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November 2, 2002

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS SFCD-40068/71
  2. Pete Morton: Six Billion Eccentrics (Folkstage June 8, 2002) WFMT recording
  3. Wally Cox: What a Crazy Guy (Dufo) The Golden Age of Comedy (compilation) RCA Vintage LPV-580
  4. Christine Lavin: What Was I Thinking? Live at the Cactus Café Philo CDPH 1159
  5. Original Broadway Cast: You Could Drive a Person Crazy (Stephen Sondheim) Company Columbia Legacy SK 65283
  6. Shel Silverstein: Freakin' at the Freakers Ball Freakin' at the Freakers Ball Collectors Choice CCM082-2
  7. Niamh Parsons: Here Johnny (Sean McCarthy/arr.Parsons et.al.) In My Prime Green Linnet GLCD1203
  8. Jean Redpath: Jamie come try me (Robt.Burns) Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 1 Jean Redpath JR-103 (PO Box 68336, Tucson, AZ 85737)
  9. Natural Bob Holdsworth: A Rucksack Full of Love Just Be You Holdsworth no# (708-447-1006)
  10. Alison Brown Quartet: Etouffee Brutus Replay Compass 7 4321 2
  11. Don White: Option Number Three Little Niche Lrymoon no# (800-937-3307)
  12. Steve Goodman: Door Number Three Best of the Asylum Years, Volume Two Red Pajamas RPJ002 (800-521-2112)
  13. Frank Hamilton: Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie) Long Lonesome Home ITR 609 (940-482-3422)
  14. Hoyt Axton: Greenback Dollar (H.Axton/K.Ramsey) Washington Square Memoirs (compilation) Rhino R2 74264
  15. New Lost City Ramblers: Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week (Arkansas Woodchoppers) Modern Times Smithsonian Folkways F-31027
  16. Andrew Calhoun: Catching On Fire Tiger Tattoo Waterbug WBG0053
  17. Mary Gauthier: Walk Through the Fire Filth & Fire Signature Sounds SIG 1273
  18. Leonard Cohen: Who By Fire The Best Of Columbia CK34077
  19. Lily Tomlin: Obscene Phone Call This Is a Recording Laugh.com LGH1114
  20. The Bill Hilly Band: Begin the Beguine (Cole Porter) All Day Every Day Borealis BCD145
  21. Dave MacKenzie: Start the Party All New Slender Man Blues Hey Baby! HBCD1004
  22. Ellis Paul: When We Begin The Speed of Trees Philo 11671-1242-2
  23. Battlefield Band (Karine Polwart): Start It All Over Again (Polwart/John McCusker) Happy Daze Temple COMD2085 (800-768-6337)
  24. Andrew Calhoun: Tiger Tattoo Tiger Tattoo Waterbug WBG0053
  25. Terri Allard: Brand New Makes No Sense Reckless Abandon RA62902
  26. Maria Dunn: Take It Easy On Me For a Song Distant Whisper MARCD02 (780-430-8560)
  27. The Blind Boys of Alabama: Stand By Me (Clarence Fountain) Higher Ground RealWorld 7243 8 12793
  28. Carrie Newcomer: I'm Still Standing The Gathering of Spirits Philo 11671-1243-2
  29. Mechanicy Shanty: Nizinyh Virginii Lowlans (trad/arr.Mechanicy) W Granichach Folku Syn-Ton CD 5002
  30. Judy Collins: The Bonnie Ship the Diamond (trad) Maids & Golden Apples Wildflower WFL 1299-2
  31. Da Vinci's Notebookk: Liposuction (Paul Sabourin) Bendy's Law DaVinci DVN9099 (202-828-3005)
  32. Louis Jordan: I Like 'Em Fat Like That (C.Demertrius/L.Jordan/J.M.Williams) Five Guys Named Moe Decca MCAD-10503
  33. The Arrogant Worms: Big Fat Road Manager Russell's Shorts ArrogantWorms AW-555-2
  34. Joe Hickerson: The Thinnest Man (trad) Joe Hickerson with a Gathering of Friends Folk Legacy CD-39
  35. Guy Clark: The Dark (G.Clark/Buddy Mondlock) The Dark Sugar Hill SUG-CD-1070
  36. Tracy Chapman: In the Dark Let It Rain Elektra 62803-2
  37. Blind Boys of Alabama: Spirit In the Dark (Aretha Franklin) Higher Ground RealWorld 7243 8 12793
  38. Holly Near w/John Bucchino: I'm Beginning To See the Light (Ellington-George-James-Hodges) With a Song In My Heart Calico Tracks CTMCD-9701 (517-484-1712)
  39. Roy Acuff - Earl Scruggs - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: I Saw the Light (Hank Williams) Will the Circle Be Unbroken (remastered CD release) Capitol 72435-35148-2
  40. Steve Goodman: Election Year Rag Steve Goodman Buddha 74465996252
  41. Sandy Andina: Vote Early Ghosts and Angels Eassay 2001-01
  42. Monty Python: Election Special Live at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Famous Charisma CLASS 4
  43. Fil Campbell: Touch of Your Hand (Eugene Brosnan/Fil Campbell) Beneath the Calm Lahaina LMP008
  44. Anne Hills: Just By Offering (Ilene Weiss) Bittersweet Street Redwing RWMCD5402
  45. Sinead O'Connor: The Parting Glass (trad/arr.O'Connor-Lunny, et.al.) Sean Nos Nua Vanguard 79724-2
  46. 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 ( ).


Andrew Calhoun, Mary Gauthier, Bill Hilly Band, Ellis Paul, Terri Allard, Blind Boys of Alabama, Tracy Chapman, Sinead O'Connor

The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, 773-728-6000, is outdoing itself with the following concerts:

Sunday, November 10: Hazel Dickens with Ginny Hawker, Mike Seeger, and Tracy Schwarz
Saturday, November 16: The big 45th Anniversary celebration with Brickey-Levitt-Tomasello, Corky Siegel, Frank Hamilton, Marvin Tate, Michael J. Miles, Jackie Allen, Sons of the Never Wrong, Volo Bog Trotters, Weavermania and others.
Sunday, November 17: Paul Brady, Niamh Parsons
Sunday, November 29: Guy Clark, Mary Gauthier

Pete Morton house concerts in Evanston, Saturday afternoon and evening, November 9, and Monday evening November 11. 847-864-9598 or walshpat@hotmail.com.

Natural Bob Holdsworth, and GrooveLily at the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series, Saturday, November 9 at 8 at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple. 708-802-0236. Joe Hickerson, and Fred Holstein perform there December 14.

The Plank Road Folk Music Society celebrates its 20th Anniversary at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Saturday, November 16 at 8 with Carrie Newcomer and L.J. Booth.

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies performs in the Masthouse Concert Series at the Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock, Sunday, November 16. 815-338-5164.

The Alison Brown Quartet perform at Northwestern University on Friday, November 8 at 8:00 pm. Pick-Staiger Hall, 1977 South Campus Drive, Evanston, IL

Sea Shanty Festival, November 15 & 16 at St. Patrick's Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont, Chicago, November 17 at the Abbey Pub, Grace & Elston, featuring: Machanicy Shanty from Poland, Forebitter from the Mystic Seaport Museum, Tom Lewis from Canada, Lee Murdock, and other Polish bands. 847-464-5756

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