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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-06-25: Car-Free Accordion Grrls

June 25, 2020
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You may have heard us making noise about our virtual video-streaming stage at this year’s socially-distanced online incarnation of the Car-Free Main Street Festival.  It all came together literally at the last minute, and even if not entirely as billed — was still a swell gathering of Canadian accordion talent!  I don’t know if you managed to catch the set, but if not, you still have a chance to experience it in a sense — we captured some of the audio from the performances by Dawn Zoe Simpson, Maria Dunn, Ingrid Gatin and Story, and built this week’s episode of our radio program around them!  (Hmm, actually, it appears that the Facebook video stream is still accessible, but it won’t be staying that way for too long, so watch it while you can!)  If you’re not already subscribed to our weekly broadcast through your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

* Dawn Zoe Simpson – Here For You (intro and land acknowledgment) – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.carfreevancouver.org
* Dawn Zoe Simpson – Only If You Want To – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.carfreevancouver.org
* Dawn Zoe Simpson – Spacious – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.carfreevancouver.org
* Maria Dunn – Signal Hill (with spoken intro) – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com
* Maria Dunn – Malala (with spoken intro and outro) – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com
* Ingrid Gatin – How Did I Get So – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – https://ingridgatin.bandcamp.com
* Ingrid Gatin – Little Bit – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – https://ingridgatin.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/ingridgatin/
* Ingrid Gatin – Lose – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – https://ingridgatin.bandcamp.com
* Story – The City – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Prince Edward Island, Canada – http://www.carfreevancouver.org http://www.instagram.com/storyallegory
* Story – If I Believe In God – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Prince Edward Island, Canada – http://www.carfreevancouver.org http://www.instagram.com/storyallegory
* Story – 401 – Car Free Day Vancouver, Accordion Noir Stage 2020 (2020) – Prince Edward Island, Canada – http://www.carfreevancouver.org http://www.instagram.com/storyallegory

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 (up next on July 2nd at MacLean Park!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-06-16: Martha Wainwright’s Edith Piaf Without Her Accordeoniste

June 22, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode number 183 of Accordion Noir radio, our usual heady mix of styles and genres (Persia… check!  Bluegrass… check!  Congo… check!) from disparate places and eras.  At its original online home, it was clocked at 7573 listens, and going forward you can enjoy listening to it via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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

* 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

* Levon Helm – Stuff You Gotta Watch (Brian Mitchell, Accordion) – Electric Dirt (2009) – Woodstock, New York, USA – http://www.levonhelm.com/

* Track 20 – Mehdi’s Persian record #2, From our Co-op Radio friends on the Persian radio show, Pazhvak (echo in Farsi), http://www.coopradio.org/content/pazhvak – Iran – I wish I had more info on these. We hope to do a show of “Middle Eastern” music this summer. I’ll have more data by then.

* Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, which included Sally Ann Forrester on accordion! – Kentucky Waltz (1945) – The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys: 1945-1949 [Disc 1]

* Fataki Camille – Caroline – Roots Of Rumba Rock, Vol. 2 – 1954-55 – Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa – http://www.Crammed.be
[Please go to http://www.enoughproject.com/ to help support an end to the horrific conflict in the Congo, where more women and girls are raped than anywhere in the world, and hundreds of thousands have been killed. And if you buy a new computer or cellphone, donate a matching percentage (10% ? or 100% ?) to ending the war fuelled by our electronics industries. Please let this beautiful music inspire us.]

