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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
March 18, 2017

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Darden Smith: Blessings Everything Compass 74681-2
  3. Jan Krist w/ Jim Bizer: Blessed Are (Folkstage - August 23, 2008) WFMT Recording
  4. Brian Kalinec: Blessings of This Day The Fence Berkalin 10010
  5. Jayme Stone's Folklife (Jayme Stone, Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson, Joe Phillips, Felicity Williams, Denzal Sinclaire): Hallelujah (page 146 of the Sacred Harp) Borealis 247
  6. Will Holt: Lemon Tree (Mother Blues, Chicago - December 17, 1965) WFMT Recording
  7. We're About 9: Lemonade (Brian Gundersdorf) Future Pilot self 00261-39744
  8. The Once: Last Lemonade We Win Some We Lose self 90443-96844
  9. Joel Mabus: Everything Bitter Is Sweet A Bird in this World Fossil 2415
  10. Tom Lehrer: Pollution The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner-Rhino R2 79831
  11. Pat & Victoria Garvey: Elephant Smog Songs: 1965-1971 Mud 01
  12. Randy Newman: Burn On Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman Reprise-Rhino R2 75567
  13. Pete Seeger: America the Beautiful (Samuel A. Ward/ Katharine Lee Bates, PD) American Favorite Ballads 1 Smithsonian Folkways 40150
  14. Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi: Step It Up and Go (trad) Sonny & Brownie's Last Train M.C. Records 0081
  15. Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons: Bulldoze Blues (trad, arr. Simpson-Flemons) Songs & Merrie Melodies Minstrelsy Tears & Smiles Fledg'ling 3100
  16. Tomato Tomato (John & Lisa McLaggan): I Go Where You Go (John McLaggan) self 29982-17180
  17. Janis Ian: 1776 (private recording)
  18. Tim Grimm and the Family Band: Gonna Be Great (Tim & Jackson Grimm) A Stranger in This Time Vault 013
  19. Ruthie Foster w/ The Blind Boys of Alabama: Long Time Gone (David Crosby) Let It Burn Blue Corn 1201
  20. Tricia Alexander: God Bless America (Irving Berlin, add.lyrics T. Alexander) We Are the People Rampur 119
  21. Jayme Stone's Folklife (Jayme Stone, Dom Flemons, Ron Miles): Buttermilk Jayme Stone's Folklife Borealis 247
  22. Noam Pikelny: I've Been a Long Time Leavin' (But I'll Be a Long Time Gone) (Roger Miller) Universal Favorite Rounder 11661-00196
  23. Kate Power & Steve Einhorn: Tomorrow Is a Long Time (Bob Dylan) Portland Romance Quality Folk 90394-81409
  24. Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael: I Only Have Eyes for You (Al Dubin/Harry Warren) Better Two-gether BeMe 004
  25. The Lucky Sisters: My Stars Your Eyes (James Gordon) So Lucky Patio Records 0012
  26. Alice Peacock: If You Could Only See Your Eyes (A.Peacock- John Greenbaum) Live from Space self 53089-1022
  27. Megon McDonough: I'm Looking Through You (Lennon-McCartney) American Girl Sirius no#
  28. (Tommy) Byrd & (Kathy) Street: Money's Good (Tommy Byrd) This Much Is True self 78572-23004
  29. Howie Newman: It's Only Money When You're Happy Major League 91061-09285
  30. Kristin Lems: Who Knows Where My Money Goes You, Me, and All of the Above Carolsdatter 89211-61203
  31. Livingston Taylor w/ Shelly Berg: It Might as Well Be Spring (Rodgers-Hammerstein) Safe Home Chesky 385
  32. Mandy Patinkin: April in Fairbanks (Murray Grand) Kidults Nonesuch 79534-2
  33. Anne McCue: Spring Cleaning in the Wintertime Blue Sky Thinkin' Flying Machine 009
  34. John Gorka: Really Spring Bright Side of Down Red House 271
  35. Donna Herula: It's Hard to be Mistreated (Memphis Minnie) Donna Herula self 76650-02015
  36. Bonnie Koloc w/ Don Stille: Men Are Like Streetcars (Louis Jordan) (Folkstage - March 18, 2006) WFMT recording
  37. John Flynn: She Persisted (private recording)
  38. Scott Cook: Fellas, Get Out the Way Further Down the Line self 91061-22085
  39. Joe Newberry & April Verch: Arcand-Saw Traveler / Arkansas Traveler (trad) Going Home Slab Town 17-02
  40. Pete Seeger: Arkansas Traveler (trad) American Favorite Ballads No. 3 Smithsonian Folkways 40152
  41. Fiddle Whamdiddle (Vi Wickam & Steve Eulberg): Arkansas Traveler Not My Monkey Owl Mountain 1701
  42. Jenny Bienemann w/ Michael Smith: Pay the Piper Every Soul Grows to the Light self 00261-45266
  43. Christopher Brown: Got to Give the Devil His Due Characterist Timbuktunes 00261-33226
  44. (Tommy) Byrd & (Kathy) Street: The Good Old Days This Much Is True self 78572-23004
  45. Tim O'Brien: When the Mist Clears Away (Larry Groce) Where the River Meets the Road Howdy Skies 2017
  46. Jayme Stone's Folklife (Jayme Stone, Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson, Joe Phillips, Felicity Williams, Denzal Sinclaire): Wait on the Rising Sun (trad, arr. Jayme Stone, et.al.) Jayme Stone's Folklife Borealis 247
  47. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken In Love Long Tail 003-2

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RICH'S PICKS:

Darden Smith, Jayme Stone's Folklife, Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi, Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, Tomato Tomato, Tim Grimm Family Band, Noam Pikelny, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Livingston Taylor, Scott Cook, Joe Newberry & April Verch, Tim O'Brien, Jenny Bienemann, Byrd & Street

CD of the week: Jayme Stone's Folklife

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