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Accordion Noir Radio playlist 2017-06-28: Northern Hemisummer

June 30, 2017

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If you can think of a better way to celebrate the solstice than with accordion music, I’d like to hear it!  For the next six months or so, you can enjoy this week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio as a digital audio stream … or for posterity, you can keep a copy for yourself provided by the Internet Archive! Here’s the playlist, so you can have a better idea of what you’re hearing that’s making you smile so much:

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* Antti Paalanen – Fingertips – Meluta (2015) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com/
* BU☆LI – Summer – Grand Parade ep. (2003) – Sapporo City, Japan – http://www.myspace.com/buli1993 http://www.sister.co.jp/english/catalog_e_benten.html
* Zeek Manners and His Gang – You Are So Different – The Golden Age of Zeke Manners (0) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.dagmar-anita-binge.de/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeke_Manners
* Julieta Venegas – Casa Abandonada – Bueninvento (2000) – Mexico City –
* Lisa Kirchner – Elephant Steps: Photograph Song – Something to Sing About (2011) – http://www.billschimmel.com/
* Sick Boss – Troubled – Sick Boss (2017) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://tysonnaylor.com
* Shawn Colvin – On My Own – All Fall Down (2012) – Carbondale, Illinois, USA (etc.) – http://www.shawncolvin.com/ john Deaderick, acc. (Bill Frisell is on a bunch of these too.)
* 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/
* Steve Jordan (Esteban Jordan) – Summertime – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRnM9TilU9Y
* Bachtopus – Summa – Alive! (2015) – – Visit http://bachtopus.bandcamp.com
* Pine Leaf Boys – Valse de Belizaire – Blues De Musicien (2011) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.pineleafboys.com/ Wilson Savoy, acc.
* The Klezmatics – Freyt Aykh, Yidlekh – Jews With Horns (1995) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://klezmatics.com/
* Mary Margaret O’Hara – The Cry Of Man – Rogue’s Gallery, Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys (2006)
* D. Raylene Campbell – Rakini – Canada – http://www3.sympatico.ca/freereed/ray.htm

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 2007-06-29: Gospel Accordion Train-Wreck Special

June 29, 2017

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From the archives, exactly one decade ago, it’s episode number 31 of Accordion Noir Radio — a double-length (2 hour!) tour de force that saw us for one week taking on the time slot of the Gospel Train preceding ours at the time (and which continued to air for most of the subsequent decade, only finally ringing out its final chorus back in April of this year!)  The recording accumulated a respectable 3975 listens at its original online host over the past ten years and from now onward into time immemorial you should be able to enjoy it at its new home at the Internet Archive.  Now to help you get sorted among 120 minutes of accordion music (a good start!), here’s the episiode’s playlist…

Accordion Noir: Playlist: June, 29 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 8:30-10:30 pm! Extended Gospel Accordion Train-Wreck Special
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Very drafty playlist:

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

Gasoholic, Circus in Flames
Leo Riggers/Farewell to Abi, Blacktholin
Something to Hold On To, Wailin’ Jennys
Until the Wine is Gone, Rowan Lipkovits (after Rick Keating)
Le, Le, Loj, Miso Kontrec
Whatever You Say, Stupid
Fast Fingers, Erik Frank
In The Pines, Rowan (after Lead Belly)
¡Quihubo Raza!, Angustín Lirny Alma
Tonkaya Ruabina, Agent Danger
Birds & No Bees, Kim Beggs
Christmas in Prison, Rowan  (after John Prine)
Lirio Rojo, Carlos Vives
Fawn’s Mead?, Stumblesome
If You Have To, Carbon Dating Service, Canada
Bridge Came Tumblin’ Down, Rowan (after Stompin’ Tom Connors), Canada
Mahavatse, Regiz gizavo, Madagascar
Lemonadas Verde Cumbia, Southern Scratch, Navaho–USA
Mamba Italiana, Helsingin Kaksti Bhaiset, Finland
This is not My Life, Rowan (after Rick Keating), Canada
Jacques Cousteau, Adri/Rowan, Canada
The Breaking, The Bad Things, USA
Acrocphere, Aldo Granato, Belgium
Far Too Canadian, Rowan (after Spirit of the West), Canadaiana
Meet James Enser, They Might Be Giants, USA
Ochlisqne, The Decembrists
Elambée Albginots, Gudisew?
Kuuma, Kimmo Pohjonen
Italienisches Konzest, Mic Miki
Whoop de doo Polka, Lawrence Welk, USA
Anthem of the Apocalypse, Joey Only, 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 2007-06-22: Rowan out of town playing kazoo. Spiders, Reptiles, Dogs, and Guy Klucevsek.

