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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
July 7, 2018

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Roe Family Singers: The Road is Rocky (Kim & Quillan Roe) Songs of the Mountains Songs of the Plains Pinecastle 1210
  3. Dave Van Ronk: Green, Green Rocky Road (Len Chandler) ...and the Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD 40156
  4. Steve Gillette: Here's To the Rocky Road (S.Gillette- Dennis Dougherty-David Kleiner) Texas & Tennessee Redwing 5404
  5. Tim O'Brien: Rock in My Shoe (T.O'Brien-Fred Koller) Sugar Hill 3835
  6. The Border Blasters (Jimmy Ray Harrell & Todd Jagger, w/ L.E.McCullough, harmonica): Rocky Road Blues (Bill Monroe) Blast From the Past Boquillas 0107
  7. Garnet Rogers: Did Trouble Me (Susan Werner) Summer's End Snow Goose 1135
  8. Annie & the Hedonists: Never Keep Us Down (Hazel Dickens) Tonal Indulgence self 00261-43769
  9. Crys Matthews: We Must Be Free (Matthews rewrite of Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Roberta Slavit) Battle Hymn for an Army of Lovers self 00261-45860
  10. Spook Handy: Next Train to New Orleans Breakfast at Bills Akashic 01185-00022
  11. Brooks Williams: Going to New Orleans (Walter Hyatt) Lucky Star Red Guitar 1801
  12. Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan: New Orleans (Claudia Russell) Lovers Tree Radio Rhythm 009
  13. Eliza Gilkyson: Through the Looking Glass Secularia Red House 307
  14. Darrell Scott: Looking Glass The Invisible Man Full Light 0601
  15. Wonderland (orig.cast): Through the Looking Glass (Frank Wildhorn/ Jack Murphy) Masterworks 88697-88669-2
  16. Audra McDonald: Sing Happy (fr. Flora the Red Menace) (John Kander/ Fred Ebb) Decca 0028495-02
  17. Lori McKenna: Happy People (L.McKenna-Hailey Whitters) The Tree CN 36140
  18. Audra McDonald: Make Someone Happy (fr. Do Re Mi) (Jule Styne/ Adolph Green-Betty Comden) Sing Happy Decca 0028495-02
  19. Ordinary Elephant (Crystal Hariu-Damore & Peter Damore): Evangeline Before I Go Berkalin 10036
  20. Rosalee Peppard: Evangeline (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, translated &adapted by J.A. Burnett) Legacy Mayflower 002
  21. Eliza Gilkyson: Emmanuelle Secularia Red House 307
  22. Sunnyside Up: Hard Old Dollar self no#
  23. Hoyt Axton: Greenback Dollar (H.Axton-Ken Ramsey) Gold Vee Jay Collectibles 7267
  24. Annie and the Hedonists: I Can't give You Anything but Pennies from Heaven (Arthur Johnson-Johnny Burke / Jimmy McHugh-Dorothy Fields) Tonal Indulgence self 00261-43769
  25. Monty Python: The Cheese Shop Instant Record Collection Arista 8296
  26. Josh White: One Meat Ball (Zaret/Singer) Free and Equal Blues Smithsonian Folkways 40081
  27. Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan: My Old Brooklyn Deli Lovers Tree Radio Rhythm 009
  28. Stone Soup: Little Wheel Spin and Spin (Buffy Sainte-Marie) Big Wheel Turn Unified Field 1801
  29. Dave Frishberg: Blizzard of Lies (Dave & Samantha Frishberg) Dave Frishberg Songbook, Volume Two OmniSound 1051
  30. Bill Camplin: This Wheel's On Fire (Rick Danko-Bob Dylan) Reunion at Ebbott's Barn self no#
  31. Milk and Honey (orig.B'way cast-Tommy Rall, Juki Arkin, et.al.): Milk and Honey (Jerry Herman) RCA Victor 1065
  32. The Band's Visit (orig.B'way cast-Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Etai Benson): Welcome to Nowhere (David Yazbek) Ghostlight 4518-02
  33. Harpeth Rising & David Greenberg: Nowhereland (David Greenberg) The End of the World Grimm Rising 84501-76747
  34. Audra McDonald: Facebook Song (Kate Miller-Heidke) Sing Happy Decca 0028495-02 (edited)
  35. Loudon Wainwright III: Unrequited to the Nth Degree Unrequited Columbia Legacy CK65258
  36. Sutton Foster: Stars and the Moon (Jason Robert Brown) Take Me to the World Ghostlight 83356-02
  37. Dan Pelletier: Three Chances Mr. Sunshine Hudson Valley 1000-2
  38. Wolf & Clover: Si Bheag, Si Mohr (Turlough O'Carolan) Wolf & Clover self 88295-68451
  39. Carol Thompson: King of the Fairies (trad) The Peacock's Feather Dorian 90240
  40. Gathering Time: Keepsake (Hillary Foxsong) Treble-G 2016-01
  41. Garnet Rogers: Shining Thing Snow Goose 1131
  42. Eliza Gilkyson: Dreamtime Secularia Red House 307
  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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RICH'S PICKS:

Roe Family Singers, Brooks Williams, Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan, Audra McDonald, Eliza Gilkyson, Sutton Foster

CDs of the week: Eliza Gilkyson, Audra McDonald

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