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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-03-01: Trans-Kids Rock!

March 27, 2017

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We’ll be the first to admit that March hasn’t gun quite as smoothly as we’d hoped, but fortunately in the eyes of posterity any disruption that is not permanent is only temporary.  So here we have for you today a “new” episode of modern Accordion Noir Radio from earlier this month — March 1st, in fact!  We looked at the calendar and at the wide array of accordionic occasions upon us — Mardi Gras, our local Festival du Bois — and concluded that the time was ripe to air a fundraiser program to benefit trans youth: as an eternal constant, the time is always now! Bruce extended a matching-funds pledge, which is still in effect: up to $250 for listener-provided proof of donation to support Trans Lifeline or the Trans Assistance Program.  But even if you make no donation, you can still enjoy our heckin’ excellent LGBT+ playlist, which you can listen to a digital audio stream of over here, and for local mp3 downloads you can pick them up at the Internet Archive.  The list of songs played follows:

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* The Klezmatics – Bulgars/The Kiss – Jews With Horns (1995) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://klezmatics.com/ (“Inspired by an ACT UP kiss-in in New York.)
* The Mahones – Stars (Oscar Wilde) [feat. Simon Townshend] – The Hunger & The Fight (2014) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.themahones.ca/ Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso, bass (RIP)
* Chumbawamba – We Don’t Want To Sing Along – Un (2004) – Uk –
* Baby Dee – My Heart’s Come Home – The Robin’s Tiny Throat: Love’s Small Song (2007) – Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://www.babydee.org/
* Corpus Callosum – Dream of Sailor – Shadow Show (2014) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://corpuscallosum.bandcamp.com
* The Mekons – Robin Hood – So Good It Hurts (1988) – –
* Slim Bryant & his Wildcats – There’ll be Some Changes Made – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1945) – New York City, New York State, USA – (Albert “Al” Azzaro, acc.)
* Brave Combo – No, No, No, Cha Cha Cha – Brave Combo Sampler CD (0) – Texas, usa – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* Vagabondage – Second Heart – Songs From The Bottom of an Empty Glass (2010) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.vagabondageband.com/
* John Prine – Some Humans Ain’t Human – Fair & Square (2005) – –
* Len Wallace – Winds of Change – Winds of Change (1992) – Windsor, Ontario, Canada – http://worldaccordion.tripod.com/
* The Gertrudes – Advancement Of The Human Age – Hard Water (2009) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Owen Fernley – squeezebox
http://www.myspace.com/theothergertrudes http://zine.applecrisp.ca/the-gertrudes/

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 2007-03-16: Yahoo!

March 22, 2017

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From the back archives, here it is (was?), our fabulous Accordion Noir Radio episode number 15 from way back in March of 2007!  (Why was that so exciting?  Maybe I was thinking of it as a quinceañera, who knows!)  At its original online home it was enjoyed 17933 times by humans and robots alike, and it is our dearest hope that it will continue to be listened to over and over again by the patrons of its new home at the increasingly ambitious and relevant Internet Archive!  (And don’t despair, we are still getting caught up with our current, 2017 radio episodes, which will no doubt soon be unleashed upon you in some sort of accordion flood.  A flooccordion.  An accordiood.  OK, I got nothing.  In the meantime, you can enjoy listening to your MP3 download of this fabulous back episode with the penetrating insight afforded by reading along with the following playlist while listening:)

Accordion Noir: Playlist: March 16, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

Glenn Miller Medley: “Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, In The Mood,” Lea Nicholson, The Concertina Record (UK) 1980
You Dance (techno version), Motion Trio, Play-Station, 2005
Vicar and the Frog, Rowan (Canada)
Town Square, The Bad Things, The Bad Things, (Seattle) 2004
Quimper 94, Yann Tiersen, La Valse Des Monstres (France) 1995
My Main Squeeze, Stas Venglevski, My Main Squeeze (Russia, Wisconsin) 2004
Medley of Irish reels, John J. Kimmel, Edison Standard Record: 10284, (USA, German parents!) 1909 First American accordionist recorded, Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project:
Major Tom (Coming Home), Rowan, (Canada), by Peter Schilling (originally in German: “Völlig losgelöst”) Pretty song. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Tom#Major_Tom_.28Coming_Home.29_by_Peter_Schilling (wow)
Louie Louie, Steve Jordan, Steve Jordan 25 Hits (Texas) 2000
Ill Winds Grow Apace, Cherry Cokes, Rouse Up (Japan!) 2005
Slan Le Van, Sharon Shannon and Joan Hoban, The Diamond Mountain Sessions (Ireland) 2001
Die Chauffeurin, Absinto Orkestra, Schwarze Augen (Germany) 2006
Flower Of Texas, Pee Wee King, Pee Wee King’S Country Hoedown (USA) 1952
La scottish à Séverine Danielle Martineau Les secrets du vent Canada 2004
Love Is Like Jazz, The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs, Vol. 2 (USA) 2000 (With Lemony Snicket!)
Last Days, Mucca Pazza, A Little Marching Band (Chicago) 2006
Brutal, Mekons, Heaven & Hell (UK) Compilation.
Theressa Schwartz-Bee My Be On Schoorm, Rowan (Canada)
Scotsman, Motion Trio, Pictures From The Street (Poland) 2004
Clog De William Durette, Monmarquette & St. Jean, Global Accordion – Early Recordings (Québec, Canada) 1930

