghost of Christmas Radio Future. (Don’t worry, Tiny Tim’s interview will go off as planned, but the news hour technician will play the wrong clip.) Bruce threatens (er… promises) “a slightly weirder/less minor-key conniption of holy-and-not-so-holy-day tunes on @CoopRadio, including a preview of @TheTigerLillies new #ChristmasCarol 🪗 🤡🎄 👻 which is due on #AccordionBandcamp Dec 23!” It sounds like a good time as far as seasonal radio goes! 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-2021-12-22, Squeezemas Greetings

* The Dardanelles – ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Adriana Sanchez with her psychedelic tropical floral accordion! – ‟Carol of the Bells” –  (2021) – São Paulo, Brasil (Brazil) – Video: https://youtu.be/40ZsmGDZCnA
* The Tiger Lillies – ‟Mind Your Back” – A Christmas Carol (2021) – London, England – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
https://thetigerlillies.bandcamp.com
* Captain Ambivalent – ‟Rebecca’s Reindeer-Snowflake Christmas Socks” – Fear The Accordion (2012) – Valparaiso, Indiana, USA – https://captainambivalent.bandcamp.com/album/fear-the-accordionhttps://captainambivalent.com
* The Creaking Planks – ‟Never Give a Puppy for Christmas” – A Very Vancouver Christmas Vol-II (2007) – Canada – With added Rowan!  http://www.veryvancouverchristmas.com/
* Granny’s Attic – ‟Boxing Day / The Brickfields” – The Brickfields (2021) – Worcester, UK – www.grannysattic.org.uk Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Anglo Concertina/Melodeon
https://grannysattic.bandcamp.com/
* Juan Wauters – ‟Montevideo, 22 de Diciembre, 2017” – Más Canciones de la Onda (2020) – Montevideo, Uraguay / Queens, New York, USA – http://juanwauters.comhttps://juanwauters.bandcamp.com/album/m-s-canciones-de-la-onda
* Baby Dee – ‟Frosty the Manic-Depressive Snowman” – Rudolph the Disgruntled Reindeer (2000) – Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.babydee.org/
* Otto Lechner, Klaus Trabitsch & Betlehem Allstars – ‟Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” – Still (2000) – Austria – www.ottolechner.at
* Jordi Rosen – ‟Mistletoe” – Madame Xavier (2001) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – www.jordirosen.com
https://jordirosen.bandcamp.com
* Bruce Triggs (Scrambling of Nathan Tate) – ‟Fear Not! Thus spake shep-herds on high” – Accordion Noir Christmas (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/While_Shepherds_Watched_Their_Flocks
* Ben Keith – ‟Les Trois Cloches (with Neil & Pegi Young)” – An Americana Christmas (1994) – USA / Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Keith
* Janet Lane & the Rhythm Westerners – ‟I’d Like a Boyfriend for Christmas” – The Return Of the Shellac Shack Santa! (Roy’s Christmas 78s, 2013) (195) –  – (Early 50’s Twilight 78 from the collection of Roy Forbes)
* Christmas Jug Band – ‟Rockin’ The Nativity Scene” – Tree-Side Hoot (1991) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – Paul from Those Darn Accordions offers these up:  http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com
* Amy Thatcher – ‟Sleep Spindles/Zakopane Christmas” – Solo (2019) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – https://amythatcheraccordion.bandcamp.com (Amy also plays 

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 in The Shee and the Monster Ceilidh Band)
* James Whetzel – ‟Greensleeves (Sarod & Beats)” – Holiday: Sarod & Beats (2013) – Seattle, Washington, USA – www.JamesWhetzel.com
* The Tiger Lillies – ‟Screwed” – A Christmas Carol (2021) – London, England – http://www.tigerlillies.com/
https://thetigerlillies.bandcamp.com
* Southern Scratch – ‟Winter Wonderland” – Chicken Scratch Christmas (Waila music) (1995) – Tohono O’odham people, Sonoran desert, southeastern Arizona – http://www.canyonrecords.com

Adriana Sanchez with her psychedelic tropical floral accordion! – ‟Carol of the Bells”

