The Midnight Special, October 14, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Chris Smither: “Killing the Blues” (Rowland Sally); Chris Smither; Ben & Jerry’s Newport Folk Festival (Turn Of The Decade 1989-1990); Red House RHR CD 36
  3. Joni Mitchell: Urge For Going; Joni Mitchell; Hits; Reprise 9 46326-2
  4. Shannon Leigh Reynolds: Gone for Good (Reynolds/Morris); Shannon Leigh Reynolds; Triple Shot; Goodbye Gone Records SLRMUSIC001
  5. Maria Sangiolo w/Jim Henry: Apple Picker’s Reel (Hanks); Maria Sangiolo w/Jim Henry; Planting Seeds; Raging River Records RRR107
  6. Gathering Time: Red Apples and Gold; Gathering Time; Red Apples and Gold; Gathering Time GT2012
  7. Robert Frost: After Apple Picking; Robert Frost; Reading His Own Poems; soundmark itunes [2014]
  8. Matt Lenny & The Breakdown: Apples; Matt Lenny & The Breakdown; For the Birds;
  9. Phil Henry: Keep on Singing; Phil Henry; MacGuffin; 1 95269 25014 0
  10. Ed Miller: Comin’ Thro’ the Rye (Burns); Ed Miller; Lyrics of Gold – Songs Written or Collected by Robert Burns; Wellfield Records CD-027D
  11. The House Band (Williamson): October Song; The House Band (Williamson); October Song; Green Linnet GLCD 1190
  12. Spark & Whisper: “We Autumn Leaves” (Anita Sandwina); Spark & Whisper; Ghost Towns; Spark & Whisper 00261 38519
  13. Eva Cassidy: “Autumn Leaves” (Mercer/Kosma/Prevert); Eva Cassidy; Songbird; Songbird Blix Street/G2 10045
  14. Bruce Graybill: Autumn Leaves (instrumental: Kosma, arr. Graybill); Bruce Graybill; The Bell Effect; Mandokinetics MK02 8 8450174834 6
  15. Richard Thompson: “Dimming of the Day”; Richard Thompson; Acoustic Classics; Acoustic Classics | Beeswing Records BSWCD002
  16. Kathy Kallick Band: I’m Gonna’ Miss This House; Kathy Kallick Band; The Lonesome Chronicles; Live Oak Records Live Oak 640
  17. Travis, Merle: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; In Boston 1959; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  18. Erica Wheeler: “Autumn”; Erica Wheeler; The Harvest; Signature Sound SSRC 1237
  19. Cindy Mangsen: “October Roses”; Cindy Mangsen; Song of Experience; Redwing RWM CD 5403
  20. Buddy Mondlock: Fire of Change; Buddy Mondlock; On the Line; Sparkling Gap cd 99001
  21. Nanci Griffith: October Reasons; Nanci Griffith; Poet in My Window; Philo 11671-1235-2
  22. Steeleye Span: Harvest of the Moon; Steeleye Span; Time; Shanachie 79009
  23. Duck Baker: Elsie Marley; Duck Baker; Kid on the Mountain; Kicking Mule KMCD 3913 2
  24. Christine Kane: Right Outta’ Nowhere (Seskin); Christine Kane; Right Outta Nowhere; Right Outta Nowhere | Firepink Music Kane 001
  25. Bill Morrissey: “Long Gone”; Bill Morrissey; Inside; Inside | Philo CD PH 1145
  26. Connie Kaldor: Woman Who Pays; Connie Kaldor; Keep Going; Coyote Entertainment GEGCD1080
  27. Diane Taraz: “Full Moon Tonight”; Diane Taraz; Gathered Safely In; Gathered Safely In | Beacon Records BCN 10143-2
  28. The Nields: You Don’t Have That Kind of Time; The Nields; XVII; Mercy House 7 0026141870 4
  29. John Greska: Sweater Aesthetic; John Greska; single; single
  30. Dan Berggren: Old Green Sweater; Dan Berggren; North Country Neighbors; North Country Radio ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002JB59D6
  31. (Laura Cortese and Jeni Magana): “Corduroy Jacket”; Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards; Bitter Better; Compass 7 4752 2
  32. Peggy Seeger: “Tree of Love”; Peggy Seeger; First Farewell; First Farewell | Red Grape RGPSCD4
  33. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  34. Bob Franke: Plant in Autumn; Bob Franke; Brief Histories; Flying Fish FF 70495
  35. South For Winter: Fallen Seeds; South For Winter; Luxumbra; 659696527614
  36. Jared Rabin: Grow Your Own; Jared Rabin; Chasing the Light; bandcamp 10.7.22
  37. Kaia Kater: “Harvest and the Plough”; Kaia Kater; Nine Pin; Kingswood Records, LLC KWR1602
  38. Sharon Burch: “Corn Song”; Sharon Burch; Touch the Sweet Earth; Canyon Records CR-535
  39. The Barn Birds: “Autumn” (Jack Hardy); The Barn Birds; The Barn Birds; Waterbug WBG112
  40. Pat Kilbride: All the Leaves; Pat Kilbride; Undocumented Dancing; Green Linnet GLCD 1120
  41. Ken Nordine: Orange; Ken Nordine; Colors; Philips PHM 200-224
  42. Hugh Blumenfeld: Sweet October; Hugh Blumenfeld; Mozart’s Money; Prime CD PCD 021
  43. Joan Baez: The Last Leaf (Waits/Brennan); Joan Baez; Whistle Down The Wind; Razor & Tie JB00028
  44. The Bills: When the Last Leaf Falls; The Bills; Trail of Tales; Borealis Borealis BCD239
  45. Steep Canyon Rangers: Above My Burdens (Sharp/Burdett); Steep Canyon Rangers; Morning Shift; Yep Roc YEP 3042
  46. Sammy from Miami: Leaf on the Water; Sammy from Miami; Tie Me Down; Sammy from Miami 1
  47. Michael Smith: October Child (Rondi’s Birthday); Michael Smith; Folkstage: Michael Smith 1-25-2003; WFMT Folkstage 1-25-03
  48. Joe Crookston: Fall Down as the Rain; Joe Crookston; How It’s Done; Milagrito jbjo34
  49. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  50. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004