The Midnight Special, November 7, 2020

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  1. Herdman, Hills & Mangsen: “More Wood”; Herdman, Hills & Mangsen; Voices of Winter/Gadfly Gadfly 235
  2. Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt: “Keep the Flame Alive”; Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt; A More Perfect Union/Appleseed APR CD 1130
  3. Simone (Lisa Simone): “Keeper of the Flame”; Simone; Simone on Simone/Koch KOC-CD-4494
  4. Gordon Lightfoot: “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”; Gordon Lightfoot; Gordon Lightfoot Songbook/Rhino R2 75802 3 of 4
  5. Michael Smith: “Dead Egyptian Blues”; Michael Smith; Love Stories/Flying Fish FFCD 70404
  6. Steve Martin: King Tut; Steve Martin; Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection/Rhino R2 70743 2 of 2
  7. The Ink Spots: “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano”; The Ink Spots; Anthology/MCA MCAD2-11728
  8. Chic Gamine: “Golondrina”; Chic Gamine; Chic Gamine/self CG0428
  9. Peter Rowan and Tony Rice: “Midnight Moonlight”; Peter Rowan and Tony Rice; Quartet/Rounder 11661-0579-2
  10. Courtland & Jeffries: “Oh, It’s a Lovely War”; Courtland & Jeffries; Oh What A Lovely War/Original Singers (1914-18)
  11. Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt: “1971”; Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt; Western Wall/The Tuscon Sessions/Asylum 62408-2
  12. Robin & Linda Williams: “Keep the Home Fires Burning”; Robin & Linda Williams; Visions of Love/Sugar Hill SUG-CD-1068
  13. Tom Russell: “Veteran’s Day”; Tom Russell; Long Way Round/Hightone HCD 8081
  14. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection Maddox 2020
  15. Joni Mitchell: “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio”; Joni Mitchell; The Studio Albums 1968-1979, Disc 5/Rhino UPC: 081227971786
  16. Joni Mitchell: “Conversation”; Joni Mitchell; The Studio Albums 1968-1979, Disc 3/Rhino UPC: 081227971786
  17. Jody Denberg w/Joni Mitchell: “A Conversation about Woodstock”; Jody Denberg w/Joni Mitchell; A Conversation with Joni Mitchell/Reprise PRO CD 9564
  18. Joni Mitchell: “Woodstock”; Joni Mitchell; Hits/Reprise 9 46326-2
  19. Gordon Lightfoot: “Canadian Railroad Trilogy”; Gordon Lightfoot; The Way I Feel/Bear Family Records BCD 15576 AH
  20. New Lost City Ramblers: “Franklin Roosevelt’s Back Again”; New Lost City Ramblers; Songs from the Depression/Folkways FH 5264
  21. Willie Eason: “Why I Like Roosevelt”; Willie Eason; Blues With a Message/Arhoolie CD 510
  22. Eric Taylor: “Tractor Song”; Eric Taylor; Eric Taylor/Watermelon CD 1040
  23. Phil Ochs: “Here’s to the State of Richard Nixon”; Phil Ochs; WFMT 45/A&M 1509-S 1974
  24. Ilene Weiss: “Make You Disappear”; Ilene Weiss; Obliviously/Gadfly Gadfly 216 CD
  25. Darrell Scott: “Invisible Man”; Darrell Scott; Invisible Man/Full Light FLR-0601
  26. David Broza: “I’ll Never Ride a Horse Again”; David Broza; en Casa Limon/Broza Records 538610512
  27. Kate MacLeod: “Butch Cassidy Was Here”; Kate MacLeod; At Ken Sanders Rare Books/Waterbug WBG 115
  28. Rupert Wates: “Sundance and Etta”; Rupert Wates; Colorado 12-07-19 1 of 2
  29. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  30. Si Kahn: “Abe Lincoln Walks Tonight”; Si Kahn; Courage/Strictly Country Records /scr-69
  31. Lord Buckley: “Gettysburg Address”; Richard Myrle “Lord” Buckley; His Royal Hipness, Lord Buckley/Discovery 71001
  32. John Gorka: “Oh Abraham”; John Gorka; Company You Keep/Red House Records RHR CD
  33. Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche: “Talkin Like You (Two Tall Mountains)”; Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche; I Can Still Hear You/Story Sound Records 161-037
  34. Kelly Campos: “For What It’s Worth”; Kelly Campos w/South Suburban Music; Kelly Campos www.kellycampos.com
  35. Tracy Chapman: “Say Hallelujah”; Tracy Chapman; Let It Rain/Elektra 62803-2
  36. Peter Mulvey: I Want a Voice; Peter Mulvey; This is Boston…Not Austin, Vol. 2/Eastern Front EFR 503
  37. Sweet Honey in the Rock: “Crying for Freedom in South Africa”; Sweet Honey in the Rock; Selections 1976-1988/Flying Fish FFCD 667/668
  38. Bill Shipper: “Why Does Dark Matter?”; Bill Shipper; Dirty Data/Shipper 84502 37830
  39. Sandy Cash: “More Than Meets the Eye”; Sandy Cash; More Than Meets the Eye EP/bandcamp sandycash.com
  40. Chris Rosser: “The Great Mystery”; Chris Rosser; Holy Fool/Independent Songwriters Group ISG CD 2020
  41. The Burns Sisters: “Surrender”; The Burns Sisters; Songs of the Heart/Burns Sisters 001
  42. Lara Herscovitch: “Shine Sister Shine”; Lara Herscovitch; Highway Philosophers laraherscovitch.com
  43. Ruthie Foster: “Light Up the World”; Ruthie Foster; Crossover/M.O.D. RF9912
  44. (Laura Love): “I Still Believe (Unplugged)”; Laura Love; Laura Love 88295 68276
  45. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special – Melodica”; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004