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-12-14: Rowan’s faves of 2011

December 20, 2021
AccNoir 2011-12-14

From ten years ago, here’s an archival episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast, featuring alt-squeezebox music in every style from every part of the planet! Earlier on in our run, we would devote December to year-in-review programming. Specifically I, the behind-the-scenes co-host Rowan, would re-listen to the 50-odd hours of programming we had shared thus far that year and skim my favorite tunes from that selection, to present you at year’s end with a creme-de-la-creme playlist. When I first got trained for radio at CiTR, they advised us to expect to spend three hours of preparation for every hour you plan to be live on the air… but for these specials, I took that ratio to ridiculous extremes. (I would begin my “year-in-review” listening sometime around August. As December approached, episodes would be running non-stop in my house.) And so, yes! This recording represents my favorites of everything we aired in the calendar year of 2011. Because WordPress burped on my longago pre-prepared introductory spiel here, I can’t tell you how many listens the episode achieved at its original online home (the rule of thumb is: quite a bit fewer than Bruce’s “best of” episode a week or two later, but I can’t begrudge him, he puts in the work!), but you can continue enjoying it today and into the future as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-12-14, Rowan’s faves 2011

Check out Rowan’s Gift Guide: The Official Accordion Noir Guide to Accordion Presents on Etsy This Holiday Season

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Captain Tractor – London Calling – East of Edson (1995) – Edmonton, Alberta Canada – http://www.captaintractor.com/
* Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peek-a-Boo – Peepshow (1988) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peek-a-Boo_(song)
* Geoff Berner – Victory Party – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Hill of Beans – Satan Lend Me a Dollar (1990) – Los Angeles, California, USA -http://www.abelincolnstory.com/hillofbeans.htm
* Regina Carter – Kanou – Reverse Thread (2010) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.reginacarter.com/ Will Holshouser, acc.
* Robyn Archer – Solomon song
* Allison Crowe – Joan of Arc (Leonard Cohen)
* Ingrid Gatin – Take These Walls (Ingrid Gatin’s Mystery Song #4) – Cafe Montmartre 10/05/14 set (2010) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin
* Raghu Lokanathan – Sick Boy – Blue Girl – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.raghumusic.com/
* Vladimirska – Werewolf – Night Trains (2011) – Krakow, Poland – Visit http://vladimirska.bandcamp.com
* Frank Marocco – Fogo No Baile – Appassionato (2003) – Hollywood, California, USA – http://www.frankmarocco.com/
* The Fugitives – Snail Shell – Eccentrically We Love (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.fugitives.ca/
* Wendy McNeill – Black/White – For the Wolf, a Good Meal (Master 2) (2011) – Canada, Sweden – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Flying Folk Army – Professional Protester (watch out for the swearing at end) – Massive Folk Fist To The Man – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – http://red-cedar.ca/?p=903
* Fang – Hipsters Playing Sports! – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/ http://www.dropcards.com/diskopatska/content/index.php

Tonight’s cover illustration: Rachel Wallis’ lovely little (club system?) button-box cards

From Rowan’s Official Accordion Noir Guide to Accordion Presents on Etsy This Holiday Season

Please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters â even our detractors love our supporters.

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-12-15: Decembrrr?

December 16, 2021
AccNoir 2021-12-15
Snow piggies enjoy the sound of the frozen accordion, in Harbin, China

Bruce reflected that the selection of songs in last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long episode of the Accordion Noir show was a good fit for our plunging into the darkest time of the year: “Good tunes tonight… Kind of a gloomy feel with some uplift brightness.” What would be more appropriate to the season? 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:

