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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
May 16, 2020

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Ellis Delaney: Happy Life Ordinary Love Right on Time
  3. Candide (1989 cast-Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, et.al.): Life Is Happiness Indeed (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim) DGG 429734-2
  4. Andrew Kerr: Happy Life Ain't It Strange self 86851-3340-2
  5. The John Herald Band: Happy Sunny Side of Life John Herald and The John Herald Band Bay 215
  6. Cosy Sheridan: Happiness Is Waiting Eros Wind River 4042
  7. The Special Consensus: Looking Out My Back Door (John Fogarty) Chicago Barn Dance Compass74756-2
  8. FY5 (Mike Finders, Aaron & Erin Youngberg: Back Door (M.Finders) Eat the Moon Swingfingers 88295-27955
  9. Brownie McGhee: Back Door Stranger Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 1938-41 - Getting Started JSP 7721
  10. Bob Newhart: Nobody Will Ever Play Baseball The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart Warner Bros. 1399
  11. Terry Cashman: Talkin' Baseball (special Cubs version) Lifesong 45 rpm (1982)
  12. Chuck Brodsky: The Ballad of Eddie Klepp Letters in the Dirt Red House 87
  13. The Mammals: Radio Signal (Mike Merenda) Nonet Humble Abode 018
  14. Indigo Girls (Amy Ray & Emily Saliers): Country Radio Look Long Rounder 11661-00867
  15. Nick Nace: Back on the Radio Wrestling with the Mystery Flour Sack Cape 008
  16. Harry Chapin: W*O*L*D* Story of a Life Elektra-Rhino 75875
  17. Joe Hickerson: WOAD (trad) With a Gathering of Friends Folk-Legacy 39
  18. Molly Tuttle: Helpless (Neil Young) special release
  19. Vance Gilbert: Helpless Man Old White Men Disismye 007
  20. The Raisin Pickers: I'm Helpless (Howard Simon) Drivin' Flying Raven 004
  21. Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara: Hershey Horowitz Meets Mary Elizabeth Doyle Laugh When You Like Collectables 6581 (Stiller died May 11, 2020 at age 92)
  22. The King and I (50th anniversary cast - Barbara Cook): Hello Young Lovers (Rodgers/Hammerstein) Sony 53328
  23. Rachel Garlin: Capture Me Modengreens self 00261-48054
  24. Jean Shepherd: My First Blind Date Will Failure Spoil Jean Shepherd? Collectors' Choice 266-2
  25. Company (orig.B'way cast): Have I Got a Girl for You (Stephen Sondheim) Columbia Legacy 65283
  26. Matt Watroba: Is It Love? (Si Kahn) The Far Si self 49288-42062
  27. The Beatles: All You Need Is Love (Lennon-McCartney) 1 Capitol 7243 5 29325 2 8
  28. John McCutcheon: John Prine private recording
  29. David Roth: John Prine's Sonic Boom private recording
  30. John Prine: Boundless Love (J.Prine-Dan Auerbach-Pat McLaughlin) The Tree of Forgiveness Oh Boy 046
  31. Nell & Jim Band: By Stars and Sunrise (Chris Wadsworth-Nell Robinson -Jame Nunally) Western Sun Whippoorwill 0590
  32. John Doyle: The Path of Stones Compass 74739-2
  33. Pete Morton: The Farmer's Boy (trad,arr. P.Morton) A Golden Thread Further 003
  34. Gretchen Peters: Heaven Help the Child (Mickey Newbury) The Night You Wrote That Song - The Songs of Mickey Newbury Scarlet Letter 13
  35. Siobhan Quinn & Michael Bowers: God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday- Arthur Herzog, Jr.) One Day self 00261-44423
  36. Lui Collins: God Bless the Children Moondancer Molly Gamblin' 1001
  37. Sons of the Never Wrong: Set All God's Children Free (Bruce Roper) 3 Good Reasons Waterbug 0018
  38. John Prine: I Have Met My Love Today (J.Prine-Roger Cook) The Tree of Forgiveness Oh Boy 046
  39. Judy Collins: In My Life (Lennon-McCartney) Forever - an Anthology Elektra 62104-2
  40. Jesse Palidofsky: Water the Seeds of Joy Dancing Toward the Light Azalea City 1401
  41. Richard Ruane: Joy That Carries Me Things That Strangers Say Riptone 001
  42. Garnet Rogers: The Joy of Living (Ewan MacColl) At a High Window Snow Goose 1121
  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:

Ellis Delaney, Special Consensus, The Mammals, Rachel Garlin, Matt Watroba, Jim & Nell Band, John Doyle, Pete Morton, Gretchen Peters

CD of the week: John Doyle

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