The Midnight Special, November 27, 2021

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Dave Frishberg: “I Want to Be a Sideman”; Dave Frishberg; Arbors Records 19291
  3. Blossom Dearie: “I’m Hip” (D. Frishberg, R. Dorough); Blossom Dearie; Verve 440 065 334-2
  4. Amy Helm: “Long Daddy Green” (D. Frishberg, B. Dearie); Amy Helm; Yep Rock YEP-2643
  5. Dave Frishberg: “Do You Miss New York?”; Dave Frishberg; Arbors Records Do You Miss New York? / 19291
  6. Dave Frishberg: “Van Lingle Mungo”; Dave Frishberg; Rhino R2 70710
  7. Ronnie McCoury: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (R. Newman); Ronnie McCoury; McCoury Music MCM 0007
  8. Beckie Menzie: “Real Emotional Girl” (R. Newman); Beckie Menzie; BeMe Music BEMEMUSIC003
  9. Odetta: “Mama Told Me Not to Come” (R. Newman); Odetta; Polydor 24-4048
  10. Judy Collins: “Feels Like Home” (R. Newman); Judy Collins w/Jackson Browne; Wildflower CLO 0032
  11. Martin Simpson: “Louisiana, 1927” (R. Newman); Martin Simpson; Topic/ Compass 7 4466 2
  12. Tret Fure: Louder Than the Guns; Tret Fure; Tomboy Girl Records [2021]
  13. (Jay Ungar, arr. Buddy Greene): “Ashokan Farewell”; Buddy Greene w/Stuart Duncan on fiddle; Rufus RMCD 195317
  14. Traditional: Spiritual, “Down by the Riverside”; Pete Seeger, voice & g; Smithsonian/Folkways 40096
  15. Bob Gibson: “Lula Gal”; Bob Gibson; Riverside RVCD-9909-2
  16. Laurel Premo: “Hop High” (Trad.); Laurel Premo; Free Dirt LPS-CD-0211
  17. Jake Blount (Trad./Dink Roberts): “Roustabout”; Jake Blount; Spider Tales DIRT-CD-0097
  18. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  19. Mickey Calin & The Jets: Orig. Broadway Cast: “Cool”; Mickey Calin & The Jets (Orig. Broadway Cast); Masterworks Broadway West Side Story /88691 94841 2
  20. Stephen Sondheim: “Bobby, Baby” from Company; Original Broadway Cast; Company Sony/SK 65283
  21. Angela Lansbury: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” (Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim); Angela Lansbury; RCA 09026-63805-2
  22. Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin: “Move On” (Sondheim); Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin; RCA Victor 60359-2-RCDJ
  23. Judy Collins: “Send in the Clowns” (Sondheim); Judy Collins; Elektra 62104-1
  24. Zero Mostel/Orig. Broadway Cast: “Prologue – Tradition” (Bock & Harnick); Zero Mostel/Orig. Broadway Cast; RCA RCD1-7060
  25. Sara Thomsen and Paula Pedersen: “Hanerot Halalu”; Sara Thomsen & Paula Pederson; Winter Wanderings |
  26. Bud & Travis: “Delia’s Gone” (Trad.); Bud & Travis; Sony RD-046-2
  27. Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell St. Klezmer Band: “Ocho Kandelikas” (Flory Jagoda); Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell St. Klezmer Band; Eight Nights of Joy | URJ Books and Music 951304
  28. Ian Robb, Ann Downey, Shelley Posen: “On Chanukah” (Nutall/Posen); Ian Robb, Ann Downey, Shelley Posen; Digital download |
  29. The Maple Street Project: “A Light on the Hill” (Mel Green); The Maple Street Project; Tuesday Records MSP002
  30. Rick Moranis: “My Mother’s Brisket”; Rick Moranis; My Mother’s Brisket | Warner Music Nashville 535492-2
  31. Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell St. Klezmer Band: “Yodel Dreidel” (Joe Black); Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell St. Klezmer Band; Eight Nights of Joy | URJ Books and Music 951304
  32. Ella Jenkins: “I Got a Harmonica for Hanukkah”; Ella Jenkins; WFMT Folkstage 10-29-05 1 of 3
  33. Herdman, Hills & Mangsen: “Hot Buttered Rum” (Tommy Thompson); Herdman, Hills & Mangsen; Gadfly Records 235
  34. Steve “Q” Quinn: “The Midnight Special – Harmonica Greasy” (Traditional); Steve “Q” Quinn; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection SQuinn/MS013
  35. Bill & The Belles: “Good Friends are Hard to Find”; Bill & The Belles; [2021]
  36. John Prine: “Hello in There”; John Prine; OBR 040
  37. David Roth: “May the Light of Love”; David Roth; Folk Era FE 1410 CD
  38. Jack Hardy: “I Oughta’ Know”; Jack Hardy; PRIME CD PCD69
  39. Kate MacLeod & the Pancakes: “Forget Me Nots” (Jack Hardy); Kate MacLeod & the Pancakes; Waterbug Records WBG0063
  40. Lui Collins: “Tinker’s Coin” (Jack Hardy); Lui Collins; Philo PH 1077
  41. The Village Dudes: “Ten to One” (Jack Hardy); The Village Dudes; Blue Flute Music bfm 110
  42. Laurie Lewis: “Christmas Time’s a Comin'”; Laurie Lewis; Signature Sounds Recordings SIG 1251
  43. Lee Murdock: “The Christmas Ship”; Lee Murdock; Fertile Ground | Depot DEP009CD
  44. David Massengill: “Number One In America”; David Massengill; Massengill No. 1
  45. Darryl Purpose: “You Must Go Home for Christmas”; Darryl Purpose; Same River Twice | Tangible tangible cardboard
  46. Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: “Maybe This Christmas” (Ron Sexsmith); Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem; Signature SIG 0111
  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