* Mel Biggs – ‟Winter Weather Warning” – From Darkness Comes Light (2021) – England, UK – http://www.melbiggsmusic.co.uk/
https://melbiggsmusic.bandcamp.com
Interview: https://darrensmusicblog.com/2021/09/14/this-weeks-featured-artist-folk-musician-mel-biggs-new-album-from-darkness-comes-light/
* The Decemberists – ‟The Bachelor And The Bride” – Her Majesty The Decemberists (2003) – Portland, Oregon, USA – www.decemberists.com Like radie peat tune?
* Lau – ‟Wintermoon” – Decade: The Best Of 2007-2017 (2017) – UK, Scotland/England/Orkney – https://lau-music.bandcamp.com/album/decade-the-best-of-2007-2017  www.lau-music.co.uk  Martin Green, acc
* Red Rowe – ‟Shaggy Dog Blues” – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1947) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Eddie Carver, acc.)
* Tango Paradiso – ‟Braineater” – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong    www.tangoparadiso.com
* N0rth – ‟A million blankets” – The Rusty Queendom (2018) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – https://n0rth.bandcamp.com  Katy Collet, acc
* Gato Libre – ‟In Gent, In December” – NOMAD (2006) – Japan – www.satokofujii.com  Satoko Fujii, acc.
* PERTTULA – ‟Pohjoistuuli / North wind” – Pajavasara / Forge hammer (2021) – Finland – www.toniperttula.com  www.bafesfactory.fi/perttula  (Toni Perttula’s twin brother Sami is in Korpiklaani) Artistic producer on this track: Viivi Maria Saarenkylä (from Vildá)
* Martynas Levickis – ‟Antonio Vivaldi Winter Ist p.” – Lithuania –
* Anne Niepold – ‟Terrain Vague” – Terrain Vague (2011) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/
* Sospiro Misterioso – ‟Waltz for a Winters Night” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org
* Guy Klucevsek – ‟Joseph Kasinskas – Peek-A-Boo Polka” – Guy Klucevsek: Polka from the Fringe (2012) – New York State, USA – http://starkland.bandcamp.com
* Counting Crows – ‟A Long December” – Recovering the Satellites (1996) – Berkeley, California, USA – http://www.countingcrows.com/ Charles Gillingham, acc

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-12-07: Best of Live Guests 2011

December 12, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 262 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast.  Our tradition, at least for the first decade, was to devote December to celebratory anniversarial programming, largely of a “year-in-review” nature: we’d have an episode dedicated to Rowan’s favorite songs we had aired that year, Bruce’s favorite songs that had been released that year, and the theme of this episode — a highlights reel of fond looks back at the live guests we had been fortunate enough to have join us in the studio for the radio program, all of which yielded unique recordings of performances that otherwise would never have otherwise existed!  Of course, this format of episode has been off the menu for the past two years, but in 2011 it was very much in effect.  At its original online home, this episode logged some 6328 listens, and thanks to the Internet Archive, you can continue enjoying it as digital audio today and on into the future.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-12-07, Best of Live Guests 2011

* Artist – Song – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Creaking Planks – Accordion Noir theme (after Andy Fielding) – Download Sheet Music from the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle site, send us your version and we’ll open the show with you!
* Robyn Carrigan – the Butcher’s Boy (trad.) – https://www.facebook.com/RobynCarrigan
* Tanguisette – Detresse – http://www.francois-laberge.com/
* Mojo Zydeco – Put Your Mardi Gras Beads On (live improvisation) – http://www.mojozydeco.com/
* Joanna Chapman-Smith – Urbanity – http://www.joannacs.com/
* Ingrid Gatin – Take These Walls – http://ingridgatin.com/index.html
* Creaking Planks – Insane in the Membrane (after Cypress Hill) – http://creakingplanks.com/
* Robyn Carrigan – You’re Not the Greatest – https://www.facebook.com/RobynCarrigan
* Tanguisette – Romantico Idilio -(after Astor Piazzolla) – http://www.francois-laberge.com/
* Mojo Zydeco – Louisian’ – http://www.mojozydeco.com/
* Joanna Chapman-Smith – A Case Of You – (after Joni Mitchell) – http://www.joannacs.com/
* Tanguisette – Sous les Ponts de Paris – http://www.francois-laberge.com/
* Barbara Adler – Ukulele Diss – http://www.badler.ca/
* Creaking Planks – Sometimes All The People – http://creakingplanks.com/
* Robyn Carrigan – Lowlands Away medley (trad.) – https://www.facebook.com/RobynCarrigan

Tonight’s cover illustration is: a little Happy New Year party favor rowan found (I think): http://www.inkity.com/catalog/img/4/8279/1.jpg

Please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-12-08: Next Level December

December 9, 2021
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Portland’s Decemberists do not appear in this episode,
though their band name is an excellent match for the name of this monht.

