The Midnight Special : June 18, 2011

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June 18, 2011
Lead Belly : The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
Mary Poppins (orig.soundtrack-Ed Wynn) : I Love to Laugh (R&R Sherman) Buena Vista STER-4026
Eric Hansen : Awake and Laugh Here in the Dark Half Moon Full Star 003
Singing in the Rain (orig.soundtrk-Donald O’Connor) : Make ‘Em Laugh (Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed) That’s Entertainment – Disc 2 Rhino 72182
Billie Holiday : Laughing at Life (Kenny-Kenny-Todd) Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles Columbia Legacy 88697 13178-2
Sweet Honey in the Rock : I Love to Laugh (Carol Maillard/Maillard-Jnani) Still the Same Me Rounder 11661-810-2
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum (orig.B’way cast-Zero Mostel) : Comedy Tonight (Sondheim) Angel ZDM07777 64770 22
The John Wright Band : Good Noise (John Gorka) Language of the Heart Greentrax CDTRAX201
Numerous : The WFMT Laughing Tape compiled by Marty Robinson & Lovice Becker (1966) WFMT tape
Spike Jones, Del Porter vocal : Now Laugh (Del Porter) (Not) Your Standard Spke Jones Collection Collectors’ Choice 329-2
Brian Joseph : We’re Gonna Laugh FrogSongs 0115
Randy Newman : Laugh And Be Happy Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman Reprise/ Rhino R2 8122 75567
Rudy Vallee : There Is a Tavern in the Town (composer unknown) (old 78rpm)
Do Re Mi (orig.cast-John Reardon) : Make Someone Happy (Jule Styne/Betty Comden-Adolph Green) RCA Victor 09026-61994-2
Ken Whitely : I Want to Be Happy (Irving Caesar/Vincent Youmans) Another Day’s Journey Borealis 203
The Four Bitchin’ Babes : A Happy Song (Nancy Moran) Diva Nation HemHaw 002
Jack Brown : The Road to Happy ( Folkstage – August 28, 2010) WFMT recording
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer : Happytown (All Right With Me) Tanglewood Tree Signature Sounds 1257
The Yellow Room Gang – Jim Bizer : Happy New Day Yellow Room 009
Rev. Gary Davis : Oh, Glory, How Happy I Am Acoustic Rainbow Roots – Vol. 34
Donovan : Happiness Runs (2004 version) Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan sampler Epic Legacy
Summer Stock (orig.soundtrk-Judy Garland) : Get Happy (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler) That’s Entertainment – Disc 2 Rhino 72182
Iris DeMent : This Kind of Happy The Way I Should Warner Bros. 946188-2
Candide (orig.1989 cast-Jerry Hadley-June Anderson) : Oh, Happy We (Bernstein/Wilbur) DGG 429734-2
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, : Happy Trails (Dale Evans) Looney West Warner Bros. 2-52002
Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie : When I’m Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2