The Midnight Special, September 16, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Leadbelly: “Midnight Special THEME” (excerpt); Leadbelly; Leadbelly; Label MM 001
  2. Tyrone Cotton, Dawn Landes, et al.: “What Would Odysseus Do?”; Tyrone Cotton, Dawn Landes, et al.; ROW; LAND012
  3. Mean Mary: Rose Tattoo; Mean Mary; Walk a Little Ways With Me; 8 01655 24682 5
  4. Robert Earl Keen: Shades of Gray; Robert Earl Keen; Picnic; Arista Austin ARCD-8834
  5. Antsy McClain: Ballad of the Invisible Boy; Antsy McClain; The Indelible Man; Unhitched 2023
  6. Guy Clark: “The Cape”; Guy Clark; Songs and Stories; Songs and Stories Dualtone
  7. Mitchell & Webb: The Last Action Hero / Goodbye; Mitchell & Webb; That Mitchell & Webb Sound: Series 5; BBC 781785 290299
  8. Miles and Mafale: Kenny and Lulu; Miles and Mafale; Be Brave; 2023
  9. Buddy Mondlock: The Kid (acoustic); Buddy Mondlock; Dressed Up & Stripped Down; Major Bob Major Bob 001 2
  10. Deidre McCalla: Everyday Heroes & Heroines; Deidre McCalla; Everyday Heroes & Heroines; Olivia Olivia CD 065
  11. James Curley: Our Lady of Rogers Park; James Curley; Manufactured Meaning; Sidewalking Crab SCR0519
  12. Aaron Smith & The Coal Biters: Granny Brisco; Aaron Smith & The Coal Biters; The Legend Of Sam Davis And Other Stories Of Newton County, Arkansas; 9 780989 736282
  13. Robert Plant & Alison Krause: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us All (Phillips); Robert Plant & Alison Krause; Raising Sand; Rounder 11661-9075-2
  14. Rissi Palmer: Seeds; Rissi Palmer; Still Here – EP; Invasion Merch 82023
  15. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection CMaddox/MS 009
  16. Gamble Rogers: Honky Tonk Heroes (Shaver); Gamble Rogers; The Lord Gives Me Grace, The Devil Gives Me Style; Oklahawa 1001
  17. Katy Moffatt: Hank and Audrey (Moffatt/Russell); Katy Moffatt; Midnight Radio; Watermelon CD 1054
  18. Tom Hiddleston & The Saddle Spring: Honky Tonkin’ (Williams); Tom Hiddleston & The Saddle Spring; I Saw The Light (Motion Picture Soundtrack); Legacy 88751 53352
  19. BettySoo: Lonesome Whistle (Williams/Davis); BettySoo; Heat Sin Water Skin; 700261269139
  20. Hank Williams: “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”; Hank Williams; Gold, Disc 1; Mercury Nashville B0004390-02 1 of 2
  21. Hank Williams: Jambalaya (On the Bayou); Hank Williams; Gold, Disk 1; Mercury Nashville B0004390-02 1
  22. Noel Paul Stookey: Dance to the Manulenjo; Noel Paul Stookey; single; Neworld 2023single
  23. Tom Paxton: Mister Blue / The White Bones of Allende; Tom Paxton; Best of the Vanguard Years; Vanguard 79561-2
  24. Sara Jean Kelley: Black Snake; Sara Jean Kelley; Black Snake – EP; EP2021
  25. Julie Gold: The Kudzu; Julie Gold; single; Julie Gold’s Singles 2023single
  26. Matt Watroba: The Saint of Warren Avenue; Matt Watroba; Shine Right Through the Dark; Yellow Room Records YRR013
  27. Ernest Troost: Saving the Republic; Ernest Troost; Saving the Republic; Travelin’ Shoes Records TSR1005
  28. Mouths of Babes: Pictures of You (Greenstein); Mouths of Babes; World Brand New; pre-release
  29. The Heartstrings Project: Run; The Heartstrings Project; Shadow People; 12112020
  30. Richard Thompson: “Cold Kisses”; Richard Thompson; You? Me? Us? (disc 2); Capitol CDP 7243 8 33704 2 9
  31. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  32. Loreena McKennitt: Bonny Swans; Loreena McKennitt; Mask and Mirror; Mask and Mirror Warner/9 45420-2
  33. Dan Pallotta: John F. Kennedy; Dan Pallotta; American Pictures; 102022
  34. John Gorka: Heroes; John Gorka; After Yesterday; Red House RHR 121
  35. Kim Moberg: The Sixth Fire: The Cup of Life; Kim Moberg; The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity; 1 95269 22787 6
  36. Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum: “Millionaire” (David Olney); Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; The Oak and the Laurel; Rounder CD 0340
  37. David Olney: Roses; David Olney; Roses; Philo CD PH 1137
  38. Kevin Kling: Mon Uncle; Kevin Kling; A Fool’s Paradise; East Side Digital ESD 81712
  39. Dar Williams: “The Babysitter’s Here”; Dar Williams; The Honesty Room; The Honesty Room | Razor & Tie RT 2816
  40. Gordon Lightfoot: “Don Quixote”; Gordon Lightfoot; Gord’s Gold; Reprise 2237-2
  41. Townes Van Zandt: Pancho & Lefty; Townes Van Zandt; Live at the Old Quarter; Tomato TOM-2-7001
  42. Woody Guthrie: “Pretty Boy Floyd”; Woody Guthrie; Dust Bowl Ballads; Dust Bowl Ballads Buddha/74465 99724 2
  43. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  44. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004