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November 29, 2008

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Connie Kaldor: Spend Your Money (Buy, Buy, Buy, Buy) (Holsteins - April 28, 1984) WFMT Recording
  3. The Therapy Sisters: Shopping (Lisa Rogers/Maurine McLean) The Early Stages Clinical 9806
  4. Claudia Schmidt: Lord & Taylor (Chuck Kramer) (Holsteins - April, 1982) WFMT Recording
  5. Gold Diggers of 1935 (orig.soundtrack - Dick Powell-Gloria Stuart): I'm Going Shopping With You (Al Dubin / Harry Warren) The Great Busby Berkeley - Vol. 2 Harmonia Mundi 3008 034
  6. Frank Meyer: Can't Take It With You Dagnabit Thangmaker 05996 80872
  7. John Sprung: Social Insecurity Side Effects self 59696 18822
  8. Second City: Social Security Survival Kit Spirtz SP9010
  9. The Capitol Steps: 401K (Belolo-Morali-Wills / Newport-Easton-Strauss) Between Iraq and a Hard Place CapSteps CSCD-1023
  10. Lou & Peter Berryman: Elderlyville Some Days Cornbelt CR16
  11. Joe Glazer: Ida Mae (Social Security Song) Folk Songs of the American Dream Collector 1954CD
  12. Karan Casey: Black Is the Color (trad,arr.Casey) Ships in the Forest Compass 744762
  13. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (orig.cast - Carol Channing-Jack McCauley): Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Jule Styne / Leo Robin) Columbia SK 48013
  14. The Jolly Boys: Red Head Girl (trad,arr.Jolly Boys) Sunshine 'N' Water Rykodisc RCD 10187
  15. Sam "Lightning" Hopkins: Bald Headed Woman The Best of Lightning Hopkins Arhoolie 499
  16. Solas: Seven Curses (trad,arr.Solas) For Love and Laughter Compass 744902
  17. Judy Collins: Anathea (Lydia Wood) #3 Wildflower WFL 1301-2
  18. Bob Dylan: Seven Curses The Bootleg Series, Volume 2 Columbia C3K 65302
  19. Magpie: If It Ain't Love (Fats Waller) In This World: Looking Back, Moving Forward Sliced Bread CDSB75315
  20. The Yellow Room Gang - Annie Capps: Honey Sugar Baby Mine Happy New Day Yellow Room YRR009
  21. Cosy Sheridan: You Still Love Me Somewhere Eros Wind River WR4042CD
  22. Sally Martin: Le Prochain Amour (Jacques Brel-Girard Jouannest) Another Time, Another Place Martin 0026122511
  23. Eileen Ivers: The Time Is Approaching (Oluf Ring,arr.Ivers) An Nollaig Compass 744672
  24. Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile: Cassandra's Waltz Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile Nonesuch 5125862
  25. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: I'm Beginning to Look a Lot Like Santa (Meredith Willson/Bob Holdsworth) Yuletide Magic Porcupine BSB02
  26. Allan Sherman: Hail to Thee, Fat Person The Best of Allan Sherman Rhino R2 75771
  27. Uncle Bonsai: Another Fat Song (Andrew Ratshin) Myn Ynd Wymyn Yellow Tail YT-10003
  28. Debra Cowan: Ruins by the Shore (Nic Jones) Fond Desire Farewell Falling Mountain FM1054
  29. The Limeliters: The Time of Man (Travis Edmonson) The Slightly Fabulous Collectors' Choice CCM024-2
  30. Tom Paxton: Whose Garden Was This 6 Collectables COL- CD-6973
  31. Magpie: We Belong to the Earth (Greg Artzner-Terry Leonino) In This World: Looking Back, Moving Forward Sliced Bread CDSB75315
  32. Brad Yoder: Everybody's Got a Record (Columbus, OH - January 2008) private recording
  33. The Arrogant Worms: Boring Torpid Worms AW-5005
  34. Ray Naylor: Please Buy My CD Slow Cooker Polar Bear 83707 67382
  35. Lucy Kaplansky: Over the Hills (L.Kaplansky/R.Litvin) Red House RHRCD200
  36. John MacLean: Beyond Our Time Letters Home self 00261 24664
  37. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Thanksgiving Song Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe 01143-1123-2
  38. Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant (The Massacree Revisited) Alice's Restaurant Rising Son RSR0010
  39. Ben Sures: Who Killed the Last Folksinger Field Guide to Loneliness Rawlco BS08CD
  40. John Sprung: The Folk Singers Sweet Bye-and-Bye Side Effects self 59696 18822
  41. Kate Campbell & Spooner Oldham: If I Ever Get to Heaven (Kate Campbell - Spooner Oldham) For the Living of These Days Large River LR-1759
  42. The Bittersweet Christmas Band: Now Is the Dark of the Year (Susan Urban) / Dave Gordon's Journey to Newgrange (Phil Cooper) Yuletide Magic Porcupine BSB02
  43. Jane Eamon: When Darkness Comes Real Janey Girl JS004
  44. Debra Cowan: The Darkest Hour Is Just Before the Dawn (Ralph Stanley) Fond Desire Farewell Falling Mountain FM1054
  45. Magpie: Before the Morning Sun In This World: Looking Back, Moving Forward Sliced Bread CDSB75315
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

Performer is composer unless otherwise noted. Song is album title unless otherwise noted. Album titles are in italics, composers in parens ( ).

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Solas, Magpie, The Yellow Room Gang, Cosy Sheridan, Jane Eamon, Debra Cowan

CD of the week: Debra Cowan

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

The Bittersweet Christmas Band is at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Friday, December 5 at 8:15.

Taeda and Karan Casey are at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Sunday, December 14 at 4 & 7.

Eileen Ivers with Immigrant Soul perform their "An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas" at Dominican University in River Forest, Friday, December 5 at 7:30.

Lucy Kaplanksy is at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Sunday, December 7 at 7.

Sally Martin performs at Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis St., Sunday, December 7 at 7.