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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-03-28: Women’s Music Bonus Week 5

March 29, 2018

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Bruce heard there was going to be a Women’s March and took it literally, programming each of our four episodes in the month of March 2018 — some four hours! — exclusively with music performed by the ladies of the accordion.  Last night’s episode was no exception.  (Well, actually I think that the Jerry Cans don’t properly belong on this playlist under that mandate, but… you can consider them the exception that proves the rule.)  Which under-represented group will we shine the spotlight on next?  (Traditionally we’ve achieved this with our member drive specials on fellow traveler underdog instruments such as banjo or bagpipes, but there are perhaps bigger systemic injustices to address in society beyond what one can hope to achieve with two hours of ukulele music on the radio.)

But I digress!  You can enjoy listening to last night’s hour-long broadcast by clicking here for our growing collection of digital audio recordings at the Internet Archive.  And if you need the deal sweetened, here’s a sneak preview (well, a preview of something that already aired, but probably is new to you, you know what I mean!) with the episode’s playlist:

* Katheryn Petersen – Accordion Noir Theme Song – (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – All parts were played by me on accordion, toy piano and squeeky chair and all the effects were done live with my pedals and not by robots or in post.
* The Creole Belles – Johnnie Billy Goat – Creole Belles (2008) – Bay Area, Ca. USA – http://www.creolebelles.com
* The Jerry Cans – Northern Lights – Inuusiq (2016) – Iqaluit, Ninuvet, Canada – http://thejerrycans.com/
* Ten Thousand Wolves – Ole Slew Foot – Ten Thousand Wolves: Johnny Horton Remix (2014) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tenthousandwolves.com/
* Ed Haley – Dora Dean – Forked Deer Vol.1 (1997) – Kentucky, USA – Martha Ella Trumbo, acc.
* June Tabor – The Great Valerio – Aleyn (1997) – Warwick, England, UK – http://www.junetabor.co.uk/
* Youssra El Hawary – Kollena Hannam Belleil – No’oum Nasyeen (2017) – Cairo, Egypt, North Africa – http://youssraelhawary.bandcamp.com
* angel corpus christi – I’m Set Free – Louie Louie (2003) – California, USA – http://www.angelcorpuschristi.com/
* Guro von Germeten – At the End of the Street – Bad Dreams and Good Nightmares (2010) – Norway – http://www.vongermeten.no/
* Scalene – Canny Hobbie Elliot / The Bonny Pit Laddie – Scalene (1998) – England, UK – http://www.fellside.com
* The McNulty Family – Dawn Of The Morning – Unknown Album (15/02/2010 10:47:27 AM) – USA / Ireland – Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/McnultyFamily_344
* Figgy Duff – Auntie Mary / Brother’s Jig – After The Tempest (1982) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.ambermusic.ca/artist_figgyduff.htm
* Nada Lewis With Panacea – Yanka Devoika – West Coast Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar 2010 (2009) – http://www.squeezeboxgoddess.com
* Myriam Alter – No Man’s Land – Crossways (2015) – Belgium – http://www.myriamalter.com Luciano Biondini, 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!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-03-28, Vagabond Opera Globe-Trottin’ Super-circle Bonus-time Mix

March 26, 2018

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As the oompah of time marches ever onward, our archival posts have brought us up to Accordion Noir Radio episode number 70, which we aired 10 years ago.  It’s your basic grab bag, but if there is any latent theme you can find some recurring appearances of cuts by Portland’s “Vagabond Opera” ensemble, now on hiatus since 2015.
At its original online home this slightly-oversized episode was enjoyed a whopping 16053 times — you can get your fill at its new online home over at the Internet Archive.  And here’s its playlist:

