The Midnight Special, November 6, 2021

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. John Prine: “All the Best”; John Prine; Oh Boy Records OBR-009 CD
  3. Lisa Moscatiello: “Now Be Thankful” (Thompson); Lisa Moscatiello; Folk Era FE1448CD
  4. George Burns: “In the Beginning/With a Little Help from My Friends”; George Burns; Golden Throats 4: Celebrities Butcher the Songs of the Beatles | Rhino R2 72593
  5. Studs Terkel: “Nichols & May Interview excerpt”; Studs Terkel w/Mike Nichols & Elaine May; WFMT [5/29/58]
  6. Mike Nichols and Elaine May: “Mother and Son”; Mike Nichols and Elaine May; Mercury 314 532 373-2
  7. Joel Mabus: “The Druggist”; Joel Mabus; Rhyme Schemes | Fossil 1097 CD
  8. Studs Terkel: “Back in those early days…”; Studs Terkel; WFMT [1990]
  9. Mike Nichols and Elaine May: “Telephone”; Mike Nichols and Elaine May; Mercury 314 532 373-2
  10. Garnet Rogers: “Phone Booth”; Garnet Rogers; Snowgoose SGS 1125
  11. Joan Baez: “Diamonds and Rust”; Joan Baez; Complete A&M Recordings (4) | A & M Chronicles B0000828-02
  12. Stan Rogers: “Bluenose”; Stan Rogers; Borealis Records BCD215
  13. Tim Grimm: “Over Hill and Dale”; Tim Grimm; Vault Records VR013
  14. Tyrone Cotton, Dawn Landes, et al.: “What Would Odysseus Do?”; Tyrone Cotton, Dawn Landes, et al.; LAND012
  15. Janis Ian: “I’m Still Standing”; Janis Ian; Rude Girl pre-release single
  16. Bill Giardini: “The Midnight Special – Accordion” (Traditional); Bill Giardini; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection BillGiardini/MS011
  17. Norm MacDonald: “Television (excerpt)”; Norm MacDonald; Just for Laughs [1986]
  18. The Avett Brothers: “Spanish Pipedream” (Blow Up Your TV); The Avett Brothers; Oh Boy OBR-042
  19. Joni Mitchell: “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio”; Joni Mitchell; The Studio Albums 1968-1979, Disc 5/Rhino UPC: 081227971786
  20. Barnstar!: “Carey” (Mitchell); Barnstar!; Signature Sounds SIG2072
  21. David Roth: “Does Joni Mitchell Ever Mow the Lawn?”; David Roth; Wind River WR4053CD
  22. Joni Mitchell: “My Old Man”; Joni Mitchell; Reprise 81227978-4
  23. Lara Herscovitch: “Shine Sister Shine”; Lara Herscovitch; Highway Philosophers
  24. Joy Harjo: “Rainbow Gratitude”; Joy Harjo; 8 84501 37020 2
  25. Livingston Taylor: “Good Friends”; Livingston Taylor; Hip-O/Mercury B0004006-02
  26. Candice Agree: “Mike Nichols story”; Candice Agree; WFMT
  27. Candice Agree: “Announcers Audition”; Candice Agree; WFMT
  28. The Bills: “Happy Be”; The Bills; Borealis BCD239
  29. Walter Parks & The Unlawful Assembly: “Shoulder It”; Walter Parks & The Unlawful Assembly; Atomic Sound 91021
  30. Jesse Winchester: “That’s What Makes You Strong”; Jesse Winchester; Sugar Hill SH CD 1062
  31. Chris Smither: “Thanks to You” (Winchester); Chris Smither; Hightone HCD 8077
  32. Steve “Q” Quinn: “The Midnight Special – Harmonica Greasy” (Traditional); Steve “Q” Quinn; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection SQuinn/MS013
  33. Billy Strings: “This Old World”; Billy Strings; Rounder 1166101423
  34. Fred Neil: “The Dolphins”; Fred Neil; Rhino R2 74264
  35. Terry Callier: “Lean On Me”; Terry Callier; Dedicated 610702-44020-2 6
  36. Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria Muldaur: “Lean On Me” (Withers); Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria Muldaur; Telarc CD-83588
  37. Honest Mechanik: “Under the Weight”; Honest Mechanik; [2021]
  38. The W Lovers: “Don’t Forget the Stars Are for Wishing On”; The W Lovers; [2021]
  39. Spencer LaJoye: “Breathing”; Spencer LaJoye; [2021]
  40. Fleming Brown & Studs Terkel: “Fleming Brown discusses the Midnight Special”; Fleming Brown & Studs Terkel; WFMT [1962]
  41. Second City Players: “Scene Without a Name”; Second City Players; Mercury OCM 2201
  42. Simon & Garfunkel: “Mrs. Robinson”; Simon & Garfunkel; The Simon & Garfunkel Collection | CBS Sony 35DP 13
  43. Carly Simon: “Let the River Run”; Carly Simon; Arista 8287659429 2 RE
  44. Tim Smith: “Tennessee Waltz” (King/Stewart); Tim Smith; TRS Records CD-7002
  45. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  46. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004