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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-05-30: Tarkin Take Two

May 28, 2018

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Ten years ago this week (hey, Bruce, did you ever get around to returning that Sharon Shannon album you borrowed?) we aired Accordion Noir Radio episode number 78, a live tribute to the fresh-faced local folkies of Tarkin (as in “Grand Moff”) celebrating the release of their swan song recording “Charming to the Last”.  (And yes, it is a Star Wars reference.  They might have disappointed a lot of filkers with their faithful and straightforward approach to folk music!)  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3315 times, and going forward we hope future listeners will get a kick out of it at its new online home at the Internet Archive, available into perpetuity as digital audio.  To entice you, here’s the episode’s track listing:

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Great Big Sea – Tishialuk Girls – The Hard & the Easy (2005, their ninth album!) – Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.greatbigsea.com/
Enoch Kent – Jamie Raeburn – One More Round (2008) – He’s playing the Vancouver Island Musicfest, July 11-13! http://www.islandmusicfest.com
Tarkin – The Oda G (by Stanley Triggs) – Live at Co-Op Radio May 30, 2008
Les Cowboys Fringants – Intro/Les Étoiles Filantes – La Grand-Messe (2004) – http://www.cowboysfringants.com/
Tarkin – The Snow Song (by Amanda Ruel) – Live at CFRO
Tarkin – Parlez-Nous à Boire (by Dewey Balfa) – Exécuté à CFRO
Nathen – Big Galoot – Jimson Weed (2004) – Winnipeg, Canada – http://www.nathanmusic.ca/homepage.html
Jelena Milojevic – Kuusisto, Hymns 1st Movement – Croatia / Vancouver, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/jelenamilojevic She’s going to teach at Vancouver Community College starting in September. Cool!
Tarkin – The Minto (traditional protest song) – Live and traditional
Geoff Berner – Song Written in a Romanian Hospital – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – http://www.geoffberner.com
Sharon Shannon – Glentown – Sharon Shannon (1993) – http://www.sharonshannon.com (I “borrowed” this from Tarkin’s Vanessa Kay, remind me to give it back.)

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This episode’s “cover” is from Tarkin’s new album: Charming to the Last. http://www.tarkin.ca/

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 2018-05-23: Patent Approval Day

May 24, 2018

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Today was a big day on the accordion calendar (well, every day on that calendar is a great day to be alive, but that’s not what I’m talking about) — it’s the 189th anniversary of the day Cyrill Demian’s patent inventing the accordion was approved in Vienna, Austria!  (We’re not quite sure how we’re going to commemorate the instrument’s bicentennial eleven years from now, but you can be darned sure that it’s been on our radar for several years now.)  Bruce celebrated much as he does every week, airing a globe-trotting sampling of accordion musics from all corners of the map, from Colombia to Finland, Brazil to Bosnia… and a few tunes from Canada also, of course!  You can hear tonight’s episode by following this link, and for extra motivation, here’s a sneak preview in the form of the episode’s playlist:

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(189th anniversary of the day the accordion’s original patent was granted)

* Carlos Román – El 4 Y 5 – The Original Sound Of Cumbia (The History Of Colombian Cumbia & Porro As Told By The Phonograph 1948-79 Compiled By Quantic) – Colombia – http://www.soundwayrecords.com
* Markku Lepistö – Minima 1 – Solos (2018) – Finland – http://www.MarkkuLepisto.com
* Rioger Dean Young & The Tin Sea – The Scarf – Wrought Iron Will (2016) – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – http://www.TheTinSea.com Jamie Cummins, acc.
* The Mekons – Stonehead – OOOH! (Out Of Our Heads) (2002) – Leeds, West Yorkshire, England – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mekons
* Nancy Laberge – Writing on the Wall – When We Were Friends (2016) – Calgary, Alberta Canada – http://www.nancylaberge.ca Mike Little, acc.
* Cascabulho – Balanco De Maria – Fome Da Dor De Cabeca (1998) – Brazil (Brasil) – http://www.cascabulho.com.br
* Amira and Merima Kljuco – Mehmeda Majka Budila – Zumra (2010) – Bosnia – http://www.amira.com.ba/ acc. Merima Kljuco
* Venglevski, Stas – Adagio – Adagio, Romance And Beyond (2000) – Russia, USA (lives in Wisconsin) – http://www.stasv.com/
* Jody Kruskal – Down By The Railroad Track – Sing To Me, Concertina Boy (0) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – http://www.jodykruskal.com
* Markku Lepistö – Aili – Solos (2018) – Finland – http://www.MarkkuLepisto.com
* The Lifers – A Trial For The Coming Of Snow – Honey Suite (2018) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://www.theLifersMusic.com Liv Cazzola, acc?
* Dave Soldier – To Spike Jones In Heaven – Romances From The Second Line (1990)

