The Midnight Special, February 29, 2020


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Lead Belly: The Midnight Special

Last Sessions

Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71


Mike Cross: Leap Year Baby

Michael’s Magic Music Box

Mi Ma-Mubo 101


Pirates of Penzace (Joseph Papp production-Kevin Klein, Estelle Parsons, Rex Smith): When You Left Our Pirate Fold – Paradox song

Pirates of Penzace

Elektra 601-2


Mark Humphreys: Leap Day

Trough 1033


Caitlin Canty: Leaping Out

Motel Bouquet

self 59723-00410


Susie Burke & David Surette: Give Me One More Day

Waiting for the Sun

Madrina 106


Lunasa: Pontevedra to Carcoraosa set – Marcha Processional du corpus de Pantevedra / Pasacorredoires ‘de Mustad a Millares’ / Muisera Caracosa

La Nua

self 00261-29595


Poor Man’s Gambit: The Land of Sunshine set – The Land of Sunshine

Land of Sunshine

set – The


Claudia Schmidt: Rooster

Slow Steady Heart

self 00261-48053


Sara Thomsen: Too Many Roosters

Song Like a Seed

self 89577-78152


Gloria Attoun: Time to Kill the Rooster

Gloria Attoun

: Time to Kill the Rooster (


Battlefield Band: I’m Going to Set You Free




The Hillbenders: I’m Free (fr. Tommy)


Compass 74650-2


Sultans of String feat. Waleed Abdulhamid, Meg Contini & Rebecca Campbell: I’m Free


self 61297-68762


Chris Vallillo: These Hands

Best of All Possible Worlds

Gin Ridge 1006


Victory Farm (orig.cast): For the Work of Our Hands

Victory Farm

Katie Dahl ) Leaky Boat 0491


Sally Rogers: The Touch of the Master’s Hand

The Unclaimed Pint

Flying Fish 704098


Lunasa: Cregg’s Pipes set – Cregg’s Pipes / Uist Reel / John Doherty’s (trad, arr. Lunasa)

The Story So Far. . .

Compass 74475-2


Brendan Power w/ Des Hurley, fid: The Bird in the Bush / Tom Ward’s Downfall / Craig’s Pipes

New Irish Harmonica

Green Linnet 3098


George Carlin: Newscast (excerpt)

Take-Off and Put-Ons

RCA Victor 3772


The Dangling Participles: Breaking News Blues


self 98576-51372


The Early Risers (Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow): Despair

Making Life Sweet

Itchy Sabot 009


Mark Dvorak: I Don’t Need It Anymore

Let Love Go On

Ten Fingers 88295-98538


Paul Mills: The Yard Sale Song

The Other Side of the Glass

Borealis 171


Can-Can (orig.cast-Lilo): Never Give Anything Away


(Cole Porter) Angel 764664-2


Alicia Viani: Good Man

Alicia Viani

:Good Man


Vance Gilbert: Good Good Man

Disismye 0010


Greg Greenway: The Good Man

20,000 Versions of the Sun

self 88295-46875


Jud Caswell: Stocks

Live at the Seagull Shop

self 88295-94774


Anne Hills & Jan Burda w/ Fred Campeau: The Panic Is On

Don’t Panic

Flying Fish 70608


The Last Word Quintet: Everything Up Is Down to Me

Live at Studio 5

self 88295-98964


Steve Goodman: Medley – Where Are You Going Mister?

Live ’69

Omnivore 369


Stone Blind Valentine – Emily Hurd: Promised Land

Burn Like a Field

self 77319-00523


Old Salt Union: Promised Land

Where the Dogs Don’t Bite

Compass 74741-2


Penelope Salinger: Promised Land

God Bless the Man (Who Knows How to Use His Tools)

self 89211-91757


Michael Smith & Barbara Barrow: Honey to the Hive

Orphans, Chicago – August 18, 1977

WFMT recording


Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I’m Gone (close)

Spoken in Love

Long Tail 003-2

Performer is composer unless otherwise noted. Song is album title unless otherwise noted. Album titles are in italics, composers in parentheses