The Midnight Special, May 16, 2020


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Lead Belly: The Midnight Special

Last Sessions

Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71


Ellis Delaney: Happy Life

Ordinary Love

Right on Time


Candide (1989 cast-Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Life Is Happiness Indeed


DGG 429734-2


Andrew Kerr: Happy Life

Ain’t It Strange

self 86851-3340-2


The John Herald Band: Happy Sunny Side of Life

John Herald and The John Herald Band

Bay 215


Cosy Sheridan: Happiness Is Waiting


Wind River 4042


The Special Consensus: Looking Out My Back Door

Chicago Barn Dance



FY5 (Mike Finders, Aaron & Erin Youngberg: Back Door

Eat the Moon

Swingfingers 88295-27955


Brownie McGhee: Back Door Stranger

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 1938-41 – Getting Started

JSP 7721


Bob Newhart: Nobody Will Ever Play Baseball

The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart

Warner Bros. 1399


Terry Cashman: Talkin’ Baseball (special Cubs version)

Lifesong 45 rpm (1982)


Chuck Brodsky: The Ballad of Eddie Klepp

Letters in the Dirt

Red House 87


The Mammals: Radio Signal


Humble Abode 018


Indigo Girls (Amy Ray & Emily Saliers): Country Radio

Look Long

Rounder 11661-00867


Nick Nace: Back on the Radio

Wrestling with the Mystery

Flour Sack Cape 008


Harry Chapin: W*O*L*D*

Story of a Life

Elektra-Rhino 75875


Joe Hickerson: WOAD

With a Gathering of Friends

Folk-Legacy 39


Molly Tuttle: Helpless

(Neil Young) special release


Vance Gilbert: Helpless Man

Old White Men

Disismye 007


The Raisin Pickers: I’m Helpless


Flying Raven 004


Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara: Hershey Horowitz Meets Mary Elizabeth Doyle

Laugh When You Like

Collectables 6581 (Stiller died May 11, 2020 at age 92)


The King and I (50th anniversary cast – Barbara Cook): Hello Young Lovers

The King and I

Sony 53328


Rachel Garlin: Capture Me


self 00261-48054


Jean Shepherd: My First Blind Date

Will Failure Spoil Jean Shepherd?

Collectors’ Choice 266-2


Company (orig.B’way cast): Have I Got a Girl for You


Legacy 65283


Matt Watroba: Is It Love?

The Far Si

self 49288-42062


The Beatles: All You Need Is Love


Capitol 7243 5 29325 2 8


John McCutcheon: John Prine

private recording


David Roth: John Prine’s Sonic Boom

private recording


John Prine: Boundless Love

The Tree of Forgiveness

Oh Boy 046


Nell & Jim Band: By Stars and Sunrise

Western Sun

Whippoorwill 0590


John Doyle: The Path of Stones

Compass 74739-2


Pete Morton: The Farmer’s Boy

A Golden Thread

Further 003


Gretchen Peters: Heaven Help the Child

The Night You Wrote That Song – The Songs of Mickey Newbury

Scarlet Letter 13


Siobhan Quinn & Michael Bowers: God Bless the Child

One Day

self 00261-44423


Lui Collins: God Bless the Children


Molly Gamblin’ 1001


Sons of the Never Wrong: Set All God’s Children Free

3 Good Reasons

Waterbug 0018


John Prine: I Have Met My Love Today

The Tree of Forgiveness

Oh Boy 046


Judy Collins: In My Life

Forever – an Anthology

Elektra 62104-2


Jesse Palidofsky: Water the Seeds of Joy

Dancing Toward the Light

Azalea City 1401


Richard Ruane: Joy That Carries Me

Things That Strangers Say

Riptone 001


Garnet Rogers: The Joy of Living

At a High Window

Snow Goose 1121


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