The Midnight Special, April 29, 2023

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special THEME”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Studs Terkel: Interview Excerpt 1: “Beginnings”; Studs Terkel w/Harry Belafonte; WFMT 1955-01-06
  3. Harry Belafonte & Millard Thomas: “Shenandoah”; Harry Belafonte w/Millard Thomas, guitar; Greatest Hits (disc 1 of 3) | RCA 07863 67403-2
  4. Studs Terkel: Interview Excerpt 2: “Music of the Caribbean”; Studs Terkel w/Harry Belafonte; WFMT 1955-01-06
  5. Harry Belafonte: The Banana Boat Song (Day-O); Harry Belafonte; Master Works 88697 93951 2
  6. Harry Belafonte: Jamaica Farewell (Burgess); Harry Belafonte; Master Works 88697 93951 2
  7. Studs Terkel: Interview Excerpt 3: “Leadbelly’s Songs”; Studs Terkel w/Harry Belafonte; WFMT 1955-01-06
  8. Harry Belafonte: Sylvie (Campbell/Leadbelly); Harry Belafonte; Master Works 88697 93951 2
  9. Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba: My Angel/Malaika (Adam Salim); Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba; Masterworks 88697 93951 2
  10. Harry Belafonte: Turn the World Around; Harry Belafonte; Master Works 88697 93951 2
  11. Natalie Merchant: Song of Himself; Natalie Merchant; Nonesuch 75597907858
  12. Ellis Paul: Be The Fire; Ellis Paul; Rosella 195269216900
  13. Fred Eaglesmith: Mighty Big Car; Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels; Signature SIG 1265-1
  14. Susan Werner: Big Car; Susan Werner; Susan Werner S. W. 6566134372
  15. Bob Franke: Slow Down; Bob Franke; Daring Records CD 3031
  16. Greg Greenway: Get Out of the Left Lane; Greg Greenway; Sheen of Heat SOH010
  17. Stephen Schuch: Midnight Special (Piano Only); Stephen Schuch; Stephen Schuch [2022]
  18. Eric Clapton & B.B. King: “Key to the Highway” (Bill Broonzy / Charles Seger); Eric Clapton & B.B. King; Reprise 9 47612-2
  19. Rickie Lee Jones: One For My Baby (Arlen/Mercer); Rickie Lee Jones; BMG 538877632
  20. Dan Tyminski: Hey Brother; Dan Tyminski; 8Track Entertainment 8T031023
  21. Lucy Kaplansky: Secret Journey (Sting); Lucy Kaplansky; Red House RHR CD 190
  22. Richard Thompson: When I Get to the Border; Richard and Linda Thompson; Shout Factory 826663-11088 1
  23. Christie McCall: Leap of Faith (Ziegler); Christie McCall; single
  24. Gordon Lightfoot: Carefree Highway; Gordon Lightfoot; Reprise 2237-2
  25. Nanci Griffith feat. James Hooker: “Gulf Coast Highway” (Nanci Griffith, James Hooker, Danny Flowers); Nanci Griffith feat. James Hooker; Rounder 1161-3220-2
  26. Lynn Miles: Highway 105; Lynn Miles; True North Records TND802
  27. Chastity Brown: Wonderment; Chastity Brown; Red House Records CD 320
  28. Bill Staines: “Walker Behind the Wheel”; Bill Staines; Philo CD 1134
  29. Chris Thile & Michael Daves: If I Should Wander Back Tonight; Chris Thile & Michael Daves; Nonesuch 527603-2
  30. Anne Hills: “Follow That Road”; Anne Hills; Angle of the Light/Flying Fish FFCD 70648
  31. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  32. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: “Matapedia”; Kate & Anna McGarrigle; Hannibal HNCD 1394
  33. The Small Glories: Time Wanders On; The Small Glories; WFMT 2152020
  34. Pharis & Jason Romero: Lonesome and I’m Going Back Home; Pharis & Jason Romero; Lula LULA1504
  35. Fairport Convention: Wandering Man; Fairport Convention; Woodworm Records 7 4297 2
  36. Vance Gilbert w/Lori McKenna: Hand Back the Keys; Vance Gilbert w/Lori McKenna; 05-05-23
  37. Willie Nelson: A Beautiful Time (Camp); Willie Nelson; Sony Legacy 19439953562
  38. Willie Nelson: Tower of Song (Cohen); Willie Nelson; Sony Legacy 19439953562
  39. Willie Nelson: Crazy (Nelson); Willie Nelson; Sugar Hill SUG1072
  40. Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings: “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” (Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings); Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings; Sony 2008 WN1
  41. Willie Nelson: Uncloudy Day (JK Atwood); Willie Nelson; Sony Legacy C2K 86740
  42. Willie Nelson: Blue Skies; Willie Nelson; Sony Legacy C2K 86740
  43. Willie Nelson: Energy Follows Thought (Nelson/Cannon); Willie Nelson; Columbia/Legacy 19439953562
  44. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  45. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004