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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-08-24: It’s Hot Inside and Out

August 25, 2022
AccNoir 2022-08-24
This album has some fun punk accordion photos in its liner notes!

“Heat” is the musical theme that Bruce was working with when plotting out last night’s hour-long episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast! I looked for images of the hot wax apparatus used to effect reed repairs inside the instrument, but it looks like they’re trade secrets. Rest assured the playlist is lively and diverse, as per our usual! If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-08-24, It’s Hot Inside and Out

*  “Vancouver Tenants Union” – https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* B&B Project – ‟Ukrainian Song – Cheremshyna” – 31st Ukranian Independence Day Video (Aug 24) (2022) – Ukraine – https://youtu.be/KNkcMxXiieU
* Gogol Bordello feat. KAZKA – ‟Take Only What You Can Carry (Ukranian Version)” – video single (2022) – Ukraine – http://www.gogolbordello.com

Donate to help Ukraine: https://ukrainewar.carrd.co
* Tamsin Elliott & Archie Moss – ‟Minuette (from Thomas Bray’s Country Dances, big hit in 1699)” – FolkEast X Tradfolk Sessions (2022) – UK – https://folkeast.co.uk
Tamsin Elliott is in Solana: https://solana.bandcamp.com
Archie Moss is over here: https://duomooremoss.bandcamp.com/album/spectres

* Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden – ‟Chill in the Air” – Bella Neurox (1999) – Portland, Oregon / Los Angeles, California, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Murgatroid
* Lankum – ‟Henry My Son” – Cold Old Fire (2013) – Dublin, Ireland – http://lankumdublin.com
https://lynchedfolkmiscreants.bandcamp.com
* Cityrat Songster – ‟Cold prairie nights” –  (0) – Saskatchewan, Canada – https://cityratsongster.bandcamp.com
* Geoff Berner – ‟Grand Hotel Cosmopolis” – Grand Hotel Cosmopolis (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – www.geoffberner.com
https://geoffberner.bandcamp.com/album/grand-hotel-cosmopolis
* Ed & Ella Haley – ‟Dora Dean” – Stole from the Throat of a Bird (1940s home recording, 2022 compilation) – Kentucky, USA – www.springfedrecords.com
* Joseph Macerollo – ‟Earth Cycles: I – Flowing Stream” – Persuasion: The Contemporary Accordion (1996) – Toronto(?), Ontario, Canada  – http://josephmacerollo.com/index.htm
* Jeanne Velonis – ‟II. More or Leslie” – Melia Watras: 3 Songs for Bellows, Buttons and Keys (2022) – Seattle, Washington State, USA – https://planetmrecords.bandcamp.com/album/melia-watras-3-songs-for-bellows-buttons-and-keys
Composer Melia Watras: https://www.meliawatras.com/

* Tango Paradiso – ‟Summer” – Passion (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Douglas Schmidt, Henry Lee, Amanda Chan, Leanna Wong    www.tangoparadiso.com
* Clifton Chenier – ‟Hot Rod” – Louisiana Blues And Zydeco (1965) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA – Chenier’s first Arhoolie.com album.  (“Peter Gunn” theme.)
* Prima Donkey – ‟Jesus Built My Hot Rod” – Prima Donkey’s Rhythme Exotique (2006) – Belgium – (I don’t know much more about this record)
* Art Van Damme/Johnny Smith – ‟Valse Hot” – A Perfect Match (1963) – Norway, Michigan, USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Van_Damme
* BeauSoleil – ‟Hot Chili Mama” – Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection: 1960-2000 The Journey Of Chris Strachwitz [Disc 4] (1987) – Louisiana, USA – https://folkways.si.edu/arhoolie-records-40th-anniversary-collection-1960-2000/music/album/smithsonian
See also: http://savoymusiccenter.com/
* Lisa Kirchner – ‟Elephant Steps: Photograph Song” – Something to Sing About (2011) – USA  – https://www.allaboutjazz.com/musicians/lisa-kirchnerhttp://www.billschimmel.com/ Bill Schimmel, 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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-08-22: My Dad’s Birthday!