* Jay Aymar – Easy Street – Halfway Home (2010) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.jayaymar.com

* Christa Couture – Sweetheart (Tyson Naylor, acc.) – The Wedding Singer And The Undertaker (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.christacouture.com/

* Martha Wainwright – L’Accordeoniste [Live] – Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record (2009) – New York, USA / Montreal, Canada – http://www.marthawainwright.com/

* Amanda Jayne – Good Dress – Swoon (2007) – Barcelona, Spain – http://www.myspace.com/amandajayneswoon

* Danny Schmidt – Firestorm – Instead The Forest Rose To Sing (2009) – Austin, Texas, USA – http://www.dannyschmidt.com/

* Hannah James & Sam Sweeney – Three Ravens – Catches & Glees (2009) – Sheffield , UK – http://www.hannahandsam.co.uk/

* Piñataland – 1939 – Songs For The Forgotten Future Vol. 1 (2003) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://pinataland.com/

* The Thin Man – Louisiana Death Ride – Greasy Heart (2005) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – www. thinmansongs.com

* Stupid – Too Smart – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://stupidband.com/ (Dana moved to France: http://www.danaboule.com/ )

* Fabian Beghin & Didier Laloy – Seven – Cryptonique (2006) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be

This episode’s cover is: a Leopard-Print Accordion Case, for Rowan to take on tour! (From Flickr, but it’s gone now.)

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Check http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org for Vancouver-area shows and squeezing

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 (up next on July 2nd at MacLean Park!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

2020-06-21: Virtual Accordion Noir stage for Car-Free Main Street this Sunday!

June 21, 2020

103270751_10163676529895055_1657192607469103206_oFor three years the Main Street chapter of the Car-Free Vancouver Festival have invited us to present a stage of live accordion music to the unaware pedestrian masses at their annual event, and for three years we have knocked it out of the park.  2020 was supposed to be no different.  A little worldwide pandemic derailed all plans for local public gatherings, but it takes more than a little coronavirus to hold back the accordion!

So our Plan B, a virtual, online stage, will be small, glowing and rectangular; we won’t be powered by a solar panel, you prrrrobably won’t be sitting on Astroturf and you’re on your own for sourcing cotton candy, but we’re still taking advantage of the opportunity to serve you up a great program of sweet accordionic content.  Typically we drew on local performers because they were who we had available, but because all distances are equal in the face of the Internet, we thought it would be fun to deliver you performers from all across this wide land.

Our streaming video program, aspirationally served up via our YouTube and Facebook pages ( — and possibly through our other Twitter and Instagram social media outlets, if we can figure out that simulcast!) will take place during the same time when the festival had been planned to occur, starting at noon this Sunday, June 21st.

  • Noon: We’ll open close to home, featuring a set by longtime East Vancouver accordion friend, Dawn Zoe.
  • 1 pm: Next, we take a virtual visit across the Salish Sea to enjoy a set of songs in Victoria by Tower of Dudes, with whom we’d hoped to launch a Vancouver Island chapter of the Accordion Noir Festival this year.  2021 it is, then!
  • 2 pm: Then over the Rockies we go, to enjoy an extraordinary exclusively-accordion set of music by acclaimed songwriter Maria Dunn!
  • 3 pm: We’re not done with the Prairies yet, next moving on to Manitoba’s daughter Ingrid Gatin, longtime sweetheart of our Pleasing Squeezing concert series.
  • 4 pm: Melodona drops some science on us all the way from Montreal with an updated version of her 2016 accordion history and maintenance presentation, back by popular demand!
  • 5 pm: Sam “Story” Wight opened our festival’s mainstage in 2009 and hasn’t returned from PEI for an encore for a decade!  Coast to coast is a long way to travel, however it is but a brief hop for a video stream!
  • 6 pm: “Coast to coast” in Canada isn’t completed until it resolves with a final: “to coast.”  We don’t often get a chance to represent the North at our events, but the extraordinary circumstances of this event gave us a great opportunity to tap one of the great talents of Nunavut, Simeonie Keenainak, allowing us to play out the end of National Indigenous Peoples Day in style.

This is our first venture into the wild and woolly world of streaming video and the logistics involved are … obtuse and formidable, so please bear with us if there are speed bumps or other so-called “road surprises” ahead in our foray.  Sometimes there are also late-breaking changes when music is performed live and in person!  But the one thing for sure is that whatever happens, there’ll be plenty of accordion music and good fun, so thanks for joining us on this grand online experiment!  We just might continue further down this avenue for this autumn’s instalment of the annual Accordion Noir Festival… but one thing at a time.

