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August 30, 2003

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. Working (orig.B'way cast): Something To Point To (Craig Carnelia) Columbia JS 35411
  3. Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys: I'm Working On a Building (A.P.Carter) Live Recordings 1956-1969 Off the Record, Volume 1 Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40063
  4. John McCutcheon: Joe Hill (with story) (Earl Robinson/Alfred Hayes) Live At Wolf Trap Rounder CD 0283
  5. Paul Robeson: Joe Hill (Earl Robinson/Alfred Hayes) Live At Carnegie Hall May 9, 1958 Vanguard 72020-2
  6. Tom Paxton: I'm the Man That Built the Bridges Ain't That News Elektra 8122 73565-2
  7. Arrogant Worms w/ the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: Big Fat Road Manager (McCormick-Patterson-Strong) Semi-Conducted ArrogantWorms AW-2002
  8. John Roberts & Tony Barrand: The Man That Waters the Workers' Beer (Paddy Ryan) Eat Bertha's Mussels - Live At Holsteins! Golden Hind GHM-203
  9. Bob Gibson: The Man Who Turns the Damn Thing Off and On (Shel Silverstein) Making a Mess of Commercial Success Asylum 61697-2
  10. Damsel In Distress sountrack - Fred Astaire: Nice Work If You Can Get It (G&I Gershwin) George and Ira Gershwin In Hollywood Rhino R2 72732-2
  11. Stan Rogers: The White Collar Holler (Nigel Russell) Between the Breaks. . . Live! Fogarty's Cove FCM-002D
  12. Ramblin' Jack Elliott: If I Were a Carpenter (Tim Hardin) South Coast Red House RHRCD 59
  13. Roy Book Binder: Baby Let Me Lay It On You Polk City Ramble Rounder CD 3153
  14. Ramblin' Jack Elliott: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan) Me & Bobby McGee Rounder CD 0368
  15. Pete Seeger: Martian Love Song (Lee Hays/Earl Robinson) Gazette, Vol. One Smithsonian Folkways F-2501
  16. Deb Seymour: The Martian Tango Love Song Martian Tangos and Other Strange Affairs Herkimer HPCD332
  17. Barbra Streisand: Marty the Martian (J.Harris) A Happening In Central Park Columbia CS 9710
  18. John Prine: Linda Goes To Mars German Afternoons Oh Boy OBR-003CD
  19. Dick Gregory: Martians Dick Gregory On. . . Poppy PYS 40 008
  20. Lori McKenna: Mars Pieces of Me Signature Sounds SIG75001-2
  21. Jonathan Eberhart: Lament For a Red Planet Life's Trolley Ride Folk-Legacy FSI-82
  22. Pat Maloney: The World Looks Blue From Mars Pretty Little Mountain (928-710-8489) Ratrick 4152
  23. Scott Sheldon: The Old Dark Lord of Mordor Tickle self SS-7155-02
  24. Martha Leader: My Hobbit Hole (Bob Blue) The Best of Bob Blue (a compilation) Black Socks BSP21 (413-256-8784 / email)
  25. Leo Kottke: You Tell Me Why Ice Water One Way S21-18458
  26. Shawn Colvin: I Don't Know Why Live '88 Plump 5901-2 (800-PLUMPCD / email)
  27. Leo Kottke w/ Herb Pilhofer: Why Ask Why (Norman Gimbel-Ken Lauber) Dreams and All That Stuff Capitol ST-11335
  28. Gordon Lightfoot: Wherefore and Why Gord's Gold Reprise 2237-2
  29. Finest Kind: As I Roved Out (trad) Silks & Spices Fallen Angle FAM 05 (CD of the Week)
  30. Bill Jones: The Holland Mistress (trad/arr.Bill Jones) Two Year Winter Compass 7 43662
  31. Annie Gallup: For Money Cause and Effect 1 800 PRIME CD PCD 028
  32. Finest Kind: The Ten Dollar Bill (trad) Silks & Spices Fallen Angle FAM 05
  33. Working (orig.B'way cast- David Patrick Kelly): The Mason (Craig Carnelia) Columbia JS 35411
  34. Gerard Hoffnung: The Bricklayer Timeless Hoffnung BBC REB 87M
  35. John Lennon: Working Class Hero Lennon Legend Parlophone 7243 8 21954 2
  36. Hoyt Axton: Boney Fingers (Axton/Armand) Bread & Roses Festival (a compilation) Fantasy F-79009
  37. Working (orig.B'way cast - Susan Bigelow): Just a Housewife (Craig Carnelia) Columbia JS 35411
  38. Tracy Chapman: Women's Work Matters of the Heart Elektra 9 61215-2
  39. Magpie: Working Girl Blues (Hazel Dickens) Working My Life Away Collector 1936CD
  40. Working (orig.B'way cast - Robin Lamont): Millwork (James Taylor) Columbia JS 35411
  41. John McCutcheon: Labor Day Autumnsongs Rounder CD 8037
  42. Charlie King: Our Life Is More Than Our Work Two Good Arms Vaguely Reminiscent VRS9011
  43. Tracy Spring: Work and Hope Life and Art AziZ 004 (360-676-5669 / email)
  44. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Finest Kind*, Bill Jones, Pat Maloney, Scott Sheldon, Arrogant Worms

*CD of the Week - Finest Kind: Silks & Spices

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Darryl Purpose will appear at the Uncommon Ground, 1214 Grace, Chicago, Sunday, August 24. 773-929-3680 / email

Leo Kottke is at the Woodstock Opera House, Friday & Saturday, September 5 & 6 at 8. 815-338-5300.

Fox Valley Folk Festival features Lou & Peter Berryman, Roy Book Binder, Bob Bovee & Gail Heil, Bryan Bowers, Cooper-Nelson-Early, Fourtold, Annie Gallup, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Paul & Win Grace, Anne Hills, Dan Keding, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, John Roberts, Michael Smith, Ed Trickett and others at Island Park in Geneva, Sunday and Monday, August 31-September 1. 630-897-3655

Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Roy Book Binder at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago Saturday, September 6 at 7. 773-728-6000