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October 2, 1999

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD-40068/71
  2. Susan Werner: Flying Dreams ("Folkstage" WFMT studio 5/1/99) WFMT recording
  3. Holly Near: You've Got Me Flying Fire In the Rain Redwood RR 9303
  4. Buna Hicks: Flying Around My Pretty Little Miss (trad) Beech Mountain, North Carolina, Vol. II FOLK LEGACY FSA-23
  5. Monty Python: Flying Sheep The Worst of Monty Python's Flying Circus BBC Records REB 73M
  6. Vance Gilbert: Fly Shaking Off Gravity PHILO CDPH 1213
  7. Malvina Reynolds: Little Boxes Sings the Truth Columbia CS 9414
  8. The Limeliters: Charlie, The Midnight Marauder (Davis/Bagby) The Limeliters Elektra EKS 7180
  9. Rick & Lorraine Lee: Subdivision Blues (Tom T.Hall) Living In the Trees FOLK LEGACY FSI-55
  10. Mae Robertson & Eric Garrison: Our House (Graham Nash) Sweet Dreams of Home Magnolia MAG9903-2 (800-490-8875 or email.)
  11. Don Walser: Here's To Country Music (Hank Thompson) Here's To Country Music Sire 31074-2
  12. Larry Cordle / Lonesome Standard Time: Murder On Music Row Murder on Music Row Shell Point SPCD 1001 (615-329-9693)
  13. Eclectricity: Goin' Back to Beethoven (Willie Schwarz) Language of the Heart FLYING FISH FF 281
  14. Gaye Adegbalola: The Dog Was Here First Bitter Sweet Blues Alligator ALCD 4870
  15. Jim DeWan: Your Dog (Fermilab 9/23/95) WFMT recording
  16. Bill Parsons: St. Fred (Patron Saint of Canines) Special Delivery Cimarron/Rainbird CRR017 (800-BUY-MY-CD or email.)
  17. Bill Frisell: Good Dog, Happy Man Good Dog, Happy Man Nonesuch 74536-2
  18. George Carlin: Al Sleet, Hippy-Dippy Weatherman Take-offs & Put-ons RCA Victor SLP-3772
  19. Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen: The Year of El Nino (L.Rice) Rice, Rice,Hillman & Pedersen ROUNDER CD 116610450-2
  20. Dave Nachmanoff: El Nino Snapshots Troubadour TR004 (530-757-1021)
  21. Marty Feldman: Weather Forecast Marty Pye NPL 18258
  22. Corky Siegel: El Nino: Opus 18 Complimentary Colors GADFLY 507 (888-9GADFLY)
  23. Cambridge Circus: B.B.C.B.C. The Weather (Cleese, et.al) Odeon PCS 3046
  24. Garnet Rogers: Threshold Sparrow's Wing Snow Goose SGS1127CD (905-692-4020)
  25. Simon & Garfunkel: Old Friends / Bookends (P.Simon) Old Friends Columbia Legacy C3K 64780
  26. Dave Van Ronk: Fair and Tender Ladies (trad) Inside Dave Van Ronk Fantasy FCD-24710-2
  27. Kristina Olsen: The Truth of a Woman The Truth ofa Woman Take-a-Break TAB2008 (310-823-0881)
  28. Anne Hills: John's Wife (Andrew Calhoun) Don't Panic FLYING FISH FF 70608
  29. Peggy Seeger: Winnie and Sam Period Pieces Tradition TCD 1078
  30. Gaye Adegbalola: You Don't Have to Take It (Like I Did) Bitter Sweet Blues Alligator ALCD 4870
  31. Great Big Sea: The Night Pat Murphy Died (trad/arr.GBS) Rant and Roar Sire 31023 (PO Box 152, Station C, St. Johns, NFLD A1C 5J2, Canada)
  32. Natalie MacMaster: Olympic Reel (Mark O'Connor) In My Hands ROUNDER 11661-7025-2
  33. Great Big Sea: Rant and Roar (trad/arr.GBS) Rant and Roar Sire 31023
  34. High Level Ranters: La Russe / Winshield's Hornpipe (JL Dunk) / Jane's Fancy (Alf Gray) / Da Road to Houll (T.Anderson) Northumberland Rant (assorted artists) Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD 40473
  35. Red Steagall: Grandmother's Trunk Love of the West Warner Western 947423-2
  36. Stephan Smith: I Need To Know Now's the Time ROUNDER 11661-3167-2
  37. Sally Fingerett: I Don't Want To Know (Folkstage 8/21/99) WFMT recording
  38. Pete Seeger: Who Knows Young vs. Old Columbia CS9873
  39. Mary Gauthier: Jackie's Train Drag Queens In Limousines In The Black 41962
  40. Dave Van Ronk: I Buyed Me a Little Dog (trad) Inside Dave Van Ronk Fantasy FCD-24710-2
  41. Jackie Tice: Silver Coin Blue Coyote Saja 0002 (Box 333, Center Valley, PA 18034)
  42. Garnet Rogers: All That Is Sparrow's Wing Snow Goose SGS1127CD
  43. Anita Silvert: All Roads Converge Midwest Girl Balancing Act BAM-003 P.O. Box 512, Yardley, PA 19067 (215-369-0220) or email.

People have been asking what qualifies a CD as a "Midnight Special Pick Hit?" I pick new releases (CD released during the past three months) that I recommend and that I think will make a satisfying purchase for most "Midnight Special" listeners.

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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Mae Robertson & Eric Garrison, Garnet Rogers, Natalie MacMaster, Stephan Smith, Mary Gauthier

Susan Werner, and Vance Gilbert at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, Friday, October 8 at 7:30. Carrie Newcomer and Lucy Kaplansky are there on Friday, October 15. 773-728-6000

Dave Van Ronk at Fitzgerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, October 13 & 14. James Keelaghan is there, with Small Potatoes on October 20. 708-788-2118

Garnet Rogers will be at Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana, Friday, October 8, The Arrogant Worms will be there Saturday, October 16. 219-464-4700

Garnet Rogers will also perform for the Lake County Folk Club at Tavern on Lake Street, Lake St. & Rte.83, Grayslake, Sunday, October 17. 847-949-5355

The Arrogant Worms will also be at the Two-Way Street Coffeehouse, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, October 15. James Gordon, recently of Tamarack will be there October 22. 630-969-9720

Richard Shindell, and Lynn Miles perform for an Acoustic Renaissance Concert at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Saturday, October 16 at 8. 708-802-0236