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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-11-04: Ana Bon-Bon live at the Virtual Accordion Noir Festival

November 6, 2020

We pondered long and hard how to best dovetail the live music world of our annual festival with the socially distanced world of Pandemic Planet, 2020. With all the emphasis on digital streaming, it occurred to us that as decade+ veterans of radio broadcasting… we were already old hands at finding ways into people’s eardrums without breathing the same air as them! Thus it would make a whole lot of sense to even ceremonially mount at least one small part of our festival from our home away from home at the CFRO radio station ( — albeit a home we hadn’t set foot in for the past eight months, due to pandemic precautions.)

Our longstanding friend and local inspiration Ana Bonbon made sense to kick things off in style with, and after hosting her for an hour, playing songs for our listeners (and the viewers of our videostreams on Facebook and Instagram!) and answering penetrating interview questions, we threw on a supplementary hour previewing the hoped participants of our following, purely digital, festival events. (And while the songs were playing, we quickly recorded the introduction blurbs for yesterday’s MacLean Park Music highlights reel 8) Speaking of purely digital events — if you haven’t yet been notified of the availability of this double-length episode by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you can always of course simply download it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. In any case — here’s its playlist!

  • Ana Bonbon – Bathtime (Ana Bon-Bon Theme Song) – Live from CFRO (2020)
  • Ana Bonbon – I’d Rather be Lonely than Blue – Live from CFRO (2020)
  • Ana Bonbon – I’m A Woodchopper – Live from CFRO (2020)
  • Ana Bonbon – Icarus – Live from CFRO (2020)
  • Ana Bonbon – Heartache- Live from CFRO (2020)
  • Ana Bonbon – Feel Like a Train – Live from CFRO (2020)
  • Ana Bonbon – Let The Bon-Bon Temps Roulez – Live from CFRO (2020)
  • Geoff Berner – Es Brent – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
  • Swank! (With Ana Bon-Bon!) – A Fiery Pit – Campfire Psalms (2008) – Canada – http://www.anabonbon.com
  • T.C. Costello – I Will Crumble Your Dreams – Shortly Thereafter (2014) – – http://tccostello.bandcamp.com
  • Jack Garton – Please stop getting drunk and sending e-mails to my wife – Live on Sound Resistance! (2013) – Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada – https://jackgarton.com
  • Renee de la Prade – Chocolate Jesus – Accordion Noir Live Guests 2012 (2012) – USA / Europe – http://www.squeezeboxgoddess.com
  • T.C. Costello – The Earth Shall Not Be Moved – 100 Years Ago (2015) – – http://www.tccostello.com http://tccostello.bandcamp.com
  • Sudanda – Track 08 – Demo (2007) – Darfur, Sudan, North-East Africa / vancouver, BC, Canada – https://jamesxgriffiths.wordpress.com
  • Grayson Walker – Cyclone EP version – (0) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://graysonwalker.ca/
  • Matt Dallow – Tailor Made Destination (Vic Thrill Edit) – Matt_Dallow-Tailor Made Destination (Vic Thrill Edit) (2019) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.facebook.com/mattdallowmusic (Matt plays accordion and theremin with the World Inferno Friendship Society)
  • Renee De La Prade – I Didn’t Know – Notes From Underground (2011) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.squeezeboxgoddess.com
  • Geoff Berner – Hustle Advisory – Canadiana Grotesquica (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.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 2010-11-03: Post-Halloween

November 2, 2020

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Here it is, episode 202 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio program.  This one has been pulled from our archives and revived for your enjoyment.  It dates to ten years ago, at which point it was also just after Hallowe’en.  (Funny how that works!)  But we still had a little spookiness left in our bones (the place in the body where all spookiness resides), hence this episode.  At its original online home it accumulated some 7402 listens, and you can continue enjoying listening to it today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-11-3, Post-Halloween

