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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
March 30, 2019

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Dale Ann Bradley: Ripple (Robert Hunter-Jerry Garcia) The Hard Way Pinecastle 1229
  3. Carrie Newcomer: The Shelter of the Sky The Point of Arrival Available Light 05
  4. Stephen Fearing: The Things We Did Every Soul's a Sailor self 27843-09281
  5. Beth Wood: Slip Sliding Away (Paul Simon) The Long Road Joy Echo 88295-78502
  6. Kora Feder: Automatic Times In Sevens self 55491-14409
  7. Carsie Blanton: American Kid Buck Up self 00261-47086
  8. Jackson Grimm: Middle America Blues (J.Grimm-Colin Martin) The Bull Moose Party Vault 014
  9. Raye Zaragoza: American Dream Folk Alliance International 2019 Showcase Compilation no#
  10. Darlingside: Orion Extralife More Doug 003
  11. Rob Siegel: Orion A Landscape of Ghosts self 55491-11608
  12. Four Shillings Short: Bold Orion on the Rise (trad) (Leo Kretzner) Blow Ye North Winds Blow self 88295-22695
  13. Susan Werner: NOLA self 88295-87599
  14. Gathering Sparks (Eve Goldberg, Jane Lewis, Sam Turton): Louisiana Blues (Sam Turton) self 61297-41733
  15. Adam Carroll: Crescent City Angels (A.Carroll-Michael O'Connor- Chris Carroll) I Walked in Them Shoes self 193428-655508
  16. Andrew Calhoun & Campground: Hammering Judgement (trad) Bound to Go Waterbug 0083
  17. Songs of Our Native Daughters (Amthyst Kiah, w/ Rhiannon Giddens): Polly Ann's Hammer (A. Kiah) Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways 40232
  18. Driftwood Soldier (Owen Lyman-Schmidt & Bobby Szafranski): John Henry (trad/Lyman-Schmidt) Stay Ahead of the Wolf self, no#
  19. Susan Werner: A Moment (Trees) NOLA self 88295-87599
  20. Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) The Definitive Billie Holiday - Ken Burns Jazz Verve 314549 081-2
  21. Songs of Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens w/ Amthyst Kiah, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla): Mama's Cryin' Long (R.Giddens) Songs of Our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways 40232
  22. Liz Carroll & Jake Charron: Last of the Leaves (Jake Charron) Half Day Road self 88295-85499
  23. Darlingside: Best of The Best of Times Extralife More Doug 003
  24. Todd Snider: Talking Reality Television Blues Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Aimless 4018
  25. The Malvinas: I Ought to Know (Jack Hardy) God Bless the Grass Soona Songs 020
  26. Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy: The Proofreader (R.Hair) Sparks March Hair 005
  27. Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves: Melinda (trad) Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Free Dirt 0092
  28. Andy Statman: Statman Romp Monroe Bus Shefa 3008
  29. Susan Werner: The Night I Ate New Orleans NOLA self 88295-87599
  30. Hank Williams: Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Hank Williams Gold Mercury Nashville 0004390-02
  31. Heather Pierson: The Gumbo's Too Hot Motherless Child Vessel 008
  32. Chicago A Cappella: Scarborough Fair (trad, Paul Simon, arr. Paul Langford) private recording
  33. Annie & Rod Capps: Take Me to the Fair Searching for Neverland Maynard/Yellow Room 019
  34. Larry Kaplan: One Last Ride to the Durham Fair Live at Bound for Glory! Hannah Lane 00261-47207
  35. Cyril Tawney: Strawberry Fair (trad) Down Among the Barley Straw Trailer 2095
  36. Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael: Strawberry Fields Forever / Blackbird (Lennon-McCartney) private recording
  37. Andrew Calhoun & Sue Demel w/ Campground: Michael Haul the Boat Ashore (trad) Bound to Go Waterbug 0083
  38. Harry Belafonte: Michael Row the Boat Ashore (trad,arr.new lyrics Belafonte) The Midnight Special RCA Victor 2449
  39. Blind Boys of Alabama: Many Rivers to Cross (Jimmy Cliff) Higher Ground Realword 7243-8-12793
  40. Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy w/ Scott Wood: Lochinver - Maybelle's Compliments to her Brother Cameron (Maybelle Chisholm McQueen) / Lady Baird's (trad) Sparks March Hair 005
  41. Peter Mulvey: The Trouble with Poets Notes From Elsewhere Signature Sounds 2008
  42. Kora Feder: Still We Write In Sevens self 55491-14409
  43. We're About 9: Write It All Down (Brian Gundersdorf) Folkstage - April 27, 2013 WFMT recording
  44. Carrie Newcomer: Writing a Better Story The Point of Arrival Available Light 05
  45. 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:

Dale Ann Bradley, Carrie Newcomer, Stephen Fearing, Beth Wood, Kora Feder, Jackson Grimm, Darlingside, Susan Werner, Songs of Our Native Daughters, Liz Carroll & Jake Charron, Racher Hair & Ron Jappy, Allison DeGroot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Andy Statman, Larry Kaplan

CDs of the week: Susan Werner, Kora Feder

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