The Midnight Special, April 20, 2024

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special THEME”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Jesse Winchester: “Defying Gravity”; Jesse Winchester; The Best of Jesse Winchester; The Best of Jesse Winchester | Rhino R2 70085
  3. The Burns Sisters: “Dance Upon This Earth”; The Burns Sisters; In This World; Philo PH 1198 CD
  4. (Paul Cooper, arr. Jonathan Edwards): “This Island Earth”; Jonathan Edwards; One Day Closer (1994); Rising Records 10101
  5. Dennis Warner: Mother Earth (Kaz); Dennis Warner; Live! Vol. 1; Rockhouse Productions RHP-5045-06
  6. Grainne Hunt: Between the Pines; Grainne Hunt; This Secret; none
  7. Andrea Zonn: from Pearl River to Gold Mountain; Andrea Zonn; Hangtown Dancehall; Red Beet Records RBR CD017
  8. Tom Paxton: There Goes The Mountain; Tom Paxton w/Steve Goodman; New Songs from the Briarpatch; New Songs from the Briarpatch | Vanguard VSD 79395
  9. John McCutcheon: “One Hundred Years”; John McCutcheon; Cabin Fever; Cabin Fever | Appalsongs B08C24B3Q6
  10. Si Kahn: Pebble Mine; Si Kahn; Bristol Bay; Strictly Country Records 7 42451 85732 0
  11. Phoebe Rees: High on a Mountain with Olla Belle Reed (Kahn); Phoebe Rees; In the Light: Si Kahn’s Songs of Courage and Resistance; Strictly Country Records SCR-91
  12. Katie Oates: By the Side of the Road (Si Kahn); Katie Oates; We Go On: Si Kahn’s Songs of Hope…; Hollow Reed Arts 1 95269 05465 6
  13. Joe Jencks: Who Will Speak for Me (Kahn); Joe Jencks; The Forgotten – Recovered Treasures from the Pen of Si Kahn; Turtle Bear Records 020118-01
  14. Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers: What Will I Leave?; Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers; Aragon Mill (The Bluegrass Sessions); Strictly Country Records SCR-72
  15. Susan Werner: The Wind (Stevens-Yusuf/Bach); Susan Werner; Classics; Sleeve Dog Records SW-014
  16. Willi Carlisle: The Grand Design; Willi Carlisle; Peculiar, Missouri; Free Dirt Dirt-CD-0105
  17. Mark Graham & Orville Johnson: Their Brains Were Small and They Died; Mark Graham & Orville Johnson; Kings of Mongrel Folk; none
  18. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special Solo (Short)” Instrumental; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 006
  19. John Gorka: “Branching Out”; John Gorka; I Know; Red House RHR 47189
  20. (Jon Gailmor): “Out on a Limb”; Jon Gailmor; Childish Eyes; Softwood SWD 1995-CD
  21. Jenny Bienemann: Out on a Limb; Jenny Bienemann; Every Soul Grows to the Light; 7 00261 45266 1
  22. Joe Gorka: Wallflowers; Joe Gorka; single – exclusive; none
  23. Sierra Ferrell: I’ll Come Off the Mountain; Sierra Ferrell; Trail of Flowers; Rounder 8 88072 56632 3
  24. Mike Agranoff: Now is the Cool of the Day (Ritchie); Mike Agranoff; Straight Lines; BFD Records BFD105C
  25. Oen Kennedy: Yellow Bird; Oen Kennedy; Aluminum Green; UPC 794465549920
  26. Mad Agnes: The Beauty of This World; Mad Agnes; Likely Story; Dig Dag MAD006
  27. Brian McGrath: Dangerous Times; Brian McGrath; Tea Leaves; Brian McGrath
  28. Tim Grimm: Broken Truth; Tim Grimm; single; Vault Records 4.5.24
  29. Patti LuPone: Buenos Aires (Lloyd Weber/Rice); Patti LuPone, Mark Syers; Evita (Original Broadway Cast); MCA Records MCA1170
  30. Patti LuPone: Love Makes the World Go Round/My Best to You Medley (Merrill and Willadsen/Jones); Patti LuPone; Matters of the Heart; LayZLay Records VSD 6058
  31. Mike Nichols & Elaine May: A little more gauze…; Mike Nichols & Elaine May; Nichols & May Examine Doctors; Mercury 314 558 457-2
  32. Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Bach to Bach; Mike Nichols and Elaine May; In Retrospect; Mercury 314 532 373-2
  33. Bill Giardini: “The Midnight Special – Accordion” (Traditional); Bill Giardini; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection | Midnight Special Collection BillGiardini/MS011
  34. Lou & Peter Berryman: Here’s to Mother Nature; Lou & Peter Berryman; Cow Imagination; Cornbelt CR700
  35. (Michael Smith): “Last Days of Pompeii”; Michael Smith; Love Stories; Flying Fish FFCD 70404
  36. Ben Pavlik: All Good Fun; Ben Pavlik; Outstanding in His Field; 5.9.19
  37. Muriel Anderson, feat. Tommy Emmanuel: Tides; Muriel Anderson, feat. Tommy Emmanuel; Sailing Dreams; 2023
  38. Mike Auldridge: Wave (Jobim); Mike Auldridge; Great Dobro Sessions (various artists); Sugar Hill Records SH-CD-2206
  39. James Kahn: “Risin’ of the Sea”; James Kahn; Risin’ of the Sea; James Kahn 1 95269 15086 0
  40. Magpie: “Living Planet” (Jay Mankita); Magpie; Living Planet; Living Planet | Collector 1948CD
  41. Kim Person: In the Land of the Buffalo; Kim Person w/Jim Hoke (native flute); single; Cimmaron/Rainbird single
  42. Tracy Nelson w/Guy Clark: Salt of the Earth (Nelson, Clark, Vestal); Tracy Nelson w/Guy Clark; You’ll Never Be A Stranger at My Door; Memphis International/MerLess Records DOT O219
  43. Sarah De Valliere: Goddess Of The River; Sarah De Valliere; single;
  44. Steve Goodman: “Grand Canyon Song”; Steve Goodman; Live at the Earl of Old Town (August 1978); Live at the Earl of Old Town/Red Pajamas RPJ-017
  45. Jerry David DeCicca ft. Bill Callahan (Cockburn): 40 Years in the Wilderness; Jerry David DeCicca ft. Bill Callahan (Cockburn); Imaginational Anthem: Songs of Bruce Cockburn (various); Tompkins Square TSQ 4067
  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