The Midnight Special, May 13, 2023

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. John Prine: Spanish Pipedream; John Prine; Atlantic 19156-2
  3. John Mulaney: Ghosts; John Mulaney; Drag City DC724
  4. Paul Simon: “Mother and Child Reunion”; Paul Simon; Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings – 1 of 9 | Warner Bros R2 78899
  5. Odetta: “Mama Told Me Not to Come” (R. Newman); Odetta; Polydor 24-4048
  6. John Greska: Sweater Aesthetic; John Greska; single
  7. Ina May Wool: “Cigarettes and Chocolate Candy”; Ina May Wool; self
  8. Rufus Wainwright: “Beauty Mark”; Rufus Wainwright; Dreamworks drmd50039
  9. Trillium: Baby Everett’s Music Box Rag; Trillium; Trillium 00261 43034
  10. Cowboy Junkies: Hard to Build, Easy to Break; Cowboy Junkies; Cooking Vinyl pre release single
  11. Reckless Saints: Bird in a Hurricane; Reckless Saints; 4142023
  12. Eilen Jewell: Winnemucca; Eilen Jewell; Signature Sounds SIG-7049
  13. Rosalie Sorrels: Hitchhiker in the Rain; Rosalie Sorrels; Green Linnet GLCD 2119
  14. Robinson & Rohe: Singing Like a Saw; Robinson & Rohe; Righteous Babe pre release single
  15. Guy Davis: Mama’s Gonna Fix it Right; Guy Davis; Red House RHR CD 89
  16. Jim Gary: Mama Made the Centerfold; Jim Gary; Jim Gary 88295 11607
  17. Stuart Kabak: Dad Is Taking Mama to the Prom; Stuart Kabak; Stuart Kabak [2022]
  18. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  19. Cahn, Sammy: “Mama Don’t Allow It”; Steve Goodman; Jessie’s Jig & Other Favorites/Red Pajamas RPJ-010CD
  20. Mike Nichols and Elaine May: “Mother and Son”; Mike Nichols and Elaine May; Mercury 314 532 373-2
  21. The Refugees: My First Born (Holland); The Refugees; WFMT FS06212008
  22. Wendy and DB: Please Go to Sleep; Wendy and DB; Tigerlily 9232022
  23. Deidre McCalla: “Mama’s Little Baby Girl”; Deidre McCalla; WFMT’s Folkstage Folkstage 03-03-07 2 of 2
  24. The Beatles: Your Mother Should Know; The Beatles; Apple 0946 3 82465 2 7
  25. Bill Evans: Mother Nature’s Son – instrumental (Lennon/McCartney); Bill Evans; Native and Fine 906-9
  26. Bert Jansch: Sweet Mother Earth; Bert Jansch; Kicking Mule KMCD 3909-2 KM309
  27. The Advocate Collective: “If It Were Up to Me” (Cheryl Wheeler); The Advocate Collective; Hudson Harding 4.28.2021
  28. Chris & Adam Carroll: Angel in God’s Country; Chris & Adam Carroll; Self released None
  29. Grace Morrison: God Can Be A Mother; Grace Morrison; 1 95269 22537 7
  30. Susan Werner: “My Mother’s Garden”; Susan Werner; SWerner 002
  31. Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg: My Mother’s House/Buenos Aires; Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg; Hibernian Music/World Village 468089
  32. Travis, Merle: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  33. Bob Bradshaw: I Know a Place; Bob Bradshaw; na
  34. Lerner & Loewe: “Follow Me” (Nimue’s song); Marjorie Smith as Nimue (Lady of the Lake); Sony Camelot / SK 60542
  35. Loreena McKennitt: “Moon Cradle”; Loreena McKennitt; Quinlan Road quinlan CD 103
  36. Greg Greenway: If You Paint Me; Greg Greenway; Sheen of Heat SOH010
  37. The Rough & Tumble: Carry You; The Rough & Tumble; 1 97545 42169 5
  38. (Lori McKenna): “Till You’re Grown”; Lori McKenna; Thirty Tigers 67995CD
  39. Vance Gilbert: A Room Somewhere (Goldfinger); Vance Gilbert; 05-05-23
  40. Margaret Dubay Mikus: Wisdom of the Grandmothers (poem); Margaret Dubay Mikus; MDM 6742
  41. Pierce Pettis: Grandmother’s Song; Pierce Pettis; High Street 72902 10311-2
  42. Robbie Fulks: Momma’s Eyes; Robbie Fulks; Compass 7 4811 2
  43. Bella White: Rhododendron; Bella White; Rounder Records 1166101935
  44. Kate MacLeod: Lucy of Littletown (intro); Kate MacLeod; Waterbug WBG 115
  45. Kate MacLeod: Lucy of Littletown (song); Kate MacLeod; Waterbug WBG 115
  46. Open Road: Everybody Loves You (L. Campbell); Open Road; Delfina Records DR 428-OR01
  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