 

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-05-23: Concertinas and Stuff

May 21, 2018

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It looks like we took a week or so off after our Cinco de Mayo extravaganza ten years back, probably to make room for member drive specials, but before May was up we came roaring back with what must be Accordion Noir episode number 77, which shone a tiny light, among the regular mix, on the world of the Anglo concertina (not to be mistaken with the English concertina, a real linguistic conundrum.)  Back at its original online home it was enjoyed 3307 times and, as always, we hope that it continues to be enjoyed at least as many times.  You can continue enjoying listening to it into the future at the Internet Archive, and to help illustrate why you might want to, here’s the episode’s playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 23, 2008, Concertinas & Stuff

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Anglo International! (Anglo Concertina Playing From Around the World) – Nigel Chippendale – Petit Valse / Mazurka – UK – http://www.angloconcertina.co.uk/
Anglo International! – John Watcham – Morris Tune Medley – UK
Sagapool – Hublet – E’pisode Trois (2008) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.sagapool.com/
Boulder Acoustic Society – Maggie’s Farm – The Caged Bird (2008) – Denver, Colorado, USA – http://www.boulderacousticsociety.net/
Acco Duo – Chornobrivtsky (V. Virmenich) – Romance (2008) – Croatia – http://www.accoduo.com
Bruce Springsteen – Wild Billy’s Circus Story (feat. Danny Federici, RIP!)
– The Wild, The Innocent & E Street Shuffle (1973) – New Jersey, USA
Chris Gaffney (RIP) – I Never Grew Up (hidden track) – Mi Vida Loca (1992) – Arizona, USA – http://www.helpgaff.com/
Blackthorn – The Mermaid / Randers Hopsa (feat. Dianne Foster, RIP) – Sweet Forget-Me-Not (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.blackthornband.com/
Anglo International! – Frank Edgley – The Maid of Fraekle / Over the Moor to Maggie – Windsor, Ontario, Canada – http://www.concertinas.ca/
Anglo International! – Alan O’Day – Robsif Waltz – UK – http://www.filmsonglass.co.uk/concertina-tutorial.htm
Rowan Lipkovits (after Loudon Wainwright III) – the Turkish Revelry –Vancouver, Canada – on the 1929 Soprani accordion!
Tarkin – Chase aux Perdreaux – Charming to the Last (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tarkin.ca/

(Then “Into the Pit” played Trollband, a local Vancouver Accordion metal band: http://www.myspace.com/trollbandhordes We include that as a special bonus.)

This episode’s “cover” is… the “Anglo International” CD cover! – http://www.angloconcertina.co.uk/

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-05-16: Mothers and Others

May 17, 2018

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From the mouth of programmer “Accordion” Bruce Triggs himself, on the subject of tonight’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio: “This week on Accordion Noir — Mother’s Day tunes with political asides as called for.”  Mothers are always well worth celebrating, though if ever there was a time for political asides this is it!  His curatorial angle seems a little oblique in that blurb, but if you’d like to get a better idea of what to expect, you can get a sneak peak at the playlist below before accessing digital audio of the episode over here.  Enjoy!

