AccNoir-2007-10-26, Polka Blast Vol 3! The final beat.

Posted on 31 October, 2007 - 00:30 byBruce Triggs

Accordion Noir: Playlist: October 26, 2007
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Polka Drag-out technical knock-out. Week three of three!
This is where we beg for money for (really) public radio. If you donate, we'll give you prizes! (See below, below.)

Artist -- Song -- Album (Date) -- Origin -- label/contact if known

Pistolera -- Siempre Hay Algo -- Pistolera (2005) -- Brooklyn, NY, USA --
Stanley Wosloski and the Polka Boys -- Gay Drifter Polka / Fiesta Polka -- Polka Time (I have no more info on this record.)
Those Darned Accordions -- The Ballad of Lawrence Welk -- Squeeze This! (1994) -- San Francisco, Ca, USA --
Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren -- Tavern in the Town, Just Because, Chihuahua Polka -- World's Greatest Polkas (1986)
Lenny Bruce -- Lawrence Welk bit from "The Sound" (I swiped this recording from the greatest comedy radio show ever, "Corn Between Your Teeth" with Seth, on WPFW in Washington DC in 1989. I miss that show dearly.)
Danielle Martineau -- Bernie's Polka -- Les secrets du vent (2004) --
Ed Cox -- Triumphant March of Piaf -- (This guy's a weird circus-clown) --  
Tom Waits -- Cemetary Polka (Accordion is mentioned, but is it played?) -- Rain
Dogs (1985) --
Count Smokula -- Transylbearian Woods --
Frankie Yankovic -- Rolling Rock Polka / Ely Polka -- Polka!
"Weird Al" Yankovic -- Alternative Polka -- Bad Hair Day (1995) --
Polka Dogs -- 30 Reasons -- The Entertainers (1991) --
Guy Klucevsek -- Phantom Polka -- Manhattan Cascade (1992) --
Terry Palasz -- Silk Umbrella Polka -- The Polish Diva's Polka Party (2006) --
Asakusa Jinta -- Sky Zero (weird cd-promo-medley) -- Japan --
John J. Kimmel -- American Polka (1908) --
Rowan Lipkovits (the Ramones) -- I Wanna Be Sedated

Rowan Lipkovits (the Ramones) -- I Wanna Be Sedated -- (oh yeah)

You know better than us; were these polkas?


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Grand Prize: for the first "Omnindirectional" donation to CFRO of $102.7 or a monthly sustainer donation of $10 or more.
Jason Webley's totally out of print, "How Big is Tacoma/Cereal at Night" 7" (with CD too) single from 2005. Very cool, limited edition (#146 of 1,111). Collectible blue/pink vinyl (what's that?), with a scratch-n-sniff card (that does not smell like Tacoma), awesome.

Accordion Noir CD giveaways!
For any donation in the name of Accordion Noir. First-come while they last, only one copy available of each!
Something About Reptiles: From Istanbul to Orangeville, Great balkan craziness.
Marie-Josée Houle: Our Lady of Broken Souls, Toronto Chanteuse.
Lea Nicholson: The Concertina Record, wild 70's multitracking, Bach on concertina, very fun!
Jeffrey Bützer: She Traded Her Leg, Amélie-ish electronica? It's nice!
Rachelle Garniez and the Fortunate Few: Luckyday, Cabaret Jazz Hoodoo.
and Finally:
Chango Spasiuk: The Charm of Chamamé, if you got to see the cool Chamamé (Argentine gaucho music, with fast accordion) movie at your local film fest. A great record.
And Geoff Berner's priceless booklet of wisdom: How to be an Accordion Player. You should already have this or you won't know how to assess the state of the lamb fetus inside your accordion.

(Available here in Vancouver, or we'll have to add postage and all.)

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