The Midnight Special, October 29, 2022

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Steve Goodman: “City of New Orleans”; Steve Goodman; Steve Goodman | Buddha 7446599625 2
  3. Fred Eaglesmith: “I Like Trains”; Fred Eaglesmith; Drive-In Movie | Vertical VER 4218-2
  4. Rory Block: Midnight Train to Georgia (Jim Weatherly); Rory Block; Stony Plain SPCD 1468
  5. Josh White: Mother On That Train (trad.); Josh White; Rhino Handmade RHM2 7879 (1 of 2)
  6. Jared Rabin: Catch the Horizon; Jared Rabin; bandcamp 10.7.22
  7. Kim Wallach: “House Between the Tracks”; Kim Wallach; House Between the Tracks | Black Socks BSP 8654-16
  8. Nick Carter: Rumble of the Train; Nick Carter; 9232022
  9. CTA: “Intro: Chicago El Train – stop”; CTA announcer; Folksongs of Illinois #4 /Company of Folk COF10-01
  10. Michael Smith: “The Ballad of Elizabeth Dark”; Michael Smith; Time Life Flying Fish/Rounder 93
  11. Peter Mulvey: “The Dreams”; Peter Mulvey; Eastern Front Deep Blue / EFR-CD-112
  12. CTA: “Closing: Chicago El Train”; CTA announcer; Folksongs of Illinois #4 /Company of Folk COF10-01
  13. “Doc” Lew Childre: Riding The Elevated Train; “Doc” Lew Childre; Rounder CD1143
  14. John McCutcheon: Kora on the Subway; John McCutcheon; Appalseed Appalseed2022
  15. Traditional Malian: “Ichichila”; Toumani Diabaté, kora; Balla Kouyaté, balafon; Silk Road Ensemble; Sony 88875-18101-2
  16. Eric Bibb: Turner Station; Eric Bibb; Stony Plain SPCD 1379
  17. Dom Flemons: John Henry Y Los Vaqueros; Dom Flemons w/Brian Farrow (fiddle); Smithsonian Folkways Recordings FW CD 40224
  18. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – organ”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 008
  19. Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen: “Railroading on the Great Divide”; Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen; Never Grow Old | Flying Fish FFCD 70638
  20. Mike Craver: “Railroading on the Great I.C.”; Mike Craver; Bosh & Moonshine | Sapsucker Music 2329
  21. The Weavers: Rock Island Line (trad.); The Weavers; Vanguard 15-16 (1)
  22. Music Man: New Broadway Cast: Rock Island (Meredith Willson); Music Man: New Broadway Cast; Music Man | Atlantic 92915-2
  23. Eric Lougosch: Cajun Cook; Eric Lougosch; Best Nr. Best Nr. 319 1138 2
  24. Doc Watson: “Wabash Cannonball”; Doc Watson; The Vanguard Years, disc 3 | Vanguard 155/58-2
  25. Claire Lynch: Hitchcock Railway; Claire Lynch; Rounder CD 0415
  26. Johnny Cash: “Orange Blossom Special”; Johnny Cash; Essential Johnny Cash, Disc 1 | Columbia / Legacy C2K 86290 1
  27. Irene Kelley: “Carolina Special”; Irene Kelley; IRK Records [2021]
  28. Siegel-Schwall Band: (I Wish I Was on a) Country Road; Siegel-Schwall Band; Varese Saraband VSD-6006
  29. Jim Post: Wake Up and Dream; Jim Post; Freckle Records Freckle 01905
  30. Jim Post: One Blessed Hour (M. Smith); Jim Post; Jim Post Jim Post 1
  31. Jim Post w/Jerry Miller, Randy Sabien, Randy Steil: Silver Engine; Jim Post w/Jerry Miller, Randy Sabien, Randy Steil; Jim Post 06805 08091
  32. Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt: Blue Train (Kimball/Kimmel); Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt; Asylum 62275-2
  33. Susan Werner: “Time Between Trains”; Susan Werner; Time Between Trains | Bottom Line BLine 63440-47305-2
  34. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection CMaddox/MS 009
  35. Rick Danko, Jonas Fjeld & Eric Andersen: Mary, I’m Coming Back Home; Rick Danko, Jonas Fjeld & Eric Andersen; Rykodisc RCD 10270
  36. Cliff Eberhardt: Dusty Box Car Wall (E. Andersen); Cliff Eberhardt; Y&T Music/EA Records rel. 10/21/2022
  37. Andy Breckman: “Railroad Bill”; Andy Breckman; Gadfly 121089
  38. Howard Armstrong: Intro to John Henry; Howard Armstrong; Louie Bluie Blue Suit/BS-106D
  39. Howard Armstrong: John Henry (trad.); Howard Armstrong; Louie Bluie Blue Suit/BS-106D
  40. David LaMotte: John Henry Revisited; David LaMotte; DPI DPI-161
  41. Mary Flower: “Mystery Train” (Junior Parker); Mary Flower; Bluesette Records BR-CD-100
  42. (Alastair Moock): “Freight Train/The Story of Elizabeth Cotten”; Alastair Moock; Moockshake Music 00261 48083
  43. Utah Phillips & Mark Ross: “Loafer’s Glory/Nothin’ To Do But Go”; Utah Phillips & Mark Ross; Loafer’s Glory | Red House RHR CD 103
  44. Circus No. 9: Circus Train No. 9; Circus No. 9; Bonfire 5027
  45. David Francey: Morning Train; David Francey; Red House Records RHR CD 182
  46. Wayfaring Strangers: “This Train” (Traditional); Wayfaring Strangers feat. Tracy Bonham; This Train | Rounder 116 610 528-2
  47. Golden Ring: The Last Train to Glory; Golden Ring; Folk Legacy CD 121
  48. Sally Barker: “Another Train” (Pete Morton); Sally Barker; This Rhythm is Mind | Hannibal HNCD 1356
  49. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  50. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004