* Boozoo Chavis – Mother’s Blues – Hey Do Right (1997) – Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA – Visit http://antonesrecords.bandcamp.com
* Joanna Chapman-Smith – Klezbian Mother – Contrairies (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.joannacs.com/
* Elly Kelly – Mother’s Favorite Waltz – Home Sweet Home (2008) – New Brunswick, Canada – http://www.ellykellymusic.com/home.html
* Charles Ketvirtis – Mother Song – Folksongs Of Another America – Newberry Michigan (Lithuania) – chemnitzer concertina – https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5231.htm
* The Fugitives – All this Trouble – Eccentrically We Love (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.fugitives.ca/
* Antti Paalanen – Gaza – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com
* Blind Connie Williams – Motherless Children – Philadelphia Street Singer (1961) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – (Got this from Jared Snyder, he’s our hero.) Recording date uncertain. http://record-fiend.blogspot.com/2010/01/blind-connie-williams-philadelphia.html
* Esma Redzepova – Unhappy Loneliness – Songs Of A Macedonian Gypsy
* Carlos Vives – Pa Mayté – La Tierra del Olvido (0) – Colombia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Vives
* Johnny Clegg & Savuka – I Call Your Name – In My African Dream: The Best Of Johnny Clegg & Savuka (1994)
* Casey Neill Trio – Emma’s Garden – Skree (1999) – Oregon, USA – http://www.caseyneill.org/ Nova Devonie, acc.
* They Might Be Giants – The Day – They Might Be Giants (1986)
* John Delafose & The Eunice Playboys – Mother’s Day Blues – Joe Pete Got Two Women (2011) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.arhoolie.com/
* Joanna Drummond – Farther Afield (Featuring Clea Roddick) – Songs for Mother’s Day (2015) – Calgary, Alberta Canada – http://www.joannadrummondmusic.ca Will Lynch, acc.
* Angelo Debarre et Ludovic Beier – Mister Sandman – Come into my swing ! (2003) – Paris, France – http://www.myspace.com/ludovicbeier

 

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2018-05-09: Fund Driven Twice

May 10, 2018

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Bruce liked last week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio so much, he aired it again this week!  But wait, bear with me now: due to a power outage, last week’s broadcast was interrupted and distorted by electricity spikes from backup generation.  He thought it would be too bad to simply abandon it by the wayside due to no fault of its own, so he did indeed broadcast the same set of songs a second time — apologies to the local radio listeners, but thanks to his efforts, now available to online listeners for the first and only time!  You can enjoy listening to digital audio of the episode by following this link (if you like it as much as Bruce did, perhaps you’ll listen to it twice!) , and to help enhance your appreciation of the recording, here’s its playlist:

* Betty White’s How to Dance Course – Heel and Toe, Skater’s Position (Man and Woman) – How to POLKA (1960)
* Geoff Berner – I Don’t Feel So Mad At God When I See You In A Summer Dress – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Beto Rada and Cheche Rada – Pedazo De Acordeón – 100 Años De Vallenato (Disc 1) Colombia
* Sylvia Herold And Euphonia – Kitty Alone And I – Lovely Nancy (2005) – Oakland, California, USA – http://www.syylviaharold.com
* Andrea Parodi – Astrolicamus – The Rough Guide To Mediterranean Café Music (2004) – Sardinia, Italy
* Antti Paalanen – Gaza – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com
* Murder My Sweet – Abrupt Transitions – (1945)
* BeauSoleil – Two-Step A Will Balfa – Allons A Lafayette (1988) – Lafayette, Louisiana, USA – http://www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil/
* Boozoo Chavis – I’m Ready Me – Boozoo Chavis (1990) – Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA –
* Blind Joe Mangrum; Fred Shriver – Bill Cheatam – Kentucky Mountain Music – CD6 (1928) – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/2124/Mangrum_Blind_Joe_instrumentalist_violin
* Jill Barber – Les Feuilles Mortes – Chansons (2013) – Halifax, Nova Scotia/Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.jillbarber.com Drew Jurecka, acc.
* Proud Animal – One Way – Proud Animal (2012) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.proudanimal.com http://www.badler.ca/
* Attwenger – Mei Bua – Sun (2002) – Linz, Austria – http://www.attwenger.at/

This episode was broadcast (both times!) during our parent radio station CFRO’s Spring Member Drive, so if you enjoy our ongoing mission, you could help us out by buying a membership in our co-op radio station and telling them that Accordion Noir sent you!

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 2008-05-09: Nueve de Mayo with Manuél Magaña!

May 7, 2018

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For the 76th episode of Accordion Noir radio, we nodded to the pseudo-holiday of Cinco de Mayo as an excuse to do a “spotlight on Mexico” episode.  But understanding that the occasion isn’t actually celebrated there… not necessarily at all, and certainly not the way us norteamericanos have been taught to expect, we leaned on the generously offered expertise of a genuinely Latinx friend, Manuél Magaña, to curate the playlist!  That’s a bit of a trip, as there’s no way I would have guessed that his guest spot came up a whole decade ago.  Maybe it’s time for a part 2!