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Bruce Triggs – CFRO Co-op Radio 2010 AGM PRA – CFRO Radio PRAs (2010) – Edits from the Creaking Planks “Closer,” from the Vivo Sessions, 2008
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Carnivaleros – Lost In The Graveyard – Lost In The Graveyard (2006) – Tucson, AZ USA – http://www.carnivaleros.com/index.html
* Circus Contraption – Lucifer and Luminitsa – Grand American Traveling Dime Museum (2005) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.circuscontraption.com
* Tarantella – Dark Horse – Denver Squeeze (Esquelitos) (0) – Denver, Colorado, USA – http://www.myspace.com/tarantelladenver
* Tower Of Dudes / Accordion Noir – Tower of Dudes and Darlins! Stinger (not perfect) – (2010)
* The Tower of Dudes – Zombies – The Tower of Dudes (2008) – Prague, Czech Republic / Canada / USA / UK – http://www.tod.cz
http://www.myspace.com/thetowerofdudes
* Septimania – Dark At The Top Of The Stairs – Welcome To Septimania (2002) – ? Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) –
* That Damned Band – Blue Spirit Blues – That Damned Band (2007) – Xenia, Texas, USA – http://www.999eyes.com/
* Alexander Sevastian – S. Goubaidulina. De Profundis – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordions.com/sevastian/
* Blackbird Raum – Witches – Swidden (2008) – Santa Cruz, California, USA – http://www.anti-politics.net/raum/ http://www.blackpowderrecords.com/raum/
* The Decemberists – Eli, The Barrow Boy – Picaresque (2005) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Euphonia – I Crept Into The Crypt And Cried – The Old Jawbone (2009) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://www.sylviaherold.com
* Rowan – Science Fiction Double Feature – Rocky Horror Show (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Meatdraw – Black License Plates – Fin Du Monophone (2008) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.meatdraw.com
* David P. Smith – Ghost – Mantennae (2010) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.inflatableeye.com/music.html
* The Nevers – Soul Circus (mp3 version, 1:03-4:38) – Girls Rock Camp (extra-credit) (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – (they wrote this yesterday)

And for the cover image? The Nevers!

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http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

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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 (kicking off on this week’s episode of Accordion Noir, yow!), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (which meets at the Strathcona Ukrainian Hall tomorrow night!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-10-27: Theremin, Musical-Saw, Glass-Harmonica Noir

October 25, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s our extra-long (triple-length three-hour) Fall Member Drive episode #201 of CFRO’s weekly AccordionNoir program.  At this time we tried to turn over our member drive specials to other under-represented fellow “underdog” instruments who didn’t rate a specialty radio program of their own, so this time around Bruce semantically linked up the three similarly-sounding sources of DIY sonic sine waves: theremins, musical saws, and glass armonicas.  Joining us for one of its three hours was fabulous local theremin manipulator prOphecy sun, a local guest expert!  Sometimes the specialty content we offer up simply cannot be obtained elsewhere, as evidenced by the 9205 listens this episode tracked at its original online home.  You can enjoy listening to it today (all morning long, much to your co-workers’ delight!) courtesy of its new online home at the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

AccNoir-2010-10-27, Theremin, Musical-Saw, Glass-Harmonica Noir. Monster three hour playlist show, with special guest prOphecy Sun!

Big Thank You to member-drive supporters October 20 & 27th!
We helped the station raise $30,000.

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.

