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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-01-31: Last of the First

February 1, 2018

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It’s been a cold and rainy start to February 2018 here in Vancouver (as usual), but wherever accordion music is audible, flowers begin blooming!  (Except when the accordion music is sad.  Then the rain intensifies.  Or when the music is passionate and enraged, then you have to avoid spontaneous knife fights.  But you get the idea.)  Bruce aired a nice variety of emotional squeezebox tunes on last night’s hour-long episode of Accordion Noir, vacillating between the two poles of zydeco and new music.  (I didn’t know they were opposites either!)  You can enjoy listening to it as a digital audio stream, and to enhance your enjoyment… here’s its playlist:

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* Compassion Gorilla – Sippin’ On A Sunday – Coalesce (2017) – Victoria, BC, Canada – wwww.Leyatess.com Ariel Palacio, acc.
* Sonny Landreth – The High Side – Recorded live in Lafayette (Acoustic set) (2017) – Louisiana – http://sonnylandreth.com Steve Conn, acc. http://www.steveconn.com
* Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers – Everybody Talking – Top of the Mountain (2017) – Lafayette, Louisiana, USA – https://www.dwaynedopsie.com
* Bee Fontenot – Hey Catin – Louisiana Creole Music (1978) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.folkways.si.edu
* Lost Bayou Ramblers – Rice Pump – KALENDA (2017) – Louisiana, USA – http://lostbayouramblers.bandcamp.com
* Rossy – Eka Ouzy – A World Out Of Time, Vol. 2: Henry Kaiser & David Lindley in Madagascar (1993) – Madagascar, Africa – http://thehenrykaisercollection.blogspot.ca/p/playola-notes.html
* Matthew Byrne – Long Years Ago – Horizon Lines (2017) – Milton, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.matthewbyrne.net Aaron Collis, button acc.
* Gloria Deluxe – If You’re Going Through Hell Keep Going – Accidental Nostalgia (2005) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – Cynthia Hopkins, acc. http://www.gloriadeluxe.com/
* Mary Beth Carty – Henri – Les biens-nommés (2017) – Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://marybethcarty.com
* Ron Samworth – On The Trail – Dogs Do Dream (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://tysonnaylor.com Barbara Adler, voc.
* Jeffrey Bützer – The Garden of Scissors – The Garden of Scissors (2009) – Ile-de-France France – http://www.myspace.com/jeffreybutzer http://www.lona-records.com/artists/jefferybutzer.html
* Nels Cline – Reconciliation / New Monastery – New Monastery: A View Into The Music Of Andrew Hill (2006) – USA – Andrea Parkins, acc. at 7:37 (and before that)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-02-01: French Lessons, Epic Sailor Songs, and a Former Girlfriend!

January 29, 2018

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A new month is nigh upon us, as true in 2018 as it was in 2008, so today our Accordion Noir Classic archival selection to share with you all is episode number 62 from the first of February, 2008.  At its original online home it accumulated some 3255 listens, and we hope that those numbers keep on going up and up at its new online home.  To help demonstrate why that valuable listening time would be worth your while, here’s its playlist!:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: February 1st, 2008
French Lessons, An Epic Sailor Song, and a Once Upon Girlfriend!
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Thanks to our donors and Co-op Radio Members! If you donate, you’ll get prizes too! (See below, below.)

Artist — Song — Album (Year) — Origin — Label/Contact info.

Jordi Rosen – Caravan – Madame Xavier (2001) – Montréal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/jordirosen
Zeelía (Alison Jenkins, acc) – Tsvite Teren – Zeellía (1998) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.zeellia.com
Decemberists – Mariner’s Revenge Song – Picaresque (2005) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
Zeelía – Pavochka (The Peacock Walks: Ukrainian Trad.) – Willow Bridge (2004) – http://www.zeellia.com/home.html
Liz Alex Guy – Forget (Jason Webley, acc) – Led to Sea (2007) – http://www.ledtosea.com/
Chigmo (Chinese Girl Marching Orchestra?) – Frenchie – Chigmo (2006) – http://www.garageband.com/artist/chigmo They have a funny video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u0U618wfD8
TRIbAL Jâze – Valse À Manu – Le Grand Saut (2007) – Picardie, France – http://tribaljaze.com/
Fernando Otero – Pagina De Buenos Aires – Pagina De Buenos Aires (2007) – Argentina – http://www.fernandootero.com/
Tango No. 9 – Syncopath – Here Live No Fish (2007) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.tangonumber9.com/
MontcorbieR – Marches Nuptiales – Le Piano De Sarah (2001) – Québec, Canada – http://www.danielthonon.com/
William Schotte (Sonia Rekis, acc) – Le Tango De La Discorde – Le Bal Des Amours (2005) – France – http://www.myspace.com/soniarekis http://www.myspace.com/williamschotte

ps. This episode’s “cover” is… a paper accordion “valentine” made by my six year old daughter Harriet.

