The Midnight Special, August 26, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Paul Brady: The Island; Paul Brady; Nobody Knows: The Best of Paul Brady; Rykodisc RCD 10491
  3. Queler/Farber Family Band: “Mozambique” (Bob Dylan); Queler/Farber Family Band; single digital download – MS Exclusive; self 5.18.21
  4. Paul Simon: “That’s Where I Belong”; Paul Simon; You’re The One; You’re The One 78907
  5. Israel IZ Kamakawiwo’ole: Ahi Wela (Hakea/Alohikea) / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Israel IZ Kamakawiwo’ole; Alone in IZ World; Big Boy Records BBCD 5907
  6. Chuck McCabe: Goodbye to Lahaina; Chuck McCabe; Creatures of Habit; Woodshed WS7608
  7. Laura Cortese: From The Ashes; Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards; Bitter Better; Compass 7 4752 2
  8. Jake Shimabukuro: I’ll Be There (Davis/Gordy/Hutch/West); Jake Shimabukuro; Travels; Hitchhiker Records EOM-CD-5262
  9. Kim Moberg w/Rebecca Moberg: The Third Fire: The River; Kim Moberg w/Rebecca Moberg; The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity; 1 95269 22787 6
  10. Raye Zaragoza: Still Here; Raye Zaragoza; Hold That Spirit; Rebel River Records 80823
  11. Roscoe Holcombe: Coney Island (trad.); Roscoe Holcombe; Mountain Music of Kentucky, Disc 1; Smithsonian Folkways SFW40077
  12. Martin Swinger: “Coney Island Lullaby”; Martin Swinger; Moon; CD Baby MFS 3585
  13. Antje Duvekot: Coney Island; Antje Duvekot; The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer; BW BW008
  14. Christy Moore: “Green Island”; Christy Moore; Smoke & Strong Whiskey; Newberry CM0002-2
  15. Keola Beamer: Kapalua Bay; Keola Beamer; Soliloquy Ka Leo O Loko; Dancing Cat Records 08022-38012-2
  16. Various: Democratic National Convention; Various; Sound of Dissent; Mercury SR 61230
  17. The Chicago Transit Authority (a.k.a. Chicago): Prologue & Someday (August 29, 1968); The Chicago Transit Authority (a.k.a. Chicago); The Chicago Transit Authority; Columbia GP 8
  18. The Grimm Brothers: Dick, The Magic Mayor (Yarrow/Grimm); The Grimm Brothers; Midnight Special: Chicago Humor Special (1975, Disc 1); WFMT
  19. Steve Goodman: “Daley’s Gone” (Trad./Goodman); Steve Goodman; Say It In Private; Red Pajamas RPJ-012CD
  20. Anne Hills: “A Lost World” (Robert Graves/Jay Ansill); Anne Hills; A Lost World: The Poems of Robert Graves; Beacon BCN 10141-2
  21. Bryan Bowers: Who Knows; Bryan Bowers; Sunset Scribblins; Bryan Bowers [2020]
  22. Bryan Bowers: When I Go (Dave Carter); Bryan Bowers; Bristlecone Pine; Seattle Sounds CR040-2
  23. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: “Gentle Arms of Eden”; Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer; Drum Hat Buddha; Drum Hat Buddha | Signature Sounds SIG 1266
  24. Sons of the Never Wrong: Sun Song (Roper); Sons of the Never Wrong; Consequence of Speech; Waterbug WBG0030 CD
  25. South For Winter: All We Have; South For Winter; Luxumbra; 659696527614
  26. Sarah McQuaid: Time to Love (McQuaid/O’Beirne); Sarah McQuaid; The St. Buryan Sessions; Shovel and a Space SAASCD002
  27. Kitty Donohoe: “Mackinac Bridge/St. Anne’s Reel”; Kitty Donohoe; Bunyan & Banjoes – Songs of Michigan & the Great Lakes; LakesBunyan & Banjoes – Songs of Michigan & the Great Roheen Records RR002
  28. Bill Staines: “Bridges”; Bill Staines; First Million Miles; First Million Miles | Rounder CD11560
  29. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  30. Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim: America (Bernstein/Sondheim); Marilyn Cooper, Chita Rivera, Shark Girls; West Side Story (Orig. Broadway Cast); Columbia/Legacy SK 60724
  31. Inti-Illimani: Tata San Juan (trad.); Inti-Illimani; Andadas; Green Linnet GLCD 4008 0 48248 40092 3
  32. Irving Burgie: Island in the Sun; Irving Burgie; Island in the Sun: Songs of Irving Burgie; Angel Records 7243 8 52222 2 1
  33. Harry Belafonte: Kingston Market (Burgie); Harry Belafonte; Jump Up Calypso; RCA Victor LPM/LSP-2388
  34. Kaia Kater: “La Misere”; Kaia Kater; Grenades; Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40234
  35. Brother Brothers: Angel Island (Rowan); Brother Brothers; Some People I Know; Compass Records 7 4725 2
  36. Jonas Friddle & The Majority: Sail Away Ladies; Jonas Friddle & The Majority; Use Your Voice; 8 84501 92481 8
  37. Susan Werner: “Bring Round the Boat”; Susan Werner; Time Between Trains; Bottom Line BLine 63440-47305-2
  38. Holmes Hooke, Bobby Watt & Oliver Schroer: Arran (Jewel in the Water); Holmes Hooke, Bobby Watt & Oliver Schroer; Caught by the Tale; Holmespun HMCD001
  39. Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley: Orcadia (Harvey)/Orkneyites (Wrigley); Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley; Skyran; Geosound GSCD01
  40. Anita Silvert: Bahamas; Anita Silvert; Midwest Girl; Balancing Act Music BAM003
  41. Sean Watkins: 26 Miles; Sean Watkins; 26 Miles; Sugar Hill SUG CD 3955
  42. The Four Preps: 26 Miles (Larson/Belland); The Four Preps; 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) – single; Capitol 45 CP 1255
  43. Vance Gilbert: Waiting for Gilligan; Vance Gilbert; One Thru Fourteen; Louisiana Red Hot LRHR-1157
  44. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  45. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004