The Midnight Special, December 24, 2022


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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Stan Rogers: At Last, I’m Ready for Christmas; Stan Rogers; Fogarty’s Cove FCM 012D
  3. The Early Mays: I’m Going Home, It’s Christmas Time (Stanley); The Early Mays; BWR BWR001
  4. Folkapotamus: Lake Shore Limited; Folkapotamus; PhatCat 88295 13620
  5. Kate Rusby: “The Christmas Goose”; Kate Rusby; Pure Records PRCD40
  6. Golden Bough: “Mrs. Fogarty’s Christmas Cake” (C. Frank Horn); Golden Bough; Christmas in a Celtic Land | Arc Music EUCD 1409
  7. Kiltartan Road: “Deck the Halls/Carol of the Field Mice” (Trad./Grahame & Sobol); Kirtartan Road, feat. Andrew Bird; Kiltartan Road Christmas – Joy In the Morning | Classic Digital #1006
  8. Odetta: “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow”; Odetta; Christmas Spirituals | Vanguard 79079-2
  9. Connie Kaldor: “We’re Gonna Sing”; Connie Kaldor; Prairie Christmas | bandcamp
  10. Jim Infantino & Jonatha Brooke: The Holly and the Ivy; Jim Infantino & Jonatha Brooke; Hear Music HEAR 9405
  11. Bruce Cockburn: I Saw Three Ships (trad); Bruce Cockburn; Columbia CK 53026
  12. Lee Murdock: “The Christmas Ship”; Lee Murdock; Fertile Ground | Depot DEP009CD
  13. Susan Piper: “Aunt Miriam’s Suitcases”; Susan Piper; New On the Planet | Sliced Bread CD SB71150
  14. Red Grammer: “Strangely Wrapped Gift”; Red Grammer; Soul Man in a Techno World | Grammer 01
  15. Kevin Briody: “Walnuts and Rice”; Kevin Briody; Tune Me 1999
  16. Maggie Sansone: Good King Wenceslas; Maggie Sansone; Maggie’s Music MMCD105
  17. Sultans of String: Sing for Kwanzaa (Bona/McKhool); Sultans of String, feat. Richard Bona & Waleed Abdulhamid; McKhool/Laliberte MCK2075
  18. Steve Goodman: Winter Wonderland (Bernard); Steve Goodman; Red Pajamas/Omnivore RPJ 001/OVCD 336
  19. The Bobs: Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag; The Bobs; Rounder CD 9060
  20. Taylor Ashton: Santa’s Song (I Don’t Believe in Myself); Taylor Ashton; Signature Sounds
  21. Irene Kelley: Toymaker’s Dream; Irene Kelley; 5072021
  22. Peter Tchaikovsky: “The Nutcracker,” Op. 71; Classiks on Toys; Lightyear Entertainment 54146-2
  23. Tom Paxton: “Intro to Marvelous Toy/Marvelous Toy”; Tom Paxton; The Compleat Tom Paxton | Rhino Handmade RHM 7870
  24. Megon McDonough: “The Christmas Guitar”; Megon McDonough; Yellow Tail 10026
  25. Bohola: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Thomas)[Excerpt]; Bohola; Bohola Music Bohola-01
  26. James Lee Stanley: “Deck the Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries”; James Lee Stanley; Beachwood 7 33086 24692 4
  27. Fred Small: “Not In Our Town”; Fred Small; Only Love | Aquifer AQ 1004
  28. Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell Street Klezmer Band: Candle Blessings (trad.); Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; URJ Books and Music 951304
  29. Amy Carol Webb: “Ma’oz Tsur” (Trad.); Amy Carol Webb; Breaking Light | Zebra Z2010
  30. Joni Mitchell: “River”; Cantus; Signum SIGCD-723
  31. Emmylou Harris: The First Noel; Emmylou Harris; New West NW6320
  32. Riders in the Sky: Corn, Water and Wood (Elliot/Waldman); “Ranger Doug” Green, Fred “Too Slim” LaBour, “Woody Paul” Chrisman, Joey Miskulin; Rounder 11661 0445 2
  33. Joemy Wilson: “Silent Night” (instrumental); Joemy Wilson; Gifts | Dargason Music DMCD-103
  34. Gordon Lightfoot: Song for a Winter’s Night; Gordon Lightfoot; Reprise 2237-2
  35. Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.; Simon & Garfunkel; Columbia CK 65999
  36. Aarktica: Christmas in Prison (Prine); Aarktica; [2022]
  37. Christy Moore: Fairytale of New York (McGowan); Christy Moore; Newberry CM 0002-2
  38. James Curley: My Last Silent Night; James Curley; Sidwalking Crab SCR0519
  39. Sultans of String, feat. Crystal Shawanda: Jesous Ahatonhia (Huron Carol); Sultans of String, feat. Crystal Shawanda; McKhool MCK 2075
  40. 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
  41. John McCutcheon: “Christmas in the Trenches”; John McCutcheon; Rounder Rounder 0192
  42. Ira Antelis & Friends: “We Sing for Ukraine”; Cheryl Wilson, Olha Tsvyntarna, Pavel Roytman, Lynn Jordan, Jeff Morrow, Joanie Pollato, et al.; single
  43. Arnie Brown: “Shche ne vmerla Ukrayina” (Ukrainian National Anthem); Arnie Brown; Private recording 472022
  44. 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
  45. Harry Belafonte: “Scarlet Ribbons” (Evelyn Danzig and Jack Segal); Harry Belafonte w/Millard Thomas, guitar; Greatest Hits (disc 1 of 3) | RCA 07863 67403-2
  46. Justyna, Sara and Irene Kelley: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Martin & Blane); Justyna, Sara and Irene Kelley; 11252022
  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