The Midnight Special, September 9, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Jerry Orbach: “Try To Remember”; Jerry Orbach; The Fantasticks (Original Cast Album); Polydor 821 943 2 Y 1
  3. Raye Zaragoza: Bittersweet; Raye Zaragoza; Hold That Spirit; Rebel River Records 80823
  4. Ben Gage: Tomorrow; Ben Gage; Same Song; 112522
  5. Buffy Sainte-Marie: Sweet September Morning; Buffy Sainte-Marie; She Used to Want to Be a Ballerina; Vanguard VMD 79311
  6. Anais Mitchell: Come September; Anais Mitchell; XOA; Wilderland Records WILDER003
  7. Kate Wolf: “September Song”; Kate Wolf; Safe at Anchor; Rhino R2 71481
  8. Steep Canyon Rangers: Above My Burdens (Sharp/Burdett); Steep Canyon Rangers; Morning Shift; Yep Roc YEP 3042
  9. (Wendy Wall): “Time to Say Goodbye”; Wendy Wall; Two Birds; Wildbird CD001
  10. Tim O’Brien: Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Dylan); Tim O’Brien; Red On Blonde; Sugar Hill SHCD 3853
  11. Rissi Palmer: Speak On It; Rissi Palmer; Still Here – EP; Invasion Merch 82023
  12. Gregory Alan Isakov: Silver Bell; Gregory Alan Isakov; Appaloosa Bones; Dualtone 80302 02554 25
  13. Ian & Sylvia: “Summer Wages” (Ian Tyson); Ian & Sylvia; The Complete Vanguard Recordings, disc 3; Vanguard 196/99-2 3
  14. Lucy Kaplansky: Last Days of Summer; Lucy Kaplansky; Last Days of Summer; Lucyricky Records
  15. James Lee Baker: 100 Summers; James Lee Baker; 100 Summers; 559435365760
  16. Lotte Lenya: September Song (Weill/Anderson); Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya Sings American Theatre Songs; Sony Classical MHK 60647
  17. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special Solo (Long): Instrumental; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 007
  18. Cheryl Wheeler: “75 Septembers”; Cheryl Wheeler; Driving Home; Philo CD PH 1152
  19. Barbara Phaneuf: The Yankee Clipper Sails Again; Barbara Phaneuf; Hat Full of Diamonds; CD Baby B0060ZIYUM
  20. Donna Martin: “Lost in September”; Donna Martin; Oasis Acoustic, Vol. II, disc 1; Oasis AC02
  21. Jean Mann: Every Bite of that Sandwich; Jean Mann; Between the Rocks and Stars; Blue Flower Friday Records JEM BFFR 2013
  22. David LaMotte: September Me; David LaMotte; Still; Dryad DPI-2201
  23. Tom May: September 1862; Tom May; A Road Worth Driving Down; Blue Vignette VP014
  24. Erica Wheeler: “Spirit Lake”; Erica Wheeler; The Harvest; Signature Sound SSRC 1237
  25. Jeff Cannon: Bring on Baseball; Jeff Cannon; single; Warm Lion 2023single
  26. Michael Smith: Coffeehouse Days; Michael Smith; Michael, Margaret, Pat & Kate; MPS 1 CD
  27. Stan Rogers: “Song of the Candle”; Stan Rogers; Turn Around; Turn Around | Borealis Records BCD215
  28. Eric Bibb: “Light Was Worth the Candle”; Eric Bibb; Paintin’ Signs; Painting Signs | Earthbeat R2 74382
  29. Queen Esther: All That We Are; Queen Esther; Rona – EP; EL Records 622023
  30. Joel Simpson: Summers End (Prine/McLaughlin); Joel Simpson; single; Randomosity 2023single
  31. Stephen Schuch: Midnight Special (Piano Only); Stephen Schuch; single; Stephen Schuch [2022]
  32. Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones: Simple Little Things (Schmidt/Jones); Audra McDonald; Sing Happy; Decca Gold B0028495-02
  33. Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones: Rain Song (Schmidt/Jones); Robert Horton & Ensemble; 110 In The Shade; BMG Classics 1085-2-RG
  34. Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones: Soon It’s Gonna Rain (Schmidt/Jones); Mandy Patinkin w/Kristin Chenoweth; Kidults; Nonesuch 79534-2
  35. Shannon Leigh Reynolds: I Wish It Would Rain (Griffith); Shannon Leigh Reynolds; Triple Shot; SLR Music SLRMUSIC001
  36. Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings: Pray for Rain; Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings; Love is the Only Thing; Righteous Babe 8.12.22
  37. Bill Bourne: Rain; Bill Bourne w/Eivør Pálsdóttir; Boon Tang; Cordova Bay CBR-0452
  38. Grace Morrison: When it Rains; Grace Morrison; Maybe Modern; 1 95269 22537 7
  39. Antje Duvekot: “Famous Blue Raincoat”; Antje Duvekot; Folkstage: Antje Duvekot; Folkstage: Antje Duvekot WFMT/2.8.2008
  40. (Cliff Eberhardt): “After The Rain Falls”; Cliff Eberhardt; Shrew Songs (Music from Taming of the Shrew); Bard 8 84501 72075 5
  41. Kim Moberg: The Fifth Fire: The Promise; Kim Moberg; The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity; 1 95269 22787 6
  42. Randall Kromm: Goodbye Summer; Randall Kromm; single; Randall Kromm single
  43. Dinty Child: “The Fall of the Summer of Love” (Erelli, Child); Dinty Child w/Isa Burke, Rose Cousins, Deni Hlavinka; Lucky Ones; Nine Athens 1-94171-09373-9
  44. Mark Erelli: Rose Colored Rearview (Erelli/Child); Mark Erelli; Blindsided; Mark Erelli 03-27-20
  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