The Midnight Special, September 3, 2022

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Four Bitchin’ Babes, feat. Patty Larkin: Dave’s Holiday; Four Bitchin’ Babes, feat. Patty Larkin; Philo PH 1140
  3. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Swimming Song (L. Wainwright III); Kate & Anna McGarrigle; Warner Bros. BS 2862
  4. Shemekia Copeland: Fried Catfish and Bibles (Hahn and Kimbrough); Shemekia Copeland; Alligator ALCD 5010
  5. Loudon Wainwright III: School Days; Loudon Wainwright III; Atlantic SD 8260
  6. Dan Hart: Spy at my School; Dan Hart; Apocalypse Now and Then Stone Boat Music/004
  7. Tom Paxton with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: When The Big Bad Books Go Boo; Tom Paxton with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer; Community Music Inc. 2022
  8. Pete Seeger: What Did You Learn in School Today? (Paxton); Pete Seeger; Columbia C2K 64772
  9. Joe Jencks: “What Did You Learn?” (Si Kahn); Joe Jencks; Turtle Bear 020118-01
  10. Tom Chapin: Sing Me The Story of Your Day; Tom Chapin; Sundance Music SM030
  11. John McCutcheon: Recess; John McCutcheon; Appalseed Appalseed2022
  12. Lori McKenna: Falter; Lori McKenna; Gyrox GYR003
  13. Dennis Warner: Carefully Taught (Rodgers & Hammerstein); Dennis Warner; Pilot Me Main Trail Productions/MTP0814-11
  14. Stella Prince: Scared; Stella Prince; 7-32068-31783-6
  15. Yosh & Yimmy: Seedless Watermelon; Yosh & Yimmy; “ 7 55491 23683 3
  16. David Roth: Thank You, Mr. Ryan; David Roth; Folk Era FE1414 CD
  17. Peter, Paul & Mary: All My Trials (unknown); Peter, Paul & Mary; Warner Warner 9 47292-2
  18. Stephen Schuch: Midnight Special (Piano Only); Stephen Schuch; Stephen Schuch [2022]
  19. Anne Hills: Sister Clarissa (M. Smith); Anne Hills; Flying Fish FFCD 70621
  20. Michael Smith: Famous in France; Michael Smith; Folkstage Folkstage 1-25-03
  21. Steve Goodman: Wonderful World of Sex (M. Smith); Steve Goodman; Omnivore Recordings OVCD-369
  22. Michael Smith: “The Ballad of Elizabeth Dark”; Michael Smith; Time Life Flying Fish/Rounder 93
  23. Bernice Lewis: Dead Egyptian Blues (Smith); Bernice Lewis; Local Folkel CD 6686
  24. Michael Smith: The Dutchman talk and song; Studs Terkel & Michael Smith; WFMT Studs Terkel Archives 8.15.88
  25. Chuck Berry: The Dutchman; Chuck Berry; Dualtone 80 302-01793-25
  26. Howard Armstrong: John Henry (trad.); Howard Armstrong; Louie Bluie Blue Suit/BS-106D
  27. The Geyer Street Sheiks: Sixteen Tons (M. Travis); Geyer Street Sheiks; Great Dream BJam/CD 101
  28. Corky Siegel: Deja Vous; Corky Siegel; none
  29. Bob Newhart: Automation and a Private In Washington’s Army; Bob Newhart; Warner 1393-2
  30. Robert Morse: How To (Loesser); Robert Morse; RCA RCA 60352-2-RG
  31. Loudon Wainwright III: Fun & Free; Loudon Wainwright III; StorySound Records 161-046
  32. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – organ”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 008
  33. Red Scarves: Robin; Red Scarves; bandcamp 8242022
  34. Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett: Lazy Bones (Carmichael/Mercer); Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett; Reprise MS 2075
  35. The Wailin’ Jennys: Racing With the Sun (E. Jenkins); The Wailin’ Jennys; Outside [none]
  36. James Keelaghan: The Benefits of Surrender; James Keelaghan; Borealis BCD276
  37. Crys Matthews: Selfless; Crys Matthews; Changemakers | 3.23.21
  38. James Kahn: Workin’ that ER; James Kahn; 88295 84267
  39. Charlie King: Eight Hours (excerpt; Blanchard & Jones); Charlie King w/Anne Feeney; Vaguely Reminiscent VRS9012 CD
  40. Windborne: “Preacher and the Slave/Pie in the Sky” (trad., Joe Hill); Windborne; Folkstage 07-20-19 1 of 2
  41. Woody Guthrie: Dirty Overhalls; Woody Guthrie; Smithsonian/Folkways SF 40007
  42. Malvina Reynolds: Bury Me in My Overalls; Malvina Reynolds; Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD40124
  43. Joan Baez: “Joe Hill” (Earl Robinson/Alfred Hayes); Joan Baez; Cotillion SD 3-500
  44. John McCutcheon: Fuller Brush; John McCutcheon; Appalseed Appalseed2022
  45. Sam Baardman: The Rookery; Sam Baardman; Manitoba SPB 3883 2
  46. Darryl Purpose: A Place Where Everyone Sings (Josephs); Darryl Purpose; 962022
  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