At its original online home, this episode peaked at some 3358 listens logged, but at its 
new, forever online home… you should be able to continue enjoying it as digital audio into the indefinite future.  The only thing you might want to bring with you is this playlist, to help you best understand what it is you’re hearing.

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 9, 2008, Nueve de Mayo! Manuél Magaña’s Latin mix!

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Steve Jordan – El Kranke – Steve Jordan 25 Hits (2000) – Texas, USA – http://www.reyesaccordions.com/steve.htm
Flaco Jimenez – La Tumba Sera el Final – Y Tu Mamá También – San Antonio, Texas, USA – http://www.flacojimenezmusic.com/
Los Palominos – Todos Lloramos – Uvalde, Texas, USA – http://www.lospalominos.com/
Bersuit Vergarabat – Gente de Mierdas – Libertinaje – Argentina – http://www.bersuit.com/
El Poder Del Norte – En Tu Basura – http://www.poderdelnorte.com.mx/
El Grán Silencio – Con Sangre Del Norte – Libres y Locos – Monterrey, México – http://www.karmafilms.es/html/elgransilencio.html
Elsa García – Inolvidable – Not the gymnist, the singer! She has her own barbie doll, but it hasn’t got an accordion. – http://www.ondanet.com/tejano/artists/Elsa.Garcia/
Jorge Celedón – Sin Perdón – Villanueva, La Guajira, Colombia – http://www.jorgeceledon.net/ (crazy Flash accordion website.)
Julieta Venegas – Andar Conmigo – Sí – Tijuana, México – http://www.julietavenegas.net/
Los Alegres de la Sierra – Y Si Volviera A Nacer – Spring Valley, California, USA – http://www.myspace.com/losalegres001
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs y Flaco Jimenez – Gallo Rojo – El León – Argentina, Texas – http://www.fabulosos-cadillacs.com/
Los Tigres del Norte – Si No Me Falla el Corazon – Los Dos Plebes (1994) – México – http://www.lostigresdelnorte.com/
Los Tres – He Barrido El Sol – Los Tres (Unplugged) (2006) – Chile – http://www.fabulosos-cadillacs.com/

This episode’s “cover” is… A Zapatista accordionist by Dylan Minor

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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-05-02: with Blackberry Wood!

April 30, 2018

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For the extremely archival Accordion Noir radio episode number 75, all the way a decade back, we celebrated by having some live guests into the studio with us — East Van’s high-energy circus band, Blackberry Wood!  At this moment in time their lineup included Katheryn Petersen on accordion, and much joyous squeezing ensued.  At its original online home, the episode racked up some 3653 listens, and future generations can continue enjoying the recording over at the Internet Archive.  Now to prime the pump… the track listing:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: May 2nd, 2008, Blackberry Wood

This episode’s “cover” is… BBW’s New Album, Travelling Horse Opry!

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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Guest Artists Blackberry Wood: http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood

Blackberry Wood (after The Cure) – Love Cats – Travelling Horse Opry (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood
Sharon Shannon & The Woodchoppers – Mighty Sparrow – Live In Galway (2001) – Ireland – sharonshannon.com http://www.daisydiscs.com/
DeVotchKa – Vengo! Vengo! – Una Volta (2003) – Denver, Colorado, USA – http://www.myspace.com/devotchkamusic
Blackberry Wood (after June Carter) – Ring of Fire – (Live here at Co-op Radio – “soundcheck song” all sound problems are my fault.)
B. Wood – Johnny Was a Race-Car Driver – (Live)
Jiggernaught – Best o’ the Barley – In Search of More (2001) – (with extra background vocals from our studio… geesh) – Houston, Texas, USA – http://www.jiggernaut.com
B. Wood – Cyrus the Great (Live / Salmon Avalanche, acc.)
B. Wood – Love Song (Live)
B. Wood – Ramblin’ (Live)
B. Wood – Sugar – Travelling Horse Opry (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.myspace.com/blackberrywood
Bombolessé – Menterias – Pucha-Pucha (2006) – Montreal, QC, Canada / Brazil – http://www.bombolesse.com/
Kruzenshtern – Karate – Kruzenshtern I Parohod (2006) – Israel/France – http://www.vialka.com/

(I never got any ice-cream. Somebody owes me a scoop.)

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