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-06-17: Artists Support Summer Show

June 17, 2020
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Lots going on in the accordion world (or as we like to consider it, “the world”) this week — all informing this week’s episode of our weekly Accordion Noir radio program.  Chief among the influences, bumping other eminently worthwhile players to next week, are most of the participants in our virtual Car-Free Main Street Festival accordion stage, streaming video performances to you this Sunday, June 21st!  But you’ll be hearing more about them very shortly.  Until then, get warmed up with this hour of unbeatable accordion radio!  If you’re not already subscribed to our weekly broadcast through your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can enjoy listening to this episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s this week’s playlist:

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Help Faith Elliot get her accordion back

For Pride month, watch the new film Seahorse with the soundtrack by Tara Creme!

Come to the Accordion Noir Virtual Stage at Car-Free Day Vancouver’s Streaming shows!

Bruce’s list of #AccordionBandcamp Recommendations 2017-2020…

And check out this sweet short film with Inuit accordionist Simeonie Keenainak! 

* Regis Gizavo (RIP) – Tsikaholy – Mikea (1996) – Madagascar, Africa – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Régis_Gizavo http://www.rootsworld.com/freereed/gizavo.html
* Faith Elliot (with Romani artists) – Mari Lon – (Help Faith find or replace her stolen accordion!) (2020) – London, England – http://www.faithibranko.com https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/my-stolen-accordion
* Tara Creme – Dad – Seahorse Soundtrack (2019) – UK – https://seahorsefilm.com http://www.taracreme.com
* Maria Dunn – West Mabou Song – From Where I Stand (1998) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.mariadunn.com/
* Tower of Dudes – We Never Learn Anything – Make Your Own Culture (2014) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – https://towerofdudes.bandcamp.com
* Sapo – les ceuses – the last thing I do (2007) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – http://sapoooo.bandcamp.com
* Fairy Boy/Story. – Packed Away – Stay Here/In A Barren Wasteland With Cruel Intentions (2009) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cardigan, Prince Edward, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/storysong
* Ingrid Gatin – In the Backseat – Broken Tambourine (2009) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/ingridgatin
* Simeonie Keenainak – (Not sure of the track name, any ideas?) – Pangnirtung Music Festival 1999 disk 1 (1999) – Nunavut, Canada – From David Idoris Boileau (who made the recordings). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangnirtung,_Nunavut
* The Jerry Cans – Qanuinngittuq – Aakuluk (2014) – Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – http://thejerrycans.com/
* Ratas En Zelo – Revolution – Despertar (2018) – New York City, NY, USA – http://ratasenzelo.bandcamp.com
* Iva Nova / Ива Нова – Young Cossak – Iva Nova (2003) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/
* The Plodes – Kissy Giraffes (feat. Jamie Tea) – A Foot Was As Long As… A Foot! (2013) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit http://theplodes.bandcamp.com Alexa Fraser, acc.
* Loya – Maddacordion (feat. Régis Gizavo) – Corail (2018) – France – http://loyamusic.bandcamp.com (French producer Sébastien Lejeune)

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 2010-06-09: Donuts in the Lobby show

June 15, 2020

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From ten  years ago, here’s episode 182 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir show, demonstrating its standard melange of free-reed aerophone music in every style, from every part of the planet!  At its original online home, this episode accumulated some 7218 listens, and you can still enjoy listening to it today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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*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

* Camille Feruzi – Likambo Ya Ngana – Congo Accordeon – Congo, Central Africa – (From Jared Snyder)

* New Orleans Klezmer Allstars – Hartman Pick Up Your Accordion And Play – Fresh Out The Past (2005) – –

* Madagascar – Bear Goes Shopping – Forced March (2005) – – musical saw!

* Yin Carizo – 20 de Enero en Ocu – Panamá! 3 (Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cúmbia Típica on the Isthmus (1960-75) (1968) – Panama, Central America – http://www.soundwayrecords.com/

* The Black Cat Orchestra – Paso Robles – Long Shadows At Noon (2006) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.blackcatorchestra.com/ recorded in the Capitol Theatre!