The Midnight Special, October 31, 2020

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  1. Peter Mayer: “The Dark”; Peter Mayer; Million Year Mind/Blue Boat BB1204
  2. Maria Muldaur: “The Ghost of the St. Louis Blues”; Maria Muldaur; & Her Garden of Joy/Stony Plain SPCD 1332
  3. Pete & Marua Kennedy: “Nuah”; The Strangelings; Season of the Witch/Strangelings 001
  4. Janis Ian: “Welcome to Acousticville”; Janis Ian; Windham Hill Welcome to Acousticville / 01934-11274-2
  5. Robin & Linda Williams: “Walking Like a Man”; Robin & Linda Williams; devil of a dream/Sugar Hill SH CD 1059
  6. Harry Manx, et al.: “Long Black Veil”; MHarry Manx w/Emily Braden, Sara Marreiros, Tony Backhouse; Johnny’s Blues/Northern Blues NBM 0017
  7. Kevin Kling: “Church” (excerpt); Kevin Kling; Home and Away East Side Digital/81582
  8. Amythyst Kiah w/Allison Russell: “Blood and Bones”; Amythyst Kiah w/Allison Russell; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  9. PigPen Theatre Co.: “We Stand Alone”; PigPen Theatre; Bremen/PigPen Theatre 8 84501 71873
  10. Katy Hobgood Ray & Dave Ray: “Oh Devil”; Katy Hobgood Ray & Dave Ray; I Dream of Water/Out of the Past OOTO 012
  11. Kirk Mann: “The Hammer”; Kirk Mann; Say Their Names Hudson Harding/MANN2020
  12. Joe Crookston: “Darkling and the Bluebird (Fear & Transcend)”; Joe Crookston; Darkling & The BlueBird Jubilee/milagrito rae62011
  13. Alisa Amador: “Nudo de Raices (Root Knots)”; Alisa Amador; U.S.P.S. – United Songwriters for the People’s Sovereignty Bandcamp
  14. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection Maddox 2020
  15. John Fogerty: “Wicked Old Witch”; John Fogerty; Deja vu All Over Again/Geffen B0003257-02
  16. Wicked The Musical: Stephen Schwartz: “March of the Witch Hunters”; Wicked: Original Broadway Cast; Wicked/Decca 800001682 02
  17. Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: “Tam Lin”; Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer; Child Ballads/Wilderland Wilder 002
  18. Space Ghost: “Zorak’s Horrorscopes – Scorpio”; C. Martin Croker as Zorak; Space Ghost’s Surf & Turf/Rhino R2 75487
  19. Heidi Muller & Bob Webb: “Ghost Stories”; Heidi Muller & Bob Webb; Seeing Things Muller/53701 20052
  20. Robbie Ellis: “Pumpkins”; Robbie Ellis; Pumpkins/RobbieEllis.net RE 001
  21. Hope Foye & The Weavers: “Skip To The Polls”; Hope Foye & The Weavers; Songs for Political Action – Disc 9 Campaign Songs 1944 – 1949 Bear Family Records BCD 15720-9 JL
  22. Alastair Moock: “Make it Great”; Alastair Moock; Alastair Moock/MoockMusic 7 00261 45458 0
  23. Charles Coe (Langston Hughes): “Mother to Son”; Poet Charles Coe; Can You Read This Boston/Big Girl Records BGR 001
  24. Pat Humphries: “Never Turning Back”; Pat Humphries; Same Rain/Moving Forward Music MFM 360
  25. Small Potatoes: “Vampire”; Small Potatoes; Raw SPUD 2003
  26. Rev. Gary Davis: “Bad Company”; Rev. Gary Davis; Pure Religion & Bad Company/Smithsonian SFW40035/FL 125
  27. Mark Graham & Orville Johnson: “Neighbor of the Beast”; Mark Graham & Orville Johnson; Kings of Mongrel Folk mongrelfolk.com
  28. Robin Bienemann: “Vampires are not Zombies”; Robin Bienemann; Songs About Lessons Learnt 7 00261 43737 8
  29. Heather Styka: “Tightrope Walker”; Heather Styka; Lifeboats for Atlantis/Kite Stripe KSR02
  30. 4 Hits & A Miss: “Ghost Voters in the Sky”; 4 Hits & A Miss; Midnight Special Concert Archives WFMT
  31. Johnny Cash: “Ghost Riders in the Sky”; Johnny Cash; Silver/Columbia Legacy CK 86791
  32. Taproot: “Away Ye Merry Lasses”; Taproot; Grand Design TR002
  33. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special – organ”; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004
  34. Simon & Garfunkel: “America”; Simon & Garfunkel; Simon & Garfunkel Collection/Sony CBS Sony 35DP 13
  35. Dick Gaughan: “Song of Choice”; Dick Gaughan; Different Kind of Love Song/Appleseed 1018
  36. Mahalia Jackson: “I Will Move On Up a Little Higher”; Mahalia Jackson; Apollo Sessions Vol I/Pair PCD-2-1332
  37. Mary McCaslin: “Ghost Train”; Mary McCaslin; Broken Promises/Philo CD PH 1160
  38. Bill Morrissey: “You’ll Never Get to Heaven”; Bill Morrissey; You’ll Never Get to Heaven/Philo CD PH 1194
  39. Mary Gauthier: “Wheel Inside the Wheel”; Mary Gauthier; Mercy Now Lost Highway B0003570-02
  40. Freyda Epstein: “Potter’s Wheel”; Freyda & Accoustic AttaTude; Midnight at Cabell Hall/Red House Records RHR CD 55
  41. Mark Erelli: “Hollow Man”; Mark Erelli (Various); Can You Read This Boston/Big Girl Records BGR 001
  42. Mike Craver: “Alas I’m a Poor Little Woodpecker”; Mike Craver; Mould’s Undertaking/Sapsucker 2330
  43. Loreena McKennitt: “Night Ride Across the Caucasus”; Loreena McKennitt; Live in Paris & Toronto/Quinlan Road VE 15045
  44. Natalie Merchant: “Motherland”; Natalie Merchant; Motherland/Elektra 62721-2
  45. Wood & Wire: “Pigs”; Wood & Wire; No Matter Where It Goes From Here Blue Corn Music/BCM2003
  46. Della Mae: “Change”; Della Mae feat. The McCrary Sisters; Headlight/Rounder 1166100770
  47. (Traditional): “Step-By-Step”; Sweet Honey in the Rock; Flying Fish FF366
  48. Patti LuPone: “Cock-Eyed Optimist”; Patti LuPone; Matters of the Heart/LayZLay Records VSD 6058
  49. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004

