The Midnight Special, April 13, 2024

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Leadbelly: “Midnight Special THEME” (excerpt); Leadbelly; Leadbelly; Label MM 001
  2. Tret Fure: Lavender Moonshine; Tret Fure; Lavender Moonshine; Tomboy Girl 2003
  3. Jim Post: The Galaxy (Idle) / Lighten Up; Jim Post; The Crooner from Outer Space; Freckle Records Freckle 01905
  4. Sarah Jarosz: Jealous Moon; Sarah Jarosz; Polaroid Lovers; Rounder 116610253
  5. Owen Walsh: Kings & Pharaohs; Owen Walsh; On My Way; 112022
  6. Susan Werner: Lake of Stars; Susan Werner; Halfway to Houston; 2092024
  7. Jonathan Byrd: Starlight; Jonathan Byrd; You Can’t Outrun the Radio; Waterbug WBG118
  8. Utah Phillips: Starlight on the Rails; Utah Phillips; Good Though!; Philo PH 1004 CD
  9. Helen Bonchek Schneyer: “I Know Moonlight”; Helen Bonchek Schneyer; On the Hallelujah Line; On the Hallelujah Line | Folk-Legacy Records, Inc. CD-85
  10. Elexa Dawson & Stanley Hotel: Wanderlust; Elexa Dawson & Stanley Hotel; Wanderlust; 0
  11. Hugh Blumenfeld: “Shoot The Moon”; Hugh Blumenfeld; Rocket Science; Rocket Science | 1800PrimeCD 43
  12. Sandy Cash: “More Than Meets the Eye”; Sandy Cash; More Than Meets the Eye EP; More Than Meets the Eye EP/bandcamp
  13. The Capitol Steps: Blame it on the Boss at NASA (Mann/Capitol Steps); The Capitol Steps; It’s Not Over ‘Til the First Lady Sings!; Capitol Steps 1020
  14. Bruce Cockburn: “Whole Night Sky”; Bruce Cockburn; Charity of Night; Charity of Night | Rykodisc RCD 10366
  15. Bruce Cockburn: O Sun By Day, O Moon By Night; Bruce Cockburn; O Sun O Moon; True North Records TND811
  16. Owen Walsh: The Midnight Special (Trad.); Owen Walsh; The Midnight Special “exclusive”; single 1.31.2024
  17. Aaron Smith & The Coal Biters: A Thousand Years; Aaron Smith & The Coal Biters; The Legend of Sam Davis; 9 780989 736282
  18. Nora O’Connor: Outta Space; Nora O’Connor; My Heart; Pravada 7 27321 64282 4
  19. Jillian Matundan w/Jennifer Dauphinais: Through the Threshold; Jillian Matundan w/Jennifer Dauphinais; Singing to the Moon; Keezamonkee Records JMR222
  20. Jim Gary: Rings Around the Moon; Jim Gary; Word Play; 00261 47835
  21. Rachel Drew: When I Dream of You; Rachel Drew; Old Sky New; 3-2024
  22. Leandra Peak: Moon River (Mancini); Leandra Peak; The Honeysuckle Vine; Leandra Peak 76632 0008 2
  23. Peter Mayer: “Astronaut Dreams”; Peter Mayer; Earth Town Square; Blue Boat BB1206
  24. South For Winter: Souls Lost in the Dark; South For Winter; Of Sea and Sky; 05162024
  25. Shawn Colvin: The Starlighter (Guiterman); Shawn Colvin; The Starlighter; Recordings SLC001
  26. Muriel Anderson and Marilyn Rea Beyer: Perseid (Anderson) & Someday in the Stars (Beyer); Muriel Anderson and Marilyn Rea Beyer; Sailing Dreams and The Midnight Special; CGD Music / MRB CGD2024/MRB7-2022
  27. Cindy Kallet w/Gordon Bok: Them Stars (MacArthur); Cindy Kallet w/Gordon Bok; This Way Home; Stone’s Throw Music STM012
  28. Chris Smither: “Thanks to You” (Winchester); Chris Smither; Small Revelations; Hightone HCD 8077
  29. Sam Bush with John Cowan: Crossing the Transippi; Sam Bush with John Cowan; Howlin’ at the Moon; Sugar Hill SHCD-3876
  30. Karan Casey: I Thank My Lucky Stars; Karan Casey; Nine Apples of Gold; Cadiz/Crow Valley 5391531741292
  31. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band: Midnight Special Theme; Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; WFMT’s Folkstage; WFMT Folkstage 12.04.21
  32. Val Rosing: You Are My Lucky Star (Brown, Freed); Val Rosing; Try a Little Tenderness; Radio Rhythm Records RRR-0007B
  33. Kate Campbell: Moonpie Dreams; Kate Campbell; Moonpie Dreams; Moonpie Dreams 7 4238 2
  34. Tony Trischka: “I Know Moon-Rise”; Tony Trischka feat. Catherine Russell; Shall We Hope; Shefa Records HORN-3009
  35. Judy Collins: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Webb); Judy Collins; Judith; Elektra 111-2 (252-019)
  36. Michael Hurley: “Mr. Man in the Moon”; Michael Hurley; Weatherhole; Weatherhole | Field Recordings FLD 151
  37. Kate Rusby: Underneath the Stars; Kate Rusby; Underneath the Stars; Pure Records/Compass 7 4370 2
  38. Vance Gilbert: Icarus by Night; Vance Gilbert; Shaking Off Gravity; Philo CD PH 1213
  39. Peter Calo: Wired to the Moon; Peter Calo; Wired to the Moon; NA
  40. Musique a Bouches: Au clair de la lune (trad); Musique a Bouches; Il est grand temps; Musique A Bouches MAB-04
  41. Greg Brown: Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon; Greg Brown; One More Goodnight Kiss; Red House Records RHR 23
  42. Art Garfunkel: Feuilles-Oh / Do Space Men Pass Dead Souls On Their Way to the Moon?; Art Garfunkel; Angel Clare; Columbia CK 31474
  43. Mark Graham & Orville Johnson: Tap Dancing on the Moon; Mark Graham & Orville Johnson; Kings of Mongrel Folk; Kings of Mongrel Folk none
  44. Ben Bedford: The Pilot and the Flying Machine: Part 2; Ben Bedford; The Pilot and the Flying Machine; Waterbug WBG 124
  45. The Wailin’ Jennys: Starlight (Mehta); The Wailin’ Jennys; Firecracker; Red House Records RHR CD 195
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris: Follow The Drinking Gourd (trad.); Kim & Reggie Harris; Steal Away: Songs of the Underground Railroad; Appleseed 1022 CD
  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