* The Monster Show – Church Bells & the Sad Girl – And in Our Final Days as Archipelago (2009) – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/monstershowmusic The Pink Album — there’s a whack of accordion at the end; also of note, I took one pass at the tune with just the ‘whooshing’ sound of the bellows, and you can hear the creaking of the leather too — I’m pretty happy…

* Alexander Sevastian – S. Rachmaninov. Midsummer Night’s Dream. Scherzo – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005) – Thornhill, Ontario, Canada – http://www.accordions.com/sevastian/

* Zetaboo – Checkpoint Charlie – MediZine (2000) – Finland – from Finland

* Dan Milner (Tim Collins, Concertina) – Bold McCarthy (The City of Baltimore) – Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea (2009) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html

* Liz Alex Guy – Forget Her Face – Led To Sea (2007) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.ledtosea.com/

* Those Darn Accordions – Tandem Bike – West Coast Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar 2010 (2009) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/index.htm http://www.squeezeboxgoddess.com/abcalendar/prices.html

* Reverend Jess Duggan – Birds of the Mid-Atlantic – (2005) – Oakland, California, USA – I think this is: http://www.myspace.com/onebeerprophet

* Totore Chessa – Dilliriana (Dillu) – Organittos (1996) – Sardinia, Italy – (I can’t find any contact info online, but you can get his record if you search.)

* Iron & Wine – Kingdom Of The Animals – Around The Well [Disc 2] (2009) – Texas, USA – http://www.ironandwine.com/

* Fairy Boy/Story. – List A Place You’d Like To See Firebombed – Stay Here/In A Barren Wasteland With Cruel Intentions (2009) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Cardigan, Prince Edward, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/storysong

This episode’s cover is: An accordion-playing rat. Of course.

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Check http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org for Vancouver-area shows and squeezing!

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 2020-06-10: What’s Going On?

June 11, 2020
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Last night Bruce programmed an hour of our typical mix of accordion music in all styles from around the world, this time — because art imitates life, and life imitates art — with an eye toward musics of revolt, rebellion and unrest.  If you’re not already subscribed to our weekly broadcast through your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can enjoy listening to it courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s this week’s playlist: 

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* Geoff Berner – Zog Nit Keyn Mol (Partisan Song) – Grand Hotel Cosmopolis (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Wendy McNeill – Julien – Such A Common Bird (2004) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
* Rue d’la Gouaille – Pupazzi de Pacotille – Fête Foraine (2935) – Nantes, Bretagne (Brittany), France – http://ruedlagouaillepro.free.fr/ http://www.myspace.com/ruedlagouaille
* Len Wallace – Rebellion’s Time – Winds of Change (1992) – Windsor, Ontario, Canada – http://worldaccordion.tripod.com/
* Po’ Girl – Le Partisan – Live (2009) – “All over Canada” – http://www.pogirl.net/
* Ива Нова / Iva Nova – Forgive me / Прости меня – Chemodan / Suitcase (2006) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://ivanovaband.bandcamp.com
* Joseph Bernstein – Reilly – 1941 (2020) – Baltimore, Maryland, USA – https://josephbernstein.bandcamp.com/album/1941 Sean McComiskey: button acc
* Piñata Protest – Seen, Unseen – Piñata Protest: Plugged In Session (2011) – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://krtu917fm.bandcamp.com — and here’s a link for their great recent livestream performance!
* Mairearad Green – Jane Hope’s Waltz – Maggie West’s (2014) – Ullapool, Scotland – http://mairearadgreen.bandcamp.com
* An Historic – Curled Fingers – Something We Could Never Live Without (2018) – New Haven, Connecticut, USA – http://anhistoricmusic.bandcamp.com
* Charles Figueroa, August Rodrigues, Virginia Rodrigues, and Wayne Rodrigues – Seis con Décimas – Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii (1989) – Puerto Rico / Hawaii – http://folkways.si.edu http://smithsonianfolkways.bandcamp.com
* Tchota Suari e Chando Graciosa – Nha Boi – Pour Me A Grog: The Funaná Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde (2019) – Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa – http://ostinatorecords.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.  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-06-02: Sex-Toys and Accordion Repairs