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2018-01-24: Well Now

January 25, 2018

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Bruce hits it out of the ball park again, programming a diverse episode of Accordion Noir Radio that trips lightly from era to era and from continent to continent.  It aired less than 12 hours ago last night over the radio waves, so it’s still quite fresh — you can go listen to it as a digital audio stream right now!  But first… the playlist:

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* Vladimir Denissenkov – Omaggio A “Little Wolf” – Guzulka (2004) – Ukraine, Russia? Italy – http://www.vladimirdenissenkov.com/
* Beyond The Pale – Back To The Beginning – Postcards (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.beyondthepale.net/
* El Gran Silencio – Ingratos Corazones – Super riddim internacional Vol.1 (2003) – Monterrey, Nuevo León, México – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Gran_Silencio
* Buckwheat Zydeco – People’s Choice – Ultimate Collection (1987) – Louisiana –
* Paul Brock & Enda Scahill – Erin Go Bragh/Kinmel’s/The Black Rogue (Jigs) – Humdinger (2006) – Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland – http://compassrecords.com/paul-brock-enda-scahill Is “Kinmel’s” after John J. Kimmel?
* Brian Mann – L’Accordion – Cafe Du Soleil (0) – The Woodlands, Texas, USA – http://www.brianmannmusic.com
* Scalene – Canny Hobbie Elliot / The Bonny Pit Laddie – Scalene (1998) – England, UK – http://www.fellside.com
* Louise Massey and The Westerners – Squeeze Box Polka – http://www.archive.org/ (0) – New Mexico, USA – 78 RPM record GRINDING noises have been reduced by grimriper2u@yahoo.com Featured on the WLS National Barn Dance
* Smokey Rogers & Hiis String Band – Tamburitza Boogie – Joaquin Murphy Compilation (1950) – Hollywood – http://westernswing78.blogspot.com/2009/09/joaquin-murphey.html Tex Williams? Joaquin Murphey, steel guitar
* Bjarke Mogensen – K.425 – C major, Presto – Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti (2017) – Denmark – http://www.BjarkeMagensen.com
* Juliette Daum – Cançoneta – Mallorca Dulee y Picante: Dulce (2007) – France/Wisconsin – http://www.juliettedaum.com/ Wheatstone Baritone Concertina
* Beyond The Pale – An Old Legend – Postcards (2009) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.beyondthepale.net/ Daniel Kahn uses this melody almost?

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-01-25: Filling In

January 22, 2018

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Way back from January of 2008, ten years ago, it’s Accordion Noir Radio episode number 61!  It looks like the usual mix of tunes in styles that have nothing to do with each other save prominent use of a particular common instrument… anyhow, at its original online home it garnered 3178 listens, and we hope it meets or breaks that record at its new online home, where you can enjoy it as a digital audio stream right now!  But first… its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: January 25, 2008 (Nobody at the helm night.)
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Thanks to our donors and Co-op Radio Members! If you donate, you’ll get prizes too! (See below, below.)

Artist — Song — Album (Year) — Origin — Label/Contact info.

Four Flea Circus – 17 Fat Chefs (2005) – Japan/San Francisco, USA – (Marié Abe is workin’ here on box.) – http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~chazf/
Klezmic Zirkus – Le Karaoké De Kiev – Vitamine K (2007) – Belgium – http://abysses-asbl.be/klezmic-zirkus/
Bad Renaissance (Bill Schimmel, acc) – All Hail, Luddites – Bad Renaissance (2003) – USA – http://www.BillSchimmel.com
Les Tireux D’roches – La Fresque Du Colon (Natas / L’ouvreur De Rang / Le Diable Est Dans La Ville) – Roches…Papier, Ciseaux! (2006) – Québec, Canada – http://www.tireuxderoches.com/pages/indexpag.html
Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion, vocalist Bhavini Vyas, guitarist Peter Michaels (nylon and steel) – Bhoopali (demo, 2007) – London, UK – http://zxlcreative.blogs.com/mwbgallery/ (He’ll be in Seattle at Benaroya Hall on February 29 with Golijov’s Ayre. Go see him!)
D. Raylene Campbell – Idols of the Children + accordion – Canada – http://www3.sympatico.ca/freereed/ray.htm
Duo Simard/Sidorov – Varenka, Varenka! – Rencontre (2007) – Russia/Quebec, Canada – http://www.vladimirsidorov.com http://www.mariejosesimard.com

ps. This episodes wintery “cover” is… from the lovely Let’s Polka! blog

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-01-17: Folk Reveille!