August 21, 2022
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accordingly.pngTen years ago, in episode 299 of our weekly hour-long alt-squeezebox broadcast via CFRO Co-Op Community Radio, Bruce was celebrating his father’s birthday… through the medium of accordion music!  Now we can continue celebrating his achievement of an even greater milestone of years, since this time of year will always be his birthday season!  (And accordion music, of course, is evergreen.)  You can enjoy listening to this episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

AccNoir-2012-08-22, My Dad’s Birthday!

* Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen – Uniko (2007) for accordion/voice, electronics, and string quartet: 4. Kalma – Pohjonen/Kosminen: Uniko (2011) – Finland / USA – http://kronosquartet.org/ http://www.kimmopohjonen.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

* Amelia Curran – The Dozens – Hunter, Hunter (2009) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.ameliacurran.com/

* Dobb & Dumela – Novelty Song – Riverboat Free (1994) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.camerondobb.com/

* Andy Parker and the Plainsmen – South – Call of the Rollin’ Plains (0) -http://www.audiophonic.biz/ (George Bamby, acc / Joaquin Murphy, pedal steel gtr)

* 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

* Viola Turpeinen – Summer evening waltz – Viola Turpeinen – American hanuriprinsessa vol. 2 – 1929-1945 (0) – Champion, Michigan, USA / Finland – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlager

* Mimmit – Pakkasherra – Hats, Hats Harakkainen (2008) – Finland! – http://www.mimmit.com/english.html

* Glen Hornblast – Once In A Blue Moon – Once In A Blue Moon (2012) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – http://www.glenhornblast.com

* Pine Leaf Boys – La Belle Josette – La Musique (2005) – Cedric Watson on Fiddle

* Clifton Chenier – Le Blues De La Vache A Lait – Frenchin’ The Boogie (1976) – Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA

* Meatdraw – Roy (Bomb Shelter Romance) – Fin Du Monophone (2008) – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – http://www.meatdraw.com

* Those Darn Accordions – They Came For Accordions – Clownhead (0) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.thosedarnaccordions.com/index.htm

* Smokey Rogers – Ragtime Accordion Joe – Boppin’ Hillbilly volume 17 (1953) -http://western-swing.blogspot.com/2010/12/boppin-hillbilly-volumme-17.html

* Exotic Samba – Fleur du Jura (2011)

* Young Nun Polka – Polka Carnival (Digitally Remastered) (2009)

* Jo Basile and His Accordion – Third Man Theme – Viennese Waltzes (2010)

* Orchester Horst Wende – I Want to Hold Your Hand – Accordeon a’ la Carte

* Fang – River Otter – Beast Pieces (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.badler.ca/

* Music Maul – Second Story – Boxy (2012) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://musicmaul.com/

* Trevor Henderson – MusicMaulInterview1 – Accordion Noir interviews (2012) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada

* Yvette Horner et Boy Georges – Summertime

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 2022-08-17: Augustly Augusty August

August 18, 2022
AccNoir 2022-08-17
If you like, you can also buy the sheet music for the entire song.

Hello and greetings from Squeezebox HQ! This is last night’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast, featuring some of the newest, grooviest free reed music from anywhere (and everywhere) on the planet! I can’t look into his heart, and the context provided by the DJ-provided playlist title is lean, but peering over the list of songs aired last night I might hazard a guess that the theme of the episode, if any, is gently one of migration, an extension of the previous week’s playlist. But possibly I am reading too much into it! In any case, if your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to this episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-08-17, Augustly Augusty August