June 26, 2017

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Back on the archival beat, here’s Accordion Noir Radio episode number 30, from way back in June of 2007!  It was accessed an unsurprising 3224 times over the past decade from its original online host, but from here on in you should be able to enjoy it forever at the Internet Archive!  And to help with that enjoyment… here’s a playlist of the songs included:

Artist, Song, Album, Origin, Date

Clemilda Recordace o De Vaqueiro (Forro)
Guy Klucevsek, Transelvanian Software
Detektivebyran, E18
Harv, Sockertöj/Ja Dä Gorvir
Bird Mancini, The Other Side
Eugene Chadbourne, High Safe Way
Me Without You, Yellow Spider/O Porqupine
Geoff Berner, Iron Grey
Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Sadagora Hot Dub
Something About Reptiles, Bosvermisim
Bills, Overture (Let Em Run)
Polka Dogs, Big Siren

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 2017-06-21: Summer Soul

June 23, 2017

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We got through a rainy Car Free Day with our seven hours of accordion music for the moist masses, which means that now we’ve officially crossed the solstice, friends!  If you, like us, are in the Northern Hemisphere, that means that we’ve all just crossed into summer!  And how better to celebrate than with an hour of soulful accordion music?  (Listeners in the Southern Hemisphere, please cross out this episode’s title and call it: “Wonderful Winter”.  Much obliged!)  So here we are, offering you up this week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio: you have your choice — you can listen, for a limited time (some 6 months) to a digital audio stream of the episode… or (for keeps) as a downloadable mp3 from the Internet Archive!  And to help you along your way, whichever option you choose… here’s the playlist to this week’s episode!

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* Wendy McNeill – Lutetia – A Dreamer’s Guide to Hardcore Loving (2008) – Sweden, Canada – http://www.wendymcneill.com/
* Art Van Damme Quintet – Summerwind – Lullaby in Rhythm (1968) – USA, Recorded in Germany – Swinging The Accordion On MPS (Mostly Perfect Sound) Compilation,
* Viola Turpeinen – Summer evening waltz – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa vol. 2 – 1929-1945 – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlager
* The Fortunate Ones – The Bliss – The Bliss (2015) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.FortunateOnes.com
* 16 Horsepower – Neck On The New Blade – Sackcloth ‘N’ Ashes (1996)
* Hossam Ramzy & Ossama El Hendy – Moonstone – Ruby: classical egyptian bellydance (2009) – Egypt, Africa – http://www.hossamramzy.com/
* IVA NOVA – Kholmogori (2013) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.facebook.com/IVA.NOVA.ru?ref=ts&fref=ts
* Spirit Of The West – Home For A Rest – Save This House (1989) – British Columbia, Canada – http://www.sotw.ca/ Linda McRae, acc. http://www.lindamcrae.com/
* Ten Thousand Wolves – Ole Slew Foot – Ten Thousand Wolves: Johnny Horton Remix (2014) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tenthousandwolves.com/
* Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs – For The Summer – God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise (2010) – New Hampshire/Maine, USA – http://ouroboros.raylamontagne.com
* Fizzè – Nice Time In Swiss – The Peeni Waali Phenomenon (1999) – Switzerland, etc. – Tobias Morgenstern, acc. Dennis Bovell, bass/guitar. http://www.mensch3000.ch/default.htm
* The Jerry Cans – Ilatiit – Nunavuttitut (2013) – Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – http://thejerrycans.com/
Great Article about the Jerry Cans: https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/aakuluk-music-is-raising-up-voices-in-the-north
* Tom Waits – Train Song – Franks Wild Years (1987) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.tomwaits.com/ David Hidalgo from Los Lobos, 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 2017-06-07: Accordion Month on Earth

