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January 26, 2008

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. John Stewart w/ Buffy Ford: Dreamers on the Rise Live at the Turf Inn, Scotland Folk Era FE142CD
  3. Joel Mabus: Sea of Dreams Retold Fossil 1808
  4. Dick Gaughan: Outlaws & Dreamers Appleseed APRCD 1058
  5. Man of La Mancha (orig.B'way cast - Richard Kiley): The Impossible Dream (Mitch Leigh/Joe Darion) Decca 012 159 387-2
  6. John Stewart: Reasons to Rise Trancas Affordable Dreams ADCD-0001
  7. Liz Carroll & John Doyle: Rolling in the Barrell / The Laurel Tree / O'Rourke's reels (trad-arr.Carroll-Doyle) In Play
  8. Chicago Klezmer Ensemble: Mazltov (trad-arr. CKE) (private recording)
  9. Lafayette Rhythm Devils: Tu Peux Cogner (Richard Penniman) Les Clefs de la Prison Zaffaire 87066 54042
  10. Grace Griffith: Song for a Winter's Night (Gordon Lightfoot) My Life Blix Street G2-10085
  11. John Stewart: Chilly Winds Folk Era FE1401CD
  12. Tom & Chris Kastle: Cold Winds (T.Kastle) Me for the Inland Lakes Sextant SX9991A
  13. Dean Milano: Life Is Like a Plastic Model Kit Vestiges Kira 3210
  14. Pat & Victoria Garvey: Life is Like a Rand McNally Map Songs: 1965-71 Mud 01
  15. Doc Watson: Life is Like a River My Dear Old Southern Home Sugar Hill SHCD-3795
  16. The Greenbriar Boys: Life Is Like a Mountain Railway (trad) Best of the Vanguard Years Vanguard 206/07-2
  17. James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez: Five Questions Buddy Where You Been Celtino 0002
  18. Mike Nichols & Elaine May: A Little More Gauze Nichols & May Examine Doctors Mercury 314-558457-2
  19. Red Allen: I'm Waiting to Hear You Call Me Darling (Lester Flatt/Chuck Johnson) The Folkways Years 1964-1983 Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD 41027
  20. Tom Paxton: I Like the Way You Look Comedians & Angels Appleseed APRCD 1105
  21. Sneezy Waters: Hey Good Looking (Hank Williams) Sneezy Waters Sings Hank Williams Borealis BCD122
  22. Debi Smith: Jock of Hazeldine (trad) The Soprano Degan 00261 22633
  23. The Mrs. Ackroyd Band - Alison Younger: My Stock of Ovaltine (trad/Les Barker) Dark Side of the Mongrel Mrs. Ackroyd DOG 020
  24. Harry "The Hipster" Gibson: Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine Dr. Demento's Delights Warner Bros. BS2855
  25. Michael Smith: Zippy Such Things Are Finely Done Tales-From-the-Tavern 019
  26. Charles Sawtelle: Gonna Paint the Town (Ralph Stanley) Music from Rancho deVille Acoustic Disc ACD-44
  27. Bill & Bonnie Hearne: Paint the Town Beige (Robt. Keen) The I-10 Chronicles (compilation) Back Porch 72438-50716-2-1
  28. Rambler's Choice: No More Painting Up This Town (T.Massey- R.Bowman-H.C.Sisk,Sr.-E.Burchett) Sounds of the Mountains Rounder CD 0447
  29. Liz Carroll & John Doyle: The Island of Woods (air) (Carroll) In Play Compass 744182
  30. Patrick Street: The Galway Shawl (trad-arr.Patrick St.) On the Fly Loftus LM002
  31. Donovan: Widow with Shawl (A Portrait) A Gift From a Flower to a Garden BGO BGOCD194
  32. Kat Eggleston: Go to the Water Outside Eden Waterbug WBG 0028
  33. John Stewart: Strange Rivers Deep Neon (live at McCabe's) Homecoming HCCD 00750
  34. Sons Of the Never Wrong: If I Knew Then (Sue Demel) Nuthatch Suite Gadfly 291
  35. Antje Duvekot: Dandelion Big Dream Boulevard Black Wolf BW006
  36. David Hakan: Dandelion Garden In Midtown Dandelion DM002
  37. Phyllis Tannerfrye: Dandelion Tomorrow Dancing Bear DBR0101
  38. Win Stracke: Down by the Embarrass (trad/Stracke) Songs of Old Town Flair S-912
  39. John Stewart: The Day the River Sang Appleseed APRCD 1093
  40. Steve Gillette w/Cindy Mangsen: The River (Gillette/Chas.John Quarto) The Ways of the World Compass Rose CRMCD-4CD
  41. Geraldine & Donald Gay: This May Be the Last Time (trad-arr.Gay) Soulful Sounds The Sirens SR-5016
  42. John Stewart: The Ghost Inside of Me Airdream Believer: A Retrospective Shanachie 8015
  43. Beth DeSombre: When I Leave This Place Crooked Highways self 00261 23107
  44. Phil Cooper w/ Margaret Nelson: As Fond Kiss (Robt. Burns) Written In Our Eyes Porcupine PPCD 2321
  45. John Stewart: Bringing Down the Moon Live at the Turf Inn, Scotland Folk Era FE1428CD
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Joel Mabus, Grace Griffith, Keelaghan & Lopez (Compadres), Tom Paxton, Patrick Street

CD of the week: Joel Mabus

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Phil Cooper & Margaret Nelson at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis, Evanston, Sunday, January 27 at 7.
Ed Holstein is there February 3. 847-424-9800

Michael Smith, along with Small Potatoes, will be at Fitzgerald's 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, Wednesday, January 30 at 8.
Special Consensus will be there January 31. 708-788-2118

Dean Milano and his CD release party at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, February 1 at 8:15. 630-969-9720

Kat Eggleston performs at the Maple Street Chapel, Main & Maple, Lombard, Saturday, February 2 at 7:30. 630-434-4423

Sons of the Never Wrong perform at the Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Saturday, February 9 at 8. 708-802-0236

Liz Carroll & John Doyle at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sunday, February 10 at 7 PM. 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago.
Wincentenial will be there on February 16 featuring dozens of people and performers who knew Win Stracke and performed with him.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem and Vance Gilbert will be there February 24. 773-728-6000

The 48th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival, concerts February 8-10 at Mandel Hall, 57th & University, free workshops and jam sessions during the day February 9-10 at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. Chicago.