The Midnight Special, October 24, 2020

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  1. Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings: “Are You Listening?”; Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings; Live at the Cafe Carpe/Righteous Babe RBR100-D
  2. Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche: “I Can Still Hear You”; Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche; I Can Still Hear You/Story Sound Records 161 – 037
  3. Jonathan Byrd: Fiddle and Bow (Whole World Round); Jonathan Byrd; Waitress/self Byrd 001
  4. The Dillards with Herb Pedersen: “Common Man” (Move On); The Dillards with Herb Pedersen; Old Road New Again/Pinecastle PCR 1246
  5. Arlo Guthrie, et al: “Oklahoma Hills”; Arlo Guthrie, et al.; Hard Travelin’ (film soundtrack) Arloco Records ‎– ARL-284
  6. Arlo Guthrie, et al: “Hobo’s Lullaby”; Arlo Guthrie, et al.; Hard Travelin’ (film soundtrack) Arloco Records ‎– ARL-284
  7. Arlo Guthrie: “City of New Orleans”; Arlo Guthrie; Live in Sidney (Disc 2) Rising Son Records 1125-2 2 of 2
  8. Shemekia Copeland: “She Don’t Wear Pink”; Shemekia Copeland; Uncivil War/Alligator 5001
  9. Catie Curtis: “Radical”; Catie Curtis; Truth from Lies/Hear Music HEAR9402
  10. Martyn Joseph: “I’m Gonna Say it Now”; Martyn Joseph; Pipe Records PRC DO29
  11. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: “Elvis Presley Blues”; Gillian Welch & David Rawlings; Time (The Revelator)/Acony ACNY 0103
  12. Richard Thompson: “Galway to Graceland” (Live); Richard Thompson; Walking on a Wire 1968-2009 (Disc 3)/Shout Factory 826663-11088 3 of 4
  13. Tom Lehrer: “The Folk Song Army”; Tom Lehrer; The Remains of Tom Lehrer, Disc 3 Rhino R2 79831 1
  14. Loudon Wainwright III w/Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks: “I’d Rather Lead A Band”; Loudon Wainwright III; I’d Rather Lead A Band Search Party/66691CD
  15. Anne Hills: “Two of a Kind”; Anne Hills; Don’t Panic/Flying Fish FFCD 70608
  16. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Anothy Ramos, Okiereite Onaodowan: “The Story of Tonight”; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Anothy Ramos, Okiereite Onaodowan; Hamilton: Original B’way Cast/Atlantic 551093-2
  17. Don McLean: “The Statue”; Don McLean, vocals; Greatest Hits Live at the Dominion Theatre/Gold Castle D2 71332 Cd
  18. Don McLean: “Babylon”; Don McLean, vocals; American Pie/Capitol 72435-84279-2-9
  19. Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet: “Living in Babylon”; Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet; Spinning World/Green Linnet GLCD 2111
  20. Tom Kastle: “Effigies”; Tom Kastle; Effigies – single www.tomkastle.com
  21. Kate Wolf: “Statues Made of Clay”; Kate Wolf; Wind Blows Wild/Rhino R2 71486
  22. Dave Alvin: “These Times We’re Living In”; Dave Alvin; Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf/Red House RHR CD 114
  23. Samoa Wilson w/the Jim Kweskin Band: “He Ain’t Got Rhythm”; Samoa Wilson w/the Jim Kweskin Band; I Just Want to be Horizontal/Kingswood 1 92914 00068 6
  24. David Broza feat. Delfina Cheb: “Tom’s Song”; David Broza feat. Delfina Cheb; en Casa Limon/Broza Records 538610512
  25. Tom Lehrer: “I Got It From Agnes”; Tom Lehrer; The Remains of Tom Lehrer, Disc 1 Rhino R2 79831 1
  26. Tom Prasada-Rao: “10,000 Sorrows”; Tom Prasada-Rao; Tom Prasada-Rao 10,000 Sorrows/Youtube 3.15.2020
  27. Dennis Warner: “Golden Rule”; Dennis Warner; Pilot Me Main Trail Productions/MTP0814-11
  28. Leela & Ellie Grace: “Song That Bird Sings”; Leela & Ellie Grace; Leela & Ellie Grace/Grace Family Music 001
  29. Anais Mitchell: “Hey Little Songbird”; Patrick Page & Nabiyah Be: Hadestown Off-Broadway Cast; Warner 0190295768072
  30. Chris Trapper: “Make It Through”; Chris Trapper; Cold Water Waltz/Starlit www.christrapper.com
  31. Adrienne Jones: “Guardians”; Adrienne Jones; Voice in the Mirror Self/Adrienne Jones 001
  32. Jerry Jeff Walker: “Mr. Bojangles”; Jerry Jeff Walker; Gypsy Songman/Tried and True CD 6161
  33. Rachelle Garniez: “Rhinestone Cowboy”; Rachelle Garniez; Gone to Glory Storysound/1616-033
  34. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry: “Guitar Highway”; Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry; Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing/Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40011
  35. Laura Love: “Bad Feeling”; Laura Love; Octoroon/Mercury 314-534-649-2
  36. Ani DiFranco’s Prison Music Project: “Just Another Link in the Chain”; Zoe Boekbinder, Ani DiFranco; Righteous Babe Long Time Gone /RBR094-D
  37. Barnstar!: “Troubadour Blues”; Barnstar!; C’mon! .wearebarnstar.com
  38. Red Molly: “Sing to Me”; Red Molly; The Red Album/Red Molly 88295 06511
  39. Judy Garland: “Singing in the Rain”; Judy Garland; Collector’s Gems from The MGM Films/Rhino R2 72543
  40. Rick Briskin: “Simple Pleasures”; Rick Briskin; Back to You Rick Briskin
  41. Susan Werner: “Wine Bottles”; Susan Werner; Long Live susanwerner.com/1 95269 03327 9
  42. Allison Russell & Leyla McCalla: “I Knew I Could Fly”; Allison Russell & Leyla McCalla; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  43. Livingston Taylor: “Songs That Should Never Be Played on the Banjo”; Livingston Taylor; Snapshot Live at the Iron Horse Whistling Dog/WDM Taylor
  44. Tom Lehrer: “Clementine”; Tom Lehrer; The Remains of Tom Lehrer, Disc 1 Rhino R2 79831 1
  45. Thos Darn Accordions!: “We’re An Accordion Band”; Those Darn Accordions!; Squeeze This!/Flying Fish FF CD70627
  46. Full cast: “Better World / Lonesome Valley” medley; Lisa Asher, Berwick Haynes, Sam Misner, Matt Mueller, and Megan Smith; Woody Guthrie’s American Song Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse and American Song Productions

The Midnight Special, October 17, 2020

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  1. (Tim Grimm): “Thirteen Years”; Tim Grimm; Vault Records VR013
  2. Hobart Smith w/Stephen Wade: “On Music/Cumberland Gap”; Stephen Wade et al.; A Storyteller’s Story/Patuxent CD-333
  3. Rhiannon Giddens: “Music and Joy”; Rhiannon Giddens; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  4. Shemekia Copeland: “Uncivil War”; Shemekia Copeland; Uncivil War/Alligator 5001
  5. Ruthie Foster: “Up Above My Head (I Hear Music in the Air)”; Ruthie Foster; Runaway Soul / Blue Corn BCM0202
  6. Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Aoife O’Donovan: “Every Note A Pearl”; Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Aoife O’Donovan; Not Our First Goat Rodeo/Sony Classical 19439738551
  7. Hugh Blumenfeld: “Mozart’s Money”; Hugh Blumenfeld; Mozart’s Money/Prime CD PCD 021
  8. Phil Ochs: “The Bells”; Phil Ochs; All The News That’s Fit to Sing/Hannibal HNCD 4427
  9. Martyn Joseph: “Days of Decision”; Martyn Joseph; Pipe Records PRC DO29
  10. Corky Siegel: “Midnight Radio”; Corky Siegel; Stuff Stuff / SR81-111
  11. Shemekia Copeland: “Under My Thumb”; Shemekia Copeland; Uncivil War/Alligator 5001
  12. The Capitol Steps: “Rolling Kidney Stones”; The Capitol Steps; Whole Newt World/Capsteps CSCD 1015
  13. Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Aoife O’Donovan: “The Trappings”; Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Aoife O’Donovan; Not Our First Goat Rodeo/Sony Classical 19439738551
  14. Tim Grimm: “These Rolling Hills”; Tim Grimm; Vault Records VR013
  15. Allison Russell: “You’re Not Alone”; Rhiannon Giddens & Allison Russell; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  16. Paul Simon: “American Tune”; Paul Simon; There Goes Rhymin’ Simon Warner/R2 78900
  17. Benjamin Luxon & Bill Crofut: “Waly Waly” (Water is Wide); Benjamin Luxon & Bill Crofut; Two Gentlemen Folk/Telarc CD-84401
  18. Tom Prasada-Rao: “Is There Anybody Here?”; Tom Prasada-Rao; Out of the Blue/Ahimsa BFD 1005
  19. Martyn Joseph: “There But For Fortune”; Martyn Joseph; Pipe Records PRC DO29
  20. Odetta w/The Holmes Brothers: “Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread”; Odetta w/The Holmes Brothers; Shout, Sister, Shout/M.C. Records MC-0500
  21. Lara Herscovitch: “Shine Sister Shine”; Lara Herscovitch; Highway Philosophers laraherscovitch.com
  22. Jack Van Geem & Nancy Zeltsman: “Simple Gifts”; Jack Van Geem & Nancy Zeltsman; Bridge American Gifts / Bridge 9534
  23. Kenita R. Miller (Mama), Phillip Boykin (Tonton) & company: “We Dance”; New Broadway Cast; Once on This Island/Broadway Records BR-CD09318
  24. Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Aoife O’Donovan: “We Were Animals”; Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Aoife O’Donovan; Not Our First Goat Rodeo/Sony Classical 19439738551
  25. Tim Grimm: “Over Hill and Dale”; Tim Grimm; Vault Records VR013
  26. Raye Zaragoza: “They Say”; Raye Zaragoza; Woman in Color/Rebel River Records www.RayeZaragoza.com
  27. Steve Goodman: “Mama Don’t Allow It”; Steve Goodman; Jessie’s Jig & Other Favorites/Red Pajamas RPJ-010CD
  28. Shemekia Copeland: “Give God the Blues”; Shemekia Copeland; Uncivil War/Alligator 5001
  29. Martyn Joseph: “I’m Gonna Say it Now”; Martyn Joseph; Pipe Records PRC DO29
  30. Leela & Ellie Grace: “Song That Bird Sings”; Leela & Ellie Grace; Leela & Ellie Grace/Grace Family Music 001
  31. Loudon Wainwright III w/Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks: “I’d Rather Lead A Band”; Loudon Wainwright III; I’d Rather Lead A Band Search Party/66691CD
  32. Anne Hills: “Two of a Kind”; Anne Hills; Don’t Panic/Flying Fish FFCD 70608
  33. Vienna Teng: “Radio”; Vienna Teng; Inland Territory Zoe 01143-1125-2

