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April 12, 2008

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Kate Rusby: The Village Green Preservation Society (Ray Davies) Awkward Annie Pure PRCD23
  3. Modern Man: The New Ballgame (Rob Carlson-David Buskin) Assisted Living Inverted Turtle 003
  4. Jean Shepherd: Balls Jean Shepherd and other foibles Collectors' Choice CCM-343-2
  5. John Hartford: Back in the Goodle Days Aereo-Plain Rounder CD 0366
  6. Li'l Abner (orig.B'way cast - Howard St. John): Progress Is the Root of All Evil (Gene dePaul / Johnny Mercer) Columbia SK 87700
  7. Dick Gaughan: Tom Paine's Bones Gaughan Live! at the Trades Club Greentrax CDTRAX322
  8. Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle: Here's to Tom Paine (Steve Tilston) All Under the Sun Flying Fish CDFF663
  9. Phil Ochs: I'm Going to Say It Now There But For Fortune Elektra 9 60832-2
  10. Joel Rafael: This Is My Country Thirteen Stories High Inside
  11. James Gordon & Sons: Since This Is Just a Song Nine Green Bottles Borealis BCD182
  12. Kitty Donohoe: Give in to the Blues The Yellow Room Gang Yellow Room YRR001
  13. Eric Noden: Blues Will Find You The Original Diving Duck DD10024
  14. The Biddies: Wild Women Don't Get the Blues (Ida Cox) / God's Gift to Women (Rory Block) (Folkstage - July 28, 2007) WFMT recording
  15. The Limeliters: God's Gift to Women (Fred Koller/Alex Hassilev) Until We Get It Right! GNP Crescendo 2266
  16. Kathy Mattea: Green Rolling Hills (Bruce Utah Phillips) Coal Captain Potato 7653260-2
  17. Anne Feeney: How Much for the Life of a Miner Dump the Bosses Off Your Back self 80767 00482
  18. Ginny Hawker & Kay Justice w/ Tracy Schwarz: West Virginia My Home (Hazel Dickens) Come All You Tenderhearted June Appal JA0069CD
  19. Spike Jones: I Wanna Go Back to West Virginia (Grace Shannon-Bill Crago) (Not) Your Standard Spike Jones Collection Collectors Choice CCM-329-2
  20. Kate Rusby: John Barbury (trad, arr.Rusby) Awkward Annie Pure PRCD23
  21. Steve Turner: Lord Thomas of Winesbury (trad) Fellside FE 042
  22. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Similes That Mitchell & Webb Sound: Series Three BBC Audio
  23. Jay Mankita: Cliché Song Dogs Are Watching Us Dreams on Tape DOT 2
  24. Eddie From Ohio: Simile Song (Robbie Schaefer) Big Noise
  25. The Fantastiks (orig.cast - Kenneth Nelson - Rita Gardner): Metaphor (Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones) Polydor 821 943-2 Y-1
  26. Jack Gladstone: Dyin' for a Metaphor Buckskin Poet Society Hawkstone HS 41132
  27. Lou & Peter Berryman: Walking with Roget The Universe: 14 Examples Cornbelt CR 17
  28. David Barrett: Sally Hemmings The Yellow Room Gang Yellow Room YRR001
  29. Pierce Pettis: Legacy While the Serpent Lies Sleeping Windham Hill WD-1087
  30. Jeremy Taylor: Black & White Calypso Live in Chicago self
  31. Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen w/ Carla Sciaky: The Housewife's Lament (trad/Sara A.Price, PD) Never Grow Old Flying Fish FF 70638
  32. Kate Rusby: The Old Man (Rusby/trad) Awkward Annie Pure PRCD23
  33. Allison Downey: I Will Survive Across the Sea Mackinaw Harvest 96873 01499
  34. David Roth: I Do Not Need a Bag Nights at the Chez Maythelight MM1004CD
  35. Paul Kaplan: I Had an Old Coat (The Recycling Song) King of Hearts Hummingbird HR-07735
  36. Mike Quick: Put It On the Plastic Down Bullfrog Road Bullfrog25346 23922
  37. Austin Lounge Lizards: Xmas Time for Visa (Card-Diesler-Pittman-Resnick-Simeone) The Drugs I Need Blue Corn BCM 0603
  38. David Ferrard: Hills of Virginia Broken Sky Flamingo West FLAM010
  39. Joyce Andersen: For What Was Gained (Eric Andersen) Love & Thirst Joyscream JM-90504
  40. Susie Burke & David Surette: Now Is the Cool of the Day (Jean Ritchie) When the Small Birds Sweetly Sing Madrina MM104
  41. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Kate Rusby, Dick Gaughan, Joel Rafael, Eric Noden, Anne Feeney, Kathy Mattea, Mike Quick, David Ferrard, Burke & Surette

CD of the week: Kate Rusby

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).

Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis St., Evanston presents Jeremy Taylor, Sunday, April 13 at 7.
Reilly & Maloney will be there April 20.

Eric Noden will celebrate his CD release with Joe Filisko, Jimmy Sutton and Josh Kalmus at Martyr's, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Saturday, April 26 at 7.

Anne Hills and David Roth perform a benefit for the Hadley School for the Blind "Spring from Darkness into LIght II" at the Nichols Concert Hall of the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Saturday, April 26 at 7:30.

Anne Hills also performs for the Acoustic Renaissance Concerts series in Hinsdale, Saturday, May 17

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.