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September 9, 2006

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD-40068/71
  2. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: Give Light (Greg Artzner-Terry Leonino, based on Ella Baker) Guide My Feet Appleseed APRCD 1029
  3. Pat Wictor: I Will Walk With You Heaven Is So High Risky Disc RDR005
  4. Anonymous 4 w/ Darol Anger & Mike Marshall: The Shining Shore (Geo.F.Root/David Nelson) Gloryland Harmonia Mundi HMU 907400
  5. Anne Hills: Song of the Brook (Michael Smith/Opal Whiteley) Beauty Attends: The Heartsongs of Opal Whiteley Collective Works Media CW0502
  6. Claudia Schmidt: Here Comes Joy Spinning Pragmavision 43157 37775
  7. John Gorka: Broken Place Writing in the Margins Red House RHRCD 194
  8. Ollabelle: Everything Is Broken (J.C.Hopkins-Amy Helm-Ollabelle) Riverside Battle Songs Verve Forecast B0006756-02
  9. Terri Allard: Broken Man Live from Charlottesville Reckless Abandon RA42106
  10. Paula Joy Welter: Broken Wings Mend Still Hidden Places Starry Sky TK22005
  11. The Tannahill Weavers: It Was All For Our Rightful King (trad-arr.Tannahills) Alchemy Green Linnet GLCD 1210
  12. Natalie MacMaster: Hey, Johnny Cope! Set (trad-arr.MacMaster) My Roots Are Showing Rounder 11661-7033-2
  13. Kornog: The Braes o' Killiekrankie (trad/Robt.Burns-arr.Kornog) Kornog Green Linnet GLCD 1209
  14. Anais Mitchell: Before the Eyes of Storytelling Girls Hymns for the Exiled Waterbug WBG 58
  15. John Gorka: Road of Good Intentions Writing in the Margins Red House RHRCD 194
  16. Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands: Rank Stranger (Albert Brumley) The Golden West Hightone HCD 8194
  17. Flanders & Swann: p**p*B***B**D***** The Extiary from The Complete Flanders & Swann Angel CDS 7974642
  18. Shelly Berman & Lovelady Powell: Cleans and Dirtys The Sex Life of the Primate Verve WDJ-5
  19. Robert Klein: Six Clean Words You Can Say Anywhere New Teeth Epic PE 33535
  20. Frank Meyer: Dagnabit Thangmaker 05996 80872
  21. Megon McDonough: Your Word Is Your Wand 4+1 Music Inspired by the 4 Agreements private release
  22. Santa Cruz River Band: Vaquilla Colorado (The Red Heifer) (Lorenzo Barcelata) The Mexican Album Santa Cruz River 05262006
  23. Dervish: Red-haired Mary (Sean McCarthy) Midsummer's Night Whirling WHRL005
  24. Annie Gallup: Red Hair Swerve 1-800-PRIMECD PCD75
  25. Christine Lavin: Prisoners of Their Hairdos Compass Philo CDPH 1142
  26. Ronstadt, Ramirez & the Santa Cruz River Band: The Mill of Oracle (Michael Ronstadt) Ronstadt, Ramirez & the Santa Cruz River Band, Volume 1 Santa Cruz River 102704
  27. Koerner, Ray & Glover: What's the Matter with the Mill (trad-arr.K.R.&G.) Visionaries The Cedar CCD4001
  28. Sangsters: The Mill Mill O (Allan Ramsey) Sharp and Sweet Greentrax CDTRAX 207
  29. The Four Bitchin' Babes: Just Ask Your Doctor (Debi & Vivian Smith) Hormonal Imbalance Hem & Haw 83707 33230
  30. Austin Lounge Lizards: The Drugs I Need (Card-Deisler-Pittman-Resnick-Simeone) private CD
  31. Sue Trainor: The Healthy Life (Ted Miller/Sue Trainor) In a Close Up self no#
  32. Bonnie Koloc: It's Great When It Rains (Chuck Suchy) Here to Sing Mr.Biscuit 03
  33. John Gorka: Chance of Rain Writing in the Margins Red House RHRCD 194
  34. The Duhks: Out of the Rain (Jessee Havey) Migrations Sugar Hill SUGCD-4014
  35. La Bottine Souriante: Le Festin de Campagne / Marie Sauce Ton Pain (trad-arr.La Bottine) Je Voudras Changer d'Chapeau Rounder CD 6041
  36. Chris Thile: The Eleventh Reel How to Grow a Woman From the Ground Sugar Hill SUGCD-4017
  37. Andy Stewart: I Love to Wear the Kilt (Stewart/Grant) The Andy Stewart Collection EMI 7777 810692
  38. Peter Cook: Spindly Legs The Misty Mr. Wisty Brit.Decca LK 4722
  39. Sons Of the Never Wrong: Stylish Man (Bruce Roper) Nuthatch Suite Gadfly 291
  40. Garnet Rogers: Grace Shining Thing Snow Goose SGSCD 1131
  41. Kim & Reggie Harris: Short Shift at Ground Zero (Kim Harris) Simplicity Appleseed APRCD 1061
  42. Kitty Donohoe: There Are No Words (private pressing)
  43. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Pat Wictor, Anonymous 4, Anne Hills, Claudia Schmidt, John Gorka, Laurie Lewis, Four Bitchin' Babes, The Duhks, Chris Thile

CD of the week: Anonymous 4

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Midnight Special Folk Festival at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park Sunday, September 17 from 2-6 featuring the Four Bitchin' Babes, Garnet Rogers, Christine Lavin, Greg Greenway, Kim & Reggie Harris, Magpie, Anais Mitchell, Megon McDonough, Bonnie Koloc, and guest performances by Annie Hills, Jen Cass, and a surprise guest.

Danny Schmidt at Lilfest in Wilmette, and at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis, Evanston, Sunday, September 10 at 7.

Celtic Fest in and around the Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17 from 11 AM until 9 PM. Saturday features La Bottine Souriante, Kornog and the Barra McNeil's on the main stage. Sunday features Natalie MacMasters, Vishten with Dominique Dupuis, and others. Free.

The Ronstadt Ramierz Santa Cruz River Band performs for the Woodstock Folk Festival at the Stage Left Cafe', 125 Van Buren, Woodstock, Sunday, September 17 at 7.

John Gorka, and Amelia K. Spicer at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Friday, September 22 at 8.

Michael Smith in a Blue Guitar Cabaret Show, Thursdays, September 14, 21 (September 7 is his 65th birthday) 8:00 pm. Davenport's Piano Bar Cabaret 1383 North Milwaukee, Chicago

Off Square Music Presents Anne Hills in Concert September 16th at 8 PM at the Congregational Unitarian Church 221 Dean Street, Woodstock
815 338-5164

Ronny Cox in a Hidden Marsh house concert in Huntley, Friday, September 15 at 7:30.
847-458-1853 / email

Magpie at Stained Glass Coffee House, in the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, Saturday, September 16 at 7

Lilfest in Wilmette, Friday-Sunday, September 8-10.