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.


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 AnniversaryArhoolie
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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