The Midnight Special, May 20, 2023

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  1. Rita Jacob Willens: Rita Jacobs Willens – Intro; Rita Jacob Willens; WFMT 2.25.1978
  2. Rita Jacobs Willens: “In the beginning” (History of WFMT); Rita Jacobs Willens; WFMT
  3. Jacques Brel: “Marieke”; Jacques Brel; Ballades et Mots D’Amour – Disc 1 Barclay Universal/543 151-2
  4. Elisa Carlson and Andrew Mueller: Adrift on an Icefield (Milburn/Vigoda); Elisa Carlson & Andrew Mueller (Chicago premiere cast); WFMT Folkstage 4.29.2023
  5. Chicago Shakespeare Theater Orig. Cast: We Are Out There; Chicago Shakespeare Theater Orig. Cast; Exclusive
  6. Norm Pellegrini and Studs Terkel: Norm Pellegrini comes to WOAK; Norm Pellegrini; WFMT [1977]
  7. Lena Horne: “It Was Just One of Those Things”; Lena Horne; Ain’t it the Truth | Rhino at the Movies R272246
  8. Ray Nordstrand: Opening Announce (Chicago Humor Special); Ray Nordstrand; WFMT
  9. Wacker Drive: Weird (Diana Straight-as-an-arrow); Wacker Drive (Skip Harstirn, Vivian Davis, John Salewski); Smithsonian Folkways FS8580
  10. The Grimm Brothers: Wack-Wack-Wacker Drive; The Grimm Brothers; Grimm 1965
  11. The Cash Box Kings: “Joe, You Ain’t from Chicago”; Cashbox Kings: Joe Nosek, Oscar Wilson, Billy Flynn, Beedy Eyes Smith, John W. Lauler; Hail to the Kings/Alligator ALCD 4991
  12. Ray Nordstrand and Studs Terkel: Ray Nordstrand comes to WFMT; Ray Nordstrand; WFMT [1977]
  13. Studs Terkel: Studs Terkel comes to WFMT; Studs Terkel; WFMT [1977]
  14. Woody Guthrie: Riding in My Car; Woody Guthrie; Warner Bros. CD 9 45020-2
  15. Fleming Brown & Studs Terkel: “Fleming Brown discusses the Midnight Special”; Fleming Brown & Studs Terkel; WFMT [1962]
  16. Corky Siegel: “Midnight Radio”; Corky Siegel; Stuff Stuff / SR81-111
  17. Frank Hamilton: Importance to Old Town School; Frank Hamilton; WFMT 4.27.2023
  18. Reilly & Maloney: Delicate Balance (Dundee); Reilly & Maloney; Pelican Records RM9042
  19. Sandra Cordova Micek: Congratulations from WFMT; Sandra Cordova Micek, WFMT Pres. & CEO; WFMT 5.15.2023
  20. Bob Gibson: Joy, Joy, Joy; Bob Gibson; Riverside RVCD-9909-2
  21. Raye Zaragoza w/MILCK: Joy Revolution; Raye Zaragoza w/MILCK; NA pre-release
  22. Rich Warren: What is The Midnight Special; Rich Warren; WFMT Warren MS70
  23. Steve Goodman: “Let’s Give a Party” (Carl Martin); Steve Goodman; Artistic Hair | Red Pajamas/Omnivore RPJ 001/OVCD 336
  24. Bill Giardini: “The Midnight Special – Accordion (short)” (Traditional); Bill Giardini; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection BillGiardini/MS011
  25. Jamie O’Reilly, et al.: In Old Chicago (Live); Jamie and Christopher O’Reilly, Judi Cogan Heikes, Victor Holstein; WFMT 5.11.2023
  26. Bonnie Koloc: Introduction to Ray Nordstrand; Bonnie Koloc; WFMT 5.15.2023
  27. Bonnie Koloc: “Mama Chicago”; Bonnie Koloc; Flying Fish FF70437CD
  28. Bonnie Koloc: Steve Goodman; Bonnie Koloc; WFMT 5.15.2023
  29. Bonnie Koloc w/Steve Goodman: I Can’t Sleep (Goodman); Bonnie Koloc w/Steve Goodman; Bonnie Koloc Bonnie Koloc 001 1 of 2
  30. Bonnie Koloc: 1980s/Constant; Bonnie Koloc; WFMT 5.15.2023
  31. Steve Goodman: That’s What Friends Are For; Steve Goodman; Words We Can Dance To Electra/7E-1061
  32. Susan Werner: Discovering WFMT; Susan Werner; WFMT 5.12.2023
  33. Susan Werner Band: “Chicago Any Day”; Susan Werner Band; Sleeve Dog 8 84501 59423 3 Disk 2
  34. Susan Werner: Uniqueness; Susan Werner; WFMT 5.12.2023
  35. Michael Smith: Coffeehouse Days; Michael Smith; MPS 1 CD
  36. Windborne: .4 Cents a Play (trad.); Windborne; none
  37. Spencer LaJoye: Spotify vs. Trusted Source/Connection; Spencer LaJoye; WFMT 5.17.2023
  38. Spencer LaJoye: Plowshare Prayer (Live); Spencer LaJoye; 3.4.22
  39. Spencer LaJoye: Happy Birthday to The Midnight Special; Spencer LaJoye; WFMT 5.17.2023
  40. John Prine: “All the Best”; John Prine; Oh Boy Records OBR-009 CD
  41. Richard Dyer-Bennett: “Lonesome Valley” (Guthrie); Richard Dyer-Bennet; Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 1 | Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40078
  42. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: “When I’m Gone” (Phil Ochs); Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie; Spoken in Love | Long Tail LT003-2 CD
  43. Studs Terkel, Pete Seeger, Big Bill Broonzy: The Midnight Special (interview excerpt); Studs Terkel, Pete Seeger, Big Bill Broonzy; The WFMT Studs Terkel Radio Archives 2300883-3-1
  44. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004