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Accordion Noir – Amsterdam Dub PRA – 2008
Sonny Landreth – Son of Native Stepson – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA – http://www.sonnylandreth.com/sonnyframes.html
Vagabond Opera – Hijazz – Vagabond Opera (2006) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.vagabondopera.com/
The Tom Fun Orchestra [the quiet start is them too, pretty cool] – Last of the Curious Thieves – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – http://www.tomfun.ca/wp/index.php
David P. Smith – Stefan Ganis – Cavalcade Of The Scars II “Through Our Own Eyes” (2008) – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – http://www.inflatableye.com
Tin Hat Trio – The Longest Night – Book Of Silk (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.tinhattrio.com/record_frm.html
Rock ‘n’ Noir PRA – for our April 18 “Rock ‘n’ Accordion” Special – 2008
The Deep Dark Woods – Journey Home – Hang Me, Oh Hang Me (2007) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/deepdarkwoods
Sarakina – Impromptu – Junctions-Sarakina (2004) – Poland, Balkans – http://sarakina.fm.interia.pl/
Dust Poets – Married a Magician – Lovesick Town (2006) – Manitoba, totally Canadian, eh. – http://www.dustpoets.com/
Kalei Dodson – El Aquacero – My First Recordings (2007) – Seguin, Texas, USA – kaleidodson@rock.com http://www.kaleidodson.com/index.html
Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – Valse Reggae – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – “There’s so much you can do with an accordion a tuba and a cello.” – http://www.homerecords.be/anglais/en_MFH/en_cinema.php
Vagabond Opera – Merci Django – Vagabond Opera (2006) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.vagabondopera.com/
Vancouver-Squeezebox-Circle – February 7, 2008, Spartacus Books, 319 E. Hastings, upstairs – Vancouver, BC, Canada: Natasha / Rowan – Little Boy Billie / (who was this last?)
Sivuca – Forró Em Timbaúba – Pau Doido (1992) – Brazil – http://sivuca.com.br/rede/ingles/menu.html (Check out the animated accordion-menu! Rock and Roll.)
Accordion Noir Historical PRA – 2008
Bowerbirds – In Our Talons – Hymns For A Dark Horse (2007) – Raleigh, North Carolina, USA – http://www.myspace.com/bowerbirds
Vagabond Opera – The Transformation into Marlene – Vagabond Opera (2006) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.vagabondopera.com/
Then Bruce talks too much over:
Henry Doktorski – Lido Tango – Vaudville Accordion Classics: The Complete Works of Guido Deiro, 1886-1950 (2003) – Oakdale, Pennsylvania, USA – http://www.henrydoktorski.com/
EGB Zondie & Sindane – Qalaza Angimboni – Squashbox: Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa Concertina, 1930-1965 (1996) – South Africa – This record is really cool, and woefully out of print. David Murray sent us a copy. (I just found a 2006 post where he was looking for a copy, so he must have found one and passed his good luck on to us!) Thank you again David!
Accordion Noir Africa PRA – for our April 11 “Accordion Africa!” Special, gonna be great! – 2008

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ps. This episode’s “cover” is from Vagabond Opera, who we did not get to see after all, but we hope you did!

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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-03-21: International Women’s Month Week 4

March 22, 2018

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“Bruce“, I says, “you mislabeled last week’s title.  You said it was International Women’s Accordion show number three, but IWD was just the week before — wouldn’t that make it number 2?”  “Nope — Sue Baines was week one.  We’re going for a whole month.”  “Ah… so that means… we aren’t going to play the exciting new developments from Weird Al Yankovic this week, then?” “Nope.”  Technically Sue’s episode was last month, in February, but am I really going to split hairs like some kind of accordion pedant?  (Not in regards to this very specific matter!)

In any case, what this amounts to is that we now have another great hour-long episode of woman-powered accordion music for you to enjoy, immortalized for your convenience into posterity as digital audio.  Now all you might need is its playlist:

* Gloria Deluxe – Peel Away The Layers – Accidental Nostalgia (2005) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – Cynthia Hopkins, acc. http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/
* Balún – El Espanto – Prisma Tropical (2018) – Brooklyn, New York / Puerto Rico, USA – http://www.balunonline.com/
* Solas – Pastures Of Plenty – Reunion – A Decade of Solas (2006) – USA / Ireland – http://www.solasmusic.com/
* Regina Carter – Blues de Basile – Southern Comfort (2014) – USA – reginacarter.com Will Holshouser, acc.
* Shawn Colvin – Change Is on the Way – All Fall Down (2012) – Carbondale, Illinois, USA (etc.) – http://www.shawncolvin.com/ john Deaderick, acc. (Bill Frisell is on a bunch of these too.)
* Anna Atkinson with David Occhipinti – Lovers – Sky Stacked Full (2016) – Toronto – Halifax, Ontario, Canada – http://www.AnnaAtkinson.ca
* Juliette Daum – Chaconne La Vie – Juliette’s Bachs of Truffles (2007) – France/Wisconsin – http://www.juliettedaum.com/
* Maria Kalaniemi & Sven Ahlbäck – Alli – Airbow = Luftstråk = Ilmajousi (2000) – Finland, Sweden – http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/
* Canailles – Breakers – Ronds-Points (2014) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://canailles.bandcamp.com
* Norma MacDonald – Cordelia – Morning You Wake (2011) – New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.normamacdonald.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. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-03-21: Vagabond Paradiso Scatter-Shot Warm-up

