AccNoir-2008-04-18, Rock 'n' Accordion Show

Posted on 18 April, 2008 - 02:36 byBruce Triggs

Accordion Noir: Playlist: April 18th, 2008 Rock 'n' Accordion Fund-Drive

This episodes "cover" is... The patron of Rock 'n' Roll accordion: Johnny Grande (of the Comets).

CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Finally, the lost history of Rock 'n' Accordion, as part of Co-op Radio's spring fund drive. Please go bask in the green glory of and click on the subtle "Donate" link on top to share funds with Accordion Noir's beloved Co-op Radio.

Thanks to donors and Co-op Radio Members, we've had feedback and funds (thanks!) lately and we are great-full! We've got Accordion Noir buttons/badges/pins to prove it, along with new Those Darn Accordions "Squeeze Machine" CD's (with the heavy-heavy "Back in Black" cover, and kick-ass Régiz Gisavo CD's for our first seven donors or so! (His is the background for our "African Accordion" announcement; you want it!) (See or below, for more on donating.)

Note: Matching Donations equal to the amount received during our fund-drive will go to: The Urgent Action Fund (for Women's Human Rights) – Africa

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

Bill Haley & The Comets – Straight Jacket – On Screen: from the film "Roundup Of Rhythm" (1954) – USA –
Pee Wee King – Ten Gallon Boogie (1947) – Blue Suede Shoes: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight – – –
Clifton Chenier – All Night Long (1955) – Zydeco Dynamite: Anthology – Louisiana, USA –
Bill Haley & The Comets – Rockin' Little Tune (1956) – Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show – USA –
Elvis Presley – Wooden Heart (1960) – Elvis 30 #1 Hits – (I couldn't find any info on this guy...)
Hamster Theatre – The Bug Show – Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (2002) – Denver, Colorado, USA –
The Chessmen – She Comes By Night ('65?) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – – (upcoming compilation from Neptoon Records...)
The Galaxies IV – Piccadilly Circus (1966) – Trenton, New Jersey, USA –
AbbA – Tropical Loveland (1976) – Sweden – (Watch the video!)
Gérard Blanchard – Rock Amadour (1981) – France – –
Angel Corpus Christi – Blank Generation (1985) – The 80s – San Francisco, California, USA –
Mekons – Hello Cruel World (1986) – Heaven & Hell (Compilation) – Chicago, USA/London, UK –
Tom Waits – Cold Cold Ground – Franks Wild Years (1987) – USA –
Los Lobos – All I Wanted To Do Was Dance – By The Light Of The Moon (1987) – East LA, California, USA –
The Pogues – Bottle Of Smoke – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) – Ireland –
Miss Murgatroid – X- The Man With The X-Ray Eyes – Through Alien Empires (1997) – Portland, Oregon, USA –
Stolen Babies – Swint? or Slude? – There Be Squabbles Ahead (2006) – Oakland, CA, USA –
Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Let's Lynch the Landlord – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA –
Turisas – In the Court of Jarisleif – The Varangian Way (2007) – Finland – (visit "the official battleground":)
Brave Combo – The Simpsons polka – Let's Kiss (2004) – Denton, Texas, USA –
The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika) – Funeral (2004) – Oh, Canada –
The Tom Fun Orchestra – Marshall Applewhite – You Will Land With A Thud (2007) – Cape Breton Island, Canada –
Play, Bayan! – Rebuting Newton – Demo (2003) – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – (there's other sites, in Russian, and even a Myspace page for this great St Petersburg band).
Stupid – I'm Not Going – Stupid (2003) – Brooklyn, NY, USA –
BU☆LI – Pa-Pa-Pa – Shining☆Buli (2001) – Sapporo City, Japan – I love this band, they have a second record I gotta get. (If you search for them in English online, you find our playlists.) Available from:
Those Darn Accordions – Frankenstein – Lawnball (2004) – San Francisco, California, USA –
Tactless Pagans (that's the "Hendrix" bit there) – Evangelical Damage – Tactless Pagans (2007) – USA, German? – –
The Magnetic Fields – Please Stop Dancing (Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), acc.) – Distortion (2008) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – – (there's an interesting article at:),0,4796097.story

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Whatever donations we get in will be matched with a donation to women's rights and activist work in Africa: check out:
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Donations will be matched with funds going to:
The Urgent Action Fund (for Women's Human Rights) – Africa

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We've got Régiz Gisavo from Madagascar, changing your world with his transcendant playing. Free CD's to the first seven donors! Plus Krazy Kat buttons, and more stuff too! Please help us to keep on squeezin'.

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