The Midnight Special, November 18, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Leadbelly: “Midnight Special THEME” (excerpt); Leadbelly; Leadbelly; Label MM 001
  2. Janice Jo Lee: Ancestor Song; Janice Jo Lee; Ancestor Song; Sing Hey [2023]
  3. Rod MacDonald: Song of My Brothers; Rod MacDonald; White Buffalo; McDisk McD-001
  4. Mark Erelli: Little Sister; Mark Erelli; Compass & Companion; Signature Sounds SIG 1263
  5. Johnny Cash: “When Papa Played the Dobro” (Flatt & Scruggs); Johnny Cash; Ride This Train; Columbia CK 83632
  6. Sarah De Valliere: 30 Years; Sarah De Valliere; 30 Years; 12-2-2021
  7. Brian McGrath: Walking Distance; Brian McGrath; The Lonely Hour; Howling Man Records 11-3-2023
  8. Arielle Silver: Bramble Vine; Arielle Silver; Watershed; Secret Thunder ST002
  9. Diane Taraz: “Raisin Pie”; Diane Taraz; Shoes that Fit Like Sand; Shoes that Fit Like Sand/Beacon 10127-2
  10. Caroline Cotter: The Year of the Wrecking Ball; Caroline Cotter; Gently As I Go; CCM143
  11. Ronstadt, Ramirez & the Santa Cruz River Band: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long); Ronstadt, Ramirez & the Santa Cruz River Band; Signal Fire, Vol. 4; Signal Fire SCRB 06142007
  12. Fiona Tyndall: As I Leave Behind Neidin (MacCarthy); Fiona Tyndall; New Frontiers; 1 95269 10813 7
  13. Flamy Grant: What Did You Drag Me Into?; Flamy Grant; Bible Belt Baby; 1062022
  14. Crys Matthews: “Prodigal Son”; Crys Matthews; Changemakers; [2021]
  15. Sol y Canto: Home Again (A. Amador); Sol y Canto; En Vivo, En Familia; Music Amador CD0720
  16. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  17. Jonas Friddle: Everybody’s Got a Chicken (But You); Jonas Friddle; Jug Band Happy Hour; 1162023
  18. Hamilton Camp: “Blame It on the Turkeys” (Camp and Brent); Hamilton Camp; Unity Church: 1985; WFMT Recording
  19. Lou & Peter Berryman: “Uncle Dave’s Grace”; Lou & Peter Berryman; House Concert; House Concert | Cornbelt CR 12
  20. Phil Ochs: “Here’s to the State of Richard Nixon”; Phil Ochs; The Midnight Special 45s, Vol. 11 of 15; WFMT 45/A&M 1509-S 1974
  21. Richard Nixon: On Releasing the Watergate Tapes (11.17.1973); Richard Nixon; Great Speeches of the 20th Century Box Set 4; Rhino World Beat RWB 70567 4
  22. Djangophonique: It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie (Mayhew); Djangophonique; Introducing Djangophonique; 7 00261 49071 7
  23. Carolina Chocolate Drops: “Tom Dula”; Carolina Chocolate Drops (Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, Justin Robinson); Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind; Dona Got A Ramblin’ Mind | Music Maker MMCD78
  24. Allison Russell: “Quasheba, Quasheba”; Allison Russell; Songs of Our Native Daughters; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  25. Eliza Gilkyson: Green Fields (Gilkyson/Miller/Dehr); Eliza Gilkyson; Your Town Tonight; Red House Records RHR 205
  26. Guy Davis: Hooking Bull at the Landing (O.Davis/G.Davis); Guy Davis; Skunkmello; Red House Records RHR CD 192
  27. Leon & Eric Bibb: Shenandoah/Water is Wide; Leon & Eric Bibb, feat. Tommy Keenlyside; Praising Peace: A Tribute to Paul Robeson; Stony Plain SPCD 1318
  28. (Ruth Ungar): “Someone’s Hurting”; The Mammals; Nonet; Humble Abode Music HAM 18
  29. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: The Mountain House; Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; Lover’s Waltz; Angel CD 55561
  30. Ellie Grace: Up; Ellie Grace; Hope Rises II (various artists); Music to Life 7 93447 4312 9
  31. Muriel Anderson: JS Baklava (instrumental); Muriel Anderson on Doolin harp guitar; Acoustic Chef (CD and cookbook); Acoustic Chef | self CGD2020
  32. Stan Rogers: “Northwest Passage”; Stan Rogers; Northwest Passage; Borealis BCD217
  33. Garnet Rogers: “Night Drive”; Garnet Rogers; Night Drive; Snowgoose SGS 1125
  34. Nathan Rogers: Land of the Living Skies; Nathan Rogers; The Gauntlet; Borealis BCD196
  35. Connie Kaldor w/Paul & Aleksi Campagne: Mother’s Prayer [LIVE]; Connie Kaldor w/Paul & Aleksi Campagne; Folkstage with the Kaldor-Campagne Family; WFMT Folkstage 3-23-2019
  36. Hart Rouge: Lifting My Heart (Forbes); Hart Rouge; Beaupre’s Home; Red House Records RHR CD 102
  37. Aleksi Campagne: Priairie Wind; Aleksi Campagne; For the Giving (Sans Rien Donne); 6 20953 66182 2
  38. Connie Kaldor: Keep Going; Connie Kaldor; Keep Going; Coyote Entertainment GEGCD1080
  39. Mike and Peggy Seeger: Jennie Jenkins; Mike and Peggy Seeger; Fly Down Little Bird; Appleseed Records APR CD 1125
  40. The Mammals: Round the Bend (Merendez/Seeger); The Mammals; Departure; Signature Sounds SIG 1295
  41. Pete Seeger: “Sailing Down My Golden River”; Pete Seeger; Bread & Roses Festival, Vol. 1; Bread & Roses Festival | Fantasy Records FCD 79009-2
  42. The Brother Brothers: “A Poquito Doina”; The Brother Brothers; Calla Lily; Calla Lily | Compass 7 4757 2
  43. Tom Prasada-Rao: Even When the Light is Low (with intro); Tom Prasada-Rao; Even When the Light is Low; YouTube 11.14.23
  44. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  45. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004