The Midnight Special, March 16, 2024

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Leadbelly: “Midnight Special THEME” (excerpt); Leadbelly; Leadbelly; Label MM 001
  2. Cindy Kallet: Wings to Fly (Crow); Cindy Kallet; Working on Wings to Fly; Folk-Legacy CD83
  3. Bill Bourne: Bluebird; Bill Bourne; Farmer, Philanthropist, Musician; Blue Streak BSCD 97002
  4. Open Road: Skylark (Palmer/Comnes); Open Road; Skylark; Delfina Records DR428-OR01
  5. Billow Wood: Fare Thee Well (trad); Billow Wood; Downstream;
  6. Grainne Hunt: Little Bird (Sing); Grainne Hunt; This Secret;
  7. Jacob Furr: Mockingbird; Jacob Furr; Trails & Traces; 9-16-2014
  8. Zoe Mulford: Coyote Wings; Zoe Mulford; Coyote Wings; Azalea Records ACCD – 1205
  9. Shawn Colvin: Outbound Plane (Griffith); Shawn Colvin; More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith; Rounder 237
  10. Willy Porter: Paper Airplane; Willy Porter; High Wire Live; Six Degrees 657036 1094-2
  11. Mr. Greg and Cass McCombs: Paper Airplane; Mr. Greg and Cass McCombs; Mr. Greg and Cass McCombs Sing and Play New Folk Songs for Children; Smithsonian Folkways SFW45087
  12. Richard Shindell: Fly on a Plane (Lavin); Richard Shindell; Big League Babe, Vol. 1: Songs of Christine Lavin; Prime CD PrimeCD037
  13. Joan Baez: “Wings”; Joan Baez; Dark Chords on a Big Guitar; Dark Chords on a Big Guitar Koch/KOC-CD8622
  14. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Why Walk When You Can Fly; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Stones in the Road; Columbia CK 64327
  15. Claudia Schmidt: Wings of Wonder; Claudia Schmidt; Reimagining; 2022
  16. Josh Ritter: “Snow is Gone”; Josh Ritter; Hello Starling; Hello Starling | Signature Sounds SIG 1280
  17. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – organ”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 008
  18. Billy Kelly: The Pub We Useta Love; Billy Kelly; True Irish Ghost Stories; 198500095135
  19. Dervish, feat. Cathy Jordan: Peigin Mo Chroi; Dervish, feat. Cathy Jordan; Decade; Compass Records 7 4326 2
  20. Danu: “Bridget Donaghue” (Burke Patterson); Danu; All Things Considered; All Things Considered | Shanachie SH 78049
  21. Traditional/Mary Black: “Paddy’s Lamentation/Ships Are Sailing”; Various/Mary Black; Long Journey Home; BMG Classics/Unisphere 09026-68963-2
  22. Altan: Dulaman (trad.); Altan; Island Angel; Green Linnet GLCD1137
  23. Altan: The Donegal Selection (trad. tunes); Altan; Donegal; Compass Records 7-4828-2
  24. Curtis & Loretta: “Finnegan’s Wake” (Trad. Irish); Curtis & Loretta; Sit Down Beside Me; Sit Down Beside Me | Haymarket Music HM-106
  25. Kitty Donohoe: “Working for Mrs. O’Leary”; Kitty Donohoe; WFMT’s Folkstage; WFMT 11-3-01
  26. Paul Brady: Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore; Paul Brady; The Missing Liberty Tapes; Compass Records 7 4335 2
  27. Richard Thompson: “Galway to Graceland” (Live); Richard Thompson; Walking on a Wire 1968-2009 (Disc 3); Walking on a Wire 1968-2009 (Disc 3)/Shout Factory 826663-11088 3 of 4
  28. Bohola, ft. Kat Eggleston: How Will I Ever Be Simple Again; Bohola, ft. Kat Eggleston; 4; Shanachie Shanachie 78058
  29. The Elders: Galway Girl (Earle); The Elders; Gael Day; The Elders 82407
  30. Steve Earle: It’s A Hard Life Wherever You Go (Griffith); Steve Earle; More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith; Rounder 1166101791
  31. Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Dowd’s No. 9 / Come West Along the Road (trad. tunes); Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill; Live from Seattle; Green Linnet GLCD 1195
  32. Niamh Parsons: Blackbirds and Thrushes/the Blackbird Waltz (trad.); Niamh Parsons; Blackbirds & Thrushes; Green Linnet GLCD 1197
  33. Rory Block: Silver Wings (Block/Brown); Rory Block; Ain’t I A Woman; Rounder CD 3120
  34. Redbird: Silver Wings (Haggard); Redbird; Live at the Cafe Carpe; Signature Sounds SIG2033
  35. Jeff Black: “Until I Learn How to Fly”; Jeff Black; A Walk In the Sun; A Walk In the Sun | Lotos Nile 8 58732 96639 5
  36. Vance Gilbert: Fly; Vance Gilbert; Shaking Off Gravity; Philo CD PH 1213
  37. Allison Russell & Leyla McCalla: “I Knew I Could Fly”; Allison Russell & Leyla McCalla; Songs of Our Native Daughters; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  38. Wylie & The Wild West: Flying; Wylie & The Wild West; Bunchgrass; 195269204556
  39. Judy Henske: High Flying Bird (Wheeler); Judy Henske; High Flying Bird; Elektra EKS-7241
  40. Peter Mulvey: Shoulderbirds; Peter Mulvey; More Notes from Elsewhere; Black Walnut 1 95269 27973 8
  41. Chris Rosser: “Butterfly Girl”; Chris Rosser; A Thousand Hands; Hollow Reed Arts HRA2014
  42. Mouths of Babes: Beehive (I. Elizabeth, Kidd); Mouths of Babes; Brighter in the Dark; Wide Awake Music WAM0003
  43. Claudia Gibson: Angels Fly; Claudia Gibson; The Fields of Chazy; 8 59779 93898 0
  44. Ferlin Husky: “Wings of a Dove” (Bob Ferguson); Ferlin Husky; Ferlin Husky: Greatest Hits; Ferlin Husky: Greatest Hits | Gusto SD 3018
  45. Geyer Street Sheiks: “Great Dream from Heaven” (Joseph Spence); Geyer Street Sheiks; Great Dream; BJAM CD 101
  46. Mahalia Jackson: A Rusty Old Halo; Mahalia Jackson and the Falls-Jones Ensemble; Gospels, Spirituals and Hymns; Columbia/Legacy C2K 47083
  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