March 19, 2018

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From ten years ago, here’s Accordion Noir Radio episode number 69 (…nice!) out of the deep archives from way back on March 21st, 2008, framed as some sort of promotion of bandoneonist Douglas Schmidt’s Tango Paradiso ensemble, which despite being seemingly in torpor ten years on is still eminently worthwhile.  But I digress.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 13216 times and at its new online home, where you can enjoy it today… well, the sky’s the limit.  To enhance your historical enjoyment, here’s the full playlist of that recording (which, again, you can listen to today by clicking on the above links):

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin (?) – Label/Contact info:

Vagabond Opera – Camille’s Last Jump – Vagabond Opera (2006) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.vagabondopera.com/
Tango Paradiso (Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong) – Four Northern Seasons: Spring – Passion (2007) – British Columbia, Canada – http://www.tangoparadiso.com
Rowan Lipkovits (after Ewan MacColl) – Dirty Old Town – Vancouver, BC, Canada/Ireland
Olga Vogala – La Luna (Anne Niepold, diatonic acc) – Marcel (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/anglais/en_olla/en_marcel.php
Devotchka – Head Honcho – A Mad and Faithful Telling (2008) – Denver, Colorado, USA – http://www.devotchka.net/
Can.Ky.Ree – Galilea – East of Earshot – Chicago, Illinois, USA – http://www.myspace.com/cankyree
Rowan Lipkovits – Pauper’s Song (P. Pennefather) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Scarring Party (after L. Cohen) – Everybody Knows – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – http://www.scarringparty.com/
Les Cowboys Fringantes – Les Étoiles Filantes – La Grand-Messe – Quebec, Canada – http://www.cowboysfringants.com/
Patti Smith (after Neil Young) – Helpless (pretty!) – Twelve – http://www.pattismith.net/
Tango Paradiso – Four Northern Seasons: Winter – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tangoparadiso.com

And the full-podcast premier of our new Accordion Africa announcement! (That’s Régis Gizavo wailin’ there from “Mahavatse,” on his 1996 record Mikea. Amazing.)

Next week is the big Accordion Africa special, as part of Co-op Radio’s spring fund drive. We’re helping keep the media in the hands of real people, so we can provide space for shows like Accordion Noir. We cannot do it without your help! Please go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org and click on the subtle “Donate” link on top.

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 2018-03-14: International Women’s Day III

March 15, 2018

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I sat in with Bruce on the Accordion Noir radio program last night.  So, Bruce, are we going to play anything Irish for St. Patrick’s Day?  No — all-women playlist.  Well OK, but… isn’t that the theme we used last week also?  Shockingly, Bruce just didn’t care.  And it’s very true — historically our broadcasts have skewed to the dudely side of things, so one week isn’t much of a start to turn the ship around.  (Also, we play Celtic selections all year round, so it’s not like they’ve been omitted from the record.)  I’m not sure, but I suspect that he plans to air a third playlist much like these first two next week also!  Anyhow, if this sounds like a good thing to you (hint: it should), you can listen to it as digital audio.  But first — the playlist!

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* Black Prairie – Lord Of This World – We Can Sing! (2010) – Portland, Oregon – blackprairie.com
* Kaiku – Tieni Vie – (0) – Brasil / Finland / New York City – Brasil / Finland International Friendship Episode! (off Myspace) http://www.kaikumusic.com/
* Geneviève Laloy – “moi je le sais”,dit la sorcière ! – Si la terre… (2012) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/ Sophie Cavez, diatonic acc.
* Josh and Sara Sessions – Pessimist – Field Test (2016) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://fieldtest.bandcamp.com, http://www.saraciantar.com/
* Button & String – Everything I Own is Greasy – glorb-musik (2016) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://buttonandstring.bandcamp.com
* Anne Niepold – Volver – Terrain Vague (2011) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/
* Wendy McNeill – Such A Common Bird – Such A Common Bird (2004) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Babsley – Wedding – Yeldyrina Sloboda (2001) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* Jenny Vincent Trio – Mi Ranchito – Under The Western Sky (2006) – New Mexico, USA –
* Karen Street – Orange Grove – Finally, A Beginning (2011) – UK – http://www.KarenStreet.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. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-03-14: St. Patrick’s Day / Pan-Celtic / Time-Warp / Train-wreck