June 21, 2017

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There’s been some twisting and turning to get us here, but now we’re all caught up again, with this sharing of our Accordion Noir radio episode from … two weeks ago.  Don’t ask!  It made sense at the time.  (And yes, thank you, our Car-Free Main stage, which Bruce described as “Guitar-Free Main”, was highly successful!)  You can listen to the episode as a digital audio stream if you like, or if you prefer (highly recommended) you can go and help yourself to an MP3 download of the episode for keeps!  Then there’ll be another fresh episode airing tonight, yow!  In the meantime, here’s the playlist for the linked recent episode:

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* Andrea Parkins – Slippage – Slippage (1998) – New York, New York, USA – http://www.andreaparkins.com
* The Lewinskies – Look to the Sea (Featuring Phil Sedore) – Good for All (2016) – Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.thelewinskies.com
* Alice Hall Trio – Pennies from Heaven – 78 rpm record, catalog # Capitol 57-60007 (3921) Z #78-101# (194) – Los Angeles, California, USA – http://dragspelsmusik.com/
http://settlet.fateback.com/Capitol60000.htm
http://www.78discography.com/
* Alice Hall – Dean Olsher talks with Alice Hall – NPR, Morning Edition (1997) – Van Nuys, California, USA – http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1030055
* Alice Hall Quartet – Just You Just Me – The Alice Hall Sound: Trio, Quartet, and Live Performance. (1950’s?) – We called this “The Party Tape” while searching for it for six years.
* David Wax Museum – That’s Not True – Everything Is Saved (2011) – New England and Elsewhere – http://www.davidwaxmuseum.com/
* Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs – For The Summer – God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise (2010) – New Hampshire/Maine, USA – http://ouroboros.raylamontagne.com
* Black Prairie – Full Moon In June – Feast Of The Hunters’ Moon (2010) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.blackprairie.com/home/
* Miss Natasha Enquist – Summer Bird – MNE (2015) – Victoria, BC, Canada (and now Berlin, Germany) – http://www.kolloagency.com
* Jason Webley – Southern Cross – Counterpoint (2002) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.jasonwebley.com/index.html
* Shelley O’Brien – My Velocipede – You, Me and the BIrds (2008) – Vancouver – Toronto – Yukon Territory, Canada – Mark Berube, acc. http://www.shelleyobrien.ca
* Las Fenix – Esta Vez No (Video Oficial) – (2017) – Houston, Texas, USA – http://www.lasfenix.com
* Balún – El Correo Especial – An EP Collection [Nada Que Hacer Hoy EP (2004)] (2006) – NY City / Puerto Rico – https://www.balunonline.com
* The Captain & Me – William Mason’s Summer – Leave Your Friends And Family (0) – Oslo, Norway – http://www.myspace.com/thecaptainandme http://www.thecaptainandme.com/
* Mauvais Sort – Le pont du diable – Koru (2005) – Quebec, Canada – http://www.mauvaissort.com (Stéphanie Richard, 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 2017-06-14: Accordion Noir stage preview for Car-Free Main Street!