*  Vancouver Tenant’s Union: https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Jackie Oates – ‟When I Was A Fair Maid (traditional)” – Gracious Wings (2022) – Wallingford, UK – www.jackieoates.co.ukhttps://jackieoates.bandcamp.com/album/gracious-wings-2
* Daire Mulhern – ‟Kreggs Pipes using a looping station” – #Quarentunes (online World Health Organization fundraiser) (2020) – Ennis, County Claire, Ireland – https://www.facebook.com/DaireT.Mulhern
https://feedtheheroes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/materfoundation/
https://www.who.int.com/
* Gaizca Project – ‟ArtX” – Gaizca Project : Ialma, Manu Sabate, Inaki Plaza, Ciscu Cardona, Nicolas Scalliet (2019) – Galicia, Basque Country and Catalonia – https://homerecords.be/wp/produit/gaizca-project/http://es.inakiplaza.com  Iñaki Plaza, Basque trikitixa acc.
* Katie Grace Harris – ‟Leave Her Johnny” – The Toledo Sessions (2022) – UK – https://www.katiegraceharris.com/
* Gogol Bordello feat. KAZKA – ‟Take  Only What You Can Carry” – video single (2022) – Ukraine – http://www.gogolbordello.com Donate to help Ukraine: https://ukrainewar.carrd.co

* The Joe Mooney Quartet – ‟A Man With One Million Dollars” – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 Rebop Continental (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1947) – USA – (worth seeking out this boxed-set, make sure to get the edition with the big booklet of notes)
* Buddy DeFranco & Tommy Gumina – ‟Darn That Dream” – Pacific Standard (Swingin’!) Time (1960) – USA – https://www.jazzwax.com/2011/05/buddy-defranco-and-tommy-gumina.html
* Joamar Elmaghribi (Jo Amar) – ‟Istikhbar Sahli” – Philips 78.125 H, 243-A (Side 1) (1954) – Morocco, North Africa – Accordion by “SAM”, perhaps Sami Amar, Jo Amar’s brother. More info: https://gharamophone.com/2018/07/26/joamar-elmaghribi-istikhbar-sahli-rani-nestana-fik-philips-c-1954-1956/
* KidBeat – ‟Catch Me On The Peak” – Pure Dopeness vol.13 (Sinoptic International label/collective) (2014) – Italy – Visit http://sinoptic.bandcamp.com
* Tamarack Cunningham – ‟A Lull in Traffic” – Frequency Modulation (2022) – Edmonton, Alberta  Canada – https://tamarackcunningham.bandcamp.comhttps://tamarackcunningham.com/
* Joseph Petric – ‟Norbert Palej — SEEN, II – Mary’s Hill” – SEEN (2022) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Petrichttps://redshiftmusicsociety.bandcamp.com/album/seen
* Aapo Juhani – ‟Finnish Waltz” – Michigan-I-O: Alan Lomax and the 1938 Library of Congress Folk-Song Expedition (1938) – Michigan, USA – http://dusttodigital.bandcamp.com
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – ‟Snow Reader” – Quiver (2009) – USA, Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – ‟Girl U Want” – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA – http://www.duckmandu.com/
* Yesterdays Ring – ‟What Happens On The Road Stays In The Van” – Diamonds In The Ditch (2009) – Montréal, Québec, Canada  – https://yesterdaysringmtl.bandcamp.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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-08-15: Queer Film Preview

August 15, 2022
AccNoir 2012-08-15

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From ten years ago, here’s a back episode, number 298, of our weekly hour-long CFRO Co-Op Community Radio broadcast of alt-squeezebox music.  Our host Bruce likes to make big promises in an episode’s title that perhaps are substantiated by his chatter between songs or his frame of mind while selecting them, but which aren’t really apparent looking down the list of songs that aired in a given episode.  What I’m trying to say is that this may not be the rigorous rundown of queer film accordion music you were hoping for, but happily it does look like a pretty good, nicely diverse bunch of songs in any case, representing a wide range of free reed musical traditions across a vast geographical area.  But don’t let me prejudice you — you can listen to the episode yourself, digital audio served up here for your listening enjoyment courtesy of the Internet Archive… here’s its splendid playlist: 

AccNoir-2012-08-15, Queer Film Preview

* Dobb & Dumela – Riverboat Free – Riverboat Free (1994) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.camerondobb.com/

* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! http://www.zisman.ca/squeezebox/Music/Accordion%20Noir%20%28leadsheet,%2004feb10%29.pdf

* Austin Pitre & the Evangeline Playboys – Les flammes d’Enfer – Louisiana Cajun and Creole Music: The Newport Field Recordings (1965) – Louisiana, USA – http://www.rounder.com/

* Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin/Canray Fontenot – Quo faire – Louisiana Cajun and Creole Music: The Newport Field Recordings (1966) – Louisiana, USA – Øßh

* Hot Club Of Detroit – Chutzpah – Junction (2012) – Detroit, Michigan, USA – http://hotclubofdetroit.com/ Julien Labro, acc.

