The Midnight Special, May 4, 2024

By Marilyn Rea Beyer |

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  1. Traditional: “Midnight Special THEME”; Leadbelly; Midnight Special; RCA Victor LPV-505
  2. Fairport Convention: The Game Pieces; Fairport Convention; The Wood and the Wire; Woodworm Records 7 4297 2
  3. Bailey Jester: “The Music Box”; Bailey Jester (Jordan & Hines); Travelin’ Show; Johnny Cut BAI 002
  4. Kate MacLeod: The Woman You Will Never Know; Kate MacLeod; single; Kate MacLeod 5.5.24
  5. Erin Ash Sullivan: One Time I Stole a Book; Erin Ash Sullivan; Signposts and Marks; 6.10.2024
  6. Richard Thompson: Words Unspoken, Sight Unseen; Richard Thompson; Old Kit Bag; spinART Records spART 126
  7. Sloan Wainwright: Unseen Guide; Sloan Wainwright; Sloan Wainwright; Waterbug WBG 23 CD
  8. Jack Williams: The Unseen Hand; Jack Williams; Laughing in the Face of the Blues; Wind River WR4033DC
  9. Poor Angus: Something I Can’t See; Poor Angus; Gathering; Borealis BCD227
  10. Willi Carlisle: Tulsa’s Last Magician; Willi Carlisle; Peculiar, Missouri; Free Dirt Records DIRT-CD-0105
  11. Lilli Lewis: Ciel Éternel; Lilli Lewis; All Is Forgiven; Righteous Babe
  12. Willie Nelson: Energy Follows Thought (Nelson/Cannon); Willie Nelson; A Beautiful Time; Columbia/Legacy 19439953562
  13. Meg Davis: “The Elf Glade”; Meg Davis; Captain Jack & the Mermaid; Leelenau Heritage Arts MEG02
  14. The Heart Collectors: Energy; The Heart Collectors; The Space Between; Spins the Gold Records SGR023Arr007
  15. Chicago Shakespeare Theater Orig. Cast: We Are Out There; Chicago Shakespeare Theater Orig. Cast; It Came From Outer Space; Exclusive
  16. Jonas Friddle: “The Midnight Special – fretless banjo”; Jonas Friddle; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection JFriddle | MS008
  17. Lucy Kaplansky: Red Thread; Lucy Kaplansky; Red Thread; Red House Records RHR CD 166
  18. Eva Cassidy: Oh, Had I A Golden Thread (Seeger); Eva Cassidy; Songbird; Blix Street G2 10045
  19. Larry Long and Pete Seeger: “Well May the World Go” (Pete Seeger); Larry Long and Pete Seeger; Well May the World Go; Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40114
  20. Pete Seeger: “Sailing Down My Golden River”; Pete Seeger; Bread & Roses Festival, Vol. 1; Bread & Roses Festival | Fantasy Records FCD 79009-2
  21. Tom & Chris Kastle: The Black Dog of Lake Erie; Tom & Chris Kastle; Earthways / Waterways; Sextent Music SX39910 CD
  22. Vance Gilbert: King of Rome (Sudbury); Vance Gilbert; Edgewise; Philo CD PH 1156
  23. Ruth Moody: Already Free; Ruth Moody; Wanderer; Blue Moose Records rls 5.17.2024
  24. Lisa Medina: Flower in the Jungle; Lisa Medina; Wishes; 5.31.24
  25. John McEuen: The Mountain Whippoorwill (Benet/McEuen); John McEuen; The Newsman: A Man of Record; Compass 748182
  26. Les Barker: Mono; Les Barker; Arovertherapy; Arovertherapy | Mrs. Ackroyd Records DOG 015
  27. Jim Photoglo: Sparks in the Radio; Jim Photoglo; Sparks in the Radio; Grifftone GR001
  28. Katie Oates: Tango; Katie Oates; Edge of a Hurricane; 1 95269 28921 8
  29. Owen Walsh: The Midnight Special (Trad.); Owen Walsh; The Midnight Special “exclusive”; single 1.31.2024
  30. Weird Al Yankovic: Yoda (Davies/Yankovic); Weird Al Yankovic; Dr. Demento’s 30th Anniversary Collection; Rhino R2 79787
  31. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Friends of Darth Vader; David Mitchell & Robert Webb; That Mitchell & Webb Sound Series One, disc 3; BBC Audio 4056 76809
  32. Stella Prince: At Seventy; Stella Prince; Dear Future Me; Stella Prince Music 7 32068 32468 1
  33. Eric Kilburn: The Time Thief; Eric Kilburn; single; Wellspring single 2024
  34. Peggy Seeger: The Invisible Woman; Peggy Seeger; First Farewell; Red Grape RGPSCD4
  35. Darrell Scott: “Invisible Man”; Darrell Scott; Invisible Man; Invisible Man/Full Light FLR-0601
  36. Megon McDonough: “Spirits in the Material World”; Megon McDonough; Spirits in the Material World; Spirits in the Material World McDonough/001
  37. Tom Prasada-Rao: I Am a Man; Tom Prasada-Rao; single; single 2024
  38. Mark Dvorak: Trying to Get the Balance Right (Duhan) w/intro.; Mark Dvorak; Live & Alone; Ten Fingers TF2101
  39. Dana Cooper: Song for Myself; Dana Cooper; The Ghost of Tumcumcari; Dana Cooper 1 95269 29155 6 DC2024
  40. Sons of the Never Wrong: “From Where the Strings Descend” (Roper); Sons of the Never Wrong; Undertaker’s Songbook; Songs 3 Records SR3
  41. Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “Strange Things Happening Every Day”; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Sister Rosetta Tharpe – The Gospel Of The Blues; Sister Rosetta Tharpe – The Gospel Of The Blues | MCA Records / Decca B0000533-02
  42. Nick Carter: We Saw It Coming; Nick Carter; Carved in the Bark; pre-release single
  43. Laura Love: “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; She Loved Red; Laura Love 88295 68276
  44. Andrew Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andrew Beyer; Midnight Special Collection; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004