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 2007-03-09: International Women’s Accordions

March 16, 2017

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(Pictured: New York City’s Main Squeeze Orchestra.)

Still tied up in tangles and knots getting our workflow figured out and working around other projects and special events such as TONIGHT’S COMMUNITY CONCERT AT SPARTACUS BOOKS CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VANCOUVER SQUEEZEBOX CIRCLE (phew, it’s always a struggle to subtly sneak those plugs in but I think I managed), we’re a bit behind on posting recordings from our current and back catalogue… fortunately, we have many opportunities to get caught up.

Here’s one from the vaults, episode number 14 from way back in 2007, celebrating International Women’s Day ten years ago!  There’s a whole cohort of people who were girls then who are now women also!  At its original home this episode racked up a massive number of listens — 19313 by some counts! — and we hope that it proves to also have legs at its new forever home over at the Internet Archive.  Enjoy!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: March 9, 2007
International Women’s Day show

CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date
She Moves In Mysterious Ways by U2, Rowan, Canada
Charlantan-Ka, Golem, Fresh Off The Boat, (USA,) 2006
La Espera, Pistolera, Simpre Hay Salida, (USA, Brooklyn,) 2006
What Is This Thing Called Love, Alice Hall, Planet Squeezebox (Disc 2) (USA, but born in Belgium!) 1995
Spelling, Rowan (& Margaret Atwood!), Canada
Pirate Girl (Folk Version), Jessica Whiskey, Bloody Love Songs,
Kakvo Se Horo / Instrumental / Carousel, Rue Balkán (Ruth Hunter & Ruthie Dornfeld), (USA, Seattle,) 2002
La Ricachona (Ranchera), Eva Ybarra Y Su Conjunto, Romance Inolvidable,
Chinchilla, Rowan (apres Cub), Canada
In Padure La Ghergani, Margarita Radulescu, Squeeze Play-World Accordion, (Bucharest (?)), 1927
Ashes and Heartache, Below the Salt, Below the Salt
Lyyrinen aikuisuus (Lyrical Adulthood), Johanna Juhola, Miette, (Finland), 2006
Williamsburg Bridge (by Veda Hille), Rowan, Canada
Saint James Infirmary, Dandelion Junk Queens, Black Hearts and Red Balloons
Fishin’ Jim, The Gay, You Know The Rules (Canada) 2003
Monkeys And Monks, Jordi Rosen, Lotus, (Canada) 2005
Tom’s Diner (by Suzanne Vega), Rowan, Canada
Prelude, Lidia Kaminska, Breaking Boundaries, (Poland/USA) 2005
The Many Ways Of Wank, Cotton Candy, In The Pink (California) 2005
Come What May, IVA NOVA, Iva Nova, (Russia), 2003
Bravo Pour Le Clown!, Edith Piaf, The Very Best Of Edith Piaf, 1991
Les secrets du vent, Danielle Martineau, Les secrets du vent, (Canada) 2004
Masochism Tango (by Tom Leher), Rowan, Canada

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 2017-02-15: Crazy is as Crazy

March 6, 2017

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We’ve, ahem, slipped a little — barring exceptional catastrophe, all of our episodes are still airing more or less on schedule, there are just distracting interferences getting in the way of our announcing their availability online. But here, our most “recent” episode, from mid-February, now available online for your enjoyment via digital audio stream or (recommended) MP3 download from the Internet Archive. It’s a killer episode, and to prove it, here’s its amazing playlist:

* The Klezmatics – Shvarts Un Vays – Possessed (1997) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://klezmatics.com/
* Gregori Matusewitsch – Yidisher Melodien – Global Accordion – Early Recordings (1929) – Belorussia –
* Dave Tarras: The Bagelman Sissters with Abe Ellstein Orchestra – A Vaibele A Tsnien – Yiddish-American Klezmer Music – 1925-1956 (1942) – Ukraine/USA – Yazoo Records, 7001 (1992)
* Elizabeth Schwartz, Yale Strom, Hot Pstromi & Klazzj – Moscow Nights – Garden Of Yidn (2000) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.yalestrom.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_Strom
* The Klezmatics – Tsiveles Bulgar – Rhythm and Jews (1992) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://klezmatics.com/ Lorin Sklamberg, acc.
* Amsterdam Klezmer Band – Gogol Mogol – Katla (2011) – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – http://www.amsterdamklezmerband.nl
* Four Flea Circus – 5:25 – 6:25 – (0) – Japan, San Francisco, USA – marié abe is workin’ here on box. http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~chazf/
* Molotov Jukebox – House Fire – Carnival Flower (2014) – UK – http://molotov-jukebox.co.uk
* The Pogues – Metropolis – If I Should Fall From Grace With God [Bonus Tracks] (1988) – Ireland / UK – Where’s that song-quote from? Ska classic? http://www.pogues.com/ James Fearnley – accordion
* Bellowhead – Byker Hill – Broadside (2012) – –
* Sinead Healy – Waltz/Reel: Amy’s Waltz / Cape Breton Reels – Inc Hull’s Reel – The Bunch Of Keys – Traditional Irish Music On Piano Accordion (2012) – Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland – http://www.KarenTweed.com
* Beyond The Pale – Tarrastaman – Consensus [Live] (2004) – Canada – http://www.beyondthepale.net Milos Popovic, acc.
* Dust Poets – Hotel Paradiso – World At Large (2009) – Onanole, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.dustpoets.com Karla Ferguson, acc.
* Bob Arbuckle, Verner Mikkelson, and N. Roy Clifton – The Gay Gordons – Old Time Couple Dances, Fiddle and Accordion (1961) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html Verner Mikkelson, 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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-03-02: Lucky Number 13!

February 28, 2017

reiko11185-2Today we dip into the vault and present to you our 13th episode ever, from way back on March 2nd of 2007, deep in the middle of the night.  At its original webhost it was enjoyed some 4101 times over the past decade and we hope that it goes on to be appreciated by at least that many more people at its new home at the Internet Archive, where you can download an MP3 copy of the episode for your personal collection.  Now here, to complement the sounds of the episode, its complete playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: March 2, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

Beacon of Hope – Remix, Peeni Waali Vs. Schildpatt (with Linton Kwesi Johnson!), SHA, (Mensch Music Switzerland) 2006
Pang’ono Pang’ono, Mahala, Uthando (South Africa, USA) 2005
Naptime, Rowan (after the Swamp Band, via Joey Only) (Canada)
De Sang Et De Feu, Chango Family, Babylon Bypass – Cd Live, (Canada) 2005
Politikos Manes, Kostas Karipis, Squeeze Play-World Accordion, (Athens, Greece) 1930
Viejo…Acordéon (Shote), Los Gauchos De Roldán, Puntas De Arerunguá (Argentina) 2005
Run Away, Darling New Neighbors, Darling New Neighbors (ep), (USA, Austin, Texas) 2004
Pump It Up, Those Darn Accordions, Squeeze This! (San Francisco, California) 1994
Little Brown Jug / Skip To My Lou, Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren, World’s Greatest Polkas (USA)
Gute Nacht Und Tschüss, Tobias Morgenstern, Morgenstern, (Germany)
The Story Of Lawrence Welk, Those Darn Accordions, Squeeze This!, 1994
In Another Time, Bessy Accordion Crimes Accordion Crimes Canada 2005
Variatio 21 Canone alla Settima… Variatio 22 Alla breve… Variatio 23, Mika Väyrynen, Bach: The Goldberg Variations (Goldberg-muunnelmat), (Finland) 2003
With Or Without You (some Irish band), Rowan (Canada)
Hohloma, “Play, Bayan!” ska! Vol. 2 (Russia) 2004
In Padure La Ghergani, Margarita Radulescu, Squeeze Play-World Accordion, (Bucharest (?) Rumania) 1927
Chamarrita Del Chamán, La Chicana, Tango Agazapado, 2003
Romance Inolvidable (Bolero-Tango), Eva Ybarra Y Su Conjunto, Romance Inolvidable
Hanonew, Amy Denio & Petunia, To Lie Tenderly (Seattle) 2002

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 2017-02-08 playlist: Prog Noir

February 22, 2017

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(photo: Bosnian/Swiss accordion whiz Mario Batkovic)

