The Midnight Special, December 11, 2021


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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Bill Staines: “If I Come to Need an Angel”; Bill Staines; Red House Records RHR CD 262
  3. Jeanie Stahl: “Music To Me”; Jeanie Stahl & Bill Staines; Daring CD 3017
  4. Dennis Warner: “Old Jack”; Dennis Warner; Rockhouse RHP-5045-06
  5. Nanci Griffith: “Roseville Fair” (Bill Staines); Nanci Griffith; Once in a Very Blue Moon | Philo PH-1096
  6. Bill Staines: “Walker Behind the Wheel”; Bill Staines; Philo CD 1134
  7. Bill Staines: “River”; Bill Staines; Going to the West | Red House RHR CD 56
  8. Bill Staines: “Down the Road”; Bill Staines; Rounder CD-11560
  9. James Lee Stanley: “Deck the Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries”; James Lee Stanley; Beachwood 7 33086 24692 4
  10. Joel Mabus: “Let’s Do Christmas Right”; Joel Mabus; Fossil 1209
  11. Nancy Beaudette: “Silvertone Guitar”; Nancy Beaudette; Moonlit Pond MPR2012
  12. Megon McDonough: “The Christmas Guitar”; Megon McDonough; Yellow Tail 10026
  13. Lois Morton: “Thrift Shop Rag”; Lois Morton; Lois Morton [2013]
  14. Jonathan Richman: “Lonely Little Thrift Store”; Jonathan Richman; Vapor 2-47086-AB
  15. Billy Crockett: “Coasting Into Christmas”; Billy Crockett; Blue Rock BRA-CD1210
  16. Leroy Anderson: “Sleigh Ride”; Imani Winds; Koch KICCD-7748
  17. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection CMaddox/MS 009
  18. Angela Lansbury & Company: “We Need A Little Christmas” (Jerry Herman); Angela Lansbury & Company; Original Broadway Cast: Auntie Mame | Columbia SK 60959
  19. Gayle Peevey: “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” (Rox); Gayle Peevey; Rhino RNLP 825
  20. Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael: “I’ll Miss Fields This Christmas” (Kent/Gannon/Gordon); Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael; WFMT 121209
  21. Win Stracke: “Clout City Christmas”; Win Stracke; WFMT 001 1-2
  22. Jackson Browne: “The Rebel Jesus” (live); Jackson Browne; Hemifran MFH 1001
  23. Trilogy: “Turn it Around”; Eileen McGann, Cathy Miller, David K.; Two Thousand Years of Christmas | Dragonwing DRGN-114
  24. (Traditional): Welcome Table; Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway; (self) DTTS 01
  25. Anne Harris: “Open Your Doors”; Anne Harris; Rugged Road Records [2003]
  26. Tom Waits: “Come On Up to the House”; Tom Waits; Mule Variations/Epitaph Records Epitaph 86547 2
  27. Lyle Lovett: “Step Inside This House”; Lyle Lovett; Step Inside This House/MCA MCAD2-11831
  28. Connie Kaldor: “Warm in Here”; Connie Kaldor; Prairie Christmas | bandcamp
  29. Odetta: “Children, Go Where I Send Thee”; Odetta; Christmas Spirituals | Vanguard 79079-2
  30. Richard Dyer-Bennett: “Lonesome Valley” (Guthrie); Richard Dyer-Bennet; Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 1 | Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40078
  31. Emily Mitchell (trad.): “What Child Is This?”; Emily Mitchell; Albany TROY1438
  32. Eric Bibb feat. Andre de Lange: “Home”; Eric Bibb; Blues People/Stony Plain SPCD 1379
  33. Simon & Garfunkel: “Homeward Bound”; Simon & Garfunkel; Simon & Garfunkel Collection/Sony CBS Sony 35DP 13
  34. James Keelaghan: “Sing My Heart Home”; James Keelaghan; Home/Appleseed APR CD 1059
  35. David Lafleche: “Extraordinarily Ordinary”; David Lafleche; none
  36. Bob Franke: “Predictions”; Bob Franke; In This Night | Flying FFCD 70563
  37. Matt The Electrician: “When the Lights Went Out”; Matt the Electrician; 6 14511 86642 2
  38. Rachael Sage: “Unconditional”; Rachael Sage; Mpress MP6336-2
  39. Ye Vagabonds (Brian & Diarmuid Glynn): “Pomegranate”; Ye Vagabonds; WFMT’s Folkstage
  40. Cosy Sheridan: “Pomegranate Seed”; Cosy Sheridan; Pomegranate seed, the soundtrack to the one-woman musicalogue CMS Records/CMS1211
  41. Bob Dylan: “What Was It You Wanted?”; Bob Dylan; Oh, Mercy | Columbia CK 45281 CD
  42. Gail Finnie Rundlett: “All I Really Need” (Raffi); Gail Finnie Rundlett; Full Circle BCN10137-2
  43. Geoff Bartley: “The Song of Imaginary Gifts”; Geoff Bartley; Blackbirds in the Pie | Self McR1004
  44. Sons of the Never Wrong: “Count Your Blessings” (Irving Berlin); Sons of the Never Wrong; Faintly Spoken Music
  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