There have been a whole lot of scripted, plotted, and exhaustively planned episodes of Accordion Noir recently. Phew! It’s a lot of work, but sometimes, if we play our cards right, DJing can be easy — as easy as a friend playing you their favorite albums from their record collection. So here is Bruce returning to traditional form, sharing a set of squeezy tunes that don’t have much to do with each other, like a theme or a genre or a geograpic center, besides a shared focus on the use of instruments from the free-reed aerophone family. And really… that should be enough! It’s a good set. 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:

Just random stuff, with Alex Meixner and Tom Waits’ birthday tunes [Bruce wants you all to know his Waits birthday wishes were a day belated], and some pretty things in the middle.

AccNoir-2021-12-08, Next Level December

* Pinata Protest – ‟California Girl” – Necio Nights (2017) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.pinataprotestband.com/
* Sakili – ‟Ti Pierre Louis” – Creole Sounds from the Indian Ocean (2021) – Reunion; Mauritius; Indian Ocean – www.arcmusic.co.uk
* Slack Bird – ‟Limut, sipsit, dipit” – Hämärään (2021) – Finland – https://slackbird.bandcamp.com
* Alex Meixner – ‟Playin’ With Fire” – Three Ring Circus (2011) – Palm City, Florida, USA – http://www.alexmeixner.com
* Les Cowboys Fringants – ‟Les Étoiles Filantes” – La Grand-Messe (2004) – Montréal, Québec, Canada  – http://www.cowboysfringants.com/
* Sofia / Po’ Girl – ‟Fernanda” – No Shame (2007) – Canada – Allison Russell and Awna Teixeira (This song’s by Teixeira)
* The Gertrudes – ‟Forced Eviction” – Single (2020) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://thegertrudes.com/https://thegertrudes.bandcamp.com
Rather than pay us for this track, we suggest you make a donation to Loving Spoonful or another agency that supports Kingstonians experiencing poverty.
* Sonny Landreth – ‟A World Away” – Recorded live in Lafayette (Acoustic set) (2017) – Louisiana – http://sonnylandreth.com  Steve Conn, acc. www.steveconn.com
* Niekku – ‟Mene Myöten Myöty Neiti” – “3” (1991) – Finland – http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/  Maria Kalaniemi, acc
* Tom Waits – ‟Time” – Rain Dogs (1985) –  – http://www.tomwaits.com/ – William Schimmel is the accordionist)  http://www.billschimmel.com/
* Veda Hille – ‟Shamus And Stone” – Spine (1996) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.vedahille.com/ (There’s only a bit of accordion in the tacked-on last 50 seconds, but she’s so cool.)

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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-11-30: the Six Seasons of Love with Rejean Bussieres and Francois Laberge

December 6, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 261 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio 100.5 fm’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program.  On this occasion, we had played host to one of many visits from Francois Laberge, giving our listeners a sneak preview of his latest musical project, a cabaret in collaboration with Rejean Bussieres.  At its original online home, it logged some 6138 listens, and going forward it will continue to be available for your listening enjoyment as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-11-30, the Six Seasons of Love with Rejean Bussieres and Francois Laberge

Rejean and Francois recently performed at the 3rd edition of Rejean’s French Cabaret in Victoria, produced by U. Vic. proof Emmanuel Herique.

