The Midnight Special, June 10, 2023

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Michael Smith: “Sister Clarissa”; Michael Smith; Flying Fish FFCD 70404
  3. David Massengill: Where Did Miss Nancy Sterett Go?; David Massengill; Gadfly Gad281
  4. Megon McDonough: To Sir, With Love (London); Megon McDonough; Megon McDonough 1
  5. Julia Crafton: Thoughts from a Bubble; Julia Crafton; 6-2023
  6. Cairn to Cairn: What Will I Teach You; Cairn to Cairn; Wenonah 00261 28042
  7. Bryan Dagenhart: Teacher (#2); Bryan Dagenhart; none none
  8. Robert Klein: Substitute Teacher; Robert Klein; Rhino R2 70769
  9. Pete Seeger: What Did You Learn in School Today? (Paxton); Pete Seeger; Columbia C2K 64772
  10. Joe Jencks: “What Did You Learn?” (Si Kahn); Joe Jencks; Turtle Bear 020118-01
  11. Fred & Teddy Koch & the Lil’ Cow Band: Miss Mary Mack; Fred & Teddy Koch & the Lil’ Cow Band; Folkstage 10.30.04
  12. Steve Seskin: “Don’t Laugh at Me”; Steve Seskin; Seskin Records SR 112
  13. Brad Yoder: School Together; Brad Yoder; Folk Alliance FA012
  14. Langston Hughes: The Kids in School With Me (Hughes – poem); Danny Glover; Music for Little People R2 78142
  15. Carla Sciaky: We’re Going to Miss You, Mrs. Sciaky; Carla Sciaky; Alacazam ALA 2006 CD
  16. Linda Allen: Why Don’t You Sing in the Chorus?; Linda Allen; October Rose OR CD #1004
  17. Bill Staines: A Place in the Choir; Bill Staines; Rounder CD-11560
  18. Abigail Lapell: I See Music; Abigail Lapell; Outside Music OUT9175CD
  19. Joe Crookston: I Sing; Joe Crookston; Milagrito rae62011
  20. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band: Midnight Special Theme; Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; WFMT Folkstage 12.04.21
  21. Ray Nordstrand, et al.: The Midnight Special – Chicago Songwriters 11.13.1976 (excerpt); Nordstrand, Jon Calhoun, Terry Callier, Tom Dundee;
  22. Vance Gilbert: Black Rochelle; Vance Gilbert; 05-05-23
  23. Lori McKenna: Falter; Lori McKenna; Gyrox GYR003
  24. Carla Ulbrich: Boy Wonder; Carla Ulbrich; A Major Record Label AMRLCD 001
  25. Don White: Junior High School (spoken word); Don White; Lumper Boy 8 14118 01031 4
  26. Spencer LaJoye: “Where the Air is Clearest”; Spencer LaJoye; [2021]
  27. Jim Gary: Musical Chairs; Jim Gary; 00261 47835
  28. Brooks Williams: Playground Games; Brooks Williams; Red Guitar Blue Music RGBM-2013
  29. Joel Mabus: School for Love; Joel Mabus; Fossil Records Fossil 1301
  30. Cliff Eberhardt: School for Love; Cliff Eberhardt; Red House Records RHR CD 159
  31. Bill Giardini: “The Midnight Special – Accordion” (Traditional); Bill Giardini; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection BillGiardini/MS011
  32. Charles Strouse/Lee Adams: English Teacher (Strouse/Adams); Chita Rivera, Orig. Broadway Cast; Columbia OS 2025
  33. Hobo Jim: Educated Man; Hobo Jim; Hobo Jim HJM005CD
  34. Jean Shepherd: The Human Comedy; Jean Shepherd; Collector’s Choice CCM-343-2
  35. The Indigo Girls: Driver Education; The Indigo Girls; Vanguard 79896-2
  36. Shel Silverstein: Homework Machine; Shel Silverstein; Columbia Legacy CK 94722
  37. Tom Lehrer: New Math; Tom Lehrer; Rhino R2 79831 3
  38. The Cactus Blossoms: If I Saw You; The Cactus Blossoms; Walkie Talkie Records WT03
  39. Pierce Pettis: “Little River Canyon”; Pierce Pettis; Compass State of Grace / 7 4315 2
  40. Cheryl Hoenemeyer: Class Notes; Cheryl Hoenemeyer; Sol Records CH 637
  41. Chris While & Julie Matthews, ft. Christine Collister: Class Reunion; Chris While & Julie Matthews, ft. Christine Collister; Fat Cat Records (UK) FATCD 008
  42. Dos Boys: My Old $chool (Becker/Fagen/Dos Boys); Dos Boys; Dos Boys DB0784
  43. Robert Lopez/Jeff Marx: I Wish I Could Go Back to College (Lopez/Marx); Stephanie D’Abruzzo / Rick Lyon / John Tartaglia; Victor 82876-55923-2
  44. Katie Dahl: Summer Grass; Katie Dahl; Leaky Boat 7 55491 27157 5
  45. Rick Fielding: Off to School No More; Rick Fielding; Borealis BCD 158
  46. David Roth: Thank You, Mr. Ryan; David Roth; Folk Era FE1414 CD
  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