* KV Express – Scottish des oiteaux – D-Sensation (2010) – Belgium – http://www.sophiecavez.sitew.com/#Presentation.A

* Deux Accords Diront – Kaoka – Eisherz (2009) – Belgium – http://www.anneniepold.be/ Anne Niepold & Aline Pohl

* Dazibao – Cheesy Mum – E40 (2007) – Belgium – http://www.sophiecavez.be http://www.myspace.com/dazibaofolk

* Cris Cuddy – 40 More Years Of Drudgery – The Boy From Beaumont (2012) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.criscuddy.com

* Alanna Gurr – Take Me Out – Oh, Horsefeathers (2011) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – http://alannagurr.bandcamp.com

* Begnagrad (w/Bratko Bibicÿ) – Romantic One – Begnagrad (1982) – Slovenia –

* Dobb & Dumela – Novelty Song – Riverboat Free (1994) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.camerondobb.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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2022-08-10: Won’t You Are My Neighbour?

August 11, 2022
AccNoir 2022-08-10
Guy Klucevsek visits Mr. Rogers in Episode 1595: Kindness and Unkindness

Big, messy evictions from the streets and sidewalks took place just outside of our parent broadcaster, CFRO Co-Op Community Radio, this week. You may have heard about it. It is also Bruce’s neighbourhood, and clearly it was on his mind while programming this week’s slate of squeezy tunes for our weekly radio program. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-08-10, Won’t You Are My Neighbour?

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* ‟Support the Vancouver Tenants Union”  (2020) – https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Duckmandu – ‟Won’t You Be my Neighbor?” – Great Accordion Songduck (2021) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – www.duckmandu.com https://duckmandu.bandcamp.com
* Entire Cities – ‟Accountant’s Dream” – Deep River (2008) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada  – https://entirecities.bandcamp.com Hey, Josh Lyon plays accordion in the Gertrudes too! (Played them later in tonight’s show without realizing that.)
* Dizraeli – ‟Homeward Bound (on the overground)” – Engurland (City Shanties) (2009) – Bristol, UK – https://dizraeli.bandcamp.com/album/engurland-city-shanties  Caspar Brown, acc.
* Brivele – ‟Anthem” – What Joy is Yours (2022) – Seattle, Washington State, USA – http://brivele.com/ https://brivele.bandcamp.com Stefanie Brandler, acc
* Sophe Lux – ‟Target Market” – Waking the Mystics (2007) – Portland, Oregon, USA – https://sopheluxthemystic.bandcamp.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophe_Lux   Kelly Goodwin, acc.
* Gaizca Project – ‟Alegria” – Gaizca Project : Ialma, Manu Sabate, Inaki Plaza, Ciscu Cardona, Nicolas Scalliet (2019) – Galicia, Basque Country and Catalonia – https://homerecords.be/wp/produit/gaizca-project/ http://es.inakiplaza.com  Iñaki Plaza, Basque trikitixa acc.
* Wasted Wine – ‟When I Get Home” – The Earth Rejects Creation Vol. 2 – Special Edition (2008) – South Carolina, USA – https://bearkids.bandcamp.com/album/wasted-wine-vs-the-hypnosis-center
* Golem – ‟Grine Kuzine” – Homesick Songs (2004) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) – www.golemrocks.com  Annette Ezekiel Kogen, acc.
* The Gertrudes – ‟Forced Eviction” – Single (2020) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – http://thegertrudes.com/ https://thegertrudes.bandcamp.com Rather than pay us for this track, we suggest you make a donation to Loving Spoonful or another agency that supports Kingstonians experiencing poverty.
* Yesterdays Ring – ‟E-Mail From Lucie” – Diamonds In The Ditch (2009) – Montréal, Québec, Canada  – https://yesterdaysringmtl.bandcamp.com
* Jean-Christophe Renault & Didier Laloy – ‟Land & Freedom” – Hors-Piste (2005) – Belgium – www.didierlaloy.be https://homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com/album/hors-piste
* Lau – ‟First Homecoming” – Decade: The Best Of 2007-2017 (2017) – UK, Scotland/England/Orkney – https://lau-music.bandcamp.com/album/decade-the-best-of-2007-2017 www.lau-music.co.uk  Martin Green, acc
* Mr. Peters Boom & Chime – ‟Gyal Go Home” – Weh Mi Lova Deh (1997) – Belize – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Peters http://www.stonetreerecords.com/music/weh-mi-lova-deh/
* Duckmandu – ‟Tomorrow” – Great Accordion Songduck (2021) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – (from Annie) www.duckmandu.com https://duckmandu.bandcamp.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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-08-08: Bruce Interprets Rowan Interpreting Bruce

