The Midnight Special, January 30, 2021

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  1. Sam Bush: “Every Day I Write The Book” (Elvis Costello); Sam Bush; The Other Side of the Mountain | Compass 7 4347 2
  2. Patty Larkin: “The Book I’m Not Reading”; Patty Larkin; Perishable Fruit |High Street Records 72902-10354-2
  3. Woody Guthrie: “Tom Joad, Part 1”; Woody Guthrie; Dust Bowl Ballads | RCA Victor/Buddha 74465 99724 2
  4. Old Town School of Folk Music cast: “When We Get to California” (Michael Smith); Old Town School of Folk Music cast; The Grapes of Wrath | WFMT Folkstage 02/28/03 Disc 1 of 2
  5. Woody Guthrie: “Tom Joad, Part 2”; Woody Guthrie; Dust Bowl Ballads | RCA Victor/Buddha 74465 99724 2
  6. Solas: “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (Bruce Springsteen); Solas, feat. Mairead Phelan; The Turning Tide | Compass Records 7 4530 2
  7. (Shawn Mullins): “Twin Rocks, Oregon”; Shawn Mullins; Sony Legacy B00000AG6W
  8. Dala: “Virginia Woolf” (Walther/Carabine/Wolf); Dala: Amanda Walther, Sheila Carabine; Best Day | Campus Music 7 66397 45822
  9. Joni Mitchell: “Judgement of the Moon & Stars”; Joni Mitchell; For the Roses | Reprise 8122797178-5
  10. Phil Ochs: “The Highwayman” (Alfred Noyes); Phil Ochs; There But For Fortune | Elektra 9 60832-2
  11. Orig. Broadway Cast: “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” (Cole Porter); Orig. Broadway Cast feat. Jack Diamond & Harry Clark; Kiss Me Kate | Angel ZDM 0777 7 64760 2 5
  12. Cliff Eberhardt: “Romeo & Juliet” (Mark Knopfler); Cliff Eberhardt; Mona Lisa Café | Shanachie 8017
  13. Andy Griffith: “Romeo & Juliet”; Andy Griffith; American Original | Capitol CDP 0777 7 98476 2 4
  14. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special Solo (Short)” Instrumental; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004
  15. Tom Paxton: “Even a Gray Day”; Tom Paxton w/Anne Hills & Peggy Compton; Even a Gray Day | Flying Fish FF 70280
  16. Rose Polenzani: “Snow Days” (Real Estate); Rose Polenzani; Hark: Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony | Epoisse
  17. Christine Lavin: “Snow, Snow, Snow/Onward Through the Snow Medley” (Kisslinger/Hayden); Christine Lavin & The Mistletones; Runaway Christmas Tree Appleseed Recordings/APRCD 1075
  18. Robert Frost: “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening”; Robert Frost; Poets Read Their Works | Shout! Factory D4K 10029
  19. Susan McKeown: “The Snows They Melt The Soonest”; Susan McKeown; Lowlands | Green Linnet GLCD 1205
  20. Les Barker: “The Author’s Story”; Les Barker; A Cardi and a Bloke | Mrs. Ackroyd Records DOG 011
  21. Dick Gaughan: “Now Westlin Winds” (Robert Burns, 1783); Dick Gaughan; Handful of Earth | Green Linnet GLCD 3062
  22. Rise: “Green Grow the Rashes-o” (Robert Burns, 1783); Rise; Posing as Human | Orissor Productions OP 2010
  23. Brina: “The Slave’s Lament” (Robert Burns, 1792); Brina; Jamaica Sings Burns | Label Record ID
  24. Tony Trischka: “F.D.R. at Gettysburg, 1938 (postlude)”; John Lithgow; Shall We Hope | Shefa Records HORN-3009
  25. Jesse Winchester: “Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt”; Jesse Winchester; Best of Jesse Winchester/Rhino R2 70085
  26. Michael Smith: “Spoon River”; Michael Smith; Love Stories | New Rounder FFCD 70404
  27. Ernie Banks: “Intro. Mr. Cub”; Ernie Banks; Baseball’s Greatest Hits: Let’s Play II | Rhino R2 70959
  28. Original Broadway Cast feat. Russ Brown: “Heart”; Original Broadway Cast feat. Russ Brown; Damn Yankees! | RCA Victor 3948 2 RG
  29. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: “Pact with the Devil”; David Mitchell & Robert Webb; That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Two, Disc 3 | BBC Audio ISBN 13:978 1846 070716
  30. Trilogy feat. Eileen McGann: “Snow Shanty”; Trilogy feat. Eileen McGann; Two Thousand Years of Christmas | Dragonwing DRGN-114
  31. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special – Melodica”; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004
  32. Barbara Saint John: “Emily”; Barbara Saint John; Emily | Mystic Pilgrim 002
  33. Pete Morton: “I’m In Love With Emily Dickinson”; Pete Morton; Flying an Unknown Flag | Harbourtown HARCD 048
  34. Steve Goodman: “Moby Book”; Steve Goodman; Jessie’s Jig & Other Favorites/Red Pajamas RPJ-010CD
  35. Peter Paul & Mary: “If I Had My Way” (Rev. Gary Davis); Peter Paul & Mary; Peter, Paul & Mary | Warner Bros. 1449-2
  36. Curtis & Loretta: “Finnegan’s Wake” (Trad. Irish); Curtis & Loretta; Sit Down Beside Me | Haymarket Music HM-106
  37. Joan Baez: “From Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” (James Joyce); Joan Baez (spoken), Peter Schickele a.k.a. PDQ Bach (orchestration); Baptism | Vanguard 79721-2
  38. Chris Thile, Sean Watkins: “Eveline”; Nickel Creek; Why Should the Fire Die? | Sugar Hill Records SUG-CD-3990
  39. John Flynn: “Annabell Lee spoken intro”; John Flynn; To the Point | JF006
  40. John Flynn: “Annabell Lee”; John Flynn; To the Point | JF006
  41. Original Cast: “Edgar Allan Poe”; Mark Hadfield, Nicky Croydon, Robert Locke, Susie Blake & Zoe Bright; Snoopy | Polydor 820 247-1 Y-1
  42. Peter Mulvey: “The Trouble With Poets” (Mulvey & Goodrich); Peter Mulvey; Notes from Elsewhere | Signature Sounds Sig 2008
  43. Lawrence Ferlinghetti: “See It Was Like This”; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Poets Read Their Works | Shout! Factory D4K 10029
  44. Aztec Two-Step: “The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty”; Aztec Two-Step; Aztec Two-Step (1971-1972) | self-released CD reissue
  45. Eric Taylor: “Dean Moriarty”; Eric Taylor; Eric Taylor | Watermelon CD 1040
  46. Carrie Newcomer: “Writing a Better Story”; Carrie Newcomer; The Point of Arrival | Available Light Records ALR05
  47. (Laura Love): “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red/Laura Love 88295 68276
  48. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255