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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
April 22, 2017

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Scott Cook: Kitchen Dance Party On Further Down the Line self 91061-22085
  3. Bob Gibson & Hamilton Camp: Homemade Music (Bob Gibson/Robert Josiah) Bob Gibson Legacy 1003
  4. Tom Chapin: Music Made by Hand (Si Kahn-Tom Chapin) Join the Jubilee Gadfly 214
  5. Grace Griffith: 'Til They Discovered Music (Lisa Aschmann/ Grant Livingston) Sands of Time Blix Street G2-10078
  6. Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael: Swing, Mr. Mendelssohn, Swing (Gus Kahn- Branislaw Kaper-Walter Jurmann) / Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima) Better Two-gether self 37101-14075
  7. Steve Key: Record Time Local Folkel 6688
  8. Lou Dominguez: Record Store (Lou Dominquez-John Jennings) We the People self 00261-39086
  9. Twilight Hotel (Brandy Zdan & Dave Quanbury): Viva la Vinyl (Folkstage - March 29, 2008) WFMT recording
  10. Billy Crockett: Record Player Rabbit Hole Blue Rock 2030
  11. John Hartford: Don't Leave Your Records in the Sun Mark Twang Flying Fish 020
  12. Bill Berry: The Day We Stole Steve Martin Awkward Stage Songwriter's Square 001
  13. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Pretty Polly (trad,arr.Fleck-Washburn) Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Rounder 11661-36262-02
  14. Bob Dylan: Ballad of Hollis Brown The Times They Are A-Changin' Columbia 8905
  15. Charlie Mosbrook: Pastures of Plenty (Woody Guthrie) Here Me Callin' - A Collection of American Folk Songs self 00261-45422
  16. Cheryl Wheeler: Please Play Me a Folk Song (:48) (Folkstage - May 18, 2002) WFMT recording
  17. The Steel Wheels: Sing Me Like a Folk Song (Trent Wagler) Wild as We Came Here Big Ring 005
  18. Uncle Bonsai: Folk Song (Andrew Ratshin) Myn Ynd Wymyn Yellow Tail 10003
  19. Modern Man: Folk Music in the Nude (Rob Carlson - David Buskin - Geo.Wurzbach) Assisted Living Inverted Turtle 003
  20. Nathan Caswell: Running Naked Pulp Town self 05
  21. Suzy Bogguss: Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room (Merle Haggard-Freddy Powers-Sheril Rodgers) Lucky Loyal Dutchess 1007
  22. Billy Crockett: Rabbit Hole Blue Rock 2030
  23. Elaine Mahon: Rabbit Hole Rise self 00261-37362
  24. Lisa Bastoni: Rabbit Hole The Wishing Hour self 88295-50358
  25. The Pines: Where Something Wild Still Grows (Dave Huckfelt- Benson Ramsey) Above the Prairie Red House 291
  26. Elaine Mahon: When My Mother Sings Reach for the Stars self 00261-45108
  27. Frankie Armstrong: Message from Mother Earth Ways of Seeing Harbourtown 009
  28. Tom Paxton: Whose Garden Was This 6 Collectables COL-CD-6973
  29. Hanneke Cassel: Trip to Walden Pond self 88295-57376
  30. Cheryl Wheeler: Little Kids (with intro) Greetings from Cheryl Wheeler Live Dias 1002
  31. The Conception Corporation: An Open Letter to the Youth of America Complete Conception Rhino 7728
  32. Peter Alsop: So-So Security Disciples of Perfection Moose School 707
  33. Danny Kaye w/Gordon Jenkins orch: I Like Old People, Don't You? (Milton Schafer) Mommy, Gimme a Drinka Water Capitol 937
  34. The Waifs: Syria (Donna Simpson) Ironbark Compass 74686-2
  35. Boiled in Lead: Brave Bombadier (trad/Todd Menton) Orb Atomic Theory 1108
  36. Dave Morrison: Soldiers Into the War Nothing Left to Lose Trough 1323
  37. Rhiannon Giddens: Better Get It Right the First Time (Rhiannon Giddens-Dirk Powell-Justin Harrington) Freedom Highway Nonesuch 558805-2
  38. Tom Paxton: Johnny Got a Gun Wearing the Time Sugar Hill 1045
  39. Tracy Chapman: Bang Bang Bang Matters of the Heart Elektra 961215-2
  40. Lou & Peter Berryman: Science Marches On Double Yodel Cornbelt 10
  41. (David) Mitchell & (Robert) Webb: Sciencey Stuff That Michell & Webb Sound, Series One BBC Audio
  42. Rebel Voices (Janet Stecher & Susan Lewis): March of Progress (Red Ladder Theater) A Little Look Around Reveille no#
  43. Colcannon: Wild Orchid (Brian Mullins) self 00261-45291
  44. Rachael Kilgour: Break Wide Open Rabbit in the Road New Song 1603
  45. The Once: The Blood Inside Your Heart (for Olive) (live) (Phil Churchill-Geraldine Hollett-Andrew Dale) We Win Some We Lose self 90443-95844
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken In Love Long Tail 003-2

Performer is composer unless otherwise noted. Song is album title unless otherwise noted. Album titles are in italics, composers in parens ( ).

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RICH'S PICKS:

Scott Cook, Billy Crockett, Charlie Mosbrook, Elaine Mahon, Hanneke Cassel, The Waifs, Dave Morrisson, Rhiannon Giddens, Rachel Kilgour

CD of the week: The Waifs

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