* William Zeitler – The Fixed Stars – The Frontier to the Beyond – Music of the Spheres (2003) – – http://www.glassarmonica.com
* Bernard Herrmann (composer) – The Day the Earth Stood Still – Prelude/Outer Space/Radar (Isolated soundtrack) – The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) – – violins, cellos, and basses (all three electric), two theremin electronic instruments (played by Dr. Samuel Hoffman and Paul Shure), two Hammond organs, a large studio electric organ, three vibraphones, two glockenspiels,(more filed in “lyrics”)
* Nathan – Sophie’s Waltz – Key Principles (2007) – Winnipeg, Canada – http://www.nathanmusic.ca/homepage.html
* Kathryn Calder – Arrow – Are You My Mother? (2010) – BC, Canada – Lily Fawn, musical saw. http://www.lilyfawnmusic.com/ http://kathryncalder.ca/
* Thomas Bloch – Cold Song – Missa Cantate – Works for male soprano, rare instruments and orchestra (2011) – Paris, France – (composed in 2009) http://www.naxos.com/ (Missa Cantate – Works for male soprano, rare instruments and orchestra) male soprano (7 parts) : Joerg Waschinski / cristal Baschet, waterphone : Thomas Bloch http://www.thomasbloch.net
* mama! milk – rosa mundi – Fragrance of Notes (2008) – Kyoto, Japan – http://www.mamamilk.net/
* Prima Donkey – Who’s To Say? Part 1 – Prima Donkey’s Rhythme Exotique (2006) – Belgium – http://www.donkeydiesel.be/
* Lufa-Lufa – Boulevard – Foledad (2010) – Portugal – Ricardo Rocha: G/C diatonic accordion / Carlos Adolfo: Melodica, glasses, glockenspiel – http://www.alufacontinua.blogspot.com/
* Weird Looking Thing – The Thing from Another World (1955)
* Dimitri Tiomkin (composer) – The Thing from Another World, Isolated Music Soundtrack – The Thing from Another World (1955) – This is probably one of the most iconic scenes in science-fiction movie history: the discovery and “explosive digging” of the flying saucer in Christian Nyby’s “The thing from another world” (1951). Produced by legendary producer Howard Hawks.
* Armen Ra – Keler Tsoler – Plays the Theremin (2010) – Persian-Armenian, Los Angeles, California, USA – (mixed by Jack Atlantis) http://www.armenra.com
* Djin Teeth (Fangs) – Abandonment Of The Shipyard – Auntie Eunice’s Unmentionables (2004) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.myspace.com/djinteethfangs http://www.pukekos.org/2008/04/djin-teeth-fangs.html
* Natalia Paruz (the Saw Lady) / Scott Munson (Piano – Mary Bopp) – Air on the G string – I Saw The Future – New York City, New York State, USA – Available for download from http://www.SawLady.com
* Armen Ra – Dle Yaman – Plays the Theremin (2010) – Persian-Armenian, Los Angeles, California, USA – (mixed by Jack Atlantis. Doesn’t that sound like a person singing?) http://www.armenra.com
* prOphecy Sun Live in the Studio on theremin-o-rama! – track name: What Did You Say – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – myspace.com/prophecysun
* Tom Waits – Fawn – Version made for the movie “Yes” by Sally Potter – Thomas Bloch, cristal Baschet and ondes Martenot / Fred Frith, electric guitar
* Dandelion Junk Queens – Halloween – Black Hearts and Red Balloons – Bellingham, WA, USA – http://www.dandelionjunkqueens.tk/
* Circus Contraption – If I Told You Once – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.circuscontraption.com/
* Corbin Murdoch And The Nautical Miles – Your Bird Song – Tell Me Again How This Place Got Its Name (2006) – East Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.corbinmurdoch.com/
* Anna Netrebko; Claudio Abbado: Mahler Chamber Orchestra – Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor – O Giusto Cielo! – Sempre Libera (2004) – Sascha Reckert, Verrophone (an instrument he invented himself!)
* Kugelplex – Dem Trisker Rebn’s Khusid – Ceçi N’Est Pas Klezmer (2004) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.kugelplex.com/
* The Creaking Planks – Moscow Nights – unreleased (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://creakingplanks.com/
* William Zeitler – Venus – The Sphere of Love – Music of the Spheres (2003) – – http://www.glassarmonica.com
* Natalia Paruz / the Saw-Lady – Lame Sonore-Scott Munson Composer – AmeriKlectic (2010) – New York City, New York State, USA – Available for download from http://www.SawLady.com
* Lily Fawn – Deep In The Woods – Lullaby Album: Brightest, Darkest (2008) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.lilyfawnmusic.com/