June 9, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 181 of the weekly Accordion Noir alt-accordion radio broadcast, featuring … well, there seems to be only one common element running through the wildly diverse songs in the playlist, and it pushes air past metal reeds with a bellows.  I cannot find any tie-in for the lurid title Bruce gave this recording (hoping perhaps for a slice of the SEO virality of our “Pirates, Porn and Dick Contino” episode), but perhaps it comes up in the between-song banter.  At its original online home it achieved a total of some 6195 listens, but you can enjoy listening to it going forward courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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(Sorry, I couldn’t resist that title, it was too silly. Watch the search engines turn over for this one. I guess we pander when we can.)

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Intro with the folks from SoundScape (the avant-garde show before our new Wednesday time.) I don’t know the name of their piece, but it’s layered with:
* Hell’s Bellows (w/ Eli Kaufman) – Dreamland (improvised) – Mantici Infernali (year?) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.myspace.com/faqx4
* 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
* The Zydepunks – Papirossen In Gan Eden – Finisterre (2008) – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – http://www.zydepunks.com/
* I.K. Dairo M.B.E. (Isaiah Kehinde Dairo) & His Blue Spots – Mo Sorire (I Have Been Blessed) – Ashiko (2006) – Nigeria, West Africa – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._K._Dairo
* Regina Carter – N’Teri – Regina Carter – Reverse Thread (2010) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.reginacarter.com/
* Kiran Ahluwalia – Vo Kuch – Mission Folkmusic Festival 2008 (promo CD) – India, Canada – http://www.kiranmusic.com/ (uh oh, that’s a harmonium, not an accordion. I could have saved it for our “Harmonium, harmonica, melodion” special.)
* Carré Manchot & AKIYO KA – MAWSEL – Liyännäj (2003) – Bretagne, France – http://www.carremanchot.fr
* Turab – Khilqa – Hada Leil (2006) – Palestine – http://www.turab.ps/ http://www.palestineonlinestore.com/art/turab.html Mohamed Quttati- Accordion
* S. Hazarasingh – Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu – Bollywood Steel Guitar (compilation 2008) – Mumbai (Bombay), India – http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/default2.asp
* Speedy West – Space Man In Orbit – Guitar Spectacular (1962) – USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedy_West (with Billy Liebert, acc.)
* Mary Gauthier – Interlude 2 – The Foundling (2010) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.marygauthier.com/ (Garth Hudson and Jaro Czerwinec, acc.)
* Carnivaleros – Fools And Angels – Lost In The Graveyard (2006) – Tucson, AZ USA – http://www.carnivaleros.com/index.html
* Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – Maybe Tomorrow – Dinosaur Power (2008) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.friendlyrich.com
* father daughter Johnny and Eleena Qiyuktak (“QK”ay-yout’-tack) (Eleena was 12 yrs old at the time) – Track 7 (we don’t have titles, maybe you can help?) – Pangnirtung Music Festival 1999 disk 1 (1999) – Nunavut, Canada – From David Idoris Boileau (who made the recordings). Note: “The combined ‘QK’ sounds like the ‘ch; in ‘ACHMED.'” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangnirtung,_Nunavut

This episode’s cover is: The Salt and Pepper Pigs! For sale on ebay if you want to order them for my birthday (oh, you missed it last week.) If anyone actually were to do such a thing, I will give a $100 donation to Co-op Radio. (Let me know if that’s unethical.) http://www.rubylane.com/shops/lafleurdelisantiques/iteml/SP-x20331#pic1

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Check http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org for Vancouver-area shows and squeezing!

