The Midnight Special, March 9, 2024

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy ft. Rhiannon Giddens: Woman of the House; Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy ft. Rhiannon Giddens; CANVAS; Linus 270787
  3. The Nields: Barbie (poem); The Nields; If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now; Zoe Records 01143 1007 2
  4. The Nields: Witness; The Nields; XVII; Mercy House 7 0026141870 4
  5. Sarah De Valliere: The Healing; Sarah De Valliere; single; 3.4.2024
  6. Dan Hazlett: Boys Playing With Barbies; Dan Hazlett; A Family Album; Home Street Music DSH0014
  7. Shel Silverstein: Plastic; Shel Silverstein; Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends; Columbia Legacy CK 94722
  8. Tom Chapin: The Battle Beast & Barbie (Chapin/Mark); Tom Chapin; So Nice to Come Home; Sundance S-004
  9. Fox Crossing Stringband: Act Naturally (Russell/Morrison); Fox Crossing Stringband; Bluegrass on my Mind; 1 95269 19071 2
  10. Cheryl Wheeler: Kenny’s Song w/intro.; Cheryl Wheeler; Greetings from Cheryl Wheeler – Live; Dias DIAS 1002
  11. Kenny White: Out of My Element; Kenny White; Comfort in the Static; Wildflower Records WFL 1328
  12. Frankie Avalon: Venus (Marshall); Frankie Avalon; single; Sony Chancellor
  13. Anais Mitchell: Venus; Anais Mitchell; Young Man in America; Wilderland Records WILDER001
  14. Tracy Grammer: “Phantom Doll”; Tracy Grammer; Flower of Avalon; Flower of Avalon Signature/SIG1292
  15. Barbra Lica: The Ghost of Me; Barbra Lica; Imposter Syndrome; Cookie Cat Records 8 29982 21832
  16. Indigo Girls: Closer to Fine; Indigo Girls; Indigo Girls; Elektra EK 45044 CD
  17. Bill Giardini: “The Midnight Special – Accordion” (Traditional); Bill Giardini; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection BillGiardini/MS011
  18. Carol Ponder: Bless Me, Barbie; Carol Ponder; Little Journeys; TrueSongs TS-1003-CD
  19. Cosy Sheridan: Barbie; Cosy Sheridan; Botox Tango; Cosyng Music Cosyng001
  20. Pat Suzuki: I Enjoy Being a Girl (Rodgers/Hammerstein); Pat Suzuki; Flower Drum Song (Orig. Broadway Cast); Sony Sony SK 53536
  21. Della Mae: “Change”; Della Mae feat. The McCrary Sisters; Headlight; Headlight/Rounder 1166100770
  22. JJ Grey & Mofro: On a Breeze; JJ Grey & Mofro; Olustee; Alligator ALCD5018
  23. Buist, Sav; Larson, Katie; Sharp, Maia: “Might As Well Be Gold” (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, Maia Sharp); The Accidentals; Time Out Session #1; 1-952-69-07859-1
  24. Ellis Paul: Gold in California; Ellis Paul; 55; Rosella 195269216900
  25. John Prine: “You Got Gold”; John Prine; Live on Tour; Oh Boy OBR 015CD
  26. Leonard Bernstein: “The Best of All Possible Worlds” from Candide; London Symphony Orchestra w/Adolph Green, et. al; Bernstein on Broadway; Bernstein on Broadway/Deutsche Grammophone 480 2620
  27. Mike Breen: Past Lives; Mike Breen; Past Lives; Basilbone Records BBR CD 1002
  28. Pete Morton: In Another Life; Pete Morton; Flying an Unknown Flag; Flying an Unknown Flag | Harbourtown HARCD 048
  29. Susan Werner: “Movie of My Life” (bonus track); Susan Werner; Time Between Trains; Bottom Line BLine 63440-47305-2
  30. Mariusz Skowronski: Twoje życie (Your Life); Mariusz Skowronski; Unikaty Taty (Dad’s Unique Things); 12.18.2023
  31. Brave Combo: Holiday in Poland; Brave Combo; Polka’s Revenge; DenTone Records DT1004
  32. Bryan Bowers: Grandfather’s Clock – instrumental (Work); Bryan Bowers; Home, Home on the Road; Flying Fish FF 70091
  33. Kitty Donohoe: Singing My Song; Kitty Donohoe; This Road Tonight; Roheen R005
  34. Aoife O’Donovan: Someone to Follow; Aoife O’Donovan; All My Friends; YepRoc YEP3088
  35. Kate Campbell: “See Rock City”; Kate Campbell; Moonpie Dreams; Moonpie Dreams Compass/7 4238 2
  36. Ray Charles w/Margi Hendrix: “Hit the Road, Jack” (Percy Mayfield); Ray Charles w/Margi Hendrix; Singular Genius; Singular Genius | Concord Records PRO-CJ-0479
  37. Paul Kotheimer: Fluorescent Pink Mustang; Paul Kotheimer; What I’ve Learned So Far; Hand-Made Records hmcd 003
  38. Eric Bibb: Pink Dream Cadillac; Eric Bibb; Blues People; Stony Plain SPCD 1379
  39. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer w/Sam Gleaves: Hot Pink House Trailer; Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer w/Sam Gleaves; Shout and Shine; Community Music CMCD 213
  40. Stan Rogers: Lies; Stan Rogers; Songs of a Lifetime (5 LP set + songbook); Borealis/Fogarty’s Cove 270789
  41. Vince Bell: “Mirror, Mirror”; Vince Bell; Phoenix; Watermelon Records Watermelon CD 1027
  42. The Sea The Sea: In the Mirror; The Sea The Sea; Love We Are We Love; The Sea The Sea 859709875613
  43. Davina and the Vagabonds: Bone Collection; Davina and the Vagabonds; Sugar Drops; Red House Records RHR CD 313
  44. Shemekia Copeland: “She Don’t Wear Pink”; Shemekia Copeland; Uncivil War; Uncivil War/Alligator 5001
  45. Joan Baez: “Barbara Allen”; Joan Baez; Vol. 2; Vol. 2 Vanguard/79595-2
  46. Barbra Lica: Sour Women; Barbra Lica; Imposter Syndrome; Cookie Cat Records 8 29982 21832
  47. Felice Magic and Jason Feddy: Sweeter (Bridges); Felice Magic and Jason Feddy; Black Legacy Project; 9.22.2023
  48. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  49. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004