March 13, 2018

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At this time of year ten years ago, we aired Accordion Noir Radio episode number 68, a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day showcase of music from the traditional Celtic nations (uh, but primarily Ireland) — at its original online home it eventually accumulated some 10414 listens, but you can keep on enjoying this dyed-in-the-green recording over at its new online home for this St. Paddy’s and many more to come!  Here’s its playlist:

Celtic Artist — Celtic Song – Celtic Album (date) – Celtic Origin (?) – Celtic Label/Contact info:

Danu’ – Old Ruined Cottage In The Glen/Morning Dew/Think Before You Think Before You Speak – Think Before You Think (2000) – Rinn/Ring, Co. Waterford, Ireland – http://www.danu.net
The Pogues – Sit Down By The Fire – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland – http://www.pogues.com/
John J. Kimmel – Medley of Irish Reels – Edison Standard Record: 10284 (1909) – UCSB Cylinder Digitization Project: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/
[John J. Kimmel (1866-1942) was nicknamed “The Irish Dutchman” — despite his being a Brooklyn native of German parentage. He was the first accordionist to make commercial records in the United States. Kimmel was also a saloon-keeper, although his last establishment, “The Accordion,” folded due to Prohibition.]
The Dreadnoughts – Fire Marshall Willie – The Dreadnoughts (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/vancitydreadnoughts
Salsa Celtica – El Capitain – The Great Scottish Latin Adventure (2000) – Scotland! – http://www.salsaceltica.com/music_greatscottish.html
The Flannigan Brothers – The Rights of Man / Exhibition Hornpipe (1929) – Global Accordion/Early Recordings – Ireland – http://www.wergo.de
Sharon Shannon – Tickle Her Leg – Sharon Shannon (1993) – County Clare, Ireland – http://www.daisydiscs.com/ss/
Cherry Cokes – Oblivious – Rouse Up (2005) – Tokyo, Japan – http://www.thecherrycokes.com
Motion Trio – Scotsman – Pictures from the Street (2004) – Poland – http://www.motion-trio.art.pl/a2Home.htmlPolish
Rowan Lipkovits – The Tinker of Rye – Live on Co-op Radio!
Tony Mac Mahon – The Dear Irish Boy – Planet Squeezebox (3 CD anthology, 1995) – (Out of print, look online! Great stuff.)
Bob Dalrymple & David – Brig O’ Perth – Inverness Gathering – Squeeze Play–World Accordion (1933) – Glasgow, Scotland – http://www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
Tony O’Leary – Cooleys Reel / Merry Blacksmith – Pump the Box (2007) – Western Bay, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.tonyolearymusic.ca
Mchardy and Hosie – Miss Jesse Smith / the Kirrie Kebbuck – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1942) – Glasgow? Scotland – http://www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
Flogging Molly – Between a Man and a Woman – Float (2007) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.floggingmolly.com/
Danielle Martineu – Le scottish de Grosse-Île/Ruisseau d’avril – Les Secrets du Vent (2004) – Canada – http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679
Chris Sherburn & Danny Bartley – Cleveland Park / Tamlyn’s / The Buck of Oranmore / Bunker Hill – Last Night’s Fun (1995) – Ireland, Yorkshire, Scotland – http://www.lastnightsfun.com/
Sharon Shannon & Steve Earle – The Galway Girl – The Diamond Mountain Sessions (2001) – County Clare, Ireland / New York City, USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Shannon
Cherry Cokes – Medley of Traditional Songs – (Same as above, swiped off Myspace, just for you.)

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ps. This episodes “cover” is… An “Irish” Green 1910 Edison Amberol Cylinder Record.
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/history-amberol.php

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!

Alice Hall is on Wikipedia!

March 11, 2018

For International Women’s Day 2018 I participated in the efforts to Feminize Wikipedia by increasing the ratio of Women’s articles by one. Jazz accordion icon Alice Hall is up and approved for all to edit as they see fit!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Hall

Most of the material is from the Accordion Revolution book I’m final editing now. I left out the story of Alice beating up a mugger when she had a broken arm, so that’s one you have to read when I finish.

Video documentary of my effort is up on my Patreon page.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/17491807