The Midnight Special, October 10, 2020

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  1. Keb’ Mo’: “Every Morning”; Keb’ Mo’; Keb’ Mo’/Epic EK 57863 CD
  2. Stan Freberg: “John & Marsha”; Stan Freberg; Tip of the Freberg – Disc 1/Rhino R2 75645
  3. Amy Fradon: “She Loved Moses”; Amy Fradon w/Rick Danko; Passion Angel Leo/100 CD
  4. Dev Singh: “Moses”; Dev Singh; Balboa Rampur Records/SR-110CD
  5. Dick Gaughan: “Turn, Turn, Turn”; Dick Gaughan; Redwood Cathedral/Appleseed 1027
  6. Cliff Eberhardt: “She Loved He”; Cliff Eberhardt; Mona Lisa Cafe/Shanachie 8017
  7. Lara Herscovitch: “Castle Walls”; Lara Herscovitch; Highway Philosophers laraherscovitch.com
  8. Debra Cowan: “Polly on the Shore”; Debra Cowan; Greening the Dark Muzzy House Music/819
  9. Odetta: “Katy Cruel”; Odetta; Odetta Sings of Many Things RCA Victor/LSP-2923
  10. Haroula Rose, Peter Bradley Adams, Zac Rae: “Rachel’s Song”; Haroula Rose, Peter Bradley Adams, Zac Rae; Once Upon a River River Run Films/53789 CD
  11. Bruce Cockburn: “Pacing the Cage”; Bruce Cockburn; Charity of Night/Rykodisc RCD 10366
  12. Grace Griffith: “Wondering Where the Lions Are”; Grace Griffith; Minstrel Song/G2 G2 CD 10068
  13. Rachel Garlin: “Democracy Demands”; Rachel Garlin; Charterhouse pre-release download
  14. Richard Schindell: “Darkness, Darkness”; Richard Shindell; Reunion Hill/Shanachie 8027
  15. The Lone Bellow: “Dust Settles”; The Lone Bellow; Half Moon Light/Dualtone 803020198920
  16. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  17. Ruston Kelly: “Pressure”; Ruston Kelly; Shape & Destroy Rounder/1166100919
  18. (Laura Cortese): “From The Ashes”; Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards; Compass 7 4752 2
  19. Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson: “Sweetheart on the Barricade”; Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson; Industry/Hannibal HNCD 1414
  20. Red Molly: “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”; Red Molly; The Red Album/Red Molly 88295 06511
  21. The Folkaltones: “One Door Opens”; The Folkaltones (Miriam Rosenblum, Hal Aqua, Carla Sciaky); Propinquity Tuning Up / Propinquity
  22. Jason Isbell: “Only Children”; Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit; Reunions Thirty Tigers/SER99932
  23. Dennis Warner: “Carefully Taught”; Dennis Warner; Pilot Me Main Trail Productions/MTP0814-11
  24. Pete Seeger: “Tomorrow is a Highway”; Pete Seeger; If I had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle/Folkways SF CD 40096
  25. Guy Carawan: “Little Black Flies”; Guy Carawan; Songs with Guy Carawan/Folkways F-3544
  26. Taj Mahal w/Ramata Diakate & Toumani Diabate: “Queen Bee”; Taj Mahal with Toumani Diabate; Kulanjan/Hannibal HNCD 1444
  27. The Arrogant Worms: “Heimlich Maneuver”; The Arrogant Worms; Dirt!/Arrogant Worms AW-999
  28. Mary Chapin-Carpenter: “Everybody’s Got Something; Mary -Chapin Carpenter; Lambent Light Records The Dirt and The Stars / LLR003
  29. Scott Cook: “Just Enough Empties”; Scott Cook; Canada Council for the Arts Tangle of Souls / 76868 22515
  30. Susan Werner: “To Be There”; Susan Werner; Long Live susanwerner.com/1 95269 03327 9
  31. Colby Maddox: “The Midnight Special – fiddle”; Colby Maddox; Midnight Special Collection Maddox 2020
  32. The Smothers Brothers: “The Saga of John Henry”; The Smothers Brothers; The Best of The Smothers Brothers/Vanguard 79595-2
  33. Carol Elizabeth Jones w/James Leva & Laurel Bliss: “Nine Pound Hammer”; Carol Elizabeth Jones w/James Leva & Laurel Bliss; Cataloochee/5-String Productions 5SP0801
  34. Windborne: “Gimme Just Little More Time”; Windborne; Recollections Revolutions Wand’ring Feet Publishing/WFR101
  35. (Melanie DeMore): “Intro to One Foot/Lead With Love”; Melanie DeMore w/Alastair Moock; Moockshake Music 00261 48083
  36. Alastair Moock w/ Crys Matthews: “One Foot/Lead With Love”; Alastair Moock w/Crys Matthews; Be A Pain/Moockshake Music 00261 48083
  37. Christine Lavin: “First Dance/Last Dance” (song for David Ippolito); Christine Lavin; On My Way to Hooterville christinelavin.com/1 95269 03230 2
  38. Tim Grimm: “Gone”; Tim Grimm; Gone The Single Vault Records/VR016
  39. Renee Elise Goldsberry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Ensemble: “It’s Quiet Uptown”; Original Broadway Cast; Hamilton/Atlantic 551093-2
  40. Carmen Cusack & Company: “Sun is Gonna Shine”; Original Broadway Cast, feat. Carmen Cusack; Bright Star/Razor & Tie 84501-02
  41. Loudon Wainwright III w/Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks: “So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together”; Loudon Wainwright III; I’d Rather Lead A Band Search Party/66691CD
  42. Meklit & The Kronos Quartet: “The President Sang Amazing Grace”; Meklit & The Kronos Quartet; Long Time Passing Smithsonian Folkways/TBE
  43. Joan Baez: “Ring Them Bells”; Joan Baez with Mary Black; Ring Them Bells/Guardian 7243 8 34989 2 5
  44. Mahalia Jackson: “I’m On My Way (to Canaan Land)”; Mahalia Jackson; Apollo Sessions Vol II (1946-51)/Pair PCD-2-1346
  45. Garnet Rogers: “Small Victory”; Garnet Rogers; Folkstage: Garnet Rogers/WFMT 01-19-2013 (1 of 2)
  46. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special Solo (Long)” Instrumental; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004