January 18, 2018
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Jan Kania playing pedal accordion. Photo: Andrzej Sidor

@AccordionBruce: My show announcement tweet didn’t go out ☹️ It was gonna say:

Tonight on @AccordionNoir it’s Dick Contino’s birthday and @anidifranco tells somebody to back the fuck off

 

Well, better late than never, Bruce!  It’s Thursday morning, which means we have a fresh new hour-long episode of the Wednesday night Accordion Noir Radio program to share with you all out there in audio-stream land!  Shows where we prominently feature the tickling ivories of ol’ Dick Contino always get a SEO bump (one can only speculate the reason) but we won’t coast on that, instead actively encouraging you to go listen to last night’s show yourself!  To help make sense of the awesome sounds that’ll soon be flooding your headphones, here’s the complete playlist:

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* Opens with the prior show Soundscapes’s sound-art piece with dogs barking, which I congratulated them on. [ed. very what, Lars Hollmer?]
* Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys – Tippin’ It – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1955) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA (via Pennsylvania) – (Walter Kleypas, acc.)
* Bjarke Mogensen – K.67 – f sharp minor, Allegro – Bjarke Mogensen Plays Domenico Scarlatti (2017) – Denmark – http://www.BjarkeMagensen.com
* Kimmo Pohjonen – Kielo – Kielo (1999) – Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/index.php
* Kiharakolmio – Valoa Kohti – Jupilee (2016) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com/
* Leah Abramson [ed. first act to ever put me on stage as an accompanist!] – Skana – Songs For A Lost Pod (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.leahabramson.com
* Sivuca – Nao Me Diga Adeus – Samba Nouvelle Vague (1962) – Brazil (Brasil) – http://www.sivuca.com.br/ (actually 1961-62)
* Klein Brothers (Ray and Augie) – Camptown Races – The National Barn Dance – 1948-02-14 – Part 2 (1948) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – http://digi.countrymusichalloffame.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/musicaudio/id/2108/rec/3
* Sam Nichols (backed with Spade Cooley’s band) – You’ve Got that Wild & Wicked Look in Your Eyes – from Kevin Coffey’s collection (1947) – Los Angeles, California, USA – (Vince Caruso / Vincent Carrozza, acc.)
* 5 Cent Coffee – Brass Ring – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.facebook.com/5centcoffee
* Ani DiFranco – Gratitude – Like I Said: Songs 1990-91 (1994) – New York State, USA – http://www.RighteousBabe.com Scot Fisher, acc.
* Iva Nova – Thunderstorm – Krutila Pila (2014) – St. Petersburg, Russia –
* Curtis Eller’s American Circus – Amelia Earhart – Taking Up Serpents Again (2004) – Durham, North Carolina, USA – http://www.curtiseller.com/
* Mario Romano – Encanto De Mi Niña – Fenyrose Non Dimenticar (2017) – Buenos Aires, Argentina / Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.MarioRomano.ca
* Dick Contino – Night Train – Dick Contino Plays & Sings the Hits (1965) – LP’s Rowan found in Thrift Stores, aug 09 – http://www.dickcontino.com/
* Over The Moon – You Don’t Even Know – Moondancer (2017) – Alberta, Canada – http://www.OvertheMoonband.com Denis Keldie, acc.
* Sivuca – Um Tom Para Jobim – Pau Doido (1992) – Brazil (Brasil) – http://www.sivuca.com.br/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-01-18: with Ana Bon-Bon on the Night Before a Thousand Buttons

January 15, 2018

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Yesterday there we were, conducting the Accordion Noir Society annual general meeting and discussing our great and illustrious history, name-dropping not only the previous installments of our festival but also early fellow travelers like The Night Of A Thousand Buttons, and…  and here we are, showcasing Accordion Noir Radio episode number 60 from ten years ago, in which no less than Ana Bonbon joined us live in the studio to promote that very same concert!  At its original online home it was enjoyed 3319 times but we know that it has quite a bit more enjoyment left in it: you can continue enjoying it at its new online home indefinitely into the future!  Now here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: January 18, 2008 (The Night one week Before a Thousand Buttons! With Ana Bon-Bon!)
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Artist — Song — Album (Year) — Origin — Label/Contact info.

