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October 9, 1999

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  1. William Bolcom & Joan Morris: Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise (Bolcolm) Lime Jello - An American Cabaret RCA AML1-5830
  2. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD-40068/71
  3. Eddie From Ohio: The Bridge (Robbie Schaefer) I Rode Fido Home Virginia Soul VSR 003 (PO Box 7431, McLean, VA 22106)
  4. Eric Anderson (reading): The Brooklyn Bridge Blues - Chorus 10 (Jack Kerouac) Kicks Joy Darkness Rykodisc RCD 10329
  5. James Keelaghan: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin) Road HIGHTONE HCD8101
  6. Andrew Calhoun: The Golden Gate Bridge Where Blue Meets Blue WATERBUG WBG 0049 (800-466-0234)
  7. Ani DiFranco: Buildings and Bridges Out of Range Righteous Babe RBR-006D (800-664-3769)
  8. Cisco Houston: London Bridge (Is Falling Down) (trad) Nursery Rhymes, Games & Folk Songs Folkways FG 7006
  9. Frank Hamilton: Drivin' Steel (trad) Long Lonesome Home ITR 609 (940-482-3422)
  10. The Arrogant Worms: Steel Drivin' Man Dirt! ArrogantWorms AW-999 (214-215B Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4E 1G3)
  11. Kevin Woodward: Henry the Accountant (Paul Kaplan) Free KW Music CDKW01 (250-477-7986)
  12. Richard Shindell: Darkness, Darkness (J.C.Young) Reunion Hill SHANACHIE 8027
  13. Lynn Miles: In the Middle of the Night Night In a Strange Town PHILO 11671-1215-2
  14. Lucy Kaplansky: Five In the Morning (Kaplansky/Litvin) Ten Year Night RED HOUSE RHRCD 126
  15. Richard Shindell: I'll Be Here In the Morning (T.Van Zandt) Reunion Hill SHANACHIE 8027
  16. Stan Freberg: Columbus Discovers America Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America, Vol. 1 RHINO R2 72476
  17. Randy Newman: The Great Nations of Europe Bad Love Dreamworks DRMD-50115
  18. Deborah Holland: Pinochet and Margaret Thatcher The Book of Survival GADFLY 257 (888-9GADFLY)
  19. James Gordon: Lamas On the Road Pipe Street Dreams WIND RIVER/FOLK ERA WR4008
  20. Sara Grey: Open the Door Softly (trad) Sara Grey FOLK LEGACY FSI-38
  21. Dave Mallett: Open Doors & Windows Open Doors & Windows FLYING FISH FF-291
  22. Carrie Newcomer: When One Door Closes (another door opens wide) Bare to the Bone PHILOCD 9901
  23. Jackie Tice: The Marijo Tonight Blue Coyote Saja Music SAJA0002 (Box 333, Center Valley, PA 18034)
  24. Robin & Linda Williams: So, It's Like This Man. . . (R&L Williams/J.Clark) Devil of a Dream SUGAR HILL SHCD-1059
  25. Gamble Rogers: The Terminal Tavern Oklawaha County Laissez-Faire Oklawaha OK1004 (352-372-8158)
  26. Cosy Sheridan: Masterpiece Grand Design WIND RIVER/FOLK ERA WR4005 (877-365-5372)
  27. Second City: brief excerpt from Museum Piece The Second City Writhes Again Mercury SR 61224
  28. Bob Dylan: When I Paint My Masterpiece Greatest Hits, Vol. II Columbia KG 31120
  29. Liz Carroll: Two Polkas: The Sock in the Hole / The Hole in the Sock Liz Carroll GREEN LINNET GLCD 1092
  30. Sam Shaber: Perfect PerfecT Brown Chair BC-3263 (800-937-3397 or email.)
  31. Dave Van Ronk: Losers from. . . another time & place Alcazar ALC 120 (PO Box 429, S. Main St., Waterbury, VT 05676)
  32. Original Broadway Cast: It's a Perfect Relationship (Styne/Comden-Green) Bells Are Ringing CBS AOS 2006
  33. Susan Werner: Maybe If I Sang Cole Porter (Folkstage 5/1/99) WFMT recording
  34. James Keelaghan: Who Dies? Road HIGHTONE HCD8101
  35. Woody Guthrie w/Cisco Houston & Sonny Terry: Ezekial Saw the Wheel Woody Guthrie with Cisco Houston and Sonny Terry Joker/SAAR SM 3961
  36. Steve Schuch: Turning Fields of Summer Rare Earth 102CD (603-224-2101)
  37. Judy Collins: Turn, Turn, Turn Forever Elektra 62104-2
  38. 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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Andrew Calhoun, James Gordon, Frank Hamilton
These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Lucy Kaplansky and Carrie Newcomer share the bill at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago, Friday, October 15 at 7:30. 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 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 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

The Arrogant Worms will also be at Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana, Saturday, October 16. 219-464-4700

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

Cosy Sheridan performs at Hogeye Folk Arts at the Lake Street Church, Lake & Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Saturday, October 23 at 7:30. 847-475-6165

Sam Shaber performs at The Uncommon Ground, 1214 W. Grace, Friday, October 22. 773-929-3680