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December 29, 2001

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD-40068/71
  2. Original Cast: Comedy Tonight (Stephen Sondheim) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Angel ZDM07777 64770 2
  3. Mike Nichols & Elaine May: Nichols and May at Work In Retrospect Mercury 314 532 373-2
  4. Sweet Honey in the Rock: I Love To Laugh (Carol Maillard/Maillard-Jnani) Still the Same Me Rounder 11661-8100-2
  5. Revival Cast: I Wanna Make the World Laugh (Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart) Mack and Mabel Angel CDC7243 8 67712 2
  6. Eric Hansen: Awake and Laugh Hero In the Dark Half Moon Full Star 003HMFS (888-345-7688)
  7. Murray Johnson: Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag (Leigh/Asaf) Oh What a Lovely War World Record Club SH130
  8. Richard & Mimi Farina: Pack Up Your Sorrows (R.Farina) Washington Square Memoirs Rhino R2 74264
  9. John & Jamie Hartford: Put All Your Troubles Away (John Hartford) Hartford & Hartford Flying Fish FF70566
  10. Michael Johnson: O.B. Glad (Mark Henley-Michael Johnson) The Early Albums MJP 99001
  11. Original Soundtrack: I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore (Lerner/Loew) Gigi Rhino R2 71962
  12. Andrew Calhoun: Glad Old Man Hope Waterbug 0002
  13. Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner: A Re-Pleasure To See You / See Moses Run The 2000 Year Old Man In the Year 2000 Rhino R2 72944
  14. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: I Am Glad (L.D.Bassett Jr./W.Jarvis Maxey) Just Over In Heaven Sugar Hill SUG-CD-3911
  15. Jon Gailmor: Gonna Die With a Smile If It Kills Me Gonna Die With a Smile if it Kills Me Philo 1095
  16. Artisan: Go With a Smile On My Face (Brian Bedford) Dancing With Words Boing 0007
  17. Original Cast: Put On a Happy Face (Chas.Strouse/Lee Adams) Bye, Bye Birdie! Columbia OS 2025
  18. John Prine: Illegal Smile John Prine Atlantic 19156-2
  19. Stacey Earle: Makes Me Happy Dancin' With Them That Brung Me Gearle 2803-2 (PO Box 739, Ashland City, TN 37015)
  20. Original Cast: Make Someone Happy (Jule Style / B.Comden-A.Green) Make Someone Happy RCA Victor 09026-61994-2
  21. Claudia Schmidt: Happy Hearts Out of the Dark Flying Fish FF70361
  22. Incredible String Band: How Happy I Am (Mike Heron) The Incredible String Band Elektra EKS-7322
  23. The Carter Family: I'll Be All Smiles Tonight (TB Ransom, PD) Gold Watch and Chain Rounder CD1070
  24. The Randolph Singers: How Happy We Are (trad) The Catch Club Elektra EKL-162
  25. Trova: I Am So Happy (Eric Peltoniemi) Trova Red House RHRCD 43
  26. Dick Siegel: Happy Angels Aweigh Schoolkids' SKR1519 (515-994-8051)
  27. Original Cast: The Most Happy Fella (Frank Loesser) The Most Happy Fella Sony S2K 48010
  28. Original Cast: I'm Flying (Mark Churlap/Carolyn Leigh) Peter Pan RCA Victor 3762-2-RG
  29. John Forster: Helium Helium Philo PHCD1214
  30. Claire Lynch: I'm Goin' Up (Kostas/Wally Wilson) Silver and Gold Rounder CD 0415
  31. Great Big Sea: Goin Up (Alan Doyle) Rant and Roar Sire 31023
  32. Bryan Bowers: Early Rising (Vivian Williams) For You Flying Fish FF70524
  33. Original Soundtrack: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (Rodgers/Hammerstein) Oklahoma! Angel ZDM 7 64691-2
  34. Joni Mitchell: Chelsea Morning Hits Reprise 9 46326-2
  35. Suzanne McDermott: Great Day Ephemera Rosemared RRR 418
  36. Holy Modal Rounders: Euphoria (Robin & Geo. Remaily) Washington Square Memoirs Rhino R2 74264
  37. Original Cast: Wundebar (Cole Porter) Kiss Me, Kate Angel ZDM 7 64760 2 5
  38. Beausoleil: La Danse de la Vie (Michael Doucet) La Danse de la Vie Forward R2 71221
  39. Bob Franke: Acid Polka The Desert Questions Telephone Pole 86851-1179-2
  40. Larry Rand: The Waterbed Polka (WFMT studio 8/72) WFMT recording
  41. Hot Soup: Tain't No Sin To Dance Around In Your Bones (Donaldson Pub.) On Stage Souper SMD050
  42. Bittersweet Christmas Band: Dance In the Dark of the Year (S.Urban/M.Nelson) private pressing
  43. Nowell Sing We Clear: Rise Up Jock! (Bob Pegg) The Best of Nowell Sing We Clear Front Hall FHR 301CD (PO Box 307, Wormer Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186)
  44. Original Television Cast: Happiness (Clark Gesner) You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Atlantic SD7252
  45. Jimmy Durante: Blue Bird of Happiness (Harmati-Heyman-Davies) September Song Warner Bros. 1506
  46. Julie Felix: Happiness Clotho's Web Rak KZ 31609
  47. Big Mama Thornton: Oh, Happy Day (trad/arr.Thornton) Saved Pentagram PE 10005
  48. Original Cast: Lucinda Matlock (E.L.Masters) Spoon River Anthology Columbia OS2410
  49. Annie Gallup: Sweet Good Nature Courage My Love 1 800 PRIME CD PCD38
  50. Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain: The Mary Ann Mark Twain Tonight! Columbia OS 3080
  51. Lui Collins: Joyful Noise North of Mars Molly Gamblin CD1002
  52. Kim & Reggie Harris & Magpie: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail LT003-2 (PO Box 5467, Takoma Park, MD 20913)

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

Lee Murdock stars in his annual "Hometown" concert, with Friedlander & Hall at Kaneville Community Center, Main at Harter, Kaneville, Saturday, January 5 at 7:30. 630-557-2742

Curtis & Loretta perform at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtis, Downers Grove, Friday, January 11 at 8:45. 630-969-9720

Voices of Winter, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen, return to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 22nd St. & Park Blvd., Friday, January 11 at 8. 630-942-4000.

Bryan Bowers performs in a Hogeye Folk Arts concert, Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 at the Lake Street Church, Lake & Chicago Avenues in Evanston. 847-475-6165

The World Folk Music Company presents The Grapes of Wrath, a folk opera by Michael Smith with Barbara Barrow and Linda Smith, Saturday January 12 at 8. At the Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd Street, Chicago. 773-779-7059

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