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February 23, 2008

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Randall Williams: Spirit of Amelia Praying for Land Musafir MUS06
  3. Susan Graham White: Not Afraid to Fly (The Sound of Wings) Blix Street G2-10029
  4. Jenny Yates: Lindy, Amelia & Me (Walt Aldridge / Jenny Yates) Out of the Blue self
  5. We're About 9: Nobody Flying (Brian Gundersdorf) Paperdust & Stardust BMI 2008
  6. Randall Williams: Praying for Land Musafir MUS06
  7. Carrie Newcomer: Where You Been The Geography of Light Philo11671-1253-2
  8. James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez: Buddy Where You Been Compadres Celtino 0002
  9. Tangleweed: Where You Been (Rainey-Fisher-Judd-Oh-Wargaski) Where You Been So Long? Squatney 45001
  10. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Identity Theft That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Three BBC Audio
  11. Lou & Peter Berryman: Who Am I? House Concert Cornbelt CR 12
  12. Wayne & Shuster: Mistaken Identity Selected Short Subjects Columbia CS 8436
  13. John Wesley Harding: Who You Really Are It Happened One Night Appleseed APRCD 1083
  14. Joel Mabus: The Naked Truth Retold Fossil 1808
  15. Bonnie Koloc: The Way You Look Tonight (J.Kern/D.Fields) Timeless Mr. Biscuit 01
  16. Tom Paxton: You're So Beautiful The Best of the Vanguard Years Vanguard 79561-2
  17. The Chad Mitchell Trio: The Unfortunate Man (trad-arr.Jimmie Driftwood) At the Bitter End Folk Era FE328CD
  18. Harry Belafonte: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Ewan MacColl) Belafonte on Campus RCA Victor LPM-3779
  19. Carrie Newcomer: There Is a Tree The Geography of Light Philo 11671-1253-2
  20. Hedge & Donna: Please Understand Me (Billy Batson) Hedge & Donna 2 Capitol ST 107
  21. Joni Mitchell: I Think I Understand Clouds Reprise 6341-2
  22. Do I Hear a Waltz? (2000 cast - Benj.Sprungier-Carol Lawrence- Tina Gasbarra): No Understand (R.Rodgers/S.Sondheim) Fynsworth Alley 302062126-2
  23. Guy Davis: Tell Me Where the Road Is Chocolate to the Bone Red House RHRCD164
  24. Sally Martin: America (Paul Simon) Another Time, Another Place self 00261 22511
  25. Meg Hutchinson: American (Enough) Come Up Full Red House RHRCD209
  26. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Middle Earth Dinner Party That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series One BBC Audio
  27. Scott Sheldon: The Old Dark Lord of Mordor (J.Keelaghan/S.Sheldon) Tickle self SS-7155-02
  28. Randy Newman: Short People Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman Reprise Rhino R2 75567
  29. Carrie Newcomer: Don't Push Send The Geography of Light Philo 11671-1253-2
  30. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Downloading the Internet That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series One BBC Audio
  31. Larry Rand w/ Michael Smith: E-mail Blues (WFMT 50th Anniversary Celebration) WFMT recording
  32. The Chieftains: Oh! The Breeches Full of Stitches (trad, arr.M.Tubridy) The Best of the Chieftains Columbia Legacy CK 86017
  33. Celtic Fiddle Festival: Maureen's Fancy / The Ceili Jig / The Swinging Jig (Vincent McGrath) Equinoxe Loftus LM003
  34. Mark O'Connor w/ Frank Vignola & John Burr: Swingin' on the 'Ville (M.O'Connor) Hot Swing OMAC 4
  35. Grace Griffith: The Cuckoo (trad) My Life Blix Street G2-10085
  36. Kym Tuvim: Birdsong Nothing Sweet Nothing Retrofit RFR001
  37. Bonnie Koloc: Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael / Johnny Mercer) Here to Sing Mr. Biscuit 03
  38. Guy Clark: Fools for Each Other Craftsman Philo CDPH 1184/85
  39. Aztec Two-Step: Fools Like Us (Rex Fowler-Jayne Olderman- David Katz) Days of Horses Red Engine RER003
  40. Patty Larkin: Cover Me Watch the Sky Vanguard 79851-2
  41. Terri Hendrix: Joy or Sorrow (T.Hendrix-Lloyd Maines) Places in Between WR 30003
  42. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: Joy Comes Back (Sean Staples) Big Old Life Signature Sounds SIG 2005
  43. Sally Barris: Tears of Joy Restless Soul Wrensong 37101 42205
  44. Beth DeSombre: Song of Joy Crooked Highways self 00261 23107
  45. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Randall Williams, We're About 9, Compadres, Mitchell & Webb, Sally Martin, Meg Hutchinson, Carrie Newcomer, Grace Griffith, Celtic Fiddle Festival, Joel Mabus

CD of the week: Randall Williams

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, with Vance Gilbert at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sunday, February 24 at 7 PM. 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago.
Carrie Newcomer will be there Sunday, March 9 at 7.
Patty Larking will be there Friday, March 21 at 8.

The Chieftains perform at Symphony Center on Michigan Avenue, Sunday March 2 at 3 PM. 312-294-3000

Randall Williams performs at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, March 7 at 8:15. 630-969-9720

The McAninch Arts Center of the College of DuPage, 22nd & Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn presents Bonnie Koloc with Chuck Suchy, Sunday, March 16 at 7.
The group Leahy is there February 29.
Guy Davis performs there at Club Mac April 4 & 5.

Mark O'Connor, Liz Carroll and Rachel Barton perform at "Fiddle Fest" a benefit for the International Music Foundation that brings music to schools and sponsors the Dame Myra Hess concerts. Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan & Randolph, Chicago. A champagne/dessert reception follows. 312-670-6888