The Midnight Special, August 19, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Connie Kaldor: “I Love That Dog”; Connie Kaldor; Small Café; Philo CD PH 1205
  3. Les Barker: Stay, Go and Fetch; Les Barker; Up the Creek Without a Poodle; Mrs. Ackroyd Records Up the Creek Without a Poodle / DOG012
  4. Phoebe Hunt: Get Along Li’l Doggies; Phoebe Hunt; Nothing Else Matters; Popped Corn Records PCR985CD
  5. The Seldom Scene: I’m Walking the Dog (Grimsley/Pierce); The Seldom Scene; Scene It All; Sugar Hill Records SUG CD 3899
  6. John McCutcheon: The Man Walking His Dog; John McCutcheon; 22 Days; Appalsongs 00261 39050
  7. Beth Wood: Loving an Old Dog; Beth Wood; Love is Onto You; single
  8. Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen feat. Mark Graham: “Old Blue” (Traditional); Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen feat. Mark Graham; Never Grow Up; Flying Fish FFCD FF671
  9. Vance Gilbert: Walk Slowly With Me; Vance Gilbert; Mother of Trouble; 05-05-23
  10. Susan Werner: “Stray Dogs”; Susan Werner; An American in Havana; Susan Werner 8 88295 61199 2
  11. Carolann Solebello: “Hound Dogs in August”; Carolann Solebello; Threshold; Elizabeth Records ELZ 011
  12. Joe Filisko & Eric Noden: “Fat Cats and Thin Dogs” (Eric Noden); Joe Filisko & Eric Noden; Missed Train Blues; PCR985CD
  13. Crit Harmon: Old Dogs and Stray Cats; Crit Harmon; Summer of Singles; single 08152023FB
  14. Joel Mabus: “Kitty Ditty”; Joel Mabus; Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws (benefit album); Blue Night BNR-228
  15. Ashley Jo Farmer: “Kitty Kitty”; Ashley Jo Farmer; Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws (benefit album); Blue Night BNR-228
  16. The ZIM Band: “Look at What the Cat Drug In”; The ZIM Band; demo single; [2021]
  17. Effron White: “Cattitude”; Effron White; Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws (benefit album); Blue Night BNR-228
  18. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  19. John Prine: “Space Monkey”; John Prine; Live on Tour; Oh Boy Live on Tour / OBR 015CD
  20. Nashville Mandolin Ensemble: Where No Mandolin Has Gone Before (Courage); Nashville Mandolin Ensemble; Plectrasonics; CMH CMH CD-8010
  21. The Byrds: “Mr. Spaceman”; The Byrds; Essential Byrds, disk 1 of 2; Columbia/Legacy Essential Byrds C2k 89110 1-2
  22. The Quebe Sisters: There’s a Gold Mine in the Sky (Kenny); The Quebe Sisters; Timeless; Fiddletone Records CD0101
  23. Queen Esther: Oh My Stars; Queen Esther; Rona; EL Recordings SINGLE
  24. Kim Moberg: The Second Fire: Lost; Kim Moberg; The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity; 1 95269 22787 6
  25. Diane Patterson: The Raven (Cassity); Diane Patterson; Open Road; 700261462981
  26. Laura Love: The Cuckoo (Trad); Laura Love; NeGrass; Laura Love 00000
  27. Ryan Young: The Bird’s Nest/’S iomadh rud a chunnaic mi (trad.); Ryan Young; Just a Second; Ryan Young Music RYM02CD
  28. Katie Dahl: Two Old Birds; Katie Dahl; Seven Stones; Leaky Boat 7 55491 27157 5
  29. Rod MacDonald: I Didn’t Go to Woodstock; Rod MacDonald; Rants and Romance; Blue Flute Music BFM2023
  30. Dean Milano: One Golden Moment; Dean Milano; Vestiges; Kira Records Kira 3210
  31. Joni Mitchell: “Woodstock”; Joni Mitchell; Hits; Hits/Reprise 9 46326-2
  32. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – Melodica”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 005
  33. Christine Collister: Whole Night Sky (Cockburn); Christine Collister; The Dark Gift of Time; Koch KOC CD 8022
  34. Richie Havens: Stardust & Passion; Richie Havens; Wishing Well; Stormy Forest SF 2021
  35. Butch Hancock: “If You Were a Bluebird”; Butch Hancock; Eats Away The Night; Sugar Hill East Away the Night / SH-CD 1048
  36. Linda Thompson: “If I Were a Bluebird”; Linda Thompson w/Teddy Thompson; Won’t Be Long Now; Pettifer Sounds CD PET 1001
  37. Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks: “Whistle Bird”; Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks; Take the Air; Waterbug Waterbug WBG106
  38. Eddi Reader: “Hummingbird” (Boo Hewerdine); Eddi Reader; Transatlantic Sessions; Ceili CEIL2003
  39. Mary Stribling: “Mister Komodo”; Mary Stribling with Combo Amazo; Combo Amazo; Mondo Blondo CD 103
  40. Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding: “Komodo Dragon”; Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding; American Comedy Box, Vol. 1; Rhino R2 71617 – 1
  41. Jonas Friddle & The Majority: Rabbit; Jonas Friddle & The Majority; Use Your Voice; 8 84501 92481 8
  42. Susan Werner: “Birds of Florida”; Susan Werner; Birds of Florida; self [2022]
  43. Ben Harper & Rhiannon Giddens: Black Eyed Dog; Ben Harper & Rhiannon Giddens; East Of East Nashville, Vol. 1 (An Experimental Country and Folk Compilation); ANTI- Records Anti2020
  44. Joe Crookston: “Darkling and the Bluebird (Fear & Transcend)”; Joe Crookston; Darkling & The BlueBird Jubilee; Darkling & The BlueBird Jubilee/milagrito rae62011
  45. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  46. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004