* Thomas Bloch – Christ Hall Blues – Missa Cantate – Works for male soprano, rare instruments and orchestra (2011) – Paris, France – http://www.naxos.com/ (Missa Cantate – Works for male soprano, rare instruments and orchestra) male soprano (12 voices) : Joerg Waschinski / glass harmonica, cristal Baschet, ondes Martenot, bells : Thomas Bloch / musical saw : David Coulter
* Madagascar – Our First Communist Psychic Researcher – Forced March (2005) – Baltimore, Maryland, USA – http://www.wearemadagascar.com
* Fishtank – Itty Bitty Snitty Little Frenchman – Super Raoul (2005) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.fishtankensemble.com/
* Armen Ra – Crane – Plays the Theremin (2010) – Persian-Armenian, Los Angeles, California, USA – (mixed by Jack Atlantis) http://www.armenra.com
* Thomas Bloch / Mozart – Adagio in C Minor, K617 – Music for glassharmonica / Thomas Bloch (2001) – Paris, France – http://www.naxos.com/ (ref. : Naxos 8.555295) glass harmonica : Thomas Bloch / flute : Philippe Bernold / oboe : Maurice Bourgue / viola and cello : members of Rosamonde Quartet http://www.thomasbloch.net
* Asylum Street Spankers – Think About Your Troubles – Mommy Says No! (2006) – Austin, Texas – Originally from the odd kids’ cartoon “The Point!” by the great Harry Nilsson. (Get the Ringo Starr version.) – http://www.asylumstreetspankers.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Point!
* Lily Fawn – Into The Holes – Lullaby Album: Brightest, Darkest (2008) – Victoria, BC, Canada – http://www.lilyfawnmusic.com/
* Nathan – The Wind – Key Principles (2007) – Winnipeg, Canada – http://www.nathanmusic.ca/
* Natalia Paruz / the Saw-Lady (Scott Munson Composer) – Bend – I Saw The Future (2010) – New York City, New York State, USA – This piece was premiered at the NYC Musical Saw Festival 2009 (the same festival where the Guinness World Record was established for ‘Largest Musical Saw Ensemble’ with 53 sawists playing together). Available for download from http://www.SawLady.com
* Aurélia – Les écluses – Hypnogol, Journal d’un capitaine (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/
* The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations – 20 Good Vibrations – Greatest Hits (1966) – partial creators of “Southern California, USA” – The Electro-Theremin, often called the Tannerin, was developed by trombonist Paul Tanner and amateur inventor Bob Whitsell in the late 1950s to produce a sound to mimic that of the theremin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro-theremin
* Orpheum Bell – What If No Sparrow Fell – Pearls (2009) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – http://www.myspace.com/orpheumbell http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=54361
* Rob Schwimmer, Uri Caine & Mark Feldman – Waltz For Clara – Theremin Noir (2000) – http://www.polygraphlounge.com/Rob/thereminnoir.html
* prOphecy Sun and Tyranahorse – Margaret Final Master – ghostwolfmotherhawk: prairieunicornlionlioness – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – (This is a special pod-cast only track I forgot to play the night of the show. Exclusively edited into the past for you here!) – myspace.com/prophecysun
* The God Box – Glass Harmonica – Aaahh! – http://www.shinygnomes.com/familybands_thegodbox.html
* Thomas Cartwright and the Boys – Watermelon Is Spoiling On The Vine – Bahamas Islands Of Song (1995) – http://www.folkways.si.edu
* Ed Moxey’s Rake ‘n Scrape – The Timestable – Bahamas Islands Of Song (1995) – Ragged Island and Cat Island, the Bahamas – http://www.folkways.si.edu
* Thomas Bloch – Sancta Maria – Missa Cantate – Works for male soprano, rare instruments and orchestra (2011) – Paris, France – (Composed in 1998) http://www.naxos.com/ (Missa Cantate – Works for male soprano, rare instruments and orchestra) male soprano (4 parts) : Joerg Waschinski / glass harmonica, cristal Baschet, keyboards, crystal bells : Thomas Bloch thomasbloch.net
* Sascha Reckert, Glass Harmonica. Karoline Eichhorn, rezitation; Claudio Abbado: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven: Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96 – Du, Dem Sie Dewunden – Beethoven: Incidental Music – Die Weihe Des Hauses, Leonore Prohaska (1996) – Music for Friedrich Dunker’s play “Leonore Prohaska:” A young woman from Potsdam, disguised as a man, fights with volunteer riflemen in the Wars of Liberation before falling in battle in 1813. http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/

