The Midnight Special, August 14, 2021

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Richie Havens: “Freedom” (trad., Havens); Richie Havens; Cotillion SD 3-500
  3. Ravi Shankar: “Raga Miniature”; Ravi Shankar; Columbia Legacy 82876 71610 2
  4. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (Stephen Stills); Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Cotillion SD 3-500
  5. John Sebastian: “I Had a Dream”; John Sebastian; Cotillion SD 3-500
  6. Joan Baez: “Joe Hill” (Earl Robinson/Alfred Hayes); Joan Baez; Cotillion SD 3-500
  7. Studs Terkel & Janis Joplin: “Janis Joplin talks with Studs Terkel: Aragon Ballroom”; Studs Terkel & Janis Joplin; WFMT December 31, 1969
  8. Janis Joplin: “Kozmic Blues” (Live at Woodstock 8/16-17/1969); Janis Joplin; Columbia Legacy C2K 87131
  9. Cephas & Wiggins: “Dog Days of August”; Cephas & Wiggins; Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40204
  10. Bob Newhart: “A Friend With a Dog”; Bob Newhart; Collectors’ Choice Music CCM 2045
  11. Livingston Taylor: “Get Out of Bed”; Livingston Taylor; Mercury B0004006-02
  12. James Taylor: “Shower the People”; James Taylor; Warner Bros BS 2979
  13. Kate Taylor: “Beams of the Queen” (Isaac Taylor); Kate Taylor; Red House Records RHR332
  14. Bill Giardini: “The Midnight Special – Accordion” (Traditional); Bill Giardini; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection BillGiardini/MS011
  15. Ann Miller: “Too Darn Hot”; Ann Miller; Rhino R2 72182 – 6
  16. Eilen Jewell: “Too Hot to Sleep”; Eilen Jewell; Signature Sounds Recordings SIG 2006
  17. The Lovin’ Spoonful: “Summer in the City” (John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Steve Boone); The Lovin’ Spoonful; Buddha BMG 74465 99732 2
  18. The Geyer Street Sheiks: “Dance Around in Your Bones” (Kahn, Gus and Donaldson, Walter); The Geyer Street Sheiks; B-Jam BJR 101
  19. Big Smith: “12-inch, 3-speed, Oscillating Fan” (Scott Young); Big Smith; Big Smith Records/CD Baby 7127
  20. Tim Grimm: “Blame it on the Dog” (Tim Grimm; Jan Lucas); Tim Grimm; Cavalier Recordings CR255610
  21. The Squirrel Hillbillies: “Fat Cat Skinny Cat” (Gary Crouth and Jenny Wolsk); The Squirrel Hillbillies; [2020]
  22. Joel Mabus: “Kitty Ditty”; Joel Mabus; Blue Night BNR-228
  23. Effron White: “Cattitude”; Effron White; Blue Night BNR-228
  24. Gamble Rogers: “Dogs and Dawgs”; Gamble Rogers; Oklawaha 1004
  25. Lonnie Pitchford: “Old Dog Blue” (Traditional); Lonnie Pitchford; Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40085
  26. Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen feat. Mark Graham: “Old Blue” (Traditional); Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen feat. Mark Graham; Flying Fish FFCD FF671
  27. Amy White & Al Pettaway: “The Best Dog” (Amy White); Amy White & Al Pettaway; Home Sweet Home, Songs of Love, Loss and Belonging |
  28. Laura Love: “Why Don’t You?”; Laura Love; [2021]
  29. Bruce Cockburn: “Festival of Friends”; Bruce Cockburn; Rounder 11661-3206-2
  30. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  31. Nanci Griffith: “Love at the Five & Dime”; Nanci Griffith; MCA Records MCA-42255
  32. Nanci Griffith: “Roseville Fair” (Bill Staines); Nanci Griffith; Once in a Very Blue Moon | Philo PH-1096
  33. Nanci Griffith feat. James Hooker: “Gulf Coast Highway” (Nanci Griffith, James Hooker, Danny Flowers); Nanci Griffith feat. James Hooker; Rounder 1161-3220-2
  34. Joe Filisko & Eric Noden: “Fat Cats and Thin Dogs” (Eric Noden); Joe Filisko & Eric Noden; [2012]
  35. Charlie Morris: “The Man Who Stole the Dish of Gold Wherein the Dog Ate”; Charlie Morris; Blues Pages 6 9286700212 1
  36. Annie Gallup: “Who Hurt You?”; Annie Gallup; Gallway Bay 793447427027
  37. Susan Werner: “Stray Dogs”; Susan Werner; Susan Werner 8 88295 61199 2
  38. Switchback: “Dog Days” (McCormack, Martin; FitzGerald, Brian); Switchback; Waygood WG110113
  39. The 5th Dimension: “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (Rado/Ragni/MacDermott); The 5th Dimension; single 45RPM | Liberty LBF 15193
  40. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: “Woodstock”; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Atlantic SD 7200
  41. Heather Malone + Darlingside: “No Shortcuts”; Heather Malone + Darlingside; Signature SIG 2063
  42. David Crosby: “I Won’t Stay Long” (James Raymond); David Crosby; Three Blind Mice/BMG [2021]
  43. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  44. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004