The Midnight Special, December 18, 2021


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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Lui Collins: “Awaiting the Snow”; Lui Collins; Philo PH 1077
  3. Jack Williams: “Across the Winterline”; Jack Williams; Across the Winterline | CD Baby B00000I0G9
  4. Johanna Gorman-Baer & Disa Carneol: “Pilgrimage” (tune: Wyeth); Johanna Gorman-Baer & Disa Carneol; Folklore Village 50-1
  5. Michael Smith & Co.: “Paradise Lost”; Michael Smith & Co.; Snow Queen SQ01
  6. The Stone Poneys: “Different Drum” (Mike Nesmith); The Stone Poneys; Capitol 2004
  7. Earl Scruggs w/Jeff Hanna: “Some of Shelley’s Blues” (Nesmith); Earl Scruggs w/Jeff Hanna; Columbia Legacy CK 92793
  8. Corey Harris: “Boats Up River” (Jackson); Corey Harris; M.C. Records MC-0089
  9. Claudia Schmidt: “Gather You In”; Claudia Schmidt; Claudia Schmidt 7 00261 46122 9
  10. Mala Oreen: “Ragged Queen”; Mala Oreen; Tourbo 065
  11. Susan McKeown & Lindsey Horner: “Through the Bitter Frost and Snow”; Susan McKeown & Lindsey Horner; PRIME CD PCD 36
  12. Gurf Morlix: “A Better Place”; Gurf Morlix; Rootball Records CD 7009
  13. Cosy Sheridan: “The Daffodils Will be Waiting”; Cosy Sheridan w/Charlie Koch; The Longest Night of the Year, Vol 2, Disc 1 (Various) | Hudson Harding 8 88295 94961 3
  14. Dar Williams: “Today and Every Day”; Dar Williams; Renew Records 538690252
  15. Abby Posner: “Emergency Use Only”; Abby Posner; [2021]
  16. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: “It Don’t Bother Me”; Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; Rounder 1166101371
  17. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  18. Joel Mabus: “How Like the Holly”; Joel Mabus; Fossil 1209
  19. Adrienne Jones: “Caroling, Caroling” (A. Burt); Adrienne Jones; Adrienne Jones AJ001
  20. Carrie Rodriguez: “The Cherry Tree Carol” (Trad.); Carrie Rodriguez, violin; Blue Rock BRA-CD1210
  21. Joan Baez: “The Cherry Tree Carol” (Trad.); Joan Baez; Vanguard 79595-2
  22. Loreena McKennitt: “Dickens’ Dublin (The Palace)”; Loreena McKennitt; Parallel Dreams | Quinlan Road CD 103
  23. Grace Pettis, Bob Bennett, Billy Crockett: “Silver Bells”; Grace Pettis, Bob Bennett, Billy Crockett; Blue Rock BRA-CD1210
  24. Pierce Pettis: “If it Wasn’t For the Night” (Pettis/Wilcox); Pierce Pettis; Blue Rock BRA-CD1070
  25. Peter Ostroushko: “Shchedryk/Carol of the Bells” (Trad./ Mykola Leontovych/Peter J. Wilhousky); Ostroushko w/Ruth Mackenzie, Tatiana Riabokin, and the Nowytski Sisters; Heartland Holiday Life at the Fitzgerald | Borderland Productions BLP 01
  26. Riders in the Sky: “Let it Snow/The Last Christmas Medley You’ll Ever Need to Hear” (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne); “Ranger Doug” Green, Fred “Too Slim” LaBour, “Woody Paul” Chrisman, Joey Miskulin; Rounder 11661 0445 2
  27. Christine Lavin & The Mistletones: “The Christmas/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Chanukah/Ramadan/Boxing Day Song”; Christine Lavin, Gregory Clark, Julie Gold, Ervin Drake, Emily Bindiger, David Lutken; Runaway Christmas Tree Appleseed Recordings APRCD 1075
  28. The Roches: “Joy to the World”; The Roches; Rykodisc RCD 10311
  29. Sultans of String w/Benoit Bourque: “Les Anges dans nos campagnes / Cootes Paradise Reel” (trad./McKhool); Sultans of String w/Benoit Bourque; McKhool MCK2075
  30. Finest Kind: “The Holly and the Ivy”; Finest Kind; Fallen Angle Music FAM 07
  31. Chris Smither: “Coventry Carol”; Chris Smither; Homunculus Music 1996 01
  32. Joel Mabus: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”; Joel Mabus; Fossil 2212
  33. Claudia Schmidt: “December Danger”; Claudia Schmidt; Claudia Schmidt 7 00261 46122 9
  34. Tom Kastle: “Thundersnow”; Tom Kastle;
  35. Richard Schindell: “Darkness, Darkness” (Young); Richard Shindell; Reunion Hill/Shanachie 8027
  36. Katie Dahl: “In the Dark”; Katie Dahl; Wildwood | Leaky Boat Records 00261 47688
  37. Mandy Marylane: “Dragnet for Jesus” (Carr); Mandy Marylane; Y&T Music 6831395
  38. Sister Wynona Carr: “Don’t Miss that Train”; Sister Wynona Carr; Specialty SPCD-7016-2
  39. Billy Strings: “Know It All”; Billy Strings; Rounder 1166101423
  40. Anita Aysola: “Heartbeat”; Anita Aysola; Songs for Social Change Volume 5 | Renaissance Artists and Writers Association [2021]
  41. Alisa Amador: “Together”; Alisa Amador; EP
  42. Heidi Muller: “Cassiopeia”; Heidi Muller; Cassiopeia | Cascadia CM 103
  43. Rob Lutes: “Knives”; Rob Lutes; Lucky Bear MMMG11550
  44. Spencer LaJoye: “Breathing”; Spencer LaJoye; [2021]
  45. Zoe Mulford: “Answer the Knock at the Door”; Zoe Mulford; Azalea ACCD-1603
  46. Eric Bannan and Chris Rosser: “Sacred Spaces”; Eric Bannan and Chris Rosser; Reality Check Media
  47. Mahalia Jackson: “Amazing Grace”; Mahalia Jackson; Proper Records INTRO CD 2053
  48. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  49. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004