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November 8, 2003

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. Steve Goodman: City of New Orleans Steve Goodman Buddha 7446599625 2
  3. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Ridin' That Midnight Train (R.Stanley) The Three Pickers: Earl Scruggs - Doc Watson - Ricky Skaggs Rounder 116610 526-2
  4. Jack White: Der Zug, genannt die City of New Orleans (S.Goodman, trans. Jay) Telefunken U 56 252 (45rpm)
  5. Scott Alarik: reading Bob Franke excerpt from Deep Community LIVE
  6. Introduction and brief excerpt from Rich Warren's first Midnight Special (including Norm Pellegrini's intro) November 5, 1983 WFMT recording
  7. Big Bill Broonzy: This Train (trad) Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs Smithsonian Folkways CDSF 40023
  8. Rich Warren reading brief excerpt from Stud Terkel's Hope Dies Last Arlo Guthrie interview LIVE
  9. Tom Rush: Panama Limited (Bukka White) No Regrets Columbia Legacy CK 65860
  10. Scott Alarik: To Morrow (trad) LIVE
  11. Pete Morton: Another Train (parody) (Morton/Les Barker) Yelp! Mrs. Ackroyd DOG 017
  12. Ewan MacColl: The Iron Horse (Chas.Balfour, PD) British Industrial Ballads Vanguard VRS-909
  13. Vassar Clemments w/ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Orange Blossom Special (Erwin Rouse) Will the Circle Be Unbroken Capitol 7087-6-17458-2-5
  14. The Stanley Brothers: Orange Blossom Special (Rouse) Clinch Mountain Bluegrass Vanguard 77018-2
  15. Claudia Schmidt: Everyone's Blues (new song) LIVE
  16. Claudia Schmidt: poem: Let Us Give Thanks LIVE (by Max Coots, Unitarian minister)
  17. Tom Russell w/ Andrew Hardin: Casey Jones (trad/Russell) (Prairie Crossing - August 12, 2000) WFMT recording
  18. Livingston Taylor: Railroad Bill (Andy Breckman) Live Wires Bose BCD 2203
  19. Pete Morton: Six Billion Eccentrics LIVE
  20. Win Stracke: Paddy Works On the Railway (trad) Songs America Sings: Win Stracke Sings 22 Best Loved Folk Songs Golden Records GLP 31
  21. Pete Morton: The Farmer's Boy (trad) LIVE
  22. Joan Baez: Engine 143 (trad) Joan Baez Vol. 2 Vanguard 79595-2
  23. Shel Silverstein: Wreck of the Old '49 Inside Folk Songs Atlantic SD8072
  24. Pete Morton: Another Train LIVE
  25. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

Heard prior to Midnight Special at 8:50: Gordon Bok & Carol Rohl: Cannery Shed (Mary Garvey) (Folkstage-11/1/03) WFMT Recording

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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