Playlist:
* Song – Commentary.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! Download Sheet Music from the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle site, send us your version and we’ll open the show with you!
* “L’Encre de Tes Yeux” composed and recorded by Francis Cabrel in 1980, (all the rest of these are live in the studio by Rejean and Francois.)
* “Emporte-Moi” composed by Alain Barriere, a French Chansoniste, in 1968
* “La Maladie D’Amour” (love disease) – Made popular by Michel Sardou in 1973. (Top of the charts for 11 weeks!) Sardou is known for his love songs, but also for songs dealing with social and political Issues. He drew his inspiration for this song from “Pachelbel’s Canon”.
* “On ne voit pas le temps passer” – Composed and popularized by Jean Ferrat on his album Potemkin in 1965
* “Ma Solitude”
* “La Boheme” Composed and popularized by the great Armenian singer Charles Aznavour
* “Les Champs Elyssees”
* “Elle Ecoute Pousser Les Fleurs”
* “Hymne a l’Amour”
* “C’est si bon”
* “Gens Du Pays”
* “Voulez-Vous Danser Grand-Mère”
* “Autumn Leaves”

Thanks very much to guests – Rejean Bussieres – Vocals and Guitar, and Francois Laberge – Accordion!

Tonight’s cover illustration is: the poster for Les Six Saisons de l’Amour Cabaret!

Please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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 (which meets this Tuesday night!) Cheers & squeeze on!

The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 3: #BandcampFriday 2021 – With the Hope of a Vaccine!

December 3, 2021
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In 2021 COVID Bandcamp continued to benefit the music community. Below are the biggest #AccordionBandcamp hits of 2021. Remember that Bandcamp pays 80% of proceeds every day to the makers of the records, but on today’s Last Bandcamp Friday of 2021, 100% will benefit artists. So here are some choice picks that will bring 🪗 music makers and squeezebox fans a happier new year.

Click to see if it’s #BandcampFriday in your time-zone, then support 🪗 musicians however you’re able.

More #AccordionBandcamp Recommendations are here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 1: 2017-2018 (Pre-COVID Benefits)
and here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp vol 2: #BandcampFriday 2020 – Lifesaving Under the Virus!

Russian Punks opened #AccordionBandcamp in 2021

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The Best of #AccordionBandcamp vol 2: #BandcampFriday 2020 – Lifesaving Under the Virus!

December 3, 2021
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COVID massively impacted the music community, and musicians lost almost all touring income. Since (most) streaming services were already draining the income of independent artists, this was devastating. Then Bandcamp stepped in with what became a regular #BandcampFriday on the first week of every month beginning in 2020 and continuing through 2021. Artists have earned over $61 million dollars on just those Fridays. Bandcamp pays 80% of proceeds every day to the makers of the records, so it’s a good place to get music all year long as well.

Click to see if it’s #BandcampFriday in your time-zone, then support 🪗 musicians wherever you’re at!

More #AccordionBandcamp recommendations are here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 1: 2017-2018 (Pre-COVID Benefits)
and
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 3: #BandcampFriday 2021 – With the Hope of a Vaccine!

March 20, 2020: the first COVID “100% Profits to Artists” Day

Feel free to use #AccordionBandcamp to promote your favorite squeezy artists, or if you’re a squeezy artist, promote yourself! ❤️‍🔥 🪗

Bandcamp made the Artists fundraiser a repeat event in April 2020

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The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 1: 2017-2018 (Pre-COVID Benefits)

December 3, 2021

Accordion Noir Radio’s 15th Anniversary Episode last night promoted Bandcamp Friday, Dec 3rd (click here to see when it is where you are). All proceeds go to artists for 24 hours. There isn’t another digital music service that benefits musicians like that, so support them every day, and pay the bills for your favorite musicians today.

I’ve been recommending #AccordionBandcamp albums on Twitter since February of 2017 when Bandcamp donated 100% of their earnings to the ACLU to defend immigrants and refugees. They’ve regularly done the same for #BlackLivesMatter activists, so we definitely recommended people support that.

So in honor of this last first Friday of 2021, I figured we’d gather together some (We’ll see how long this gets) of our #AccordionBandcamp artists you could support today! Click on these tweets for links to where you can buy their music. Pretend you’re at a gig and picking up a CD at the merch table, but you didn’t have to pay for transportation or to get in the club, so give that to your favorite bands, or get some of the records below:

More #AccordionBandcamp recommendations are here:
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp vol 2: #BandcampFriday 2020 – Lifesaving Under the Virus!
and
The Best of #AccordionBandcamp Vol. 3: #BandcampFriday 2021 – With the Hope of a Vaccine!

