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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
August 17, 2019

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Melanie: Candles in the Rain (Melanie Safka) Melanie Buddah 5060
  3. Hair (orig.B'way cast-Ronald Dyson & Co.): Aquarius (Galt MacDemot/Gerome Ragni-James Rado) RCA Victor 82876-56085-2
  4. Joni Mitchell: Woodstock Hits Reprise 946326-2
  5. Melanie: Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) The Encore Collection Collectibles 9359
  6. Arlo Guthrie w/ Jeff Langley (HARP): Oh Mom (Arlo Guthrie/Terry Hall) A Time to Sing! Appleseed 1054
  7. Tom Pacheco: The Woodstock Generation Passing On Boomtown Frogs Claw 88295-20296
  8. Reggie Harris: Another Age (Phil Ochs) Ready to Go self 00261-46565
  9. Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin' Columbia 8905
  10. James Gordon: The System Isn't Broken The Heritage Hall Sessions Borealis 257
  11. Tom Paxton: Mr. Blue The Compleat Tom Paxton Rhino Handmade 7870
  12. Katherine Rondeau: Coming Soon (if not Today) Unfortunate Point of View self 88295-84635
  13. John Roberts: Sea Fever (Andy Taylor/John Masefield) Golden Hind 108
  14. Chuck Hawthorne: Worthy of the Sea Fire Out of Stone 3 Notches 00261-47562
  15. Fourtold (Cindy Mangsen): I Drew My Ship (trad) Fourtold Appleseed 1071
  16. Terri Hendrix: The Water Is Wide (trad,arr.Hendrix-Maines) Talk to a Human Wilory 30016
  17. Phil Ochs: I'm Going to Say It Now There But for Fortune Elektra 960832-2
  18. Rising Appalachia (Leah Song & Cloe Smith) w/ Ani DiFranco: Speak Out (Song-Smith) Leylines ComeToLife 93428-64440
  19. Pat Wictor: Raise My Voice and Sing Heaven Is So High Risky Disc RDR005
  20. Matt Watroba & Robert Jones: 3 Chords, 5 Notes (arr.Matroba-Jones) Common Chords Common Chords 122
  21. The Limeliters: Generic Up-Tempo Folk Song (Larry Rand) Until We Get It Right! GNP Crescendo GNPD 2266
  22. Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki: How Do You Write a Song Labor of Love self 02742-51052
  23. David Roth: If I Could Write a Song Like Berlin So Far, So Good Wind River 4053
  24. Katherine Rondeau: Natchez Trace Unfortunate Point of View self 88295-84635
  25. Norman Blake: Joseph Thompson Hare on the Old Natchez Trace Wood, Wire & Words Plectrafone 824761-144762
  26. Cathy Barton & Dave Para: Natchez Under the Hill (trad) Songs of American Rivers Roustabout 04
  27. Joan Baez: The Trees They Do Grow High (trad) Volume 2 Vanguard 9595-2
  28. Bill Jones: The Aboretum (Anne Hills-Bill Jones) Wonderful Fairytale Brick Wall 007
  29. Bill Scorzari: Cyprus Tree Now I'm Free self 88295-92249
  30. Free Hot Lunch: Trees in Love (John Corning) WaHa Music Mountain Railroad 8006 Segment C
  31. Hot Club of Cowtown: My Candy (Elana James) Wild Kingdom Gold Strike 006
  32. Davina and the Vagabonds: Sugar Drops (Davina Sowers) Red House 313
  33. Brooks Williams: Sugar Sweet (Mel London) Baby O! Red Guitar Blue Music 1001
  34. Del Rey: Dress Me (Dr. Seuss) X-Rey Guitar Hobemian 005
  35. Sheldon Harnick: Tell Me I Look Nice (Jerry Bock-S.Harnick) Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013 Harbinger3002
  36. Elise Witt: Clothes Swap Valise EMWorld 1011
  37. Amy Speace: Ginger Ale and Lorna Doones Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne Windbone 00219
  38. Susan Werner: Manhattan, Kansas Kicking the Beehive self 84501-42863
  39. Red Tail Ring (Michael Beauchamp-Laurel Premo): Wondrous Love / Lay Aside Your Crown (Sacred Harp 159, add.lyrics Premo) Fall Away Blues Earthwork 00261-44331
  40. Kim & Reggie Harris: The New Colossus (Irving Berlin/Emma Lazarus) Folkstage - April 5, 2008 WFMT recording
  41. Brother Sun (Joe Jencks): Lady of the Harbor Some Part of the Truth self 53701-21112
  42. Marion Halliday: Greening Time Rings Around Saturn self 88295-90918
  43. Sharon Goldman: A Garden Every Trip Around the Sun self no#
  44. 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:

James Gordon, Chuck Hawthorne, Terri Hendrix, Rising Appalachia, Bill Jones, Bill Scorzari, Hot Club of Cowtown, Davina & The Vagabonds, Amy Speace, Marion Halliday, Sharon Goldman

CD of the week: Sharon Goldman

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