The Midnight Special, February 5, 2022

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Paul Robeson: “Jacob’s Ladder” (Trad.); Paul Robeson; Vanguard 72020 – 2
  3. Bill Bourne & Shannon Johnson: “Follow the Drinking Gourd” (trad.); Bill Bourne & Shannon Johnson; Free Radio Records FRCD 001
  4. Ella Jenkins: “No More Auction Block for Me”; Ella Jenkins; African American Rhythms | Smithonian Folkways SFW CD 45003
  5. Chris Vallillo: “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize” (trad.); Chris Vallillo; Gin River GR-1012
  6. Laura Love & Orville Johnson: “Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Swing Down Chariot”; Laura Love & Orville Johnson; Octaroon OB / OJM 100
  7. Fisk Jubilee Singers: “Wade in the Water” (trad.); Fisk Jubilee Singers; Curb Records D2-78762
  8. Amythyst Kiah: “Black Myself”; Amythyst Kiah; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  9. Emmylou Harris: “My Name is Emmett Till”; Emmylou Harris; Nonesuch 525966-2
  10. Terry Family: “The Walls Stand On and On”; Terry Family; [2022]
  11. Crys Matthews: “Sister’s Keeper”; Crys Matthews; 1.22.22
  12. Sue Horowitz: “Angel Oak”; Sue Horowitz; [2022]
  13. Jonathan Byrd: “I Was an Oak Tree”; Jonathan Byrd; Cackalack | Waterbug WBG92
  14. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – organ”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 008
  15. Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues, feat. Sam Lay: “Italian Shuffle/Flip, Flop & Fly”; Corky Siegel & Chamber Blues, feat. Sam Lay; Dawnserly Records 4301
  16. Jake Blount: “The Angels Done Bowed Down” (source unknown); Jake Blount; Spider Tales DIRT-CD-0097
  17. Ellis Paul: “Rosa Parks”; Ellis Paul; Black Wolf Records 86851-3154-2
  18. Greg Greenway: “Rosa Parks w/intro”; Greg Greenway; WFMT Folkstage 07-17-10 1 of 2
  19. Kim & Reggie Harris: “If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus” (Neblett); Kim & Reggie Harris; Revolt! in Records 46112
  20. SNCC Freedom Singers led by Willie Peacock: “Get On Board, Children”; SNCC Freedom Singers led by Willie Peacock; Smithsonian Folkways SF 40084
  21. Waterson: Carthy: “The Outlandish Knight”; Waterson: Carthy; Topic TSCD536
  22. Lal & Norma Waterson: “John Ball”; Lal & Norma Waterson; Topic TSCD507
  23. Blue Murder: “The Land Where You Never Grow Old”; Blue Murder; Topic TSCD537
  24. Studs Terkel & Marian Anderson: “Childhood 2” (Studs Terkel); Studs Terkel & Marian Anderson; Studs Terkel Archives (2.20.1960) | WFMT [1960]
  25. Traditional African-American: Spiritual, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”; Marian Anderson, c; Franz Rupp, p; RCA 61960-2
  26. Studs Terkel & Marian Anderson: “Gwendolyn Brooks Poem: Gertrude” (Studs Terkel); Studs Terkel & Marian Anderson; Studs Terkel Archives (2.20.1960) | WFMT [1960]
  27. Gwendolyn Brooks: “We Real Cool”; Gwendolyn Brooks; Shout Factory D4K10029 -2
  28. Billie Holiday: “Don’t Explain”; Leyla McCalla, voice & vc; Lara Downes, p; Portrait 19075920792
  29. Big Bill Broonzy: “Trouble in Mind”; Big Bill Broonzy; Bill Broonzy Story | Polygram Verve 314 547 555-2 Disc 3 of 3
  30. The Biddies: “Dangerous Boys” (Kitty Donohoe); The Biddies: Kitty Donohoe, Jan Krist, Claudia Schmidt; Folkstage Folkstage 07-28-07 1 of 2
  31. Steve “Q” Quinn: “The Midnight Special – Harmonica Greasy” (Traditional); Steve “Q” Quinn; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection SQuinn/MS013
  32. John Roberts & Tony Barrand: “Two Foxes”; John Roberts & Tony Barrand; Golden Hind Music GHM-107
  33. John Roberts & Tony Barrand: “Jonah and the Grampus” (spoken); John Roberts & Tony Barrand; Golden Hind Music GHM-107
  34. John Roberts & Tony Barrand: “Newman’s Ale”; John Roberts & Tony Barrand; Golden Hind GHM-203
  35. Kelly Mulhollan: “The Crossing” (Crossing Jordan); Kelly Mulhollan; Never Ending Conversation Termite Tracs/591
  36. Apollo Theatre Cast: “A Dream Deferred” (Mark/Hughes); Apollo Theatre Cast; Columbia Sony CK 86886
  37. Charles Coe (Langston Hughes): “Mother to Son”; Poet Charles Coe; Can You Read This Boston/Big Girl Records BGR 001
  38. Josh White: “Free and Equal Blues” (Harburg/Robinson); Josh White; Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40081
  39. The Kennedys: “Kindred Spirits”; The Kennedys; Appleseed Recordings APR CD 1107
  40. AHI: “Echo”; AHI (pronounced “eye”); Thirty Tigers 30808CD
  41. Grant Dermody & Frank Fotusky: “Police Dog Blues” (Blind Blake); Grant Dermody & Frank Fotusky; [2022]
  42. Corey Harris: “Boats Up River” (Jackson); Corey Harris; M.C. Records MC-0089
  43. John Jackson: “Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar” (Alton Delmore); John Jackson; Arhoolie CD 471
  44. Johnsmith: Where’s the World Going To; Johnsmith; [2021]
  45. Joan Baez: “The Great Correction” (Gilkyson); Joan Baez; Razor & Tie JB00028
  46. Bernice Johnson Reagon: “There’s a New World Coming”; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Give Your Hands to Struggle | Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40049
  47. Brother Sun: “Shine” (Jencks); Brother Sun; Brother Sun Music BSM 001
  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