The First #AccordionBandcamp Tweets, benifited the ACLU to protect immigrants back in 2017.

These fundraisers really felt like a small thing I could do from up here in Canada, watching everything happening in the States (I’m a dual US/Canadian citizen, so feel good or bad for both countries). Thanks to the artists for giving me such great music to recommend while supporting such good work in times that could feel pretty grim. Give these tunes a squeeze 🪗
Wow, this was 2 years before my book came out, and almost 4 years before the #AccordionEmoji. A lot’s been going on.

If we work at it, we can get #AccordionBandcamp trending, which would be worthwhile.

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-12-01: 15th Anniversary + the Last Bandcamp Friday of 2021!

December 2, 2021
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AccNoir 2021-12-01
Screenshot of 16 album covers by accordion artists on Bruce's Bandcamp Wishlist
Accordion Noir welcomes Bandcamp gift-cards to support artists on our wish-list.

Tonight’s episode of Accordion Noir features artists whose music is available on Bandcamp Friday when 100% of proceeds goes directly to musicians! So jump down to the playlist below, follow the links, and share some 💸 in exchange for nice sounds.

First though, Accordion Noir Radio turns 15 today! [Bruce] was going through the archives and found an email from Vancouver’ klezmer revolutionary Geoff Berner. It was from November, 2006, two days before Accordion Noir first went on the air, and we didn’t have a name for the show. Rather, we had dozens of names and couldn’t pick one. Down to the wire before our broadcast and Geoff suggested — Accordion Crime Spree. That would have been a few more letters on festival posters over the years.

Pick your favorite from the list of Alternate Noir names below. We left off “Accordion Crimes” because we didn’t want to get lost if Annie Proulx’s book got made into a movie. [Rowan notes: At this early time, Mike Danner of Portland was also already hosting an excellent podcast already named “Accordion Crimes”, featuring him accompanying PDX-area songwriters on his squeezebox. We didn’t want the namespace conflict, nor eventual collision with Annie Proulx’s lawyers when we eg. wanted to get into the world of book publishing as Bruce did, so we carved out our own brand.]

Geoff signed his response with his Myspace page, which is why he just turned 50. We still play a lot of accordionists we met on Myspace. [Rowan notes: it turns out that Myspace was an excellent way for musicians to network with fans and venues, and in retrospect its failure to undermine democratic institutions and promote genocide seems almost quaint. We spent a lot of time and work building up a cadre of 5000 accordion friends on MySpace (here’s an episode of our program exclusively dedicated to them!) only to have them evaporate when FB came around, but have no regrets. The time was not wasted. But I digress. Back to Bruce!] ⏪

Alternative Noir Names: Nov 28, 2006 (“Noir” was already on top)

Accordion Noir
Accordion Disorder
Accordion Crime Spree
Shiny Red Accordion Show
Accordion Reform Party
Button Collectors (what?)
Accordion Agenda
Accordion in Absentia
Accordion Abstract
Accordion Extract
Accordion Overload
Squeezebox Conspiracy
Accordion Crime Report
Squeezebox Speakeasy
Accordion Crawl
Hard Boiled Accordion
Accordion Underground
Accordion Ambulance—like an accordion bus, but with sirens
Global Accordion
Accordionophobia
Accordion Attitude
Accordion Crumbles
Accordion Deluge
Accordion Daydream
Peak Squeeze
Peak Accordion
Accordion Nightmare
Accordion: a New Hope

Accordion Outrage
Accordion Overthrow
Accordion Undercurrent
Underground Accordion
Unheard Accordion
Accordion Overture
Accordion Noise Farm
Accordion Noise
Accordion Rapture
Brand New Accordion Show
Shiny New Accordion
Bright Red Accordion
Accordion X-Ray
X-Ray Accordion
Accordion Fairy-Princess
Accordion Mosh
Accordion Mescla
Accordion Global
Accordion Totál
Accordion Monolith
Accordion Unbecoming
Accordion Drama
Accordion Fire
Accordion Crime-Scene
Accordion Autopsy
Accordion Hit Squad
Accordion Conspiracy
Accordion Injury
Accordion Drill-bit (huh?)

