The Midnight Special, February 24, 2024

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Ernie Hendrickson: My Friend, Roll On; Ernie Hendrickson; Roll On; Lo-Hi Records 8 77319 00811 5
  3. Dry Branch Fire Squad: “Fifty Miles of Elbow Room”; Dry Branch Fire Squad; Live at the Newburyport Firehouse, Disc 1; Rounder Records 11661-0527-2
  4. Windborne: “Gimme Just Little More Time”; Windborne; Recollections Revolution; Recollections Revolutions Wand’ring Feet Publishing/WFR101
  5. Bob Dylan: One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below); Bob Dylan; Bob Dylan Revisited The Remasters Sampler; Columbia CSH 56477
  6. Shel Silverstein: Have Another Espresso; Shel Silverstein; Inside Folk Songs; Water Records Water215
  7. Dom Flemons: Guess I’m Doing Fine (Dylan); Dom Flemons, feat. Sam Bush; Traveling Wildfire; Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40237
  8. Shanna in a Dress: Boomerang; Shanna in a Dress; Robot; 2017-1
  9. Carly Simon: More & More; Carly Simon; Carly Simon Original Album Series Disc 5 – Playing Possum; Rhino / Elektra R2 5222061/EKS 7E-1033
  10. The Milk Carton Kids: I Still Want A Little More; The Milk Carton Kids; Prologue; Milk Carton Records MCR001
  11. Punch Brothers: One More Night; Punch Brothers; Hell on Church Street; Nonesuch 075597912494
  12. Gillian Welch: “One More Dollar”; Gillian Welch; Revival; Revival | Acony ALM SD 80006
  13. Sally Barker: “Another Train” (Pete Morton); Sally Barker; This Rhythm is Mind; This Rhythm is Mind | Hannibal HNCD 1356
  14. Rod Abernethy: “Another Year”; Rod Abernethy; Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore; 85218 00669
  15. John Gorka: More Than One; John Gorka; Bright Side of Down; Red House RHR CD 271
  16. Carsie Blanton: Hope; Carsie Blanton; After the Revolution; 3212024
  17. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection CMaddox/MS 009
  18. Lou & Peter Berryman: “The February March”; Lou & Peter Berryman; What Again?; What Again? | Cornbelt CR900
  19. Mark Humphreys: Leap Day; Mark Humphreys; Leap Day; Trough Records TRCP 1033 CD
  20. Jim Kweskin w/Rose Guerin, Samoa Wilson, Fiona Kweskin: I Ain’t Never Been Satisfied (trad., arr. Stafford); Jim Kweskin w/Rose Guerin, Samoa Wilson, Fiona Kweskin; Never Too Late; StorySound Records 161-057
  21. Jefrey Siler: Jean Francois; Jefrey Siler; Jefinitely; Label 0000
  22. Billy Kelly: Saint John’s Point; Billy Kelly; True Irish Ghost Stories; 198500095135
  23. Jake Blount: Beyond This Wall (Hyman); Jake Blount; Spider Tales; Free Dirt Records DIRT-CD-0097
  24. Nanci Griffith: “There’s A Light Beyond These Woods” (Mary Margaret); Nanci Griffith; There’s a Light Beyond These Woods; There’s a Light Beyond These Woods | Philo PH-1097
  25. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Another New Presenter; David Mitchell & Robert Webb; That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series One, Disc 2; BBC Audio ISBN 1-405-67680-9
  26. Richard Buckner: Lil Wallet Picture; Richard Buckner; Devotion + Doubt; MCA mcad+11564
  27. Chris Rawlins: Black & White; Chris Rawlins; single; none
  28. Tom Rush: One More Time Around the Sun; Tom Rush; Gardens Old, Flowers New; Appleseed 7 62183 93622
  29. Sarah Jarosz: Days Can Turn Around; Sarah Jarosz; Polaroid Lovers; Rounder 116610253
  30. Steel Wheels: Memories in Mind; The Steel Wheels; Everyone A Song Vol. Two; Big Ring Records CD-BRR-09
  31. Jay Linden: Ordinary Sunrise; Jay Linden; Ordinary Sunrise; Americana North 6 20502 23102
  32. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  33. The Chromatics: Dance of the Planets; The Chromatics; more songs from BaltiCom, disc 1; Kludge CD-260
  34. Vance Gilbert: Goodbye, Pluto; Vance Gilbert; Up On Rockfield; Disismye Music DISISMYE 006
  35. The Heart Collectors: Energy; The Heart Collectors; The Space Between; Spins the Gold Records SGR023Arr007
  36. Emily Barker: “Ordinary”; Emily Barker; A Dark Murmuration of Words; A Dark Murmuration of Words Thirty Tigers/2020 Everyone Sang
  37. David Lafleche: “Extraordinarily Ordinary”; David Lafleche; Everyday Son; none
  38. Phil Ochs: Links on the Chain; Phil Ochs; I Ain’t Marching Anymore; Hannibal HNCD-4422
  39. Eric Bibb, ft. Glen Scott, et al.: Chain Reaction (Scott/Richa/Bryan); Eric Bibb, ft. Glen Scott, et al.; Blues People; Stony Plain SPCD 1379
  40. Chris Smither: Link of Chain; Chris Smither; Still On the Levee, Disc 1; Signature Sounds SIG 2066
  41. Scott Sean White: Not the Year; Scott Sean White; Even Better on the Bad Days; 6 62582 97912 1
  42. Don White: “Great Day”; Don White; Live in Michigan; Live in Michigan | 001
  43. Jim Kweskin w/Juli Crockett: Never Too Late (Crockett); Jim Kweskin w/Juli Crockett; Never Too Late; StorySound Records 161-057
  44. Fiona Tyndall w/Caoimhe Tyndall: Diamond Days (MacCarthy); Fiona Tyndall w/Caoimhe Tyndall; New Frontiers; 1 95269 10813 7
  45. Darlingside: Extralife; Darlingside; Extralife; MDR MDR003
  46. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  47. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004