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August 18, 2007

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Tommy Makem: The Songman Ancient Pulsing Red Biddy 3001
  3. Tommy Makem: The Winds of Morning Live at the Irish Pavilion Shanachie 52036
  4. Bridget Ball & Christopher Shaw: Blow Ye Winds of Morning (trad) Songs from the Big Front Porch Twining Tree 9611-2
  5. Gerry Armstrong: Blow Ye Winds I-O (trad) Simple Gifts Smithsonian Folkways F-2335
  6. Tommy Makem w/ Eric Weisberg: Blow Ye Winds Songs of Tommy Makem Tradition TLP 1044
  7. Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy: The Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers) We've Come a Long Way Shanachie 52013
  8. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Georgie Buck (trad) Dona Got a Ramblin Mind Music Maker MMCD76
  9. Guy Davis: Shortnin' Bread (trad) Chocolate to the Bone Red House RHRCD 164
  10. Jean Ritchie & Oscar Brand w/ David Sear: Shortenin' Bread (trad) Folk Concert in Town Hall Smithsonian Folkways F-2428
  11. Ronny Cox: Hot Water Cornbread At the Sebastiani Theatre Bay Sound BSR9601
  12. Linda Thompson: Versatile Heart (Linda Thompson - Teddy Thompson) Rounder 11661-3217-2
  13. Margaret Nelson: Heart of You These Bones Porcupine PPCD 2422
  14. Bob Fox & Stu Luckley: Heart Like a Wheel (Anna McGarrigle) Box of Gold Fellside FECD124
  15. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: Heart with No Companion (Leonard Cohen) Big Old Life Signature Sounds SIG 2005
  16. Tommy Makem: Four Green Fields From the Archives Shanachie 52040
  17. Meg Davis: But For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name (trad) Live at Dennos self LHAP100
  18. Tommy Makem: Ireland Ancient Pulsing Red Biddy 3001
  19. Mary Black: Song for Ireland (Phil Colclough) Gifthorse/Blix Street G2-10050
  20. Tommy Makem: Peace and Justice (trad/T.Makem) The Song Tradition Shanachie 52045
  21. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Sourwood Mountain (trad) Dona Got a Ramblin Mind Music Maker MMCD76
  22. Larry Sparks: Pretty Girls (L.Gerald Ellenburg/Shawn Lane) The Last Suit You Wear McCoury Music MCM0004
  23. West Side Story (orig. B'way cast- Carol Lawrence): I Feel Pretty (Bernstein/Sondheim) Columbia Legacy SK 60724
  24. Monty Python: Novel Writing Matching Tie and Hankerchief Arista Legacy 88697 08410 2
  25. Tom Dundee: If My Life Were a Book Fleeting Moment Flyte FR4445
  26. Moxy Fruvous: My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors Bargainville WEA CD93134
  27. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: Red Haired Boy (trad/Rani Arbo) Big Old Life Signature Sounds SIG 2005
  28. Steppin' In It: Red-Haired Boy (trad) Last Winter in the Copper Country Hippo Coop HCR-058
  29. Tommy Makem: Little Beggarman (trad) From the Archives Shanachie 52040
  30. Tommy Makem: The Cobbler (trad-arr.Makem) The Makem & Clancy Concert Shanachie 52003
  31. Paul Robeson: The Cobbler's Song (Asche/Norton) The Essential Paul Robeson ASV CDAJS244
  32. Cindy Kallet - Ellen Epstein - Michael Cicone: My Johnny Was a Shoemaker (trad) Only Human Overall OM-2
  33. Doc & Merle Watson: Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) Remembering Merle Sugar Hill SHCD-3800
  34. Tanglefoot: Boot Soup (Eliz.Szekeres-Joe Grant-Steve Ritchie) Dance Like Flames Borealis BCD179
  35. Sons Of the Never Wrong: Stylish Sue (S.Demel) Nuthatch Suite Gadfly 291
  36. Tommy Makem: My Fidll is Singing Ancient Pulsing Red Biddy 3001
  37. Sons Of the Never Wrong: Stylish Bruce (B.Roper) Nuthatch Suite Gadfly 291
  38. Lucy Kaplansky: More than This (Bryan Ferry) Over the Hills Red House RHRCD200
  39. Sons Of the Never Wrong: Stylish Deb (B.Roper) Nuthatch Suite Gadfly 291
  40. Ariane Lydon: Straight Lies, Crooked Secrets Still She Moves Overt 8510.2
  41. Girlyman: You Were the Lie (Ty Greenstein) Joyful Sign self 001
  42. Elizabeth Cotten: Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie (trad) Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40009
  43. Marie Knight: Lord I Feel Like Goin' On (trad-Rev.Gary Davis) Let Us Get Together M.C. Records 0058
  44. Beaucoup Blue: On My Way (Adrian Mowry) Hearts at Home self 83707 19400
  45. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: Oil in My Vessel (trad) Big Old Life Signature Sounds SIG 2005
  46. Dean Milano: Flashes of Brilliance Songs About Stuff Kira 2906
  47. Danzig & Woolley: Yesterday's Gone The Key Eclectic 2001
  48. Tommy Makem: Ode Ancient Pulsing Red Biddy 3001
  49. Tommy Makem: Sing Me the Old Songs Lonesome Waters Shanachie 52011
  50. Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy: We've Come a Long Way (Kate McGarrigle) Shanachie 52013
  51. Tommy Makem: The Voyaging Done Ancient Pulsing Red Biddy 3001
  52. Tommy Makem: Farewell My Friends Live at the Irish Pavilion Shanachie 52036
  53. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Linda Thompson, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Girlyman

CD of the week: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Ariane Lydon, SASS Trio at Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood, Chicago, Sunday, August 19 at 7. 773-463-8166 (free)

Lucy Kaplansky in a benefit for C4, The Community Counseling Centers of Chicago at the WBEZ radio studio, Navy Pier, Wednesday, August 22 at 7.

Sons of the Never Wrong perform their 15th Anniversary concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Friday, August 24 at 8.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are there on Sunday, September 9 at 7.
4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago. 773-728-6000

Dean Milano performs at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis, Evanston, Sunday, August 26 at 7. 847-424-9800

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Joel Mabus, Cathy Barton & Dave Para, Ed Trickett and dozens of others at the Fox Valley Folk Festival, Sunday & Monday, September 2 & 3 on Island Park in Geneva. 630-897-3655