The Midnight Special, November 11, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Peace in the Valley (Dorsey); Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Come on Back; Rounder Records 11661-3193-2
  3. Tom Paxton: Letters from Joe (a capella); Tom Paxton; Together; Appalsongs Appalsongs 2023-2
  4. Mae Robertson: “There’s A Long, Long Trail” (King/Elliott); Mae Robertson; All That Matters; Lyric Partners 5505-2
  5. Leonard Cohen: The Partisan (Marly, Zaret, d’Astier de La Vigerie); Leonard Cohen; Songs From the Road; Columbia/Legacy 88697 75908 2
  6. Sol y Canto: Amapola/Poppy (Guerra); Sol y Canto; En Vivo, En Familia; Music Amador CD0720
  7. Muriel Anderson: Let Loose & Fly; Muriel Anderson; Sailing Dreams; 2023
  8. Rachael Kilgour: Bobby; Rachael Kilgour; My Father Loved Me; Rachael Kilgour 1 97773 73708 7
  9. Sylvia Tyson: Angels in Troubled Times; Sylvia Tyson; At the End of the Day; Stony Plain SPCD 1481
  10. The Kennedys: “Pearl’s Eye View”; The Kennedys; Get it Right; JIFFYJAM 2002
  11. Raye Zaragoza: “Fight Like A Girl”; Raye Zaragoza; Woman in Color; Woman in Color/Rebel River Records
  12. The Four Vagabonds: Rosie the Riveter; The Four Vagabonds; Single; Blue Bird 30-0810
  13. Joe Jencks: Rosie the Riveter Revisited; Joe Jencks; Rise As One; Turtle Bear TRM/TBR 110105-1
  14. Walter Parks & the Unlawful Assembly feat. Ada Dyer: Down By The Riverside (Trad.); Walter Parks & the Unlawful Assembly feat. Ada Dyer; Walter Parks & The Unlawful Assembly; Atomic Sound 91021
  15. Paul Simon: Armistice Day; Paul Simon; Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings – 1 of 9; Warner Bros R2 78899
  16. Steve “Q” Quinn: “The Midnight Special – Harmonica Greasy” (Traditional); Steve “Q” Quinn; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection SQuinn/MS013
  17. Robin & Linda Williams: “Keep the Home Fires Burning” (Novello/Ford); Robin & Linda Williams; Visions of Love; Visions of Love/Sugar Hill SUG-CD-1068
  18. Peggy Seeger: “How I Long For Peace”; Peggy Seeger; First Farewell; First Farewell | Red Grape RGPSCD4
  19. John Gorka: Where No Monument Stands (Gorka/Stafford); John Gorka; So Dark You See; Red House RHR CD 223
  20. Richard Shindell: The Things That I Have Seen; Richard Shindell; Blue Divide; Shanachie SH8014
  21. Dick Gaughan: “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”; Dick Gaughan; Sail On; Appleseed 1016 CD
  22. Aleksi Campagne: Head Above Water; Aleksi Campagne; For the Giving (Sans Rien Donne); 6 20953 66182 2
  23. Spencer LaJoye: “Where the Air is Clearest”; Spencer LaJoye; Remember the Oxygen EP; [2021]
  24. Greg Greenway: A Song for Soldiers; Greg Greenway; Weightless; Sheen of Heat SOH004
  25. Nanci Griffith: “Traveling Through This Part of You”; Nanci Griffith; Clock Without Hands; Elektra 62660-2
  26. Jim Bizer: We Are All Connected; Jim Bizer; Connected; Brozone Records Brozone 234
  27. Lucy Kaplansky: (What’s so Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?; Lucy Kaplansky; Flesh and Bone; Red House RHR CD 92
  28. Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally: Heroes; Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally; Folkstage: Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally, Disc 2; WFMT Folkstage 8-15-15
  29. Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally: The Rose of No Man’s Land; Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally; Folkstage: Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally, Disk 2; WFMT Folkstage 8-15-15
  30. Joan Baez: And the Band Played Waltzing Mathilda (Bogle); Joan Baez; Ring Them Bells (Live); Guardian 7243 8 34989 2 5
  31. Travis, Merle: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; In Boston 1959; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  32. Arlo Guthrie: “When a Soldier Makes it Home”; Arlo Guthrie; Mystic Journey; Rising Son RSR0009CD
  33. Jim Kweskin & Samoa Wilson: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Harburg); Jim Kweskin & Samoa Wilson; Now and Again; Now and Again | Blix Street G2-10075
  34. Judy Collins: “Thirsty Boots” (Eric Andersen); Judy Collins; Fifth Album; Fifth Album | Elektra 7300-2
  35. Joni Mitchell: “Carey”; Joni Mitchell; Blue; Reprise 8122797178-4
  36. Joni Mitchell: The Circle Game; Joni Mitchell; Hits; Reprise 9 46326-2
  37. Joni Mitchell: “Judgement of the Moon & Stars”; Joni Mitchell; For the Roses; For the Roses | Reprise 8122797178-5
  38. Joni Mitchell: The Fiddle and the Drum; Joni Mitchell; Clouds; Reprise 8122797178-2
  39. Joni Mitchell: Shine; Joni Mitchell; Shine; Hear Music HMCD-30457
  40. Kenny White: Tender Ghosts of Autumn; Kenny White; Never Like This; Wildflower WFL 1311
  41. Jonell Mosser: Peace Stories; Jonell Mosser; Enough Rope; Siren Songs 1205
  42. Tom Prasada-Rao: Better Angels; Tom Prasada-Rao; Goodnight Regret; Tom Prasada-Rao 001
  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