The Midnight Special, August 21, 2021

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. The Rankin Family: “Mull River Shuffle”; The Rankin Family; Rounder 11661 7028 2
  3. Maria Gillard: “Old Cape Cod” (Rothrock, Yakus, Jeffrey); Maria Gillard; Gizzy Music [2000]
  4. Sweet Honey in the Rock: “Cape Fear River Chant”; Sweet Honey in the Rock; Flying Fish FFCD 667/668
  5. Heather Pierson: “Miami”; Heather Pierson; Vessel Records VSL012
  6. Jesse Winchester: “Biloxi”; Jesse Winchester; Best of Jesse Winchester/Rhino R2 70085
  7. Guy Clark: “South Coast of Texas”; Guy Clark; Philo PH 1184/85
  8. Kate McDonnell: “Car Broke Down on Memory Lane”; Kate McDonnell; Broken Bones | Waterbug WBG0020
  9. Kate McDonnell: “Malibu”; Kate McDonnell; Dog-Eared Discs 7-00261-48550-8
  10. Sons of the Never Wrong: “Three Good Reasons” (Bruce Roper); Sons of the Never Wrong; Waterbug WBG0018
  11. Sons of the Never Wrong: “Blessed Little Let It Be” (Bruce Roper); Sons of the Never Wrong; Songs 3 Records SR3
  12. Carrie Newcomer: “Birds on a Telephone Wire”; Carrie Newcomer; Visions and Dreams Windchime/CD Wind 103
  13. Carrie Newcomer: “Throwing Rocks at the Moon”; Carrie Newcomer; Available Light Records ALR06
  14. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection CMaddox/MS 009
  15. James Carter & the Prisoners: “Po Lazarus” (Trad. collected by Alan Lomax); James Carter & the Prisoners; Mercury 088 170-069-2
  16. Wild Carrot & the Roots Band: “Blackbird” (Lennon/McCartney); Wild Carrot & the Roots Band; Chocolate Dog CDM001
  17. Laura Love: “The Heart of Nat Turner”; Laura Love; [2021]
  18. Al Day: “Frank & Red”; Al Day; Al Day 01
  19. The Last Word Quintet: “Saving Grace”; The Last Word Quintet; Last Word Quintet The Last Word Quintet Live at Studio 5 / CD2020
  20. Bonnie Koloc: “Mama Chicago”; Bonnie Koloc; Flying Fish FF70437CD
  21. Bonnie Koloc: “Two Black Guitars”; Bonnie Koloc; Bonnie Koloc 7 00261 35795 9
  22. Simon & Garfunkel: “Bye Bye Love” (Bryant, Felice & Boudleaux); Simon & Garfunkel; Columbia/Legacy 88697 82724 2
  23. Paul Simon: “Questions for the Angels”; Paul Simon; Columbia/Legacy 19075841442
  24. Anne Hills: “Woman of a Calm Heart”; Anne Hills; Flying Fish FF-70464
  25. Anne Hills: “Accidental August” (Anne Hills/Al Power); Anne Hills; Hand & Heart Music HHM2021
  26. Ella Jenkins: “A West African Chant”; Ella Jenkins; Scholastic SC 7638
  27. Ella Jenkins & Friends: “Down by the Riverside”; Ella Jenkins & Friends; Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 45082
  28. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  29. Susan Werner: “So Heavy”; Susan Werner; SWerner 001 CD
  30. Susan Werner: “To Be There”; Susan Werner; 1 95269 03327 9
  31. Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire: “Vidalia”; Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire; Rykodisc RCD 10398
  32. Andrew Bird & Jimbo Mathus: “Red Velvet Rope”; Andrew Bird & Jimbo Mathus; These 13 | Thirty Tigers 55684CD
  33. Siegel-Schwall Band: “Good Time Band” (Corky Siegel); Siegel-Schwall Band; Varese Sarabande VSD 6006
  34. Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues: “Twisted”; Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues; EXTRAVAGANZA (pre-release) | [2021]
  35. Lou & Peter Berryman: “We Strolled on the Beach” (Marilyn Rea Beyer); Lou & Peter Berryman; Cornfed CR10
  36. Buddy Mondlock: “Santa Monica Pier” (Christine Lavin); Buddy Mondlock; Prime CD 39
  37. Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt: “Quetico” (Claudia Schmidt & Bob Gibson); Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt; Flying Fish FF CD 70425
  38. Claudia Schmidt: “Eastern Shore”; Claudia Schmidt; Slow Steady Heart/ 7 00261 480053
  39. Peter Mulvey: “On the Way Up”; Peter Mulvey; Eastern Front EFR-CD-109
  40. Peter Mulvey with Sista Strings: “Bicycle”; Peter Mulvey with Sista Strings; Live at the Cafe Carpe | Righteous Babe RBR100-D
  41. Joe Jencks: “The Highway”; Joe Jencks; Turtle Bear Music TBM 1395-1
  42. Joe Jencks: “I’m a Stranger in This Land” (Si Kahn); Joe Jencks; Turtle Bear 020118-01
  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