The Midnight Special, October 7, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special THEME”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Craig Bickhardt: Hills of Geronimo; Craig Bickhardt; Outpourings; Stone Barn Records SBCD1123
  3. Steep Canyon Rangers: Hominy Valley; Steep Canyon Rangers; Morning Shift; Yep Roc YEP3042
  4. Joanne Shenandoah: Kahalu ‘nyuhe (She Puts Them Up – trad.); Joanne Shenandoah; Native American Currents; Native American Currents/Silver Wave SD915
  5. Ben Gage: Cuyahoga; Ben Gage; Cuyahoga; 3312022
  6. Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings: Shenandoah (Trad.); Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings; Love is the Only Thing; Righteous Babe RBR 107
  7. Michael Smith: “The Ballad of Elizabeth Dark”; Michael Smith; Time; Time Life Flying Fish/Rounder 93
  8. Dave Carter: “I Go Like the Raven”; Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer; Drum Hat Buddha; Drum Hat Buddha | Signature Sounds SIG 1266
  9. Leonard Cohen: “Everybody Knows”; Leonard Cohen; I’m Your Man; Columbia I’m Your Man / CK 44191
  10. James Lee Stanley: Three Monkeys (M. Smith); James Lee Stanley; Freelance Human Being; Beachwood BR2425 2-CD
  11. Diane Patterson: Eagle Feather; Diane Patterson; Open Road; 700261462981
  12. Kris Drever: Beads and Feathers (Wright); Kris Drever; Black Water; Compass 4456 2
  13. Greg Greenway: The Weight of Feathers; Greg Greenway; Standing on the Side of Love; Face Publications SOH 005
  14. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  15. Kim Moberg: The Eighth Fire: Wings of the Winds; Kim Moberg; The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity; 1 95269 22787 6
  16. Raye Zaragoza: “Warrior”; Raye Zaragoza; Woman in Color; Woman in Color/Rebel River Records
  17. Raye Zaragoza: Still Here; Raye Zaragoza; Hold That Spirit; Rebel River Records 80823
  18. Kim Person: In the Land of the Buffalo; Kim Person w/Jim Hoke (native flute); single; Cimmaron/Rainbird single
  19. Joy Harjo: Running; Joy Harjo; I Pray For My Enemies; 3.5.2021
  20. Peter Mayer: Running With the Buffalo; Peter Mayer; Elements; Blue Boat BB 1205
  21. Old School Freight Train (Jesse Harper): Run; Old School Freight Train; Run; Acoustic Disc ACD 61
  22. John Prine: Lake Marie; John Prine; Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings; Oh Boy! OBR 013CD
  23. Florent Vollant: “Miam Maikan (White Wolf)”; Florent Vollant; Native American; Native American | Putumayo 341-2
  24. Buffy Sainte-Marie: “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone”; Buffy Sainte-Marie; It’s My Way; It’s My Way | Vanguard VMD 79142
  25. Peter & Mary Alice Amidon: “A Parting Glass”; Peter & Mary Alice Amidon; Hymns & Ballads; Hymns & Ballads | ammus ammus 09 02
  26. Tom Prasada-Rao: Tenderness; Tom Prasada-Rao; single; 2022
  27. Emma’s Revolution: “Peace, Salaam, Shalom”; Emma’s Revolution; One; [2001]
  28. Arnie Brown: “Shche ne vmerla Ukrayina” (Ukrainian National Anthem); Arnie Brown; digital single; Private recording 472022
  29. Allison Russell: Requiem; Allison Russell; The Returner; Fantasy Records 8 88072 52409 5
  30. Nefesh Mountain: A Sparrow’s Song; Nefesh Mountain; Songs for the Sparrows; Nefesh Mountain 19265064256
  31. Josh Ritter: “Wings”; Josh Ritter; Hello Starling; Signature SIG1280
  32. Gina Forsyth: Sparrows; Gina Forsyth; Fox Valley Folk Festival Preview 2016; Folkstage 9-3-2016
  33. Rob Lutes: “That Bird Has My Wings”; Rob Lutes; Come Around; Lucky Bear MMMG11550
  34. Antsy McClain: The Autumn Trees; Antsy McClain; The Indelible Man; Unhitched 2023
  35. Sons of the Never Wrong: “Shorebird” (Roper); Sons of the Never Wrong; Undertaker’s Songbook; Songs 3 Records SR3
  36. Kathy Kallick Band: The Weather Song; Kathy Kallick Band; The Lonesome Chronicles; Live Oak Records Live Oak 640
  37. The Sampaguitas: Planting Rice/Magtanim Ay Di Biro (Trad.); The Sampaguitas; The Sampaguitas; none
  38. Luka Bloom: Rainbow Warrior; Luka Bloom; Salty Heaven; Shanachie 5739 CD
  39. Leyla McCalla: “Lavi Difisil”; Leyla McCalla; Songs of Our Native Daughters; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  40. Jerry Alfred & The Medicine Beat: Nendaa – Go Back; Jerry Alfred & The Medicine Beat; Nendaa – Go Back; Red House Records RHR CD 97
  41. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  42. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004