The Midnight Special, October 3, 2020

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  1. Allison Lupton & Craig Werth: “When Trouble Comes”; Allison Lupton & Craig Werth; Lupton & Werth digital single
  2. Judy Collins: Anathea; Judy Collins; Judy Collins 3 & 4 (CD reissue) Wildflower/WFL 1301-2
  3. Taproot: “Shut the Door”; Taproot; If You Build It Taproot/TR001
  4. Jane Sapp, Pete Seeger & Si Kahn: “Harriet Tubman”; Jane Sapp, Pete Seeger & Si Kahn; Carry It On/Flying Fish FFCD 70104 1987
  5. Kelly Mulhollan: “The Crossing” (Crossing Jordan); Kelly Mulhollan; Never Ending Conversation Termite Tracs/591
  6. Leyla McCalla: “Mèsi Bondye”; Leyla McCalla; Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes Smithsonian Folkways/SFW40241
  7. Robert A. Wagner: Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Langston Hughes; Robert A. Wagner Minus the Little Wretches; Songs from the Land of Unimarts, Pit-bulls + Karaoke Machines Moon Dog/5637528037
  8. Robert A. Wagner: All of my Friends; Robert A. Wagner Minus the Little Wretches; Songs from the Land of Unimarts, Pit-bulls + Karaoke Machines Moon Dog/5637528037
  9. Kate Campbell: “Signs Following”; Kate Campbell; Moonpie Dreams Compass/7 4238 2
  10. (Wendy Wall): “Fall From Grace”; Wendy Wall; Wildbird CD001
  11. Danny Sewell as Bill Sikes: “My Name” (Bill Sikes); Original Broadway Cast; Oliver! RCA Victor/BMG CD 41132 RG
  12. James McCandless: “Beat the Devil”; James McCandless; Sea of Freedom St. Christopher/CD 4001
  13. Howard Armstrong: Intro to John Henry; Howard Armstrong; Louie Bluie Blue Suit/BS-106D
  14. Howard Armstrong: “John Henry”; Howard Armstrong; Louie Bluie Blue Suit/BS-106D
  15. Amythyst Kiah w/Allison Russell: “Polly Ann’s Hammer”; Amythyst Kiah w/Allison Russell; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SFW CD 40232
  16. Susan Werner: “Snake Oil”; Susan Werner; Flyover Country susanwerner.com/1 95269 03327 9
  17. Leonard Cohen: “Field Commander Cohen”; Leonard Cohen; Can’t Forget Columbia Legacy/88875074162
  18. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special – Melodica”; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004
  19. Robert Earl Keen: “Mariano”; Robert Earl Keen; Live No. 2 Diner Sugar Hill/SH CD 1051
  20. Lucy Kaplansky: “My Name Joe”; Lucy Kaplansky; The Tide Red House/RHR CD 190
  21. Dev Singh: “Still We Come”; Dev Singh; Balboa Rampur Records/SR-110CD
  22. Kristin Lems: “Old Cap Streeter”; Kristin Lems; You, Me, and All of the Above Carolsdatter Prodns/8 89211 61203 1
  23. Bob Childers: Narration: Outlawing; Bob Childers; Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway Music Road/33792 71802 (1 of 2)
  24. Woody Guthrie: “Pretty Boy Floyd”; Woody Guthrie; Dust Bowl Ballads Buddha/74465 99724 2
  25. The Ash Grove Players: “I Ain’t Got No Home/Old Man Trump”; The Ash Grove Players; Single Download Ash Grove Players
  26. Jake Dewar & Ross Childs: “Fraud”; Good Ass Group; Bandcamp We All Miss Hugs
  27. Rory Block: “Ain’t I A Woman”; Rory Block; Ain’t I A Woman Rounder/ CD 3120
  28. Cathie Ryan: “Grace O’Malley”; Cathie Ryan; Somewhere Along the Road Shanachie/78047
  29. Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen: “Billy Gray”; Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen; Kindling the Fire Woodpecker Records/WP-118CD
  30. Steve Goodman: “Rovin’ Cowboy” (The Ballad of Dan Moody); Steve Goodman; Words We Can Dance To Electra/7E-1061
  31. Michael Troy: “Ricky the Kid”; Michael Troy; Romancing the Moon Troy Town Songs/MT001
  32. (Michael Smith): “Hey Kid”; Jamie O’Reilly; Jamie O’Reilly JOCD2019
  33. Megon McDonough: “Spirits in the Material World”; Megon McDonough; Spirits in the Material World McDonough/001
  34. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  35. Phil Ochs: “The Highwayman”; Phil Ochs; There But For Fortune Elektra/9 60832-2
  36. David Massengill: “On The Road to Fairfax County”; David Massengill; Coming Up For Air Flying Fish/FF 70590 CD
  37. Vince Martin & Fred Neil: “Tear Down the Walls”; Vince Martin & Fred Neil; Tear Down the Walls Elektra/EKS-7248
  38. Josh White: “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”; Josh White w/Sam Gary; The Elektra Years: Disc 1 Rhino/RHM2 7879 (1 of 2)
  39. Barbara Barrow, Colby Maddox, Linda M. Smith, Chris Walz, Al Erlichl: “Ballad of Floyd Knowles”; Old Town School of Folk Music Cast; Grapes of Wrath Folkstage/228.2003
  40. Joan Baez: “Lily of the West”; Joan Baez; Vol. 2 Vanguard/79595-2
  41. Loreena McKennitt: Bonny Swans; Loreena McKennitt; Mask and Mirror Warner/9 45420-2
  42. Joel Mabus: “Two Little Sisters”; Joel Mabus; Pepper’s Ghost & Other Banjo Visitations Fossil Records/#2313
  43. Misssissippi John Hurt: “Stagolee”; Mississippi John Hurt; Immortal Mississippi John Hurt Vanguard/VMD 79248
  44. Chita Rivera, et al.: “Cell Block Tango” (Chicago); Chita Rivera, Cheryl Clark, Michon Peacock, Candy Brown, Graciella Daniele, Pamela Sousa; Legends of Broadway: Chita Rivera Sony/BMG
  45. David Roth: Nine Gold Medals; David Roth; Digging Through My Closet Folk Era/FE1414 CD
  46. The Avett Brothers: “Victory”; The Avett Brothers; The Gleam III Loma Vista/LVR01338
  47. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special Solo (Short)” Instrumental; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004