(I gotta say, if this isn’t the largest collection of glass harmonica, theremin, and musical saw music ever gathered in one place, then the world is a stranger place than I thought.)

And for the cover image? prOphecy Sun with her Theremin and our Co-op Radio fund-drive thermometer heading for the sky! Thanks for joining us! http://www.myspace.com/prophecysun

MUSICIANS WHO SENT US STUFF FOR THIS EPISODE:
(PLEASE SUPPORT THEM!)

Natilia Paruz is worthy of the fandom she’s earned from the hundreds of thousands of people who’ve heard her in the subways of New York. I wish we had the audience she does! http://www.SawLady.com

Thomas Bloch from Paris, France: plays glass harmonica, theremin (cello), the ondes martinet (read about this theremin-ish instrument on his site), cristal Baschet, waterphone, and I bet he could whip out a number or two on the saw if you asked. His website is a great tour of the rarer ends of the instrumental spectrum: http://www.thomasbloch.net
Thomas wrote to correct us – it’s the “ondes Martinot,” not martinet, “except if you are masochist – this last word means whip in french”!)

Armen Ra (Persian-Armenian, Hollywood, Californian) sent us amazingly lovely theremin music, playing like none I’ve ever heard, recommended by our friend Baby Dee earlier this year. Thank you both! (I fear some of this got distorted by my clumsiness at the board. You must get the record now!) http://www.armenra.com

William Zeitler sent us these wonderful modern and historical glass harmonica pieces. Truly a master, and he has a great site about various glass instruments. http://www.glassarmonica.com

You should read Louise Marley’s great book, The Glass Harmonica (2001). It’s a young-adult historical novel about a girl who plays Ben Franklin’s instrument for him. I want to read more by her: http://www.louisemarley.com/as/louise-marley/the-glass-harmonica/

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Get all your Vancouver Area accordion-festival 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!

The Night the Drone Stood Still: Promo for this Wed, Oct 28, 9pm–Midnight

October 24, 2020

Did you see our big Night The Drone Stood Still show is this Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 9pm to Midnight on Accordion Noir Radio?

Fundraiser for our broadcast mother-ship Co-op Radio! 💸

Our sister-show Soundscape (right before we broadcast every Wednesday) & Accordion Noir are teaming up to raise some funds and an avant-garde ruckus.

Three hours of alternative and experimental accordion, focusing on the long tones and meditative—and sometimes intense—resonances so richly produced by hundreds of liberated free reeds. 🪗

It will feature electronic-music icons like Pauline Oliveros, and the tradition-wrenching folk music of Dublin, Ireland’s Lankum.

Setting in motion bellows of flowing air in these marvelous squeeze boxes, an evening that will rock your aural world.

Tune in Oct 28, 9 PM – Midnight, to 100.5 FM in Vancouver, or subscribe and listen to the Accordion Noir Podcasts: Apple or Android, or at the Soundscape site.

Donate at http://CoopRadio.org 💸

Images in the promo video are by Vancouver photographer Meagan Carsience. They are all produced live and in-camera, mostly at night, through customized-improvisational lens manipulation. There’s no digital alteration afterwards. It’s pretty awesome. Her social media feeds of new images are amazing. Follow her, sign her up for your fancy gallery, she deserves to be famous and everything. 🤩

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-10-21: Hand-Pumped Throbbing Organ of Love

October 22, 2020
AccNoir 2020-10-21

Cheerful bantering in #AccordionTwitter about the desperate excesses of advertising copy in the failing final years of the Golden Age of the Accordion (the specimen quoted above is, apparently, doctored) led to this week’s double-length(+), member drive fundraiser “love songs” special episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast / podcast. If you haven’t yet been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you can listen to it now courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its “epic” playlist:

AccNoir-2020-10-21, Hand-Pumped Throbbing Organ of Love
(Fall Co-op Radio 2-hour fund-raiser episode!)

From Bruce:

In the broadcast I rudely talked over the Emeralds’ track “Dancing With You” twice since I repeated it accidentally. I replaced the second one here with “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?”

Also note, as a bonus for podcast listeners: at the end I added on here the tracks I talked over, without me talking over them again.

Finally, “Songs I talked over” podcast bonus add-on at the end:
(Test out your Hi-FI set or wear headphones with the Three Suns especially)

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 2010-10-20: Accordion Italiano with Linda Bull!

October 19, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s the CFRO Co-Op Community Radio double-length (two-hour!) 200th Episode Extravaganza of Accordion Noir, featuring special guest Linda Bull, the then-host of CiTR’s “Give ‘Em the Boot!” Italian music radio program.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 7814 times, and you can continue enjoying listening to it today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-10-20, Accordion Italiano extra-long Special, with guest-expert Linda Bull!

