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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
August 26, 2017

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Uncle Bonsai (Arni Adler, Patrice O'Neill, Andrew Ratshin): Big Happy Family (Andrew Ratshin) The Family Feast Yellow Tail 10029
  3. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer w/ the Canote Twins: Family Song (Uncle Ruthie Buell) Dancin' in the Kitchen Community Music 207
  4. Sheldon Harnick & William Toast: We're a Family (Harnick) Hidden Treasures 1949-2013 Harbinger 3002
  5. (Tommy) Byrd & (Kathy) Street: Family Matters (Tommy Byrd) Words and Music self 78572-99982
  6. Truckstop Honeymoon: Great Big Family (Katie Euliss-Mike West) Squirrel 1054CD
  7. Tom Russell w/ Eliza Gilkyson: Leaving El Paso Folk Hotel Frontera 20562-54577
  8. Marty Robbins: El Paso The Essential Marty Robbins Columbia Legacy 92569
  9. Pat Donohue: El Paso (Marty Robbins, parody Pat Donohue) (Folkstage - February 6, 2016) WFMT recording
  10. Brother Sun: Mighty Mighty River (Greg Greenway) Weights & Wings self 53701-21522
  11. Pete Seeger: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy A Link in the Chain Columbia Legacy 64772
  12. Charlie Mosbrook: Black Muddy River (Jerry Garcia-Robt.Hunter) Hear Me Callin' OMR 005
  13. John Gorka: Riverside Old Futures Gone Red House 165
  14. Uncle Bonsai: Brand New World (Andrew Ratshin) The Family Feast Yellow Tail 10029
  15. JP Jones: In the Beginning Life and Death Vision Company 031703
  16. Jen Hajj: In the Beginning I of the Storm self 00261-32201
  17. Kate Campbell: Genesis Blues (Kate Campbell-Mark Narmore) Two Nights in Texas Large River 5011
  18. The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers: Get a Good Grip on My Heart (Nikki Grossman-Joe Hart) Ocooch Mountain Home self no#
  19. David Mitchell & Robert Webb w/ Oliva Coleman: Flirt and Heartbreaker That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series 5 BBC Audio
  20. Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (orig.soundtrk- Elly Stone): Song for Old Lovers (La Chanson des Vieux Amants) (Brel-Gerard Jouannest) Atlantic 2-1000
  21. Wizard of Oz (orig.soundtrack-Jack Haley): If I Only Had a Heart (Harold Arlen.E.Y. Harburg) Rhino 71964
  22. Bruce Roper: Man Has No Heart Accidental English Waterbug 0097
  23. Lissa Schneckenburger w/ Aoife O'Donovan: Think I Need a New Heart (Stephen Merritt) Covers self no#
  24. Dick Gregory: American History The Light Side: The Dark Side Poppy 60001
  25. Hamilton (orig.B'way cast-Leslie Odom, Jr., Daveed Diggs, Okierete Onadowan): What'd I Miss (Lin-Manuel Miranda) Atlantic 556345-2
  26. Dick Gregory: Moral Degeneracy / Communist Threat? Frankenstein Poppy 60004
  27. Roy Zimmerman: There Goes the Sun (George Harrison, parody Melanie Harby) private recording
  28. Scott Ainslie: If Anybody Asks About Me Thunder's Mouth Cattail 2008
  29. Reggie Harris: You're Not Hip (Phil Ochs Song Night - Old Town School of Folk Music, May 11, 2002) WFMT recording
  30. Tom Russell: Up in the Old Hotel Folk Hotel Frontera 20562-54577
  31. Leonard Cohen: Chelsea Hotel Songs from the Road Columbia Legacy 88697-75908-2
  32. John Wort Hannam: National Hotel Two Bit Suit Black Hen 957
  33. Tom Russell: The Rooftops of Copenhagen Folk Hotel Frontera 20562-54577
  34. Tom Waits: Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen) Small Change Asylum1078-2
  35. Tom Russell w/ Joe Ely: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Bob Dylan) Folk Hotel Frontera 20562-54577
  36. Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line: Barn Dance (Struthers) Carnival Blue Pig 2222
  37. Cherish the Ladies: Joe Ryan's Barn Dance Set - The New Broom (Vincent Broderick) / Joe Ryan's Barn Dance (Joe Ryan) / St. Ruth's Bush (trad) / The Penny Candle (Paddy O'Brien) One and All - The Best of Cherish the Ladies Green Linnet 1187
  38. Marilyn Duncan: Find My Light Little Blue Car Soona Songs 021
  39. (Natalya) Zoe (Weinstein) & (John) Cloyd (Miller): You Might My Way (John C. Miller) self 00261-45299
  40. Pete's Posse: Be the Light set - Prospect Street (Tristan Henderson) / Be the Light (Pete Sutherland) The Conversation Epact 126
  41. Harry Belafonte: Go to Sleepy Little Baby (trad) Long Road to Freedom (compilation) Buddha 15
  42. Uncle Bonsai: Go to Sleep (Andrew Ratshin) The Family Feast Yellow Tail 10029
  43. 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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