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 2020-06-03: Empire Recall

June 4, 2020

 

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Fresh from the airwaves, here’s tonight’s episode of Accordion Noir radio, an hour of the most pertinent alt-accordion music that the world’s most pre-eminent scholar of the genre can curate.  These are interesting times we’re living in, and Bruce is rising to the occasion, programming a set dedicated to inform and educate as well as entertain, all through the superficially limited medium of accordion music!  If you’re not already subscribed to our weekly broadcast through your Apple or Android podcast subscription, you can enjoy listening to this week’s episode via the Internet Archive.  Here’s this week’s playlist:

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* Our Native Daughters – Black Myself – Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) – USA – https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-our-native-daughters http://www.rhiannongiddens.com Dirk Powell, acc.
* An Historic – Song for Ferguson – Song for Ferguson (2014) – New Haven, Connecticut, USA – http://gzarapanecko.bandcamp.com Adam Matlock, acc.
* Clarence Clay & William Scott – On The Battlefield – Standing On The Highway (1961) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (our of print?) wwww.hightone.com http://www.shoutfactory.com
* Kolessa – The enormity of the Kingdom of earth – On earth, as it is (2020) – New Haven, Connecticut, USA – http://kolessa.bandcamp.com Adam Matlock, acc.
* Frank Tolliver, Hiawatha Giles – I Shall Not Be Moved – Digital Library of Appalachia, recorded by Lip Lornell (1981) – Massies Mill, Nelson County, Virginia, USA – http://www.aca-dla.org/
* Lynn Harrison – Protester – Something More (2019) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.LynnHarrison.com Ed Michael Roth, acc
* Sapo – The Bus Ride – 2015 Accordion Babes Album (2014) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – accordionpinupcalendar.com http://sapoooo.bandcamp.com
* Muhal Richard Abrams, Mark Feldman, Tony Cedras, Marty Ehrlich, Patience Higgins, Eddie Allen, Anne Lebaron, Lindsay Horner, Bryon Carrott & Reggie Nicholson – Ensemble Song – Muhal Richard Abrams: One Line, Two Views (1995) – USA / South Africa – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhal_Richard_Abrams https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Cedras

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 (presenting an appropriately socially-distanced get-together this Thursday evening — spaced out in MacLean Park!)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-05-26: Rowan To the Rescue!

June 1, 2020

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Greetings from the past, where ten years ago, when I apparently still had some colour in my hair, we aired episode 181 of our weekly Accordion Noir radio program!  At its original online home, it tracked some 8337 listens, and people can enjoy listening to it now and going forward courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2010-05–26, Rowan To the Rescue Show!

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
*Intro with the folks from SoundScape (the show before our new Wednesday time.)
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (2010)
* Armand Lassagne – Cavaquinho – Le Tournis (2004) – France – http://www.chantdumonde.com/fr/label/fiche_artiste.php?artist_id=91
* Marinalva – Tarde Nordestina (Northeastern Afternoon) – Brazil Classics 3: Forró etc. (1978) – Northeastern Brazil – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forró or http://luakabop.com/
* Charles Figuerao, button acc – Plena: “La Gallina” – Musics Of Hawaii: Anthology Of Hawaiian Music (1989) – http://www.folkways.si.edu/
* Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski – Rue St-Géry – Cinéma Novo (2008) – Belgium – http://www.homerecords.be/anglais/en_MFH/en_cinema.php
* The UnSettlers – Heavey Handed – The UnSettlers (2008) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/theunsettlers
* Uncle Tupelo – Sauget Wind – Still Feel Gone (2003) – Belleville, Illinois, USA – http://uncletupelo.com/
* A Hawk and a Hacksaw – Vasalisa Carries a Flaming Skull Through the Forest – Deliverance (2009) – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – http://www.ahawkandahacksaw.co.uk/ (Why is their website in the UK? They are spies.)
* The Leon Sash Quintet – Miles from Davis – Live At The Velvet Heart Club (1962) – (Leon Sash is one of the coolest “golden age” players. I gotta get his Newport LP.) http://www.henrydoktorski.com/historicaccordionrecords.html
* Enoch Kent – The Banks Of Newfoundland – One More Round (2008) – Glasgow, Scotland / Ontario, Canada – http://www.enochkent.ca/
* Sarakina – Trance – Junctions – Sarakina (2004) – Poland, Balkan – http://sarakina.fm.interia.pl/
* Jean-Christophe Renault & Didier Laloy – Hors-Piste – Hors-Piste (2005) – Belgium – http://www.didierlaloy.be/index.html
* Juliette Daum – Mazurka – Mallorca Dulce y Picante: Picante (2007) – France/Wisconsin – http://www.juliettedaum.com/ Wheatstone Treble Concertina
* Marie Zichova – Amalgame – Prague/Pilsen, Czech Republic – http://www.marinette-accordion.com/ (She’s a friend who had her accordion stolen and thankfully got a new one to continue her conservatory studies. Whew, we felt for her and hope she’s doing well.)
*Bobby McFerrin and the Motion Trio at the Montreal Jazz Festival – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfEuN4i_ocg