Big Thank You to member-drive supporters!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Filippo Gambetta – Pippi – Andirivieni – Genova, Liguria – http://www.filippogambetta.com
* Daniele di Bonaventua – Graduale – Suite per Bandoneon e Orchestra (il manifesto) – Fermo, Le Marche – http://www.danieledibonaventura.com
*Pièrre Imbert (with Riccardo Tesi on accordion) – Penombre – L’Age de Pierre: Croisière (2004, Cordes productions)
* Riccardo Tesi – Accorsa – PresenteRemoto (Felmay) – Pistoia, Toscana – http://www.riccardotesi.com
* Franca Masu – Tria la Vida – Aquamare (2006 Felmay) – Alghero, Sardegna – http://www.francamasu.it
* Baraban – Ballo del curioso accidente – Bar Italia: musica organetto dall’Italia (2000, Nascente GB) – http://www.baraban.it
* Nicola Genovese (Simone Zanchini playing accordion) – Tango Luna – Strano Posto (2001) – Lucania/Firenze – http://www.nicolagenovese.com
* Simone Guiducci Gramelot Ensemble (Fausto Beccalossi on accordion) – L’alba del bambino – Cantador (2000 Felmay) – Mantova: http://www.myspace.com/simonguiducci
* Simone Guiducci – Gramelot In 6/8 – Chorale (2002) – Mantova – http://www.myspace.com/simonguiducci
* Bevano Est – Vlad – ludla (1998) – Emilia Romagna – http://www.bevanoest.com
* Ghetonia – Artigiana – Riza (2009, IRMA Records) – Puglia – http://www.myspace.com/ghetonia
* Acquaragia Drom – Ussa Sa – Zingari (1995) – acquaragiadrom.it
* Michael Occhipinti – Jolla – The Sicilian Jazz Project (2008) – http://www.michaelocchipinti.com
* Daniele di Bonaventura – Preghiera – Suite per Bandoneon e Orchestra (il manifesto) – Fermo, Le Marche – http://www.danieledibonaventura.com
* G. Gangone – Dormi E Riposa – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1932) – New York, USA, Italy/Italian – http://www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
* Totore Chessa – Organittos (Danza/Passu Torrau) – Organittos (1996) – Sardinia
* Orlando Mascia – a Mamoiada – a s’antiga (2005) – Maracalagonis, Sardinia – http://www.furias.it
* D’Elia – Tarantella Teggianese – Squeeze Play-World Accordion (1932) – New York, USA / Italy – http://www.rounderstore.com/ product.asp?P=1166110902
* Li Sounalhe – La Palud – il viadjo (2004, RadiciMusic Records) – http://www.radicimusic.com/store/it/spec.html?codice=RM425
* La Brigata Garibaldi (that’s the song title) – la Resistenza, Cori e Canti dei Partigiani Italiani (1970, that’s the album, on the Signal label) – We don’t know anything else about this record, except it has Mussolini hanging on the cover.
* Pasquale Lorello – Jealousy – Classical Music: My True Passion (2003) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://accordionintoronto.com/index.htm
* Teodoro Anzellotti, Akkordeon – Froberger: Lamentation Sur Ce, Que J’ay Été Volé – Chanson Discrète (2007) – Italy – http://www.anzellotti.de
* Fiamma Fumana – Bella Ciao – Home (2003) – Emilia Romagna, Italy – http://www.fiamma.org

(Sorry about any distortion on any of this show, not sure what happened there.)

For the cover image? Many, many accordions are made in Italy like this music.

Test Drum


(Nice site.)

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-10-14: Andre Thierry’s October Interview!

October 15, 2020
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Last night’s hour-long episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast has a focus on zydeco musician Andre Thierry, who we had the fortune to air an interview with courtesy of “Accordion Noir’s foreign-correspondent-for-a-day Tom Brouns” in Berkeley, California, USA on Oct 1st.  If you haven’t yet been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you can listen to it now courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

Andre Thierry’s October 17 big online show:
10:30 to noon (multiple artists, not just him)
https://www.youtube.com/user/richmondmainstreet
https://www.facebook.com/richmondmainstreet
https://www.instagram.com/richmondmainstreetca/

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!