The Midnight Special, September 26, 2020

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  1. Aengus Finnan: “One Hand on the Radio”; Aengus Finnan; North Wind Borealis/BCD148
  2. Zoe Mulford: “One Damn Thing”; Zoe Mulford; Small Brown Birds Azalea/1-7-2017
  3. A Chorus Line: “One”; Full company; Original Broadway Cast Sony Classical/SK 65282
  4. Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: “Red Rocking Chair”; Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem; Gambling Eden Signature/SIG 1278
  5. Zoë Lewis: “Yellow Room”; Zoë Lewis; Sheep ZoeLewis/1999
  6. Ken Nordin: “Looking at Numbers”; Ken Nordine; Word Jazz Dot Masters, Disc 1 Hip-O Select/B005171-02
  7. Bob Dylan: “Positively 4th Street”; Bob Dylan; Best of the Original Mono Recordings Columbia / Legacy 88697791672
  8. The Fairfield Four: “Four and Twenty Elders”; The Fairfield Four; I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray Warner/9 46698-2CD
  9. Jake Armerding: “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”; Jake Armerding w/Taylor Armerding; Folkstage: Jake Armerding WFMT’s Folkstage 11-20-04
  10. Paul Simon: “Kodachrome”; Paul Simon; There Goes Rhymin’ Simon Warner/R2 78900
  11. Chris Smither: “Confirmation”; Chris Smither; More From the Levee Signature Sounds/SIG CD 2123
  12. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: “Six White Horses”; Gillian Welch & David Rawlings; The Harrow and the Harvest Acony/ACNY 1109
  13. Amythyst Kiah: “Black Myself”; Amythyst Kiah; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  14. The Mavericks: Suspiro Azul (Blue Sigh); The Mavericks; The Mavericks en Español Mono Mundo Recordings/MMR007-CD
  15. Bob Gibson: “Red Iron Ore”; Bob Gibson; Joy Joy Joy The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Riverside/RVCD-9909-2
  16. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  17. The Proclaimers: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”; Craig & Charlie Reid; Sunshine on Leith Chrysalis/
  18. Susan Werner: “Long Live”; Susan Werner; Long Live susanwerner.com/1 95269 03327 9
  19. Peter, Paul and Mary: “500 Miles”; Peter, Paul and Mary; Peter, Paul and Mary Warner/1449-2
  20. Eric Andersen: “Blue River”; Eric Andersen w/Joni Mitchell; Blue River Columbia Legacy/CK 65696
  21. Rachel Garlin: “Mondegreens”; Rachel Garlin; mondegreens RGCD7
  22. Old Blind Dogs: “Bonnie Earl o’ Moray”; Old Blind Dogs; Four on the Floor Compass/744612
  23. Leonard Cohen: “Who By Fire”; Leonard Cohen; Best of Leonard Cohen Columbia/CD34077
  24. Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky: “If I Could Start Today Again”; Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky; Please Leave Your Light On Cooking Vinyl/GAWD031CD
  25. Eddie From Ohio: “Oh My Brother”; Eddie From Ohio; I Rode Fido Home Virginia Soul/VSR003
  26. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson: “History Has Its Eyes on You”; Original Broadway Cast; Hamilton Atlantic
  27. Neal & Leandra: “Rock in the River”; Neal & Leandra; Accidental Dreams Red House/RHR CD 85
  28. Lotte Lenya: “Song of Ruth” from The Eternal Road; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya Sings American Theatre Songs Sony/MHK60647
  29. Front Range: “My Lord, What a Mourning”; Front Range; Silent Ground Sugar Hill/SUG-CD-3914
  30. The Kennedys: “Stand”; The Kennedys; Stand Koch / DOC-CD-8675
  31. Terry Callier: “900 Miles”; Terry Callier; The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier Prestige/PRCD 11026-2
  32. Andy Beyer: “The Midnight Special – cigar box slide”; Andy Beyer; Midnight Special Collection AABeyer/MS 004
  33. Lennie Gallant: “Sequoia”; Lennie Gallant; Time Travel Gallant Effort/60693
  34. Eva Cassidy: “Autumn Leaves”; Eva Cassidy; Songbird Blix Street/G2 10045
  35. Leon Russell: “Song For You”; Leon Russell; Leon Russell The Right Stuff/7243-8-34028-2-3
  36. Flanders & Swann: “The Hundred Song”; Michael Flanders and Donald Swann; The Complete Flanders & Swann, Disc 3 EMI Parlophone/CDFSB 1/CDP 7974672
  37. Kate McDonnell: “Tangerine Shirt”; Kate McDonnell; Next Waterbug/WBG 0038
  38. James Keelaghan: “Number 37”; James Keelaghan; Road Hightone/HCD8101
  39. (Mark Erelli & Dinty Child): “Rose Colored Rearview”; Mark Erelli; Mark Erelli 03-27-20
  40. Nick Drake: “Pink Moon”; Nick Drake; Pink Moon (Remastered) Island Records ILPS9184/RM 422849232
  41. Uncle Bonsai: “One in a Million”; Uncle Bonsai; Inessential Uncle Bonsai Yellow Tail/YT10002
  42. The Wyrd Sisters: “3000 Million”; The Wyrd Sisters; Inside the Dreaming Wyrd/CD2
  43. Miyoshi Umeki, Juanita Hall, Conrad Yama, Rose Quong: “Hundred Million Miracles”; Original Broadway Cast (1958); Sheep Sony/SK 53536
  44. Jaime Michaels: “Lavender Moon”; Jaime Michaels; Fool Frumdahart/1007
  45. Gail Finnie Rundlett: “All That is Gold”; Gail Rundlett nee Finnie; BCN 10137-2
  46. Donovan: “Colours”; Donovan; Essential Donovan Epic Legacy/EK 90625
  47. James Lee Stanley: “We’re Not Alone”; James Lee Stanley; Without Susie Beachwood / 2019
  48. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255

