The Midnight Special, October 9, 2021

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Chris Lavancher: “After the Flood”; Chris LaVancher; [2021]
  3. Shemekia Copeland & John Prine: “Great Rain”; Shemekia Copeland; Alligator ALCD 4984
  4. Ladysmith Black Mambazo: “Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain”; Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Shaka Zulu/Warner LP 9-25582-1
  5. Paul Simon: “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”; Paul Simon; Warner Bros [1986]
  6. Jerry Douglas with Mumford & Sons: “The Boxer” (Paul Simon); Jerry Douglas with Mumford & Sons; eOne EOM CD 2128
  7. Barnstar: “Boy in the Bubble” (Paul Simon); Barnstar; [2011]
  8. Paul Simon: “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”; Paul Simon; Warner Bros. R2 78901
  9. The Beatles: “Hello Little Girl”; The Beatles; Apple CDP 7243 8 34445 2 6
  10. Judy Collins: “In My Life” (John Lennon); Judy Collins; Elektra 62104-2
  11. John Lennon: “Watching the Wheels”; John Lennon; EMI 7243 8 21954 2 9
  12. The John Lennon Song Project: “Julia”; The John Lennon Song Project; Red Engine Records RER006
  13. John Lennon: “Beautiful Boy”; John Lennon; EMI 7243 8 21954 2 9
  14. Dan + Claudia Zanes: “Ki Lè Map Wè Ou Anko? (When Will I See You Again?)”; Dan + Claudia Zanes; Smithsonian SFW 48065
  15. Patti LuPone: “Cock-Eyed Optimist”; Patti LuPone; Matters of the Heart/LayZLay Records VSD 6058
  16. Eric Lambert: “Beating the Odds”; Eric Lambert; [2021]
  17. Travis, Merle: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  18. Kitty Donohoe: “Working for Mrs. O’Leary”; Kitty Donohoe; WFMT 11-3-01
  19. Allen Toussaint: “Holy Cow”; Allen Toussaint; Rounder Records 11661-9154-2
  20. Bessie Smith: “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”; Bessie Smith; Proper Records Properbox 78 P1411
  21. Salamander Crossing: “Fire in the Sky” (Andrew Kinsey); Salamander Crossing; Signature Sounds SSRC 1228
  22. Red Tail Ring: “Peshtigo”; Red Tail Ring; Red Tail Ring 80074 20002
  23. Darcie Deaville: “Running”; Darcie Deaville; Redwing RWMCD 5405
  24. Old School Freight Train (Jesse Harper): “Run”; Old School Freight Train; Acoustic Disc ACD 61
  25. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: “Matapedia”; Kate & Anna McGarrigle; Hannibal HNCD 1394
  26. Jonathan Edwards: “Right Where I Am”; Jonathan Edwards; Rising Records 207
  27. Penny Nichols: “These Days”; Penny Nichols; Pensongs Productions PSP 005
  28. Keb’ Mo’: “Rock Me on the Water” (Jackson Browne); Keb’ Mo’; Music Road Records MRR CD 018
  29. Ben Harper: “Jamaica Say You Will” (Jackson Browne); Ben Harper; Music Road Records MRR CD 018
  30. Jackson Browne: Intro to Take it Easy; Jackson Browne; Inside Recordings INR5251-2
  31. Jackson Browne: “Take It Easy”; Jackson Browne; Inside Recordings INR5251-2
  32. Bill Giardini: “The Midnight Special – Accordion (short)” (Traditional); Bill Giardini; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection BillGiardini/MS011
  33. Tom Rush: “Shadow Dream Song” (Jackson Browne); Tom Rush; Electra 74018-2
  34. Jackson Browne: “Still Looking for Something”; Jackson Browne; Inside Records INR 1119
  35. Studs Terkel & John Prine: Based in Country Music & “Frying Pan”; Studs Terkel & John Prine; Studs Terkel Archives: 1971/75 | WFMT
  36. John Prine & Iris DeMent: “We’re Not the Jet Set” (Bobby Braddock); John Prine & Iris DeMent; Oh Boy OBR-019CD
  37. The Avett Brothers: “Spanish Pipedream” (Blow Up Your TV); The Avett Brothers; Oh Boy OBR-042
  38. John Prine: “All the Best”; John Prine; Oh Boy Records OBR-009 CD
  39. Studs Terkel & John Prine: Farewell & “Flashback Blues”; Studs Terkel & John Prine; Studs Terkel Archives: 1971/75 | WFMT
  40. John Prine: “When I Get to Heaven”; John Prine; Oh Boy Records OBR-046CD
  41. Ina May Wool: “Out Past Yesterday”; Ina May Wool; [2021]
  42. Joy Harjo: “Creation Story”; Various: Joy Harjo w/Susan M. Williams, John L. Williams; Native American Currents/Silver Wave SD915
  43. Walela: “Bright Morning Stars”; Walela: Rita and Priscilla Coolidge & Laura Satterfield; Unbearable Love | Triloka R- 8063-2
  44. Sharon Burch: “Corn Song”; Sharon Burch; Canyon Records CR-535
  45. Bill Miller: “My People”; Bill Miller; Warner Western 9 45324-2
  46. John McCutcheon (feat. Bill Miller): “Medicine Game”; John McCutcheon (feat. Bill Miller); Appalseed [6.21]
  47. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  48. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004