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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2009-07-17: Accordion Kids

July 29, 2019


From ten years ago, here’s episode 137 of CFRO Co-op radio’s Accordion Noir radio program.  This episode seems to have a focus on children’s music with squeezebox accompaniment.  At its original online home, this recording accumulated some 9623 listens.  We hope that this trend continues at its new online forever home over at the Internet Archive, where you can feel free to stop by and listen to it (or any of our back recordings!) any time! And now, here’s this episode’s playlist:

AccNoir-2009-07-17, Accordion Kids (with Harriet and Myriam!)

*Artist – Song – Album? (date) – Sources?
*Fred Koch – Miss Mary Mack (a capella intro, I don’t think that’s Fred) – Did You Feed My Cow? Fred Koch presents the songs of Ella Jenkins (1989) –
*Thomas Fersen – Croque – Putumayo – French Playground (2005) – France –
*Fire Lily – The Bus Stop Song – Where The Fire Lily Grows (2002) – Saskatchewan, Canada
*Kalei Dodson – La Piedrera – My First Recordings (2007) – Seguin, Texas, USA –
*FemBots – Under The Bed – See You On The Moon! Songs For Kids Of All Ages (2006) – Canada – Is that a melodica? (Played by aliens!)
*Rowan/Raffi – Bananaphone Rowan – Accordion Noir (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
*Sam’s Rot N’ Pot N’ Pan Band – The Treasure Map – Sam’s Rot N’ Pot N’ Pan Band (2005) – Canada –
*Statler and Waldorf – “It was terrible!” (Muppets From Space Version) – The Muppet Show: 25th Anniversary (2002)
*Mimmit – Hats Hats Harakkainen – Hats, Hats Harakkainen (2008) – Finland! –
*Песня Крокодила Гены – Gena Crocodile? – “Crocodile Gena’s Song” Пусть бегут неуклюже пешеходы по лужам… (“Let the pedestrians run clumsily over puddles…”) Песенка крокодила Гены из м/ф “Крокодил Гена” “50-year-old Gena works as a crocodile in a zoo.” – (from the ’60’s?) – Russia –
*Loose Acoustic Trio – I Like Your Hat – Brand New Mind (2005) – Sacramento, California, USA –
*Ksenija Sidorova (composer: Nikolay Malygin) – Karabas-Barabas’ Dance, Childrens’ Suite N2 on A. (Myriam said, “I like sweets!”) From Tolstoy’s story “The Golden Key:” – Latvia; London, England – (She’s on Youtube too.)
*Kermit the Amnesiac Frog – Ocean Breeze Soap – The Muppets Take Manhattan
*Chel – Bazardine Bazar – Bazar Bizarre (2006) – France –
*One Ring Zero – All About House Plants – As Smart As We Are (2004) – Virgina – Brooklyn, NY –
*Enoch Kent – Coulter’s Candy – One More Round (2008) – Glasgow, Scotland / Ontario, Canada –
*Tone Hulbækmo/ Hans Fredrik Jacobsen – Hjort Er Hjort, Sa Elgen – Langt Nord I Skogen (1988) – Norway –

This episode’s cover is: Gena the Crocodile from a series of Russian prints (?) from famous works of literature. Cool.


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