Our accordion radio episodes from ten years ago were pretty raw, but after a decade of practice and refinement, we’re still serving up an hour of accordion radio over the airwaves on a weekly basis … and we’ve just about gotten things figured out now.  Here from way back on February 8th … of this year… we present to you our recent program on the theme of accordionated progressive rock!  Progcordion rock if you will.  John Wetton’s recent death was an obvious entry point, not because he played accordion, but because his King Crimson colleagues collaborate with Finnish accordion monster Kimmo Pohjonen in KTU… which you’ll find in full effect here in this playlist.  You can enjoy the show as a (Flash-required) digital audio stream served up by our parent radio station CFRO Co-Op Community Radio 100.5 fm  or if you prefer you can download a full MP3 of the episode from the Internet Archive. Now here’s the playlist so you can appreciate just which virtuosic player is blowing your mind at a given moment:

Accordion Noir 2017-02-08 Prog-Noir

* Alec K. Redfearn And The Eyesores – River of Glass – The Blind Spot (2007) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://www.aleckredfearn.com/information.html
* The Unthanks – Starless – Last (2011) – North-East England – http://www.the-unthanks.com/
* Hamster Theatre – Jeanne-Marie – Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (2002) – Boulder, Colorado, United States – Dave Willey, acc. http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster/splash3.html
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Aorta – Quiver (2009) – USA, Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com
* Rachelle Van Zanten – Changing In Time – Where Your Garden Grows (2008) – Northern BC, Canada – Rachelle, acc. http://www.rachellevanzanten.com/
* Ismo Alanko Säätiö – Sampo – Sisäinen Solarium (2000) – Finland – Kimmo Pohjonen, acc. http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/
* Proud Animal – Little Hinge – Proud Animal (2012) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.proudanimal.com http://www.badler.ca/
* Amoebic Ensemble – Gimme a Buck or I’ll Touch You – Limbic Rage (1995) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://aleckredfearn.com/
* Brent Randall And Those Magnificent Pinecones – This Absence Of Mine – We Were Strangers In Paddington Green (2008) – Toronto – Halifax, Ontario, Canada – http://www.justfriends.ca/brent
* The Polka Floyd Show – Pigs, Two Different Ones – Live!!! At The Ohio Theatre! (2009) – Toledo, Ohio, USA – http://www.polkafloyd.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 fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-02-23: Ambient Accordion

February 21, 2017

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(Cover art from “What Capitalism Was” and their 2010 album — still three years away at this point! — of Philip Glass songs performed entirely on accordion.)

From ten years ago, it’s another installment of Vintage Accordion Noir Radio!  The theme was the use of accordions in “ambient” music — often emphasizing the textural qualities of the organic drones that are the unique territory of the instrument family of free-reed aerophones.  This was our 12th episode, which in its decade online at its original home totaled some 3700 listens (between humans and robots); hopefully at its new home at the Internet Archive it will tickle a few more ears for a few more decades!  You can download it as an MP3 to enjoy at your convenience, and here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Feb 23, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.
Ambient Accordion (Rowan’s gone) Special!
Song Name Artist Album Origin Year
Watari (Across The Wind), À Qui Avec Gabriel, Utsuho (Japan) 2001
5:00 Am, Aldo Granato, La Noche (Belgium) 2006
Like A Mountain, Aldo Granato, La Noche (Belgium) 2006
Senecio, Balún, An EP Collection [Nada Que Hacer Hoy EP, 2004] (Puerto Rico) 2006
When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young), Bill Frisell, Have A Little Faith (USA, Guy Klucesvsek acc.) 1993
Threepenny Finale/Finale des Quat’sous/Dreigroschen Finale, Canadian Chamber Ensemble — Weill\Schreker, Music from Berlin in the 1920’s Kurt Weill, (Canada)
Idols of the Children + accordion, D. Raylene Campbell (Canada)
November Drone, D. Raylene Campbell (Montreal, QC, Canada) 2001
Hommage à Germaine/La galope des loups-marins, Danielle Martineau, Les secrets du vent (Canada) 2004
Todos Los Recuerdos, Dino Saluzzi, Senderos (Italy) 2005
Psalm, Frode Haltli, Passing Images (Norway) 2007
The Gift, Guy Klucevsek, Heart Of The Andes (USA) 2002
Hi-Lasse, Heart Beat Band and others, The Eve Of Peeni Waali (disc 2), (Switzerland, etc.) 1999
Sad Song, Instruments, Billions Of Phonographs 2002
music box song, Kevin Finseth, The Return (Canada) 2004
Kom Alla Mina Bröder, Maans, Kalaniemi, Varis, I Ramunders Fotspar
Mu Áhkku = My Grandma, Mari Boine Goaskinviellja, 1993
Hour Glass, Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden, Bella Neurox (US)
desespoirs, Musaraigne (Belgium) http://www.musaraigne.be
Habanerando, Richard Galliano, Passatori
Small Of The Back, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Anniversary, 2002

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!