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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
March 28, 2020

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Ellie Grace: Up On the Side of Love self 00261-47941
  3. Mary Poppins Returns (orig.soundtrk-Angela Lansbury, Ben Winshaw, & cast): Nowhere to Go But Up (Marc Shaiman/Shaiman-Scott Wittman) Walt Disney 002693002
  4. Circle of Women: We Shall Lift Each Other Up (I-chele) Circle of Women EarthBeat! 72879
  5. Laura Smith: I Built a Boat Everything Is Moving Borealis 224
  6. Stan Rogers: Mary Ellen Carter Between the Breaks. . . Live! Borealis 216
  7. Michele Brourman: Social Distance Blues (Michele Brourman/Carla Gordon) private recording
  8. Lily Tomlin: Obscene Phone Call This Is a Recording Laugh.com 1114
  9. My Fair Lady (orig.London cast-Leonard Weir): On the Street Where You Live (Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner) Columbia 60539
  10. Shel Silverstein: Standing on the Outside of Your Shelter Inside Folk Songs Water 215
  11. Marty Robbins: Don't Let Me Touch You (Marty Robbins-Billy Sherrill) The Essential Marty Robbins Columbia Legacy 92569
  12. Austin Lounge Lizards: The Drugs I Need (Hank Card-Conrad Deisler- Tom Pittman-Boo Resnick-Korey Simeone) Blue Corn 0603
  13. Max Morath: Cures, by a Curious Curist (PD) Drugstore Cabaret Premier 1050
  14. Win Stracke: Lydia Pinkham (trad) Songs of Old Town (trad-Stracke) Flair 912
  15. Connie Kaldor: All Up to You Everyday Moments Coyote 61297-67118
  16. The Steeldrivers: Lonely and Being Alone (Tammy Rogers-Verlon Thompson) Bad for You Rounder 11661-00808
  17. Robin & Linda Williams: Together All Alone Sugar for Sugar Sugar Hill 1052
  18. Della Mae: I Like It When You're Home (Celia Woodsmith) Headlight Rounder 11661-0770
  19. Heather Pierson: Toilet Paper Blues private recording
  20. Justin Farren: The Toilet Paper Song Folkstage - August 26, 2017 WFMT recording
  21. Clancy Bros. & Tommy Makem: They're Moving Father's Grave To Build a Sewer (J&H Kennedy) Recorded Live The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem In Ireland! Columbia 9065
  22. Tom Lehrer: I Got It From Agnes The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner-Rhino 79831
  23. Woody Guthrie: Wash-y Wash Wash Songs to Grow On For Mother and Child Smithsonian Folkways 45035
  24. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer w/ Tom Paxton: Germs (Fink-Marxer) Bon Appetit! Rounder 82161-8074-2
  25. Woody Guthrie & family: Cleano Woody's 20 Grow Big Songs Warner Bros. 945020-2
  26. Carolann Solebello: Wash Me Clean Threshold Elizabeth 011
  27. Beyond the Fringe (Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, Paxton Whitehead): The End of the World (Peter Cook) (fr. Beyond the Fringe '64) EMI 72438-54045-2
  28. Monty Python's Spamalot: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (John Du Prez-Eric Idle/Eric Idle) Decca 0004265-02
  29. Cindy Cashdollar w/ Amy Helm: Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan) Waltz for Abilene Silver Shot 14511-85792
  30. Deliverance (orig.soundtrk-Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell): Dueling Banjos (Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, arr.E.Weissberg) Warner Bros. 75 Years of Film Music Rhino 75287
  31. Annie Get Your Gun (1966 recording - Ethel Merman & Bruce Yarnell): Anything You Can Do (Irving Berlin) RCA Victor 1124-2
  32. The Chieftains (Paddy Maloney & Carlos Nunez): Dueling Chanters (Sixpenny Money / Polka Vilagarcia) (trad,arr.Maloney) Santiago RCA Victor 09026-68602-2
  33. Eric Weissberg and Deliverance: 'Til the End of the World Rolls Around (Newton Thomas) Rural Free Delivery Warner Bros. 2720
  34. Kenny Rogers: The Gambler (Don Schlitz) Great 20 Years Reprise 9 26711-2
  35. Geoff Bartley: Play the Cards the Way They Lie Blackbirds in the Pie self 86851-2576-2
  36. Eric Taylor: Game Is Gone Scuffletown Eminent 26001-2
  37. Blackbeard's Tea Party: Stand Up Now (trad) Reprobates self 797776-051892
  38. Poor Man's Gambit: The Ballad of Accounting (Ewan MacColl) Land of Sunshine self 191061-501268
  39. Sultans of String - Duke Redbird: The Power of the Land (Chris McKhool-Kevin Laliberte-Drew Birston/Duke Redbird) Refuge self 61297-68762
  40. Trip McCool (aka Dennis Dougherty): My Hands (Dougherty) Hang Me Out to Dry Thinking Dog 2020
  41. Cindy Ruenes w/ Brian Pearson: Hands (Jewel Kilcher- Leonard Patrick Raymon) Please Don't Tell Me House to Dance self 88295-66572
  42. Tom Smith: I'm Gonna Use My Hands Planting in a Drought self 55491-16167
  43. Ragtime (orig.B'way cast-Marin Mazzie-Peter Friedman): Our Children (Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens) RCA Victor 09026-63167-2
  44. Caroline Doctorow: Children of Darkness (Richard Farina) Another Country Narrow Lane 00261-25450
  45. Tom Chapin w/ Michael Mark & Jon Cobert: Walk the World Now, Chidren (Michael Mark, John Forster, Tom Chapin) Turning Point Sundance 029
  46. Martyn Joseph: There But for Fortune (Phil Ochs) Days of Decision - A Tribute to Phil Ochs Pipe029
  47. Dana Robinson: Safe Home Avenue of the Saints Threshold 0007
  48. James Keelaghan: Safe Home House of Cards Borealis 198
  49. Johnsmith: Safe Home Gravity of Grace Blue Pine 2009
  50. 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:

Ellie Grace, the Steeldrivers, Della Mae, Cindy Cashdollar, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Poor Man's Gambit, Tom Smith, Trip McCool

CD of the week: Connie Kaldor

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