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March 14, 2020

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum (orig.B'way cast- Zero Mostel): Comedy Tonight (Sondheim)Angel 07777 64770 22
  3. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Nothing Funny Here That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Three BBC Audio
  4. Bye Bye Birdie (orig.cast-Dick Van Dyke): Put On a Happy Face (Chas.Strouse/Lee Adams) Columbia 2025
  5. The Firesign Theatre: Doom Bot Dust Boom Dot Bust Rhino 75983
  6. The Bills: Happy Be (Scott White) Trail of Tales Borealis 239
  7. Songwriting Works: The Happy Life Life's a Song Songwriting Workds 00261-47555
  8. Stephen Wade: Tales and Yarns (trad-Wade) A Storyteller's Story - Sources of Banjo Dancing Patuxent 333
  9. New Lost City Ramblers: The Arkansas Traveller (trad) 20 Years / Concert Performances Flying Fish 102
  10. Iona Fyfe: Guise of Tough (trad,arr.Fyfe) Away From My Window Cairnie 80992-15832
  11. Jim & Susie Malcolm: Twa Gadgies (trad,arr.Malcolm) The Berries Beltane 112
  12. Carrie Newcomer: Everything We Need The Point of Arrival Available Light 05
  13. George & Gerry Armstrong: Simple Gifts Smithsonian Folkways 2335
  14. Tom Paxton: Life Boat in the Water Pax 00261-45023
  15. Peter Yarrow: Weave Me the Sunshine Peter, Paul and Mary: The Collection Reader's Digest 8505
  16. National Lampoon: Deteriorata (Christopher Guest/ Tony Hendra) Greatest Hits of the National Lampoon Uproar 3854-2
  17. Matt Watroba: Si's Sigh (Si Kahn) The Far Si: The Si Kahn Funny Songbook self 49288-42062
  18. Doc & Merle Watson: It's a Crazy World (Mac McAnally) Look Away! United Artists 887
  19. Stephen Wade: Swing and Turn Jubilee (trad-Jean Ritchie) Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail Smithsonian Folkways 40223
  20. Jud Caswell: Mary Mack (trad) Live at the Seagull Shop self 88295-94774
  21. Heather Maloney: Miss Mary Mack Heather Maloney Signature Sounds 2053
  22. Poor Man's Gambit: The Sweetness of Mary set - Sweetness of Mary (Joan MacDonald Boes) / Laiose Kelley's (Maurice Lennon) / Andy Dejarlis' (Andy Dejarlis) Land of Sunshine 191061-501268
  23. Larry Rand: Moscow Mitch (private recording)
  24. James Whitmore as Will Rogers: Politicians - Republican Party Convention Will Rogers' U.S.A. Columbia 30546
  25. Roy Zimmerman: Ol' Man Fibber (Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein/ Roy Zimmerman-Melanie Harby) Rize Up Metaphor 928
  26. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Ralph Wilder, clarinet: Sammy's Freilechs (trad) You Should Be So Lucky! Shanachie 67006
  27. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (orig.B'way cast): Happiness (Clark Gesner) Decca 012159851-2
  28. Donovan Leitch: Happiness Runs Try for the Sun Epic Legacy radio promo
  29. Stacey Earle: Makes Me Happy Dancin' With Them That Brung Me Gearle 2803-2
  30. Audra McDonald w/NY Phil, c.Andy Einhorn: Make Someone Happy (Jule Stein / Betty Comden-Adolph Green) Decca 0028495-02
  31. The Incredible String Band: How Happy I Am (Mike Heron) The Incredible String Band Elektra 7322
  32. The Carter Family: I'll Be All Smiles Tonight (TB Ransom, PD) Gold Watch and Chain Rounder 1070
  33. Trova: I Am So Happy (Eric Peltoniemi) Trova Red House 43
  34. The Most Happy Fella (1992 B'way cast-Spiro Malas): The Most Happy Fella (Frank Loesser) RCA Victor 09026-61294-2
  35. Wilderness Road (Warren Leming & Nate Herman): The Midnight Mediocre WFMT recording
  36. Marty Robinson: Radio Marvelous station break WFMT recording
  37. Jane Godfrey: Breakfast Imagine We Have Wings self 88295-95363
  38. Vance Gilbert: Root Beer for Breakfast One Meat Ball (a compilation of artists) Appleseed 1096
  39. The Town Pants: Breakfast with St. Swithin (Jimmy George) Weight of Words self 003
  40. Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt: Why Am I Painting the Living Room (Lou & Peter Berryman) Evidence of Happiness self 00261-35207
  41. Amanda Biggs: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are (Amanda Biggs-David Clemmer-Don Richmond) Amanda Biggs self 56605-76702
  42. Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus: Never Give Up (Jim Patton) Collection 2008-2018 Berkalin 10022
  43. Callaghan: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (H.Arlen/E.Y.Harburg) Acoustic Coffee House self 00261-44015
  44. Carrie Newcomer: This Too Will Pass The Age of Possibility Philo 116711226-2
  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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