August 7, 2022
AccNoir 2012-08-08

rowan and bruce polarized

From ten years ago, here’s episode 297 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast.  In 2022, here’s Rowan interpreting the title Bruce imposed on this recording, which appears to be a playlist of musical selections pulled by Rowan out of his music collection at that time — not the muscular mountain of radio fodder Bruce has filled hard drives with, but a respectable hour of radio nonetheless, hosted by your humble co-host while Bruce was away on doubtlessly critical business. If you like you can give the episode another listen as digital audio, courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show!
* Yale Strome & Hot Pstromi – Szol a Kakos Mar (Hungary) – Borsht With Bread, Brothers (2007) – Peter Stan, acc. (Slavic Soul Party)
* Mathilde Santing (after Randy Newman) – Guilty – Texas Girl & Pretty Boy
(1993)
* John Prine – Sam Stone – Souvenirs (2000)
* Tarran the Tailor – The Salt – https://tarran.bandcamp.com/album/the-salt
* StringBand – Kopek
* Bob Bossin (after Maria Dunn) – We were Good People – The Roses on Annie’s Table (2005)
* Lisa Ornstein, Normand Miron, and André Marchand – Le Vieux Garçon; Le Reel Des Siamois – Le Bruit court dans la ville (2009)
* Levon Helm – Stuff You Gotta Watch – Electric Dirt (2009)
* Martha Wainwright (after Leonard Cohen) – The Traitor
* Ewan MacColl And Peggy Seeger – Ladybird – Kilroy was Here (1980) – UK
* Ewan MacColl – Old Bob Riddley – Bold Sportsmen All (1958) – (that’s a harmonica!)
* Johnny Cash (with Sheryl Crow squeezing!) – Wayfaring Stranger – American III: Solitary Man (2000)
* Story – Sparrow’s Song
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Allez-Vous-En – The McGarrigle Hour (1998)

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 2022-08-03: August(i)ly in August

August 4, 2022
AccNoir 2022-08-03
Herman Kolgen, “Urban Wind

As is often the case, I don’t perceive an underlying theme to our episode broadcast last night over CFRO Co-Op Community Radio: it’s what I like to gloss over as our standard melange of music in a wide variety of styles performed on different kinds of squeezeboxes, all over the planet! That tired old cliche!  Fortunately, it’s an excellent generic template to follow for listeners, always mixing things up within our program’s seemingly-narrow yet surprisingly-expansive theme. Anyway, there you have it. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir–2022-08-03, Augustly in August