Gary Newman’s “Cars”
by Pandemic Date Night (Kate, Logan and the Bambina on Tamborina)
Featured on Accordion Noir this episode!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-10-13: Pre-Fund-Drivin’

October 13, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 199 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast, where we were talking about their Fall member drive — a perennial fundraising initiative that is also kicking off this month in the year 2020.  In case you’d like to help support us and our parent radio station, you can find the details here.  But I digress.  At its original online home, this recording logged some 7561 listens, and you can continue enjoying it today and into the future as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-10-13, Pre Fund-Drive Drivin’

Big Thank You to member-drive supporters October 20 & 27th!
We helped the station raise $30,000.

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Happy Johnny And Family – Leather Breeches – Fonotone Records, Frederick, Maryland [Disc 4]: Basement Blues (1963) – “One of the oldest Celtic fiddle tunes to burrow its way into the Southern Appalachian Highlands…the song continues to defy oblivion with each new generation of old time music enthusiasts.” – Dust-to-Digital, PO Box 54743, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308-4743
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! – http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Those Darn Accordions – Hungover In Clover – Lawnball (2004) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/index.htm
* I Is For Ida – Foreheads – Storybook (2009) – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – http://www.myspace.com/isforida
* Gordon Fleming – Scrapple From The Apple – According To Gordie (2004) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
* Accordeon Mélancolique – Quinta Anauco – Parade Des Poules (2003) – The Netherlands – http://www.accordeonmelancolique.com
* The Thin Man – Don’t Look Back – Spectres (2008) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – www. thinmansongs.com
* Pesado – Julieta y El General – Defendiendo El Honor (2008) – Monterrey, Nuevo León, México – pesado.com.mx
* Joanna Moon – Bon Voyage ‘Pa – Vagabunda (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.joanna-moon.com
* Jason Webley – Train Tracks – Counterpoint (2002) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/
* Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana – Justin – Thapsos (2000) – Tuscany, Italy – http://www.riccardotesi.com/
* Po’ Girl – Le Partisan – Live (2009) – “All over Canada” – http://www.pogirl.net/
* Brown Ale – The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff – Eponymous (2010) – Brampton, Ontario, Canada – http://www.brownalemusic.ca

For the cover image? Joe Bussard’s Fonotone Records 4 CD compilation, packed in a cigar-box with postcards, record-lables, and a bottle opener! http://www.dust-digital.com/fonotone.htm

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

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 2020-10-07: I Just Don’t Know

October 8, 2020
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Another week, another episode of CFRO’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir alt-squeezebox radio broadcast / podcast. Bruce likes to pitch me curveballs in trying to glean what a given episode’s theme is, but judging by the title he provided, even he was a little unclear this time around. Seems that its closing act builds to a majestic climax of free reed gospel! If you haven’t yet been notified by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you can listen to it now courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2020-10-07, I Just Don’t Know

  • Geoff Berner – Dance And Celebrate – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
  • Yiddish Glory – Anna Shternshis talks about “I Am A Typhus Louse” – (2020) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.yiddishglory.com
  • Yiddish Glory – I Am A Typhus Louse – (2020) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.yiddishglory.com Drew Jurecka, Bandoneon
written in 1942, recorded in 2020!
  • The Almanac Singers – Round and Round Hitler’s Grave – Talking Union: Original 2941-1942 Recordings (1942) – New York City, NY, USA – From “Dear Mr. President,” Keynote Album K-111. Pete Seeger, Millard Lampell, Arthur Stern, Agnes ‘Sis’ Cunningham, Bess Lomax Hawes, Baldwin ‘Butch’ Hawes.
  • Blackbird Raum – Still Sick (Years After The Draft) – Swidden (2008) – Santa Cruz, California, USA – http://www.anti-politics.net/raum/ http://www.blackpowderrecords.com/raum/
  • Spektrum Lab – Barcelona – Outside the Box (2009) – Canada – http://web.mac.com/limbery/Lens_Page/Spektrum_Lab.html
  • The Outside Track – Belladrum Outhouse – Curious Things Given Wings (2010) – Cape Breton Island, Canada – Fiona Black, acc. http://www.theOutsideTrack.com
  • DJ JEDY & Artem Nyzhnyk – Towards the Moon – Radiobayan project (2009) – Russia – http://www.nyzhnyk.com
  • Martin Green – The Tup – Featuring Yasaman Najmeddin – The Portal (Music from the Podcast) (2020) – Uk – http://www.martingreenmusic.co.uk
  • Texas Jim Lewis – The Gospel Ship – MacGregor 2475 – USA – (sorry this is such a bad copy)
  • The Dinning Sisters – The Gospel Cannonball – Sweethearts of Sun Bonnet Swing – Oklahoma/Chicago, USA – http://www.dagmar-anita-binge.de/ Featured on the WLS National Barn Dance
  • Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown – Pilgrim Land – The Music of the Rev. Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown (Philo 1019) (1975) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.iambaybie.com
  • Clarence Clay & William Scott – Wait ‘Til I Put On My Robe – Standing On The Highway (1961) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (out of print?) wwww.hightone.com http://www.shoutfactory.com
  • The Gospel Four – His Wonderful Life – The Ferrum College collection, Digital Library of Appalachia – Pulaski, Virginia, USA – http://dla.acaweb.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/Ferrum (1950s-1960s, Doo-Wop Rock ‘n’ Roll Harmonies)
  • The Negro Problem – Submarine Down – Post Minstrel Syndrome (2009) – Los Angeles, California, USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stew_(musician) Jill Meschke, electric 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 2010-10-06: Sepiachord!

