The Midnight Special, July 1, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. David Wilcox: Rusty Old American Dream; David Wilcox; Folkstage; WFMT 03-17-12 2 of 2
  3. Kate Campbell: “Galaxie 500”; Kate Campbell; Moonpie Dreams; Moonpie Dreams Compass/7 4238 2
  4. Jeff Black: 63 Mercury Meteor; Jeff Black; Folklore; Lotos Nile LNCD0010
  5. Tom Waits: Heart of Saturday Night; Tom Waits; Folkscene, Vol. 2; Red House RHR CD 137
  6. Detor, Krista: “Steal Me a Car”; Krista Detor; Mudshow; CoraZong Records [2004]
  7. Tim Grimm: Cadillac Hearse; Tim Grimm; Gone; Gone | Vault Records VR017
  8. Chris Stuart & Backcountry: Twenty Naked Pentecostals in a Pontiac; Chris Stuart & Backcountry; Saints and Strangers; Backcountry BCK-837
  9. Fred Eaglesmith: Pontiac; Fred Eaglesmith; Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline; Razor & Tie RT 2831-2 CD
  10. Michael Veitch: “Pontiac”; Michael Veitch; Best of Many Days; Best of Many Days/Burt Street 1011
  11. Kray Van Kirk: The Machineries of Joy; Kray Van Kirk; The Road to Elfland; Digital Penguin DigiPen2015
  12. Chris Vallillo: When Whiskey Had Wheels; Chris Vallillo; Forgottonia; Gin Ridge Music GR 1015
  13. Traditional; Hughes, Langston: Ways of the Gangsters (Traditional/Hughes); The Jolly Bankers; Death and Taxes; Jolly Bankers CD001
  14. Bob Bradshaw: Silk Road Caravan; Bob Bradshaw; The Art of Feeling Blue; na
  15. Martin Gilmore and Eslam Elabaty: Maadi Road 83; Martin Gilmore and Eslam Elabaty; East – West; 191924732730
  16. Martin Gilmore and Eslam Elabaty: Hadji Ali; Martin Gilmore and Eslam Elabaty; East – West; 191924732730
  17. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – organ”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 008
  18. Bruce Cockburn: Into the Now; Bruce Cockburn; O Sun O Moon; True North TND811
  19. Don White: “One Little Drop”; Don White; Live at the Guthrie Center; Live at the Guthrie Center | 8 14118 01060 4
  20. Talley, James: “Do-Re-Mi”; James Talley; Woody Guthrie and Songs of My Oklahoma Home; Cimarron CIM1009
  21. Woody Guthrie: “This Land is Your Land”; Woody Guthrie; My Dusty Road; Rounder Records 1166111622P01 1 of 4
  22. Sones de Mexico Ensemble of Chicago: “Esta Tierra Es Tuya”; Sones de Mexico Ensemble of Chicago; Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land is Your Land); Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land is Your Land) | CD Baby SM 0407
  23. Jaime Michaels: In My Home (Michaels/Talmadge); Jaime Michaels; single; Appaloosa AP 270-2
  24. Jaimee Harris: Boomerang Town; Jaimee Harris; Boomerang Town; Thirty Tigers FNR03573CD
  25. Dean Milano: Take the Blue Highway; Dean Milano; Songs About Stuff; Kira Records Kira 2906
  26. Cosy Sheridan: Urban Assault Vehicle; Cosy Sheridan; Botox Tango; Cosyng Music Cosyng music 001
  27. Marty Robinson: WFMT Fine Arts Traffic ‘Copter; Marty Robinson; 98.7 WFMT 50th Anniversary From the Archives; WFMT WFMT 001 1-2
  28. Adam Carroll: Race Car Joe; Adam Carroll; Lookin’ Out the Screen Door; Down Hole Records DNH4004
  29. Amy Helm: Freedom for the Stallion (Toussaint); Amy Helm; This Too Shall Light; Yep Roc YEP-2643
  30. Neal & Leandra: “Wild Horses”; Neal & Leandra; Accidental Dreams; Red House RHR CD 85
  31. Julia Crafton: Nothing; Julia Crafton; Nothing; 6-2023
  32. Carrie Newcomer: Air and Smoke; Carrie Newcomer; Everything Is Everywhere; Available Light 112282-0001-2
  33. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special Solo (Short)” Instrumental; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 006
  34. Anne Hills & David Roth: I Am You (Hills/Smith); Anne Hills & David Roth; Rhubarb Trees; Wind River WR4051CD
  35. The Sherpas: Testament; The Sherpas; Promise to Harry; Trifecta 1 95269 23940 4
  36. Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway: “Blowin’ in the Wind”; Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway; Boom Live at Birdland; Boom Live at Birdland | PS Classics PS-1199
  37. Crys Matthews: “Hope Revolution”; Crys Matthews; Changemakers; 700261485904
  38. Alice Howe: Travelin’ Soul; Alice Howe; Circumstance; Know Howe Music 197187518449
  39. Chris Vallillo: Route 66 (D. Williams); Chris Vallillo; Forgottonia; Gin Ridge Music GR 1015
  40. Jim Bizer & Jan Krist: O-H-I-O; Jim Bizer & Jan Krist; Folkstage: Jim Bizer & Jan Krist 2013; WFMT FS 08172013
  41. Tommy Prine: This Far South; Tommy Prine; This Far South; Thirty Tigers NK72189CD
  42. Annie Sumi: Over the Hills; Annie Sumi; Solastalgia; 10-8-21
  43. Archie Fisher and Garnet Rogers: Ride Through the Rainbow; Archie Fisher and Garnet Rogers; The Best Times After All – Live; Snowgoose SGS1137
  44. Garnet Rogers: “Night Drive”; Garnet Rogers; Night Drive; Snowgoose SGS 1125
  45. Rufus Wainwright, ft. John Legend: Heading Home (Seeger); Rufus Wainwright, ft. John Legend; Folkocracy; BMG [2023]
  46. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  47. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004