The Midnight Special, September 19, 2020

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  1. Guy Clark: “The Cape”; Guy Clark; Songs and Stories Dualtone
  2. Broadway Cast: “The Little Girl and the Wolf”; Peggy Cass, Paul Ford and Wynne Miller; A Thurber Carnival Sony 8691 91138-2
  3. Joni Mitchell: “A Case of You”; Joni Mitchell; Blue Reprise/8122797178-4
  4. The Weavers: “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”; The Weavers; Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (CD2) Omega/3021-22
  5. Little Women Original Broadway Cast: “Small Umbrella in the Rain”; Sutton Foster and John Hickok; Little Women – Broadway Cast Recording Ghostlight/4405-2
  6. John Prine: “Blue Umbrella”; John Prine; The Singing Mailman Delivers: Live Nov. 1970 Oh Boy/OBR-040
  7. Steve Goodman: “Yellow Coat”; Steve Goodman; Steve Goodman Buddha/7446599625 2 CD
  8. Antje Duvekot: “Famous Blue Raincoat”; Antje Duvekot; Folkstage: Antje Duvekot WFMT/2.8.2008
  9. Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon: “Peel”; Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon; NOON ATO Records/8.28.20
  10. Ye Vagabonds (Brian & Diarmuid Glynn): “Pomegranate”; Ye Vagabonds;
  11. Cosy Sheridan: “Pomegranate Seed”; Cosy Sheridan; Pomegranate seed, the soundtrack to the one-woman musicalogue CMS Records/CMS1211
  12. Ruthie Foster: “Death Came A-Knockin'”; Ruthie Foster; Blue Corn BCM0202
  13. Jeff Black: “Sunday Best”; Jeff Black; B-Sides and Confessions Dualtone/80302-01135-2
  14. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: “Emperor is Naked Today-O; Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer; If I Had A Song – 2 Appleseed/APRCD1055
  15. Lara Herscovitch: “Rise”; Lara Herscovitch; Highway Philosophers laraherscovitch.com
  16. Richard Shindell: “Summer Wind, Cotton Dress”; Richard Shindell; Blue Divide Shanachie/8014
  17. Bill Morrissey: “Winter Laundry”; Bill Morrissey; You’ll Never Get to Heaven Philo/CD PH 1194
  18. Sylvia Fricker Tyson: “Spring of ’45”; Quartette; Work of the Heart Denon/CAN9024
  19. Don White: “I’m From Lynn, What Can I Say?”; Don White; The Best of Don White 86851-2805-2
  20. Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen: “Pocket Bread and Peanut Butter; Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen; One Person Larrea/PC1281
  21. Jim Gaffigan: “The Case Against Cinnabons”; Jim Gaffigan; Beyond The Pale Comedy Central
  22. Original Broadway Cast feat. Carol Channing: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”; Original Broadway Cast feat. Carol Channing; Hello, Dolly RCA Victor/3814-2-RG
  23. Kate & Anna McGarrigle & Guests: “Alice Blue Gown”; Lily Lanken w/Rufus Wainwright; The McGarrigle Hour Hannibal/HNCD1417
  24. Lonnie Johnson: “Sweet Potato Blues”; Lonnie Johnson; Steppin’ on the Blues CBSSCK46221
  25. Pokey LaFarge: “Sweet Potato Blues”; Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three; Riverboat Soul Free Dirt/DIRT-CD-0060
  26. Dr. West’s Medicine Show: “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago”; Dr. West’s Medicine Show & Junk Band;
  27. The Avett Brothers: “Spanish Pipedream” (Blow Up Your TV); Various Artists; Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows Oh Boy/OBR-042
  28. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: “Orange Cocoa Cake; Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer; One Meat Ball: The Album, The Cookbooklet Appleseed/APR CD 1096
  29. Jason Isbell: “Dreamsicle”; Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit; Reunions Thirty Tigers/SER99932
  30. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  31. Steeleye Span: “All Around My Hat”; Steeleye Span; Spanning the Years Chrysalis/7243 8 32236 2 6
  32. Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle: “The Slip Jigs and Reels”; Steve Tilston; Of Moor and Mesa Run River/RRA CD 0018
  33. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage: “Santa Fe Trail”; Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage; Sungrazing Records Awake / SGR003
  34. Cidny Bullens: “Gender Line”; Cidny Bullens; Walkin’ Through This World BL005
  35. Eliza Gilkyson: “Take Off Your Old Coat”; Eliza Gilkyson; Retrospecto Realiza/7 50532 94502 6
  36. Dave Van Ronk: “History of One Meat Ball”; Dave Van Ronk; One Meat Ball: The Album, The Cookbooklet Appleseed/APR CD 1096
  37. Dave Van Ronk: “One Meat Ball” (song); Dave Van Ronk; One Meat Ball: The Album, The Cookbooklet Appleseed/APR CD 1096
  38. Small Potatoes: “Avocado”; Small Potatoes; Time Flies Folk Era/FE1427CD
  39. Christine Lavin: “Tacobel Canon”; Christine Lavin & The Mistletones; Runaway Christmas Tree Appleseed Recordings/APRCD 1075
  40. Cassandra Wilson: “Hot Tamales (They’re Red Hot)”; Robt. Johnson/Cassandra Wilson; Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Robert Johnson Columbia Legacy/CK90494
  41. Pat Kilbride: “Piccadilly”; Pat Kilbride; Undocumented Dancing Green Linnet/GLCD 1120
  42. Susan Cattaneo w/Box Car Lilies: “Worth the Whiskey”; Susan Cattaneo w/Box Car Lilies; Folkstage: Boxcar Lilies Folkstage/9-9-2017 disc 2
  43. Salamander Crossing: “God Bless that Poor Moonshiner”; Salamander Crossing: Rani Arbo, Jeff Kelliher, Andrew Kinsey; Salamander Crossing Signature Sounds/SSRC 1228
  44. Shel Silverstein: “Bury Me in My Shades”; Shel Silverstein; Inside Folk Songs CD: Water Records/215 LP:Atlantic/8072
  45. Tracy Chapman: “Unsung Psalm”; Tracy Chapman; Telling Stories Elektra/62478-2
  46. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255

The Midnight Special, September 12, 2020

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  1. The Chenille Sisters: “Namedroppings”; The Chenille Sisters; True To Life Red House/RHR CD 67
  2. Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon: “How Many People Are You?”; Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon; NOON ATO Records/8.28.20
  3. Paul Simon: “Pigs, Sheep and Wolves”; Paul Simon; You’re The One Warner/78907
  4. Robert Klein: “Animals All”; Robert Klein; New Teeth Epic/EK 33535
  5. Janis Ian: “Jolene” (Steps out…); Janis Ian; God & the FBI Windham Hill/01934 11498 2
  6. Dolly Parton: “Jolene”; Dolly Parton; Live and Well Sugar Hill/SUG-CD-3998 2 of
  7. Vocolot: “Sarah and Hagar”; Vocolot; Heart Beat Oyster Music/OA1119
  8. Matthew Broderick: “Rosemary”; Matthew Broderick (Broadway Revival Cast: 1995); Great Musical (Various) RCA Victor/09026 63806-2
  9. Rhiannon Giddens: “Don’t Call Me Names”; Rhiannon Giddens; Single release Nonesuch/8.24.2020
  10. Kirk Mann: “Say Their Names”; Kirk Mann; Say Their Names Hudson Harding/MANN2020
  11. The Gilberts: “Not Always”; The Gilberts; Tell Me (pre-release) thegilbertsband.com/2020
  12. Jacques Brel: “Marieke”; Jacques Brel; Ballades et Mots D’Amour – Disc 1 Barclay Universal/543 151-2
  13. Meyer/Thile/Duncan: “Voila!”; Stuart Duncan, v; Chris Thile, mand; Yo-Yo Ma, vc; Edgar Meyer, db; Sony
  14. Laura Love: “Blind Bartimus”; Laura Love; Octoroon Mercury/314-534-649-4
  15. Peter Mulvey: “Old Simon Stimson”; Peter Mulvey; Notes from Elsewhere Signature Sounds/SIG2008
  16. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  17. Shelley Plimpton: “Frank Mills”; Shelley Plimpton; Great Musical (Various) RCAVictor/82876-56085-2
  18. MacAlias (Karine Polwart & Gill Bowman): “John C. Clarke”; MacAlias (Karine Polwart; Highwired CDTRAX/199
  19. McCandless, James: “Lily Langtry”; James McCandless; Sea of Freedom St. Christopher/CD 4001
  20. Kevin Kling: “Taxidermy”; Kevin Kling; Home and Away East Side Digital/81582
  21. Adriana Calcanhotto: “O Homem Deu Nome a Todos Animais “(Man Gave Names to All the Animals); Adriana “Partimpim” Calcanhotto; Partimpim Dios Sony Entertainment/2004 2009
  22. Jack Williams: “Coyote”; Jack Williams; Across The Winterline Wind River/WR14004 D
  23. Carrie Newcomer: “Birds on a Telephone Wire”; Carrie Newcomer; Visions and Dreams Windchime/CD Wind 103
  24. Vienna Teng: “Radio”; Vienna Teng; Inland Territory Zoe 01143-1125-2
  25. Todd Snyder: “Vinyl Records”; Todd Snider; New Connection Oh Boy/)BR-023
  26. Deidre McCalla: “Mama’s Little Baby Girl”; Deidre McCalla; WFMT’s Folkstage Folkstage 03-03-07 2 of 2
  27. Cielito Lindo Family Band: “Proud Corazon”; Cielito Lindo Family Band feat. Lilia (age 11); exclusive download Cielito Lindo/9.12.2020
  28. Peter Rowan & Jerry Douglas: “Chicka-Li-Lee-O”; Peter Rowan & Jerry Douglas; Yonder Sugar Hill/SHCD-3847
  29. Rose Polenzani: “Mary Lee”; Rose Polenzani; Rose Polenzani Daemon/DAM 19029
  30. Big Bill Broonzy: “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”; Big Bill Broonzy; Bill Broonzy Story Verve/314 547 555-2 Disc 1 of 3
  31. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  32. Stephen Sondheim: “Company” (Bobby, Baby); Original Broadway Cast; Company Sony/SK 65283
  33. Emily Barker: “Machine”; Emily Barker; A Dark Murmuration of Words Thirty Tigers/2020 Everyone Sang
  34. Jonell Mosser with John Hall: “Slaying Dragons”; Jonell Mosser and John Hall; Little Black Dress J3/7 00261 48096 1
  35. Jan Krist: “Frankenstein”; Jan Krist; Robin Hood JanKrist.com/2020
  36. David Olney: “Mr. Rat and Mr. Flea”; David Olney; Mr. Rat and Mr. Flea davidolney.com/6.5.2020
  37. Frank Morey: Stack O’ Lee; Frank Morey; Delmark Sessions Delmark/DE-764
  38. Shawn Colvin: “The Facts About Jimmy”; Shawn Colvin; Polaroids: Greatest Hits Columbia Records/CK 93452
  39. Allison Russell: “Quasheba, Quasheba”; Allison Russell; Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways/SF CD 40232
  40. Christy Moore: “Aisling”; Christy Moore; Smoke & Strong Whiskey Newberry/CM0002-2
  41. Oysterband: “Street of Dreams”; Oysterband; here i stand Omnium/OMM2033CD
  42. Lisa Markley: “Skylark”; Lisa Markley; One Word Soona Songs/SS013
  43. Ray Charles: “Georgia on My Mind”; Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell; Standards Rhino/R2 75210
  44. Ariane Lydon: “Seasons Change Again”; Ariane Lydon; Listen to the Crows Overt/108