October 5, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 198 of Accordion Noir radio, featuring our standard nutty melange — at a glance, directing you through Western Swing, sea shanties, and French-Canadian Scottish music via a detour through Bosnia and Russia.  For you, a world tour!  For us… just another episode on the air!  At its original online home, it accumulated some 6597 listens… going forward you can continue enjoying listening to it at its new online home courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-10-06, Sepiachord and New Stuff!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Joseph Macerollo – Earth Cycles: II – New Moon – Persuasion . The Contemporary Accordion (1996) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://josephmacerollo.com/index.htm
* Danielle Martineau – Le scottish de Grosse-Île/Ruisseau d’avril – Les secrets du vent (2004) – Canada – http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679
* Girls Girls Girls – A Seafaring Song – Hello Sailor..! (2010) – UK – http://www.GirlsGirlsGirlsband.co.uk
* The Magnificent Seven – The Last Waltz – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – Örebro / With roots in Roslagen, Sweden – Myspace.com/themagnificent7even
* Rhubarb Whiskey – Lilacs From Canada – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – San Francisco, Republic of California – http://www.rhubarbwhiskey.com/ http://www.sepiachord.com/
* Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band – Kibosh On Your Scene – The Sepiachord Passport (2010) – Empire of the United States, and the Protectorate of Mexico – http://www.sepiachord.com/ http://www.ensmb.com/index.html
* UpSouth Twisters – It’s A Cryin Shame – The UpSouth Twisters (2008) – PALISADES, New York, USA – http://www.myspace.com/lucky7zydeco
* Spade Cooley & His Orchestra – Oklahoma Stomp (1946) – Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing, Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] – http://www.propermusic.com/ (worth it, if you can get them outside of Europe.)
* Iva Nova – Сон колхозника (The Dream of a Farmer) – Chemodan (suitcase) (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://www.morezvukov.nl/ivanova.html
* Amira – Kaleš Bre Ando – Zumra (2010) – Bosnia – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIqweoSsswY
* Ifny – Ifny Stinger – Stinger (2010) – http://pedalrevolutionary.blogspot.com/
* Shelley O’Brien – My Velocipede – You, Me and the Birds (2008) – Vancouver / Toronto, Yukon Territory, Canada – http://www.shelleyobrien.ca
* Beirut – Cliquot – The Flying Club Cup (2007) – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – http://www.beirutband.com/
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (medium version, 1:47) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf

This episode’s cover is remarkably similar to the splash-page on Shelley O’Brien’s current website which photo was surprisingly taken outside my building in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (We own a whole building to keep our accordion collection in.) I don’t know who those weird kids are, but one is wearing a large tube-thing. Little did Shelley know she was passing four-floors below Accordion Noir’s co-headquarters! Anybody else who wants to have an album-cover here is welcome to drop by. – Bruce

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

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 (now moved both time and place, to the first Tuesday of every month — tomorrow! — at the Ukrainian Hall in Strathcona.) Cheers & squeeze on!