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*  ‟Vancouver Tenants Union PSA” (worth being part of) – https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* JeanLuc Nest – ‟Exploring With Reeds” – single (2022) – France – https://jeanlucnest.bandcamp.com
* The Kubasonics – ‟Kalyna” – Kubasongs (2022) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada / Ukraine – http://www.kubasonics.com/https://kubasonics.bandcamp.com Brian Cherwick, acc.
* Gogol Bordello – ‟Focus Coin (Album preview track)” – SOLIDARITINE (2022) – New York / Ukraine – Visit https://gogolbordello.bandcamp.com
* Revelation – ‟Kalinka” – Voices from Ukraine (1996) – Ukraine – I don’t know where we got this record or much about it, but a few details are here: https://www.muziekweb.nl/en/Link/DFX0300/Revelation-Voices-from-Ukraine
* The Bad Things – ‟Daybreak” – It’ll All Be Over Soon (2008) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.thebadthings.com/
* Marc Berthoumieux – ‟Ostinato” – Le Bal des Mondes (2018) – Paris, France – https://www.marcberthoumieux.com/https://marcberthoumieux.bandcamp.com/music
* Allison Lupton – ‟Away” – Words Of Love (2019) – Ontario, Canada – https://allisonlupton.com  Richard Arrowsmith, melodeon
* Eloise & Co. – ‟Contredanse Elégance / Peridot Ring” – More, Please! (2018) – Pennsylvania, USA – www.RachelBellMusic.com
* Cris Cuddy – ‟Drive-Thru Daiquiri Bar” – The Best Kept Secret (2014) – Ontario, Canada – www.crisccuddy.com  Steve Conn, acc.
* Eddi Reader – ‟Peacetime” – Peacetime (2007) – Glasgow, Scotland – EddieReader.com  Alan Kelly, acc.
* Bostich + Fussible (Nortec Collective) – ‟Akai 47 (Music Video)” – Tijuana Sound Machine (2008) – Tijuana, México – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToA10mNrmuIhttps://norteccollective.bandcamp.com
* Matilde Politi – ‟Semu Ancili” – Folk Songs From Sicily (2009) – Sicily –
* Pablo Aslan Quintet – ‟La Calle 92” – Piazzolla in Brooklyn (2011) – Argentina / USA – http://www.pabloaslan.com/
https://jazzhistoryonline.com/piazzolla-in-brooklyn/
* Camarão – ‟Fim De Festa” – The imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie 1964 – 1974 (2018) – Brejo da Madrew de Deus, Pernambuco, Brasil – http://analogafrica.bandcamp.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!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-08-01: Papa-Rowan’s Return

August 2, 2022
AccNoir 2012-08-01

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Thanks again to Sam for the original art!

Accordion Noir co-host / street team hype man Rowan here.  My eldest daughter just turned ten years old, which means that ten years ago in Accordion Noir broadcasting… I was taking some time off from community radio to perfect my diaper-changing technique.  (On one occasion, I actually rushed to the radio station with my newborn in a car seat to hold down an episode of the Friday Sound Resistance program, reasoning that even if the baby spent the whole time wailing, we could keep the mics off and just sneak in station IDs when she was reloading and sneaking a breath.  For the record, the baby snoozed blissfully through the entire program.  Maybe we should have done it more often!)  Following a month off, it seems I returned to the studio here, in episode 296 of our weekly program on CFRO Co-Op Community Radio.  I don’t believe that any of the programming in this episode reflects my new parental status, but I think my impish musical tastes do return to inform our selections a bit.  If you like, you can enjoy listening to it again as digital audio via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2012-08-01, Papa-Rowan’s Return

* Attwenger – Muamen – Sun (2002) – Linz, Austria – http://www.attwenger.at/

* Antti Paalanen – Breathe – Breathbox (2011) – Finland – http://www.anttipaalanen.com

* Dj NoNo – Just Lose The Accordion (Eminem vs Myron Floren) – (0) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJZzkAtJqKY

* Iva Nova – The Moon Has Risen – Iva Nova (2003) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/

* Zeellia – Come Ivan – Willow Bridge (2004) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.zeellia.com

* Babsley – Tango – Yeldyrina Sloboda (2001) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/

* Fie Schouten – Exercise No. 3 – Spielzeug (2009) –

* Vladimir Sidorov – Concerto d’Aranguez, 2ieme Mouvement – Boite a Musique (2006) – Russia / Montreal, Quebec, Canada – http://www.vladimirsidorov.com/index_en.html

* Reveillons! – C’ Pas Des Menteries – Malbrough N’est Pas Mort (2008) – MontrŽal, QuŽbec, Canada – http://www.reveilions.qc.ca

* Babsley / ?a?c?e? – Pro ljubov’ v odno slovo – ?? ?? For You? (2005) – St. Petersburg, Russia – http://www.iva-nova.ru/

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 2022-07-27: with a Memorial for Galyna Oleksiv

July 27, 2022
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Frederic Deschamps from the Confédération Mondiale d’Accordéon posted this week about accordionist Galyna Oleksiv, who was killed on July 14, 2022 by a Russian missile in Ukraine.