June 16, 2017

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Greetings folks! To keep things timely, we’re lightly leapfrogging over last week’s broadcast in favour of prioritizing this week’s. I know, it sounds contradictory, but hear me out: this week’s episode of Accordion Noir Radio is a preview of performers you can catch live at our *FREE* (by donation) Accordion Noir stage at this year’s Car-Free Main Street festival Sunday, June 18, running at 21st and Main from noon to 7 pm. (If we aired last week’s episode now and this week’s episode next week, it would no longer serve as a preview, you see.) There are also some filler acts on the playlist (perhaps the only time Hamster Theatre will ever be described as “filler”) who you won’t be seeing on Sunday, but by listening to this week’s broadcast you can get a good feel for participating acts Katheryn Petersen, Ana Bon-Bon, the Creaking Planks, Barbara Adler, Robyn Carrigan and Geoff Berner! (For Der Royshiker Krokves and the Squeezebox Circle Orchestra, you’re just going to have to use your imagination.) And how would one listen to that broadcast you inquire? So glad you asked! You can enjoy the episode as a digital audio stream or you can take advantage of our preferred delivery mechanism, MP3 download from the Internet Archive.  Now here’s the full playlist so you better know who and what to expect squeezing their heart out on the streets this Sunday afternoon!

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Go to the Car Free Main Accordion Noir Street Festival:
Sunday Jun 18, Main & 21st in Vancouver.

* Katheryn Petersen – Accordion Noir Theme Song – (2016) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – All parts were played by me on accordion, toy piano and squeeky chair and all the effects were done live with my pedals and not by robots or in post.
* Antti Paalanen – Angus – Meluta (2015) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com/
* IVA NOVA – Spring Time? – (off myspace) (0) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – http://www.myspace.com/ivanovaband
* They Might Be Giants – It’s Not My Birthday – Miscellaneous T (2000) – Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.tmbg.com/
* Ana Bon-Bon & Amelia Rose Slobogean – Sleepy Eyed Tom – Bon-Bon & Rose, ep. (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – “The Fiddler” Amelia Rose Slobogean of Ukrainian band Zeellia, and her own group RedBoot Quartet, and cofounder of Yukon’s crazy band FISHEAD STEW.
* Creaking Planks – Dead_Mans_Pants – Flogged Round the Fleet (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
* Fang – Mean Swans – Beast Pieces (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/
* Ten Thousand Wolves – North to Alaska – Ten Thousand Wolves: Johnny Horton Remix (2014) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.tenthousandwolves.com/
* Geoff Berner – The True Enemy – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Geoff Berner – Swing A Chicken 3 Times Over Your Head – We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians (2015) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com/
* Robyn Carrigan – Butcher Boy – Accordion Noir 2011-01-12 – House on Fire With Robyn Carrigan (2011) – Nova Scotia/Vancouver, Canada – https://myspace.com/robyncarrigan http://www.bottleneckband.com
* Bottleneck (with Scott Smith) – I Think You’ll Get By – Accordion Noir (2011) – Nova Scotia/Vancouver, Canada – https://myspace.com/robyncarrigan
* Hamster Theatre – Home – Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (2002) – Boulder, Colorado, United States – Dave Willey, acc. http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster/splash3.html

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 2007-06-15: with Andrea Parkins!

June 13, 2017

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Greetings, everybody!  From the archives, this week we’re presenting to you Accordion Noir Radio episode number 29, from June 15th of 2007!  Since being put up at its original online host it has garnered a kingly 3472 listens, and from now on you’ll be able to find it — forever! — hosted online at the Internet Archive.  And here, to enhance your enjoyment of the recording, is the accompanying playlist — so you know just which song Andrea Parkins is playing on at any given moment 8)

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

(Andrea Parkins plays organ, accordion, sampler and effects on all)

No Doubt–—11/8—Dance With Death, Nels Cline, New Monastery: A View Into The Music Of Andrew Hill, 2006
April, Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins & Jim Black, Five Other Pieces (+2)
Visionary of the Week, Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins & Jim Black, Kulak, 29 & 30,
Split the Difference, Ellery Eskelin, Quiet Music, 2006
It’s a Samba, Ellery Eskelin, Arcanum Moderne, 2002
Tomorrow is a New Day, Ellery Elkelin, Quiet Music, 2006

(Shortest Playlist yet.)

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!