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March 29, 2008

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Andrew Calhoun & Sue Demel: Michael Haul the Boat Ashore (trad) Bound to Go Waterbug WBG0083
  3. The Weavers: Michael Row the Boat Ashore (trad-Weavers) The Weavers on Tour Vanguard VMD-73116
  4. Louis Killen: The Keel Row (trad) A Seaman's Garland Knock Out 04
  5. Kim & Reggie Harris: Row de Boat (trad-arr.R.Harris) Get On Board! Appleseed APRCD 1098
  6. Kathy Mattea: Coal Tattoo (Billy Edd Wheeler) Coal Captain Potato 7653260-2
  7. Beyond the Fringe (Peter Cook): Sitting on the Bench EMI7243 8 54045 2
  8. Kathy Mattea: Dark as a Dungeon (Merle Travis) Coal Captain Potato 7653260-2
  9. Eric Noden: Train Is Comin' The Original Diving Duck DD10024
  10. Robby Hecht: Freight Train Lady Late Last Night Old Man Henry 96873 03784
  11. Delmore Brothers: I Let the Freight Train Carry Me On (A&R Delmore) Delmore Brothers, Volume 2 JSP 7765D
  12. Bill Staines: Cotten Pickin' (Freight Train / Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie) (Elizabeth Cotten) Old Dogs Red House RHRCD 208
  13. The Biddies: The Hopelessly Hopeful Tango (Claudia Schmidt) (Folkstage - July 28, 2007) WFMT Recording
  14. The Bobs: The Tight Pants Tango (Richard Bob Greene/ Amy Bob Engelhardt) Get Your Monkey Off My Dog Bobs 0015
  15. Tom Lehrer w/ The Richard Heyman Orchestra: Masochism Tango The Remains of Tom Lehrer Rhino R2 79831
  16. Krista Detor: Waterline (K.Detor-David Weber) Cover Their Eyes CoraZong 255 102
  17. Erica Wheeler: Muddy Waters Good Summer Rain Blue Pie BP0400
  18. Penny Lang: High Muddy Waters (John Herald - Frank Wakefield - Robert Yellin) Stone + Sand + Sea + Sky Borealis BCD176
  19. Guy Davis: Maggie Campbell Blues (Tommy Johnson, arr.G.Davis) Skunkmello Red House RHRCD 192
  20. Krista Detor: How Will I Know Cover Their Eyes CoraZong 255 102
  21. Fred Holstein: I Never Will Marry (trad) Live at the Earl of Old Town Holstein 003
  22. Mitch Barrett: No Promises Heart & Soul self
  23. Dick Gregory: Checking Out Whites Frankenstein Poppy PYS-60,004
  24. The Chad Mitchell Trio: Yowzah (Shel Silverstein) Typical American Boys Collectors' Choice CCM-373-2
  25. Odetta: The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan) Odetta Sings Dylan RCA Victor LPM 3324
  26. Guy Davis: Uncle Tom Is Dead (milk 'n' cookies remix) Skunkmello Red House RHRCD 192
  27. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: The Pilot That Mitchell & Webb Sound: Series Three BBC Audio
  28. We're About 9: Nobody Flying (Brian Gundersdorf) Paperdust / Stardust BMI 2008
  29. Tom Paxton: Is This Any Way to Run an Airline? Outward Bound Elektra 8122 76509-2
  30. Kathy Mattea: Lawrence Jones (Si Kahn) Coal Captain Potato 7653260-2
  31. John Wort Hannam: Black as Coal Two Bit Suit Black Hen BHM-CD-957
  32. Tom Breiding: Obituary of Joe Fry The Unbroken Circle: Songs of the West Virginia Coalfields AmeriSon AMSN0807
  33. Krista Detor: Dinner with Chantel Cover Their Eyes CoraZong 255 102
  34. Allison Downey: Paris, France Across the Sea Mackinaw Harvest 96873 01499
  35. Dave Frishberg: Another Song About Paris The Dave Frishberg Songbook, Vol. 2 OmniSound N1051
  36. The Yellow Room Gang - Annie Capps: Saying Good-bye The Yellow Room Gang Yellow Room YRR001
  37. Mike Quick: My Father's Shoes Down Bullfrog Road Bullfrog 0001
  38. Anthony da Costa: I'm Your Son Typical American Tragedy self 96873 02363
  39. Mozaik: The Pigfarm Suite Changing Trains Compass 744682
  40. Patrick Street: Slip Jigs - The Little Fair Canavans / Paidin O Raifeartaigh (trad,arr.Patrick St.) On the Fly Loftus LM002
  41. Guy Davis: We All Need More Kindness in This World Legacy Red House RHRCD 175
  42. Tom May: Hope For One and All (David Mallett) Blue Roads Red Wine Waterbug WBG80
  43. Andrew Calhoun & Campground: Tree of Life (trad) Bound to Go Waterbug WBG0083
  44. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Andrew Calhoun, Kathy Mattea, Eric Noden, Robby Hecht, Krista Detor, Mitch Barrett, Mitchell & Webb, We're About 9, John Wort Hannam, Tom Breiding, Allison Downey, Mike Quick, Anthony DaCosta, Mozaik, Patrick Street, Tom May

CD of the week: Krista Detor

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Girlyman and Meg Hutchinson at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sunday, April 13 at 7 PM. 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago.
Kathy Mattea will be there Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 (7 pm show sold out).

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen perform for the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Saturday, April 12 at 8.

Bill Staines performs for Hogeye Folk Arts, Ltd., at the Lake Street Church, Lake & Chicago Ave., Evanston, Saturday, April 5 at 7:30.
Bob Bovee & Gail Heil are there April 12.

Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis St., Evanston presents Twilight Hotel, Sunday, March 30 at 7.
Annie & Rod Capps will be there April 6.

Guy Davis will be at Club Mac of the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Friday and Saturday, April 4 & 5 at 8. 630-942-4000

The Earl of Old Town, Earl J.J. Pionke, hosts Al Day, Chris Farrell and Kat Eggleston at the Skokie Theater, 7924 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, Friday, April 4 at 8. 847-677-7761

The Yellow Room Gang and The Biddies perform in a Folkstage concert for WFMT, Saturday, May 10 at 7:00 at the Center for Performing Arts of Governors' State University in University Park.