The Midnight Special, July 8, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Rod MacDonald: Come Out Annie; Rod MacDonald; Rants and Romance; Blue Flute Music BFM2023
  3. Crowes Pasture: Get While the Getting’s Good; Crowes Pasture; Don’t Blink; Crowes Pasture 1 98025 41217 2
  4. Ed Snodderly: The Diamond Stream; Ed Snodderly; Chimney Smoke; Majestic Records MAJ0522
  5. The Second City Players: Cultural FM (WFMT spoof); The Second City Players; Comedy from The Second City; Mercury OCS 6201
  6. The Tarriers: Rock Island Line (trad., arr. Arkin/Carey/Darling; The Tarriers; The Tarriers; Folk Era FE1456CD
  7. The Tarriers: Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill (Casey/Connolly); The Tarriers; The Tarriers; Folk Era FE1456CD
  8. Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Mina Kolb, Severn Darden: Museum Piece (excerpt); Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Mina Kolb, Severn Darden; The Second City Writhes Again; Mercury SR 61224
  9. The Nields: The Darkest Day; The Nields; Circle of Days; 62323
  10. Josh Graves, feat. Delbert McClinton: Bright Side of the Road (Morrison); Josh Graves, feat. Delbert McClinton; Sultan of Slide; Original Music Showcase OMS-25040-2
  11. The Waybacks: Bright Place (J. Nash); The Waybacks; 31st Kerrville Folk Festival Sampler; Kerrville [2002]
  12. (Kris Delmhorst): “Wind’s Gonna Find a Way”; Kris Delmhorst; Long Day in the Milky Way; CEN 01
  13. Violet Bell: All The Stars; Violet Bell (Lizzy Ross & Omar Ruiz-Lopez); Shapeshifter; VB2022
  14. Travis, Merle: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; In Boston 1959; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  15. Buffalo Rose: New World; Buffalo Rose; Again, Again, Again; Misra Records MSR 130
  16. Katie Dahl: Both Doors Open; Katie Dahl; Seven Stones; Leaky Boat 7 55491 27157 5
  17. Jimmy Burns: Leaving Here Walking; Jimmy Burns; Blues Before Sunrise, Vol. 1; Delmark DE-699
  18. Elexa Dawson: High Place; Elexa Dawson; Music is Medicine; 1292020
  19. Mark Dvorak: Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds (Bob Nolan); Mark Dvorak; Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing; Depot DP-018CD
  20. Tom May: Open Space, Prairie Winds; Tom May; Trace of the Troubadour; Blue Vignette Music BVM001
  21. Leadbelly: Cotton Fields; Leadbelly; Folkways: The Original Vision – Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly; Smithsonian SFW CD 40000
  22. Graham Parker: Lunatic Fringe; Graham Parker; Live Alone (Discovering Japan); Gadfly Records Gad 238
  23. Susan Werner: The Great Out There; Susan Werner; Live at Tin Angel; SWerner SW002CD
  24. Gene Parsons: Way Out There (Bob Nolan); Gene Parsons; Gene Parsons in Concert: I Hope They Let Us In; StringBender Records SBR 002
  25. Peter Mulvey: Out Here; Peter Mulvey; Deep Blue; Eastern Front EFR-CD-112
  26. Euphonia: The Chant of the Wanderer; Euphonia; The Old Jawbone; Tuxedo Record TUXCD928
  27. Taj Mahal: Going to Chicago; Taj Mahal; Ben & Jerry’s Newport Folk Festival 1988; Alcazar ALC 105
  28. Small Potatoes: Waltz of the Wallflowers; Small Potatoes; Kerrville End of the Century; Silverwolf/Kerrville SWKCD 1027
  29. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  30. John Prine: Fish and Whistle; John Prine; Bruised Orange; Asylum 6 E-139
  31. Tommy Prine: By The Way; Tommy Prine; This Far South; Thirty Tigers NK72189CD
  32. Tommy Prine and Marilyn Rea Beyer: Interview: This Far South debut album; Tommy Prine and Marilyn Rea Beyer; Midnight Special 7.8.2023; WFMT 7.8.2023
  33. Tommy Prine: Boyhood; Tommy Prine; This Far South; Thirty Tigers NK72189CD
  34. Harry Manx: Bend in the Water (Lightfoot); Harry Manx; Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot; Borealis BCDNBM500
  35. Bill Morrissey: It’s Dangerous Out There; Bill Morrissey; North; Philo 1106
  36. Spuyten Duyvil: The Window; Spuyten Duyvil; Temptation; Spuyten Duyvil 84501 94593
  37. Laura Smith: My Gate’s Wide Open; Laura Smith; It’s a Personal Thing; Universal Music UMSD 81033
  38. James McCandless: Out West Somewhere; James McCandless; Out West Somewhere; St. Christopher CD 3001
  39. Wishing Chair & Kara Barnard: “Wide Sky”; Wishing Chair & Kara Barnard; Dishpan Brigade; Dishpan Brigade | Terrakin Records TER0006
  40. Skip Ewing: “Wyoming”; Skip Ewing; Wyoming; Wyoming | Write! Records WR-2020821
  41. R. Carlos Nakai: “Daybreak Vision”; R. Carlos Nakai; Canyon Trilogy; Canyon Classics CR-610
  42. Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks: Wyoming; Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks; Tarantula Arms; Waterbug WBG114
  43. Dan + Claudia Zanes: Open Window (Here I Am); Dan + Claudia Zanes; Let Love Be Your Guide; Smithsonian SFW 48065
  44. Lilli Lewis: Woodstock (Mitchell); Lilli Lewis; single; Elysium House single
  45. Mike Cross: Farewell Toast/Boatman (trad.); Mike Cross; Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary, Disc 1; Sliced Bread SB74440
  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