The Midnight Special, December 25, 2021


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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. The Early Mays: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (Frost/Gozion); The Early Mays; BWR 001
  3. Janis Ian: “I’m Still Standing”; Janis Ian; Rude Girl pre-release single
  4. Peggy Seeger: “Gotta Get Home By Midnight”; Peggy Seeger; First Farewell | Red Grape RGPSCD4
  5. Malcolm MacWatt: “Avalanche and Landslide”; Malcolm MacWatt; Need to Know NTKBB2021MM
  6. Carrie Newcomer: “Like Molly Brown”; Carrie Newcomer; Available Light Records ALR06
  7. Spencer LaJoye: “Feast”; Spencer LaJoye; [2021]
  8. Dar Williams: “The Christians and the Pagans”; Dar Williams; Razor & Tie RT 2821-2
  9. Dar Williams: “Let the Wind Blow”; Dar Williams; Renew Records 538690252
  10. Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues: “Twisted”; Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues; EXTRAVAGANZA (pre-release) | [FEB2021]
  11. Tim Grimm: “Dreaming of King Lear”; Tim Grimm; Gone | Vault Records VR017
  12. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: “You Led Me to the Wrong” (Reed); Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; Rounder 1166101371
  13. Guy Davis: “Got Your Letter in My Pocket”; Guy Davis; M.C. Records MC-0088
  14. Anne Hills: “In the Gloaming”; Anne Hills; Accidental August | Heart & Hand Music HHM20201
  15. Travis, Merle: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  16. Bohola: “A Childhood Christmas” (Dylan Thomas, et al); Bohola; Bohola Music 01
  17. Tom Paxton: “Marvelous Toy”; Tom Paxton; The Compleat Tom Paxton | Rhino Handmade RHM 7870
  18. Emma’s Revolution: “A Zeeseleh Christmas” (Opatow); Emma’s Revolution; Moving Forward [2021]
  19. Stephen DiLauro: “George Washington’s Dollar Bird”; Stephen DiLauro; American Rivers 2000-101
  20. John McCutcheon: “Christmas in the Trenches”; John McCutcheon; Rounder Rounder 0192
  21. Mark Dvorak: “Under Mistletoe”; Mark Dvorak; Free EP [2021]
  22. Jim Infantino & Jonatha Brooke: The Holly and the Ivy; Jim Infantino & Jonatha Brooke; Hear Music HEAR 9405
  23. Traveler’s Dream: “Good King Wenceslas”; Traveler’s Dream; Traveler’s Dream TD004
  24. German Trad: Carol, “O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)”; Isabella Brown, v; WFMT
  25. Kate McDonnell: “Berlin”; Kate McDonnell; Dog-Eared Discs 7-00261-48550-8
  26. Allison Russell: “Montreal”; Allison Russell; Fantasy FAN01125
  27. AHI: “On Your Way”; AHI (pronounced “eye”); Thirty Tigers 30808CD
  28. Dan+Claudia Zanes: “Star Time”; Dan+Claudia Zanes; Smithsonian Folkways SFW45086
  29. Chris Lavancher: “We Are Stars”; Chris Lavancher; [2021]
  30. Andrew Bird & Jimbo Mathus: “Red Velvet Rope”; Andrew Bird & Jimbo Mathus; These 13 | Thirty Tigers 55684CD
  31. Honest Mechanik: “In Between”; Honest Mechanik; [2021]
  32. Crys Matthews: “Selfless”; Crys Matthews; Changemakers | 3.23.21
  33. Robin & Linda Williams: “Someday and Sometime” (Miller); Robin & Linda Williams; Oakenwold Recordings 001
  34. Cliff Eberhardt: “When We Were Kings (Bill)”; Cliff Eberhardt;
  35. Diana Jones: “Love Song to a Bird”; Diana Jones; Goldmine Records GMR003
  36. Rob Lutes: “That Bird Has My Wings”; Rob Lutes; Lucky Bear MMMG11550
  37. John McCutcheon: “Be Still”; John McCutcheon; Appalseed [2021]
  38. Sons of the Never Wrong: “Saints and The Martyrs” (Demel/Roper); Sons of the Never Wrong; Songs 3 Records SR3
  39. Jake Blount: “The Angels Done Bowed Down” (source unknown); Jake Blount; Spider Tales DIRT-CD-0097
  40. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  41. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004