Accordions have Feelings Too
Accordi-Onorarium
Accordion Rhapsody
¡Accordionista!
Accordion Cafe (open all night)
Accordion Repair Show
Squeeze-o-rama
Rebel Accordion
Alt-Accordion Show
Accordion Lust
Accordion in a Handbasket
Accordi-onica
Accordion Bookmobile
Accordion Outsider
Insurgent Accordion
Accordion Snake Oil
Accordion Shadows
Self Help Accordion
Accordion Light
Accordion Undergrowth
Accordion Interlude
Accordion Undertow
Accordion Overlord
Accordion Onslaught
Accordion Now
Accordion Key (?)
Accordion Hairstyles
Accordion Now!
Accordion Cunning

Tonight, Accordion Hairstyles is giving back to musicians whose music we’ve shared all these years. All the tunes are available for Bandcamp Friday, Dec 3rd (click to check the hours in your time zone), when 100% of proceeds go to artists. Before that we’ll post a much longer list of #AccordionBandcamp recommendations [Bruce has] been collecting since 2018. Check back here, and support our squeezy friends on Friday.

If your Apple or Android 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 the 15th Anniversary Playlist: (that’s like 780 playlists, whew 😅. Glad we haven’t been on at 2 AM for all that time.)

* Clinker – ‟Russian Rag” – Clinker (2021) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://clinkermusic.bandcamp.com Lucy Lambert, acc.
* Our Native Daughters – ‟You’re Not Alone” – Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) – USA – https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-our-native-daughters  
https://ournativedaughters.bandcamp.com
http://www.rhiannongiddens.com  Dirk Powell, acc.
* Canailles – ‟Su’l coin d’ma rue” – Canailles EP (2010) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – https://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Slack Bird – ‟Samassa piirissä” – Hämärään (2021) – Finland – https://slackbird.bandcamp.com
* Hannah James and Toby Kuhn – ‟The Faint and Weary Traveller” – Sleeping Spirals (2021) – UK – https://hannahjames.bandcamp.com
* Lost Bayou Ramblers – ‟Freetown Crawl / Fighten’ville Brawl (Live)” – ASTEUR (2019) – Broussard, Louisiana, USA – http://lostbayouramblers.com/
https://lostbayouramblers.bandcamp.com
* Tau Ea Matsekha – ‟Ke Malibabe Ngaka Ntaole” – Mohlape Oa Litau (2019) – Lesotho, Southern Africa – https://taueamatsekha.bandcamp.com  Forere Motloheloa, acc (1945-2021)
* Amy Thatcher – ‟Look At You Now” – Let What’s In Out (2021) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – https://amythatcher.co.uk
https://amythatcheraccordion.bandcamp.com
(see also The Shee, and Monster Cailidh Band)
Story about her: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-tyneside-premature-baby-parenting-22127164
* The Gertrudes – ‟Parham” – Emergency To Emergency (pre-release singles! Out Nov 26) (2021) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – https://thegertrudes.com https://thegertrudes.bandcamp.com All proceeds from the Parham single, by The Gertrudes, will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association (cmha.ca). 
* Spiers & Boden – ‟The Fog” – Fallow Ground (2021) – England – https://spiersandboden.com 
https://www.johnspiers.co.uk/ 
https://spiersboden.bandcamp.com
* Alex Sturbaum – ‟Stan Rogers / Calvin Payne’s Step Dance Tune / Hound’s Tune” – Atlantic Dreams (2021) – Seattle, Washington, USA – https://alexsturbaum.bandcamp.com
* Ried Kapo Ku – ‟Pua Pi Anuhea” – Eia Mai Ka La (2006) – Hawaii / California – https://jimkimowest.com 
https://jimkimowest.bandcamp.com 
Produced by Jim “Kimo” West  w/”Weird” Al Yankovic, acc
* Hailu Mergia – ‟Ambasel” – Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (2013) – Washington, DC, USA / Formerly, Ethiopia, East Africa – https://hailumergia.bandcamp.com

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 (coming up soon, Tues, Dec 7th!) Cheers & squeeze on!