Ana Bon-Bon – Gypsy Heart – Bare Naked Blues (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
Geoff Berner – The Unlistenable Song – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jason Webley – Balloon Feather Boat Tomato – Only Just the Beginning (2004) – Seattle, Washington State, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
Texas Tornados – Soy de San Luis – Los Texas Tornados (1990) –
Gordon Fleming – Caravan – According to Gordie (2004) – Winnipeg, Canada – (Wonderful record of his career (spanning the 30’s-50’s-eternity) compiled after his death in 2002 by Gordie’s daughter. http://www.justin-time.com/works/JAM_9158-2/
Gordon Fleming – The Man With a Million Dollars – According to Gordie (2004)
Can.Ky.Ree – Virgin ‘reprise’ – East of Earshot (2002) – Chicago, Illinois, USA – http://www.myspace.com/cankyree
Gordon Fleming – Parisian Thoroughfare – According to Gordie (2004)
Can.Ky.Ree – A long night in Babylon – East of Earshot (2002)
Jason Webley – Almost Time to Go – The Cost of Living (2007, the new one.) – (“Howling like a man who was bitten by Tom Waits on a full moon.”)
Geoff Berner – The Rich Are Gonna Move To The High Ground – [Holy Doodle, we love this song!] – (Unreleased, check out his web-portal-secret-stash:) http://www.geoffberner.com/
Ana Bon-Bon – Sister Lay Your Heavy Down – Sister (2001) – http://www.myspace.com/anabonbon
Ana Bon-Bon – Let’s Make A Deal – (live on Accordion Noir!)
Ana Bon-Bon – Bizness – (Even more live.)

ps. This episodes “cover” is… Ana with her sky-blue tinted 50’s friend!

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-01-10: Somewhat Deeper Listening

January 11, 2018

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Last night’s episode followed up a very special in-station event celebrating the “deep listening” of the late Pauline Oliveros (a controversial figure in the accordion avant garde whose oeuvre we have touched upon at least twice before) in conjunction with the Soundscapes program immediately preceding ours on the station schedule.  So we also began our program with a nod to her corner of the accordion world before segueing on over to a celebration of this year’s calendar girls in the fabulous Accordion Babes Pin-Up Calendar / Album (which, you should remember, we still have a few copies available to sell at Spartacus Books).  You can hear the full episode as a digital audio stream, and to enhance your deep listening enjoyment… here’s its playlist:

* Pauline Oliveros, Miya Masaoka – Afternoon – Hirusugi – Accordion Koto (2012) – California / Japan – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pauline_Oliveros_Miya_Masaoka/Accordion_Koto/03_Afternoon_-_Hirusugi Comments: http://freemusicarchive.org/ Curator: Copyright: FMA-Limited: Download Only: http://freemusicarchive.org/FMA_License
* Tina Pearson – Voicing the Widow Jane Mine – Dolomite Scan – (0) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Recorded inside the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, New York, July 23, 2013. Pauline Oliveros was there. https://tina-pearson.com/
* Maura Rogers and the Bellows – Norma Jean – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – Cleveland, Ohio, USA – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.MauraRogers.com Meredith Pangrace, acc.
* Photis Ionatos – La Ville (I Polis) – Elegio (2017) – Greece / Belgium – http://homerecords.be/ Julien Deborman : diatonic acc
* Jet Black Pearl – Cumulonimbus Me – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – Netherlands/France/Oregon! – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.jetblackpearl.com
* Sonny Landreth – Bound By The Blues – Recorded live in Lafayette (Acoustic set) (2017) – Louisiana, USA – http://sonnylandreth.com Steve Conn, acc. http://www.steveconn.com
* Big Lou’s Dance Party – Never a Dull Moment – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – Brisbane, California, USA – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.accordionprincess.com
* Corpus Callosum – Dream of Sailor – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – Oakland, CA, USA – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.Villainette.com
* Renée de la Prade – The Green Room – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – San Francisco’s loss, Germany’s Gain – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/
* Solas – Who’s In The What Now – Reunion – A Decade of Solas (2006) – USA / Ireland – http://www.solasmusic.com/
* Trois copains (H. Wattier, violon ; A. Pigeon, accordéon ; Ed. Moreau, piano) – Reel de Fiset – Digital Gramophone, Library and Archives Canada (1938) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – Arthur Pigeon, acc.
* Shelder The Electric Clamfish – Mouse Bar-Bee-Cue!! – Accordion Babes 2018 (2016) – Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada – http://accordionpinupcalendar.com/ http://www.ElectricClamfish.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!