The Midnight Special, September 5, 2020

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  1. Ben Vereen: “Magic to Do” Pippin; Ben Vereen; Broadway’s Greatest Leading Men Decca/314-541-634-2
  2. Tracy Grammer: “Phantom Doll”; Tracy Grammer; Flower of Avalon Signature/SIG1292
  3. Spider John Koerner: “Titanic”; Spiker John Koerner; Red House Raised By Humans / RHR CD 44
  4. Les Barker: “Have You Got Any News of the Iceberg?”; Les Barker; Mrs. Ackroyd Records Up the Creek Without a Poodle / DOG012
  5. June Tabor: “I Want to Vanish”; June Tabor; Against the Stream Green Linnet/GLCD3096
  6. Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon: “Noon to Noon”; Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon; NOON ATO Records/8.28.20
  7. Susan Piper: “Bagels With Angels”; Susan Piper; New On the Planet Slice Bread/CDSB71150
  8. Babbie Green: “High Tea with Lewis Carroll”; Babbie Green; LML Music Soldiers of the Heart / LML CD-123 1 of 2
  9. Eliza Gilkyson: “Through the Looking Glass”; Eliza Gilkyson; Retrospecto Realiza/7 50532 94502 6
  10. Fred Koller: “Goodnight Little Houseplant”; Fred Koller; Gadfly No Songs Left to Sell / Gadfly 274
  11. Ellen Greene & Rick Moranis: “Suddenly Seymour”; Ellen Greene & Rick Moranis; Rhino Entertainment Warner Bros. 75 Yrs. of Film Music / R2 75287-4
  12. Josh Ritter: “Bone of Song”; Josh Ritter; Hello Starling Signature/SIG1280
  13. Zoe Mulford with Windborne: “Songs Stay Sung”; Zoe Mulford with Windborne; “Songs Stay Sung” Azalea/9-4-2020
  14. Joan Baez: “Wings”; Joan Baez; Dark Chords on a Big Guitar Koch/KOC-CD8622
  15. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  16. William Pint & Felicia Dale: “The Tryphina’s Extra Hand”; William Pint & Felicia Dale; Round the Corner Waterbug/WBG0036
  17. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage: “Selkie Song”; Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage; Sungrazing Records Awake / SGR003
  18. The Kennedys: “Anna and the Magic Gown”; The Kennedys; Stand Koch / DOC-CD-8675
  19. David Olney: “My Lovely Assistant”; David Olney; Loud House Records Migration / LHR2005
  20. Dust Poets: “I Married a Magician”; Dust Poets; Lovesick Town Dust Poets/dms9628
  21. Claudia Schmidt: “Basic Hygiene”; Claudia Schmidt; “Basic Hygiene” Pragmavision/IR 22031
  22. Steve Goodman: “The Vegetable Song/Barnyard Dance”; Steve Goodman; Somebody Else’s Troubles Buddha/7446599626 2
  23. Bill Harley: “That’s Where You Come From”; Bill Harley; Mistakes Were Made Round River/203
  24. Michael Doucet: “Abandonne”; Michael Doucet w/Sarah Quintana; Lachere Prise (Let it Go) Compass / 7 4740 2
  25. Malinky: The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery; Malinky feat. Karine Polwart; Last Leaves Greentrax/CDTRAX190
  26. Dirk Powell: “I Ain’t Playing Pretty Polly”; Dirk Powell; When I Wait For You Compass / 7 4766 2
  27. Scott Ainslie: “Terraplane Blues”; Scott Ainslie; Terraplane Cattail/1196 CD
  28. Len Spencer: “First recorded promotional messages on the Edison Phonograph”; Len Spencer; Great Speeches of the 20th Century Rhino World Beat/RWB 70567 2
  29. Robert Johnson: “Phonograph Blues”; Robert Johnson; Cross Road Blues – A Proper Introduction to Robert Johnson Proper Records/INTRO CD2010
  30. Merle Travis: “Midnight Special”; Merle Travis; Travis Pickin’ CMH/6255
  31. Greg Trooper: “Floating”; Greg Trooper; Floating Sugar Hill/SUG-CD-1075
  32. Twisted Pine: “Dreamaway”; Twisted Pine; Right Now Signature / Sig CD 2121
  33. Lerner & Loewe: “Follow Me” (Nimue’s song); Marjorie Smith as Nimue (Lady of the Lake); Sony Camelot / SK 60542
  34. Buskin & Batteau: “Guinevere”; Buskin & Batteau; Folkstage: Buskin & Batteau WFMT / 12/4/2010
  35. The Dillards with Don Henley: “Always Gonna Be You”; The Dillards with Don Henley; “Always Gonna Be You” Pinecastle/pre-release
  36. Raye Zaragoza: “They Say”; Raye Zaragoza; Woman in Color download 9.4.2020
  37. Lou & Peter Berryman: “Resolution #9”; Lou & Peter Berryman; We Don’t Talk About That! Cornbelt/CR800CD
  38. National Lampoon feat. Chevy Chase: “Mission Impeachable”; National Lampoon feat. Chevy Chase; Greatest Hits of the National Lampoon Uproar/UP3854-2
  39. The Geyer Street Sheiks: “Sixteen Tons”; Geyer Street Sheiks; Great Dream BJam/CD 101
  40. Taj Mahal with Toumani Diabate: “Take This Hammer”; Taj Mahal with Toumani Diabate; Kulanjan Hannibal/HNCD 1444
  41. John Sieger: “Martha’s Machine”; John Sieger; FR Modern Folk Vol. II / FR0320
  42. Dolly Parton: “Old Black Kettle”; Dolly Parton; “Old Black Kettle” RCA Nashville Legacy/828276 81529 2
  43. Eric Bibb: “Shingle By Shingle”; Eric Bibb; Good Stuff Earthbeat/R2 75265
  44. Reggie Harris: “Hickory Hill”; Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway; Deeper Than the Skin DTTS 01