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May 29, 2004

Apropos to Memorial Day a program based upon Edgar Lee Mastersí Spoon River Anthology
*All readings and noted music from the Joseph Cates production conceived and directed by Charles Aidman from Columbia OS 2410. All poetry by Edgar Lee Masters, all original songs from the production by Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn (music) and Charles Aidman (lyrics).

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. Michael Smith & Anne Hills: Spoon River (M.Smith) Paradise Lost & Found Redwing RWMCD 5406
  3. *Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn & Hal Lynch: Spoon River (song)
  4. *Charles Aidman: The Hill
  5. Dave Van Ronk: Please See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (trad) The Folkways Years Smithsonian Folkways CDSF 40041
  6. *Charles Aidman: Tom Beatty
  7. Spider John Koerner: Jack of Diamonds (trad) StarGeezer Red House RHRCD 84
  8. *Charles Aidman: Benjamin Pantier
  9. Ian & Sylvia: Got No More Home Than a Dog (W.C.Handy) The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings Vanguard 196/99-2
  10. *Joyce Van Patten: Mrs. Benjamine Pantier
  11. Lucy Kaplansky: It Ainít Me Babe (Bob Dylan) A Nod To Bob Red House RHRCD 154
  12. *Joyce Van Patten: Margaret Fuller Slack
  13. Working (orig.cast-David P. Kelly-Lynne Thigpen): If I Couldíve Been (Micki Grant) Columbia JS 35411
  14. Joel Mabus: Soldierís Joy (trad) Flatpick & Clawhammer Fossil 793CD
  15. *Charles Aidman: Knowlt Hoheimer
  16. Bob Gibson & Bob Camp: Civil War Trilogy First Batalion (Camp/Shel Silverstein) / Yes I See (trad/arr.Gibson) / Two Brothers (Irving Gordon) Gibson & Camp At the Gate of Horn Collectors' Choice CCM-227-2
  17. *Betty Garrett: Lydia Puckett
  18. *Robert Elston: Fiddler Jones
  19. Garnet Rogers w/ Doug Long: Give the Fiddler a Dram (Dakota Dave Hull/Jerry Holland) Snow Goose SGS 1123CS
  20. *Betty Garrett: Ollie McGee
  21. *Charles Aidman: Fletcher McGee
  22. Mort Shuman: Song For Old Lovers (Jacques Brel-Eric Blau-Mort Shuman) My Death Reprise 6358
  23. *Robert Elston: Lucius Atherton
  24. Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn: Times Are Getting Hard (song)
  25. *Charles Aidman: Eugene Carman
  26. Leo Kottke: From the Cradle To the Grave (Ron Nagle) Greenhouse One Way S21-18457
  27. *Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn & Hal Lynch: The Water Is Wide (song) (trad/Hirschhorn/Aidman)
  28. *Robert Elston & Joyce Van Patten: William and Emily
  29. The Weavers: Kissess Sweeter Than Wine (trad/Lead Belly-Weavers) Wasnít That a Time Vanguard VCD4-147/50
  30. *Charles Aidman: Roscoe Purkapile
  31. *Betty Garrett: Mrs. Purkapile
  32. Connie Kaldor: Choppy Water (Rocky Marriage Breakdown) Small Cafť Philo CDPH 1205
  33. Kim & Reggie Harris: Let Me Fly (trad) Steal Away Appleseed APRCD 1022
  34. *Charles Aidman: Shack Dye
  35. *Hal Lynch: Freedom (trad-Hirschhorn-Aidman)
  36. *Betty Garrett: Hannah Armstrong
  37. Phil Ochs: That Was the President I Ainít Marching Anymore Hannibal HNCD 4422
  38. *Joyce Van Patten: Faith Metheny
  39. Iris DeMent: Let the Mystery Be Infamous Angel Philo CDPH 1138
  40. John Hasbrouck: Down To the River To Pray (trad/arr.Hasbrouck) Some These Days Ruthless Rabbit 1964
  41. Tom Paxton: About the Children The Things I Notice Now Elektra EKS-74043
  42. *Joyce Van Patten: Mrs. Charles Bliss
  43. The Chenille Sisters: I Lie In the Dark (Cheryl Dawdy) True To Life Red House RHRCD 67
  44. *Betty Garrett: Pauline Barrett
  45. Priscilla Herdman: Lies (Stan Rogers) Seasons of Change Flying Fish FF-309
  46. *Robert Elston: The Village Atheist
  47. Kirtana: Why the Sufis Whirl This Embrace Wild Dove WDM104
  48. *Joyce Van Patten: Mabel Osborne
  49. The Beatles: Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney) 1 Capitol CDP 7243 5 29325 2 8
  50. *Charles Aidman: Franklin Jones
  51. *Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn: In the Night (song)
  52. *Charles Aidman and Company: Dippold the Optician
  53. Tom Russell w/ Iris DeMent: Box of Visions (Russell) The Long Way Around Hightone HCD-8081
  54. *Charles Aidman: Alexander Throckmorton
  55. David Maloney: Icarus (Anne Lister) Reilly & Maloney Backstage Freckle FR01912
  56. *Betty Garrett: Amanda Barker
  57. *Robert Elston: Willard Fluke
  58. A.L. Lloyd: The Unfortunate Rake (trad) Smithsonian Folkways F-3805
  59. *Joyce Van Patten: Lois Spears
  60. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: I Feel Happy In My Soul Today (Jamie Dailey/D.Lawson) A School Of Bluegrass Crossroads CR05472
  61. *Robert Elston: Abel Melveny
  62. Zoe Speaks: Power Windows (Mitch Barrett/Carla Gover) Birds Fly South Redbird RRCD 2002
  63. *Charles Aidman: Hod Putt
  64. *Robert Elston: Indignation Jones
  65. *Joyce Van Patten: Lois Spears
  66. Bill Staines: Lovers and Losers The First Million Miles, Volume II Rounder CD 11580
  67. *Charles Aidman: Doctor Meyers
  68. *Betty Garrett: Mrs. Meyers
  69. *Charles Aidman: Willie Metcalf
  70. Pete Seeger: My Old Brown Earth Pete Living Music LMUS 0032
  71. *Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn: I Am, I Am (song)
  72. *Charles Aidman: Barney Hainesfeather
  73. The Klezmer Conservatory Band: Slow Hora / Freylekhs (trad/arr.KCB) Dancing In the Aisles Rounder CD 3155
  74. *Betty Garrett: Lucinda Matlock
  75. Fred Holstein: Hymn Song (I Believe If I Lived My Life Again) (Utah Phillips) Fred Holstein: A Collection Holstein 01
  76. *Robert Elston: Petit, the Poet
  77. Gordon Lightfoot: Leaves of Grass Sunday Concert United Artists UAS 6714
  78. *Joyce Van Patten: Anne Rutledge
  79. *Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn & Hal Lynch: Spoon River (song)
  80. Iris DeMent: Our Town Infamous Angel Philo CDPH 1138
  81. *Charles Aidman: Last Poem (from E.L.Masterís poem: Tomorrow Is My Birthday)
  82. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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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