Special Programming

Accordions Save the World – August 14, 2013

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The semi-annual Sing Out special “Accordions Save the World” presents two hours of the world’s greatest accordion recordings — from every continent, from Italy to Madagascar, from rock to classical, from Rolling Stones to Kronos Quartet — as a salute to the 23rd Cotati Accordion Festival (Aug. 17-18). Hosted by Larry Kelp, whose first instrument was the accordion, and who believes that accordion music can save humanity from global catastrophe.


Artist Song Album Label
James Crabb and Geir DragsvallMoussorgsky: "Pictures at an Exhibition" (excerpt)Duos for Classical AccordionsEMI Classics
Papi BrandaoLa Murga de PanamaVarious: Panama 2Soundway
Rolling Stones (accordion: Flaco Jimenez)Sweethearts TogetherVoodoo LoungeRolling Stones/Virgin
Flaco Jimenez with Ry CooderPoquito FeThe Best of Flaco JimenezArhoolie
Rossy with Henry Kaiser and David LindleyI Fought the LawVa.: A World Out of Time (Madagascar)Shanachie
Carmen McRae (acc: Mat Mathews)You Took Advantage of Me (1955)Sings Great American SongwritersDecca (GRP)
Edith Piaf (acc:Gus Viseur)L'accordeoniste (1940)Accordion 1913-1941Fremeaux & Assoc (France)
Bruce Springsteen (acc: Danny Federici)4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)Live 1975/1985Columbia
Clifton ChenierI'm a Hog for YouAnthology: Zydeco DynamiteRhino
Transito CocomarolaEl Cabresto20 Grandes ExitosPhilips
Chango SpasiukTierra ColoradaPynandi Los Descalzosworld village
The Band (acc: Garth Hudson)Ain't No More Cane on the BrazosDylan/Band: Basement TapesColumbia
Norah Jones (acc: Garth Hudson)Be Here to Love MeFeels Like HomeBlue Note
Rick Danko (acc: Garth Hudson)New MexicoeRick DankoArista
Peter Rowan (acc: Santiago Jimenez)Free Mexican Air ForceBox: They All Played for Us Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Arhoolie
Savoy-Doucet Cajun BandAmade Two-StepBox: Arhoolie Records 50th AnniversaryArhoolie
Santiago Jimenez w/La Familia Pena-Govea (Rene Pena-Govea and Santiago: accordions)Viva SeguinBox: Arhoolie Records 50th AnniversaryArhoolie
Tom Waits (acc: William Schimmel)Cold Cold GroundFrank's Wild YearsIsland
Marianne Faithfull (acc: Garth Hudson)Strange WeatherStrange WeatherIsland
Evan Lurie (bandoneon: Alfredo Pedernera)Spintster's WaltzSelling Water by the Side of the RiverIsland
David Byrne (acc: Kyle Hansen)They Are in LoveFeelingsLuaka Bop
Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam (acc: Flaco Jimenez)Streets of BakersfieldDY: Just Lookin' for a HitReprise
Dino Saluzzi & Anja LechnerTango a mi padreOjos NegrosECM
Odile Lavault & Baguette QUartetteBoum (Charles Trenet)live on Sing Out 12-08-10engineer: Tony Ferro
Astor PiazzollaAdios NoninoLive in WienMessidor

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