The folks at B&B Project (Ukraine’s well known Bayan and Bandura duo) posted about raising funds for her son, dreadfully injured when his mother was killed.

Translation: Accordionist Galyna Oleksiv died during a rocket attack in Vinnytsia, and her son Roma is now in a serious condition in the hospital. We are asking everyone who cares to help save the boy. Yaroslav’s card (Galyna’s husband): 4149 4993 9447 6442 (euro) jaoleksiv@ukr.net (PayPal)

The message below about the CMA (Confederation Mondiale de l’Accordéon) standing with Ukraine is painfully worth reading. Galyna’s husband Yarosav was on the committee organizing how the CMA would work with Russian artists during the war. Just terrible.

Position of the CMA in relation to the Ukrainian Situation and the participation of Russian artists

From day one of the war, the CMA has been publicly against Russian attacks in Ukraine.

However, from day one of the war, the CMA believed that we should not mix art and politics, and that an outright boycott of Russian CMA candidates would be unfair to Russian candidates. We thought that Russians in general and Russian Accordion Artists in particular would also be against Putin’s actions in Ukraine, and in solidarity with their Ukrainian neighbors.

Unfortunately, after a few weeks, some renowned Russian artistic personalities from the Accordion world have publicly taken a stand against Ukraine with totally unacceptable comments.

The CMA therefore had to react and feel we need to take sanctions against Russia. To do nothing, to say nothing would have been just unthinkable!

Since March, the CMA in close relation with its Ukrainian delegates (Igor Sayenko, Andryi Dushnyi and Yaroslav Oleksiv), has tried to find the fairest way to take a sanction against Russia.

First of all, we had thought of accepting Russian candidates but in a neutral way. This solution, which had been applied during the last Olympic Games in Beijing, had changed absolutely nothing, and in no way represented a sanction.

We had finally recently, in agreement with the Ukrainian Delegates, accepted the idea of not boycotting Russian artists, but of imposing that on each video of each candidate from all countries of the world, be written: CMA STAND FOR UKRAINE – STOP THE RUSSIAN WAR IN UKRAINE.

On July 13, this position was finally accepted during a meeting with our Ukrainian Delegate Yaroslav Oleksiv. The following July 14, his wife Galyna Oleksi was assassinated by rocket fire sent by the Russian army during the airstrike on Vinnytsia (western Ukraine). Their son Romčik was also affected and is currently in intensive care in hospital.

The CMA has done its best from the beginning to try to find the most diplomatic solution to protect Ukrainian Artists, and tried to give the chance to Russian artists who were against the war against Ukraine, to also be able to participate in the CMA activities.

But today, the CMA is in Mourning! More than ever, the CMA STAND for UKRAINE!

Galyna’s Death Tragedy leaves no room for any diplomacy, and we have decided to boycott Russian artists in general, out of respect for the Ukrainian people.
All candidates and Delegates from Ukraine will not be required to pay any inscription or delegation fees.

CMA Board: Frederic Deschamps, Raymond Bodell, Anna Bodell.

See the original FB Post from the CMA

I recommend following Frederic Deschamps for updates on Galyna Oleksiv’s son and family. 

These events have informed some of the programming of tonight’s episode of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast. If your Apple or Android (or plain old RSS) podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can listen to tonight’s broadcast as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s tonight’s Accordion Noir Playlist:

*  Support the Vancouver Tenants Union – https://www.vancouvertenantsunion.ca
* ‟The Many Voices of Accordion Noir, PRA 100.5 FM” – tune “Boyd’s Cove Singles” – The Dardanelles (2009) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://thedardanelles.com/ 
https://thedards.bandcamp.com/releases
* Brivele – ‟Zumertsayt” – Cradle Songs, Grave Songs (2021) – Seattle, Washington State, USA – http://brivele.com/  https://brivele.bandcamp.com Stefanie Brandler, acc
* Jackie Oates – ‟Roobarb and Custard” – Gracious Wings (2022) – Wallingford, UK – www.jackieoates.co.uk https://jackieoates.bandcamp.com/album/gracious-wings-2 Mike Cosgrave, piano acc.
* The Dreadnoughts – ‟Vicki’s Polka” – Roll and Go (2022) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.thedreadnoughts.com/ https://thedreadnoughts.bandcamp.com

* Topette!! – ‟Polka Know / Dixie’s / Halling från Härjedalen efter Per Myhr” – Bourdon (2022) – UK / France – https://www.topette.co.uk https://topette.bandcamp.com Andy Cutting, Diatonic acc and melodeon
* Wellington Sea Shanty Society – ‟A Sailor Needs a Boat (single)” – Sea Shanties of the 70s, 80s & Today! (2022) – Wellington, New Zealand – https://wellingtonseashantysociety.com
* PIQSIQ & VILDÁ – ‟Ovddos / Hivumuuniq” – Ovddos / Hivumuuniq (2021) – Nunavut & Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada / Finland – https://piqsiq.bandcamp.com
https://www.piqsiq.com/
https://nikamowin.com/en/artist/vilda
* Maria Kalaniemi – ‟Vilda Rosor” – Vilda Rosor (2010) – Finland – http://www.aitorecords.com  http://www.mariakalaniemi.com/
* Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty  – ‟Nukh Havdule” – Rusishe krigshif, shif zikh in dr’erd -Jewish Voices Condemn russia’s War Against Ukraine, Vol.1 (2022) –  – https://artdopomoga.com/music/
* ‟Romance for you (to my wife Halyna Oleksiv)” – by Yaroslav Oleksiv (performed by 35 international accordionists) –  International Tribute to Galyna Oleksiv (wife of Yaroslav Oleksiv) who was murdered in Vinnytsya (Ukraine) on 14.07.2022 after a Russian terrorist missile strike. (2022) – https://www.facebook.com/frederic.deschamps.12/videos/469353428353451

* Katzen Kapell – ‟Familjen” – Si Tu Veux (2007) – Sweden – https://katzenkapell.bandcamp.com/  Catharina Backman, acc
* The Kubasonics – ‟Arkan” – Kubasongs (2022) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada / Ukraine – http://www.kubasonics.com/ https://kubasonics.bandcamp.com Brian Cherwick, acc.
* Tamarack Cunningham – ‟Emulsifier” – Frequency Modulation (2022) – Edmonton, Alberta  Canada – https://tamarackcunningham.bandcamp.com https://tamarackcunningham.com/
* Pietro Roffi – ‟ Nocturne” – 1999 (2019) – Valmontone, Italy – www.pietroroffimusic.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

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2012-07-25

July 25, 2022
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From ten years ago, here’s episode 295 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio broadcast.  A decade down the line, we have very little supporting information to share about this installment of our long-running series — no information about the motivation behind the musical selections or their particular context.  That said, what you get is always our gold standard of a heady melange of different styles of music performed by different instruments in the free-reed aerophone, as practiced regionally in different parts of the world.  Even the everyday and ordinary for us is still a whirlwind tour of the globe!  Maybe no further context is necessary, can’t the music stand on its own?  We like to think that it can.  (Possibly with the assistance of a music stand for the sheet music, and perhaps a more substantial stand for the Cordovox users.)  You can enjoy listening to this historical recording as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

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Gus Viseur – Rosetta
Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme song
Bob Dylan – Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
Rory O’Connor – Sky Suite, Mov. 1
Dusminguet – Sopeton
Jessica Lurie – Circus Rain
The Malarkeys – Time Machine
Bučan Bučan – “Playin’ That Stuff”
The Wallets – Because You’re Mine
The English Country Blues Band – Handsome Johnny
MewithoutYou – In A Sweater Poorly Knit
Tarkin – Chasse Aux Perdreux
TheCapeMay – Old and Early Numbers
Misty River – Star of the County Down / Road to Lisdoonvarna…

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!