The Midnight Special, March 23, 2024

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Maria Sangiolo: Native Flute Interlude ft. Barry Jessurun; Maria Sangiolo; Fairy Moon: Songs of the Ring; Raging River RR105
  3. Maria Sangiolo: White Coral Bells (trad.); Maria Sangiolo; Fairy Moon: Songs of the Ring; Raging River RR105
  4. Bryan Bowers: White Coral Bells (Trad.); Bryan Bowers; Friend for Life; Flying Fish 18964-0675-2
  5. Heather Styka: “Long Spring”; Heather Styka; While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet; While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet | Kite Stripe Records KSR03
  6. David Francey: Red-winged Blackbird; David Francey; Torn Screen Door; Laker LKR1001
  7. Julie Gold: SpringSprang; Julie Gold; Love is Love is Love; Julie Gold 8 84501 50296 2
  8. Joe Crookston: Looking For A Yes; Joe Crookston; Nine Becomes One, Chapter 7; 7-2004
  9. Fox Crossing Stringband: Good News (Pafrilides); Fox Crossing Stringband; Bluegrass on my Mind; 1 95269 19071 2
  10. Luther Vandross: Everybody Rejoice/Brand New Day (Vandross); Original Broadway Cast; The Wiz; Atlantic SD 18137
  11. James Keelaghan: The Benefits of Surrender; James Keelaghan; Second Hand; Borealis BCD276
  12. Raye Zaragoza: Garden; Raye Zaragoza; Hold That Spirit; Rebel River Records 80823
  13. Kate Campbell: Wild Iris; Kate Campbell; Songs from the Levee; Compass 7 4255 2
  14. Rachel Bissex: Wildflowers; Rachel Bissex; Don’t Look Down; Alcazar ALC 121
  15. Cheryl Wheeler: “Quarter Moon”; Cheryl Wheeler; Different Stripe; Different Stripe | Philo EMI 116711 217-2
  16. Dean Stevens: “Old Man in His Garden”; Dean Stevens; Eyes of Wonder; Volcano VR 2004
  17. Dave Mallet: “Garden Song”; Dave Mallet; Inches & Miles; Inches & Miles | Flying Fish FF70110CD
  18. Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion: When The Lilacs Are in Bloom (Ahrens); Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion; Folksongs; Route 8 Rte 8 001
  19. Tom Rush: One More Time Around the Sun; Tom Rush; Gardens Old, Flowers New; Appleseed 7 62183 93622
  20. Travis, Merle: “Midnight Special” Travis picked guitar; Merle Travis; In Boston 1959; Travis Pickin’ | CMH 6255
  21. Miles and Mafale: March; Miles and Mafale; Be Brave; [2023]
  22. Carter Family: “March Winds Gonna Blow My Blues All Away”; Carter Family; Longing for Old Virginia; Longing for Old Virginia | Rounder CD 1071
  23. Amelia White: Something New Comes; Amelia White; Love I Swore; 31 Tigers Records [2024]
  24. Susan Werner: I Still Believe; Susan Werner; Midwestern Saturday Night; SWerner Music 001 CD
  25. Lisa Bastoni: Nora’s Guitar; Lisa Bastoni; On the Water; 3.8.2024
  26. Fisk University Jubillee Singers: Poor Man Lazarus (trad.); Fisk University Jubillee Singers; In Bright Mansions; Curb Records D2-78762
  27. Dana Cooper: Rise Up Lazarus; Dana Cooper; Harry Truman Built a Road; Dog Eared Records DER2001
  28. Pierce Pettis: Rise from the Ruins (Heard); Pierce Pettis; State of Grace; Compass 7 4315 2
  29. Jez Lowe: The Lazarus Dance; Jez Lowe; The Ballad Beyond; Tantobe Records TTRCD113
  30. Louise Mosrie: Sweet Relief; Louise Mosrie; Home; Zoe Cat Music 7 00261 28124 7
  31. Malcolm Holcombe: Hard Luck City; Malcolm Holcombe; Bits and Pieces; Need to Know [2023]
  32. Malcolm Holcombe: Blue Flame; Malcolm Holcombe; Gamblin’ House; Echo Mountain Records ARGA 006
  33. Malcolm Holcombe: Who Carried You?; Malcolm Holcombe; RCA Sessions; RCA Sessions | Gypsy Eyes Music 2015
  34. (Ken Nordine & Jerry Garcia): “I Love a Groove”; Ken Nordine w/Jerry Garcia & David Grisman; Devout Catalyst; Grateful Dead Records GDCD40152
  35. David Grisman, Marc Silber: People Get Ready (Mayfield/instrumental); David Grisman, Marc Silber; Out on the Rolling Sea: Music of Joseph Spence & the Pinder Family; Green Linnet GLCD 3095
  36. Steve “Q” Quinn: “The Midnight Special – Harmonica Greasy” (Traditional); Steve “Q” Quinn; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection SQuinn/MS013
  37. Kyshona: Where My Mind Goes (Armstrong/Lidell); Kyshona; Legacy; pre-release
  38. Greg Greenway: Down The Road; Greg Greenway; Weightless; Sheen of Heat SOH004
  39. Peter Joly: Till They Go; Peter Joly; Peter Joly; Lost in America Music 8 88295 48644 6
  40. Rachel Drew: Life Goes On; Rachel Drew; Old Sky New; 3-2024
  41. Dean Olsher feat. Suzzy Roche: Hymn; Dean Olsher feat. Suzzy Roche; Letters of Transit; Adhyâropa Records ÂR00054
  42. Aoife O’Donovan: The Right Time; Aoife O’Donovan; All My Friends; YepRoc YEP3088
  43. Jillian Matundan: Worth; Jillian Matundan; Singing to the Moon; Keezamonkee JMR222
  44. Brooks Williams: Ring Those Golden Bells (de Marbelle); Brooks Williams; Diamond Days; Red Guitar Blue Music RGBM-2024
  45. Richie Havens: “Here Comes the Sun”; Richie Havens w/Bill Keith, Joe Price; Alarm Clock; Stormy Forest SFS 6005
  46. Mouths of Babes: World Brand New (Greenstein); Mouths of Babes; World Brand New; pre-release
  47. Daniel Nahmod: Everything New; Daniel Nahmod; Water; Nimble Notes Records NN0601
  48. Stan Rogers: “Mary Ellen Carter”; Stan Rogers; Home in Halifax; Home in Halifax | Fogarty’s Cove FCM 010D
  49. Mike Craver: “I Ain’t Dead Yet”; Mike Craver; Mould’s Undertaking; Mould’s Undertaking/Sapsucker 2330
  50. The War and Treaty: From A Distance (Gold); The War and Treaty; More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith; Rounder 1166101791
  51. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  52. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004