The Midnight Special, November 25, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Leadbelly: “Midnight Special THEME” (excerpt); Leadbelly; Leadbelly; Label MM 001
  2. Joan Baez: Colours (Donovan); Joan Baez; Farewell, Angelina; Vanguard 79701-2
  3. Donovan: Mellow Yellow; Donovan; The Essential Donovan; Epic Legacy EK 90625
  4. Cat Power: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Dylan); Cat Power; Cat Power Sings Dylan; Domino WIGCD524
  5. Bob Dylan: “Tangled Up in Blue”; Bob Dylan; Blood on the Tracks; Blood on the Tracks/Columbia CD 92398
  6. Geoff Bartley: Into the Deeper Blue; Geoff Bartley; One Kind Word; Waterbug WBG CD 0046
  7. Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo: The Color Purple; Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo; The Color Purple: 2017 Broadway Cast Recording; Broadway Records BR-CD03916
  8. Jaime Michaels: “Lavender Moon”; Jaime Michaels; Fool; Fool Frumdahart/1007
  9. The Cantrells: Violet; The Cantrells; Weather Reports; Sombrero 13797 00092
  10. Joni Mitchell: Little Green; Joni Mitchell; Blue; Reprise 81227978-4
  11. Dustin Lowman: Little Green; Dustin Lowman; single – The Midnight Special Exclusive; single
  12. Fred Koller: “Little Green Buttons”; Fred Koller; No Song Left to Sell; Gadfly No Songs Left to Sell / Gadfly 274
  13. Jim Schwall: Lime Green Leisure Suit; Jim Schwall; Short Stories; Waterbug WBG95
  14. New Christy Minstrels: Green, Green; New Christy Minstrels; Definitive New Christy Minstrels, Disc 2; Sony Music Collectors Choice CCM-042-2
  15. John Prine: “Blue Umbrella”; John Prine; The Singing Mailman Delivers: Live Nov. 1970; The Singing Mailman Delivers: Live Nov. 1970 Oh Boy/OBR-040
  16. Steve Goodman: “Yellow Coat”; Steve Goodman; Steve Goodman; Steve Goodman Buddha/7446599625 2 CD
  17. Stephen Schuch: Midnight Special [Excerpt]; Stephen Schuch; single; Stephen Schuch [2022]
  18. Phil Ochs: “That Was the President”; Phil Ochs; I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore; Hannibal HNCD-4422
  19. Paul Metsa: Jack Ruby; Paul Metsa; Whistling Past the Graveyard; Raven Records RR93
  20. Sam Robbins: Just One Cronkite; Sam Robbins; Bigger Than In Between; 8052022
  21. John Doe: After the Fall; John Doe; Fables in a Foreign Land; Fat Possum Records 0000
  22. Bill Camplin: “Freedom and Democracy”; Bill Camplin; Flying Home; Flying Home | Baby Music Boom 3002-2
  23. Chuck McDermott: After All This Time; Chuck McDermott; Road Tested; 1 05269 23679 3
  24. Pokey LaFarge: “Sweet Potato Blues”; Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three; Riverboat Soul; Riverboat Soul Free Dirt/DIRT-CD-0060
  25. Steep Canyon Rangers: Left Over Biscuits; Steep Canyon Rangers; Live at Leatherwood’s; Leatherwoods LW2003-1
  26. John McCutcheon: Leftovers; John McCutcheon; Nothing to Lose; Rounder CD 0358
  27. Katherine Rondeau: Leftover Wine (Melanie); Katherine Rondeau; New Hope Chateau; Katherine Rondeau 88295 49386
  28. Willie Nelson: Yesterday’s Wine; Willie Nelson; One Hell of a Ride; Columbia/Legacy 88697 13915
  29. Plethyn [“braid”]: Seidir Ddoe (Yesterday’s Cider); Plethyn [“braid”]; Celtic Wales; ARC Music EUCD 1686
  30. Greg Klyma: You Keep My Banjo in Tune; Greg Klyma; Singing for My Life; 32022
  31. Lee Murdock: “The Christmas Ship”; Lee Murdock; Fertile Ground; Fertile Ground | Depot DEP009CD
  32. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – Melodica”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 005
  33. Susan Werner: Yellow House; Susan Werner; New Non-Fiction; S.W. 6566134372
  34. Patty Griffin: Little Yellow House; Patty Griffin; TAPE: Home Recordings & Rarieis; Thirty Tigers PGM003
  35. Zoë Lewis: “Yellow Room”; Zoë Lewis; Sheep; Sheep ZoeLewis/1999
  36. Rolando Alarcón: “Las Naranjas” (The Oranges); Various: Rolando Alarcón; Raices Latinas (Latin Roots); Smithsonian Folkways: Latino Roots Collection SFW CD 40470
  37. Kate McDonnell: “Tangerine Shirt”; Kate McDonnell; Next; Next Waterbug/WBG 0038
  38. Ken Nordine: Orange; Ken Nordine; Colors; Philips PHM 200-224
  39. Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: “Red Rocking Chair”; Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem; Gambling Eden; Gambling Eden Signature/SIG 1278
  40. Krista Detor: A Red Bowl; Krista Detor; Mudshow; CoraZong 255 087
  41. Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl; Emmylou Harris; Red Dirt Girl; Nonesuch PRCD 300245
  42. Karen Mason: “Colored Lights”; Karen Mason; And The World Goes ‘Round: Songs of Kander & Ebb; And The World Goes ‘Round: Songs of Kander & Ebb | RCA 09026-60904-2
  43. Kristin Andreassen: Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes; Kristin Andreassen; Kiss Me Hello; 1
  44. Greg Trafidlo: Kaleidoscope; Greg Trafidlo; Carved in Song; Kira KIRA-3456
  45. Ash & Eric: Autumn Hymn; Ash & Eric; Sure; 5-6-2022
  46. Mavis Staples: Hard Times Come Again No More (Foster); Mavis Staples; Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster; American Roots Publishing 591594-2
  47. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  48. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004