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April 1, 2000

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD-40068/71
  2. Todd Snider: Happy to be Here Happy to be Here OH BOY OBR020 (800-521-2112)
  3. Incredible String Band: How Happy I Am The Incredible String Band ELEKTRA EKS-7322
  4. John Herald: Getting Happy John Herald Paramount PAS 6043
  5. Trova: I Am So Happy Trova RED HOUSE RHRCD 43
  6. Original Cast: Put On a Happy Face (Strouse/Adams) Bye Bye Birdie Columbia OS 2025
  7. Joni Mitchell: Sometimes I'm Happy (Irv Caesar/Vince Youmans) Both Sides Now REPRISE 9 47620-2
  8. Jean Redpath: Johnnie Cope (trad) First Flight ROUNDER CD 11556
  9. Natalie MacMaster: Hey, Johnny Cope! (trad/arr.MacMaster) My Roots Are Showing ROUNDER 7033
  10. Shantalla: Cam Ye O'er Frae France (trad) Shantalla GREEN LINNET GLCD 3130
  11. Hot Soup: Folderol (Sue Trainor) Soup Happens SOUPer Music SMD 049 (PO Box 412, Columbia, MD 21045)
  12. Joe Glazer: Fashion Garbage Collector 1919
  13. Four Bitchin' Babes: Prisoners Of Their Hairdos Buy Me Bring Me Take Me: Don't Mess My Hair. . . PHILO CDPH 1140
  14. Lightning Hopkins: Short Haired Woman Clifton Chenier, Mance Lipscomb, Lightning Hopkins) Live! At the 1966 Berkeley Blues Festival ARHOOLIE 484
  15. Martha Schuyler Thompson: Shake It Road Kill Cottage Industry CIM07971 (503-585-8257)
  16. Paul Geremia: Shake It and Break It (Charley Patton) Self Portrait In Blues RED HOUSE RHRCD 77
  17. Slaid Cleaves: Broke Down Broke Down PHILO 11671-1225-2
  18. Julie Miller: Broken Things Broken Things HIGHTONE HCD8103
  19. John Cohen: Talking Hard Luck Acoustic Disc-Vol. V ACOUSTIC DISC ACDS-40 (800-221-DISC)
  20. Odetta: Blues Everywhere I Go (Scott Shirley) Blues Everywhere I Go M.C. RECORDS MC0038 (516-754-8725)
  21. Win Stracke: The First Baseball Game (composer unidentified) Songs of Old Town Flair S-912
  22. Jean Shepherd: Balls Jean Shepherd and other foibles ELEKTRA EKL-172
  23. Heidi Muller: I Like Baseball Giving Back Cascadia CM103 (206-528-2526)
  24. Bill Cosby: Baseball Bill Cosby UNI 73066
  25. Elmo & Patsy: Will You Be Ready (At The Plate When Jesus Throws The Ball) (Brooks) Baseball's Greatest Hits II (a compilation) RHINO R2 70959
  26. Kat Eggleston: The Only Word (Eggleston) / The Clumsy Lover (Neil Dickie) (Folkstage - 1/22/00 WFMT Studio) WFMT recording
  27. Kate Wolf: Give Yourself To Love The Kate Wolf Anthology-Weaver of Visions RHINO R2 75596
  28. Odetta: Careless Love / St. Louis Blues (Lead Belly / W.C.Handy) Blues Everywhere I Go M.C. RECORDS MC0038
  29. Tom Russell: Throwin' Horseshoes at the Moon The Man From God Knows Where HIGHTONE HCD8099
  30. Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette: Dark of the Moon (Mangsen) The Light of the Day Compass Rose CRM-7CD (PO Box 1501, Bennington, VT 05201)
  31. Kat Eggleston: Dark Side Of The Moon First Warm Wind WATERBUG WBG0041 (800-466-0234)
  32. Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor w/ Alison Krauss: Fisher's Hornpipe (trad/arr.O'Connor) Appalachian Journey SONY SK 06782
  33. Karen Mueller: Forked Deer/Fisher's Hornpipe (trad) Clarity Streamline SL103CD (PO Box 80565, Minneapolis, MN 55408)
  34. Dan Crary: Monroe's Hornpipe (Bill Monroe) Bluegrass Guitar SUGAR HILL SHCD-3806
  35. Sloan Wainwright: I Guess I Can From Where You Are WATERBUG WBG0042
  36. Stacey Earle: Simple Gearle Simple Gearle Gearle no# (or email)
  37. Tom Dundee: (I Want To) Live My Life With You Right Lane Man Flyte 1820
  38. The Chromatics: Cosmic Radio Show (P.Boyd) AstroCappella no label
  39. Julie Miller: The Speed of Light Broken Things HIGHTONE HCD8103
  40. Artisan: Speed (Brian Bedford) Rocking At the End of Time Boing 9103CD (email)
  41. Ellis Paul: The World Ain't Slowin' Down Live PHILO 1229
  42. Bok-Trickett-Muir: One Last Time (Bob Dyer) (Old Town School 3/24/00) WFMT recording
  43. Anita Silvert: All Roads Converge Midwest Girl Balancing Act BAM-003 P.O. Box 512, Yardley, PA 19067 (215-369-0220) or email

Performer is composer unless otherwise noted. Song is album title unless otherwise noted. Album titles are in italics, composers in parens ( ).


Natalie MacMaster, Joni Mitchell, Shantalla, Hot Soup, Odetta, Kate Wolf, Ellis Paul
These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor in their Appalachian Journey at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Monday, April 3. 312-294- 3000

Muriel Anderson at the Front Porch, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana, Friday, April 7. 219-464-4700

Kat Eggleston and the Sons of the Never Wrong at the Friendship Concert series, at Friendship Jr. High, 550 Elizabeth Lane, Des Plaines, Friday, April 7 at 8. 847-255-5380

Martha Schuyler Thompson, and Sloan Wainwright at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, Chicago, Friday, April 7. 773-2508, and the next night, Saturday, April 8 at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn.

Paul Geremia performs at the Folk-Lore Center, 29 W. 140 Butterfield Rd., Warrenville, Saturday, April 8. Tom Dundee is there on April 15, and Kat Eggleston on the 29th. 630-393-1247

Tom Dundee and Kat Eggleston are featured at the revived No Exit Coffeehouse, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, Saturday, April 8 , Larry Rand & Nicole Mendyke are there Friday, April 14, and Tom & Chris Kastle on the 29th. 773-743-3355

Tom Russell at Fitzgerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, Tuesday, April 11. 708-788-2118

Hot Soup appears twice, first at the Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St. Lombard, Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 with Cat Catalani - 630-629-2630, and at the Lake County Folk Club at the Greenleaf Grille, 301 Greenleaf St., Park City, Sunday, April 16 at 7. 847-949-5355

Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette perform for Hogeye Folk Arts, at the Lake Street Church of Evanston, Lake & Chicago Aves., Saturday, April 15 at 7:30. 847-475-6165

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