This episode’s cover is: Rowan (to the Rescue!) on the Skytrain.

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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, though not exactly offering up details about local shows at the moment, is presenting an appropriately socially-distanced get-together this Thursday evening — spaced out in Maclean Park if weather permits, or over Zoom if it does not.)  Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2020-05-27: Slipping The Season

May 28, 2020
AccNoir 2020-05-27

  Saint Dulce of the Poor, forró accordionist_

painting by Kelly Latimore

This week’s episode of Accordion Noir is, well, the standard heady melange of this and that, where by “this” and “that” we mean another hour of the best alt-accordion music we can rustle up from all corners of the planet, from different eras and in our standard wide variety of styles.  It’s nothing more or less than another grand hour of what you’ve learned to expect from the Accordion Noir brand over the course of over a decade of weekly broadcasts!  If you missed it (and haven’t yet signed up to follow our weekly episodes on your Apple or Android podcast application) you can enjoy listening to a digital audio stream of the episode over here.  Next up, the playlist and a few further remarks from host Bruce:

AccNoir-2020-05-27, Slipping the Season

Saint Dulce of the Poor, and forró accordion?

Birthdays:

It’s Maria Kalaniemi’s birthday today, so Happy Day Maria! And everybody go get her brand new record (I hope to get a copy to play on the show soon): http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/news/2020/4/7/maria-kalaniemi-amp-eero-grundstrm-mielo

And yesterday, two Brazilian forró birthdays!
Severino (Sivuca) Dias de Oliveira, Brazillian Forró Jazz Master (1930-2006)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivuca

And
Saint Irmã Dulce Pontes: Patron saint of the Accordion in Brazil
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irmã_Dulce_Pontes

* Sivuca – Um Tom Para Jobim – Pau Doido (1992) – Brazil (Brasil) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivuca His old web-page is archived at: https://web.archive.org/web/20191027162726/http://www.sivuca.com.br/
* angel corpus christi – Big Black Cloud – Live in Manchester (1994) – New York / California, USA – http://angelcorpuschristi.bandcamp.com
* Black Anemone – Wanderlust – Chasing The Sun (2020) – Sweden – https://blackanemone.bandcamp.com
* Oktopus – Lebedik Un Freilach – Hapax (2017) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.oktopus.ca/
* Adham Shaikh – Carpet Breaker (Featuring Boris Sichon, Jaron Freeman-Fox) – Universal Frequencies (2010) – Nelson, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.sonicturtle.com
* Maria Kalaniemi – Sven I Rosengård – Vilda Rosor (2010) – Finland – http://www.aitorecords.com http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/
* Pauline Oliveros & Guy Klucevsek – The Tuning Meditation – Sounding / Way (2019) – California / New York, USA – https://imprec.bandcamp.com/album/sounding-way http://www.guyklucevsek.com http://www.deeplistening.org
* Maria Mazzotta – Tore tore tore – Amoreamaro (2020) – italy / Madagascar – http://www.zeronovenove.com Bruno Galeone, acc
* the Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Fate – If I Had The Strength (2017) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.lemonbucket.com/ Marichka Marczyk, acc.
* Maria Kalaniemi / Musiikkia Näytelmään – Kurkimaisema – Niskavuoren Nuori Emäntä (2004) – Finland – http://www.mariakalaniemi.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!