The Midnight Special, December 9, 2023

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Leadbelly: “Midnight Special THEME” (excerpt); Leadbelly; Leadbelly; Label MM 001
  2. Buddy Mondlock: Westbound Fast Lane; Buddy Mondlock; Poetic Justice; Major Bob MBPCD 0002
  3. Garnet Rogers w/Doug Long: “Summer Lightning”; Garnet Rogers w/Doug Long; Summer Lightning – Live; Summer Lightning – Live | Snow Goose SGS 1123Cd
  4. Tish Hinojosa: “In the Real West”; Tish Hinojosa; Culture Swing; Culture Swing/Rounder CD 3122
  5. Arielle Silver: Miracle; Arielle Silver; Watershed; Secret Thunder ST002
  6. Heywood Banks: Ohioiowaidahohawaii Highway; Heywood Banks; Never Trust a Puppet; Heywood Banks HB00069
  7. Kinky Friedman: Wand’rin Star (Lerner/Loewe); Kinky Friedman; The Loneliest Man I Ever Met; Avenue A KFA0004
  8. Old Town School of Folk Music cast: “When We Get to California” (Michael Smith); Old Town School of Folk Music cast; The Grapes of Wrath; The Grapes of Wrath | WFMT Folkstage 02/28/03 Disc 1 of 2
  9. Phil Ochs: “Tape from California”; Phil Ochs; The War is Over: The Best of Phil Ochs; A&M Records CD 5215 DX 003704
  10. Kate Wolf: Here in California; Kate Wolf; Close to You; Rhino 71482
  11. Ellis Paul: Gold in California; Ellis Paul; 55; Rosella 195269216900
  12. William Prince: Pasadena; William Prince; Stand in the Joy; Six Shooter 8 36766 00682 2
  13. The Mamas and The Papas: “California Dreamin’”; The Mamas and The Papas; Time-Life’s Treasure of Folk/Folk Rock; Time-Life’s Treasure of Folk/Folk Rock | EMI R121-24
  14. Joni Mitchell: “California”; Joni Mitchell; Blue; Reprise 81227978-4
  15. Ennio Morricone: “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”; City of Prague Phil Orch/Paul Bateman; Cinema Paradiso – The Classic Film Music of Ennio Morricone; Silva SSD-1057
  16. Tom Lehrer: “(I’m Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica”; Tom Lehrer; The Remains of Tom Lehrer; The Remains of Tom Lehrer | Rhino R2 79831 3
  17. Ella Jenkins: “I Got a Harmonica for Hanukkah”; Ella Jenkins; Ray Nordstrand Memorial/ Old Town School Disc 1; WFMT Folkstage 10-29-05 1 of 3
  18. The Howard Levy 4: The Steroid Choro; The Howard Levy 4; The Howard Levy 4 – Live in Chicago; 12-15-2023
  19. Layla Frankel: Hanukkah Honey; Layla Frankel; digital single; [2023]
  20. Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell St. Klezmer Band: “Ocho Kandelikas” (Flory Jagoda); Rabbi Joe Black w/Maxwell St. Klezmer Band; Eight Nights of Joy; Eight Nights of Joy | URJ Books and Music 951304
  21. Fred Small: “Not In Our Town”; Fred Small; Only Love; Only Love | Aquifer AQ 1004
  22. Halley Neal & Sam Robbins: Light One Candle (Yarrow); Halley Neal & Sam Robbins; You & Me on Christmas Eve; 11242023
  23. Mark Stepakoff: Your Favorite Christmas Song; Mark Stepakoff; Yule Like This; markstepakoff 11242023
  24. Dean Milano: Catalog doll; Dean Milano; Songs About Stuff; Kira Records Kira 2906
  25. David Massengill: “Number One In America”; David Massengill; Stories and Songs; Massengill No. 1
  26. Leadbelly: Out on the Western Plains; Leadbelly; The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (Disc 2); Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW 40201 disc 2
  27. Art Thieme: When I Was a Cowboy (Ledbetter) / Roy Rogers & Trigger; Art Thieme; Chicago Town & Other Points West; Folk Legacy FSI-135
  28. Katy Moffatt: The Wayward Wind (Newman/Lebowsky); Katy Moffatt; Cowboy Girl; Shanachie 6054
  29. Tom Russell: Claude Dallas (Tyson/Russell); Tom Russell; Cowboy Real; Philo CD1146
  30. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection CMaddox/MS 009
  31. Elexa Dawson: High Place; Elexa Dawson; Music is Medicine; 1292020
  32. Maura O’Connell w/Declan O’Rourke and Dani Larkin: From A Distance (Gold); Maura O’Connell w/Declan O’Rourke and Dani Larkin; From a Distance (benefit single); Doctors Without Borders single
  33. Jack Goldstone: Lewis and Clark’s Traveling Magical Show; Jack Goldstone; Buffalo Republic; Hawkstone Records Hawkstone HS3290
  34. Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir: Ain’t No More Cane on dis Brazos (trad., arr. Tillery); Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir; Say Yo’ Business; Earth Beat R2 76762
  35. James McCandless: Old Guy; James McCandless; Out West Somewhere; St. Christopher CD 3001
  36. Dave Munsick: Buck; Dave Munsick; The Songteller; ASIN B07Y9CGB95
  37. Marty Robbins: El Paso; Marty Robbins; Legends of Guitar-Country-Vol. 1; Rhino Records Rhino R2 70718
  38. Ian & Sylvia: “Someday Soon” (Ian Tyson); Ian & Sylvia; Greatest Hits!; Vanguard VCD-576
  39. Gioachino Rossini: “William Tell”; Boston Pops Orch/Arthur Fiedler; Classics: Greatest Hits; RCA 60836-2-RG
  40. Dom Flemons: He’s a Lone Ranger; Dom Flemons; Black Cowboys; Smithsonian Folkways FW CD 40224
  41. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: Buffalo Skinners/On the Trail of the Buffalo (trad.); Ramblin’ Jack Elliott; South Coast; Red House Records RHRCD059
  42. Harvey Reid: Streets of Laredo (trad.); Harvey Reid; Steel Drivin’ Man; Woodpecker WP 107CD
  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