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January 24, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Greg Brown: Who Woulda Thunk It Red House 25, Vol.1: 1983-93 Red House RHRCD215
  3. Man of LaMancha (orig.cast - Richard Kiley): The Impossible Dream (Mitch Leigh / Joe Darion) Decca 012159387-2
  4. Geoff Bartley: Open Any Door Blackbirds in the Pie self 86851-2576-2
  5. Cinderella (orig. TV cast-Celeste Holm-Leslie Ann Warren): Impossible; It's Possible (Rodgers/Hammerstein) Columbia OS 2730
  6. Jorma Kaukonen: There's a Bright Side Somewhere (Rev. Gary Davis) River of Time Red House RHRCD217
  7. Balfa Toujours: The Tow Truck Blues (Christine Balfa - Dirk Powell) Live at the Whiskey River Landing Rounder 11661-6096-2
  8. Larry Penn: Why Don't a Tow Truck Haul Toes The Whiskey's Gone Cookie Man CM-92
  9. Pete Seeger: English Is Cuh-Ray-Zee (Josh White, Jr. / Richard Lederer) Headlines and Footnotes Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD40111
  10. Spider John Koerner: Thief River Falls (John Koerner - Willy Murphy) Red House 25, Vol.2: 1993-2000 Red House RHRCD215
  11. Claudia Schmidt: Bend in the River Red House 25, Vol.1: 1983-93 Red House RHRCD215
  12. Bill Staines: So Sang the River Red House 25, Vol.2: 1993-2000 Red House RHRCD215
  13. Balfa Toujours: Le Two-Step de Bon Café (The Good Coffee Two-Step) (Dirk Powell) Live at the Whiskey River Landing Rounder 11661-6096-2
  14. Steve Tilston: I Need a Cup of Coffee Such & Such Market Square MSMCD124
  15. Daniel & Amy Carwile: Hot Java (D.Carwile) Col Arco self DAC 1005
  16. Sheila Kay Adams: Awake, Awake! (trad) My Dearest Dear Granny Dell 1220
  17. Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers: My Blue Eyed Darlin' (Glen Stagner) Tuned In self 37101-32720
  18. Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet: Little Darlin' (Julie Miller) Alligator Purse Yep Roc YEP2185
  19. Charlie Louvin: Darling Corey (trad,arr.Louvin) Sings Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs Tompkins Square TSQ2127
  20. Compadres (James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez): Why Don't You Just Grow Up (J.Keelaghan) Compadres Jericho Beach JBM9701-2
  21. Holly Cole: I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Tom Waits) Temptation Metro Blue CDP72438316532
  22. The Dreamsicles (Cary Cooper): When I Was Grown Up (Folkstage - February 9, 2008) WFMT recording
  23. Anne Hills: Run the Film Backwards (Sydney Carter) (Midnight Special 50th Anniversary New Year's Eve - January 1, 2004) WFMT recording
  24. Utah Phillips: All Used Up Red House 25, Vol.2: 1993-2000 Red House RHRCD215
  25. John Gorka: Raven in the Storm Red House 25, Vol.1: 1983-93 Red House RHRCD215
  26. Lord Richard Buckley: The Raven A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat Collectors' Choice CCM-791
  27. Michael Smith: We Become Birds Love Letter on a Fish Tales from the Tavern 30
  28. Le Bruit (Andre' Marchand & Lisa Ornstein): Le ruban de la mariee / Le reel du brandy (trad) Court Dans La Ville Mille-Pattes MPCD-4444
  29. Brian Conway: Reels: Jackson's #1 & 2 / The White Leaf (trad) Consider the Source Clo lar-Chonnacta CICD173
  30. Compadres (James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez): Rumba Compadres (O.Lopez) Buddy Where You Been? Celtino 0002
  31. Orville Johnson w/Stacy Phillips & Will Dowd): Dobro Rhumba (Buckett Graves - English Tullock) Free Hand self OJM 003
  32. Jesse Winchester: Rhumba Man The Best of Jesse Winchester Rhino R2 70085
  33. Ed Miller: The Rigs o' Barley (Robt.Burns) Lyrics of Gold Wellfield CD-027D
  34. Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick: The New Mown Hay (trad,arr.Carthy-Swarbrick) Skin & Bone Green Linnet GLCD 3075
  35. Ed Miller: The Lea-Rig (Robt.Burns) Lyrics of Gold Wellfield CD-027D
  36. Niamh Parsons w/ Graham Dunne: The Rigs of Rye (trad,arr. Parsons-Dunne-Dennis Cahill) Heart's Desire Green Linnet GLCD 1219
  37. Ed Miller: Comin' Thro' the Rye (Robt.Burns) Lyrics of Gold Wellfield CD-027D
  38. Hart Rouge: A La Claire Fountaine (Pierre Guerin/trad) Red House 25, Vol.2: 1993-2000 Red House RHRCD215
  39. Steve Noonan: All Your Flowers Steve Noonan Collectors' Choice CCM-617
  40. Ed Miller: My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose (Robt.Burns) Lyrics of Gold Wellfield CD-027D
  41. Elmore James, Jr.: Going Back Home Daddy Gave Me the Blues JSP 8809
  42. Guy Davis: Goin Back to Silver Spring Sweetheart Like You Red House RHRCD211
  43. The Pines: Goin' Home (Benson Ramsey-David Huckfelt) Red House 25, Vol.3: 2001-08 Red House RHRCD215
  44. Mustard's Retreat: Going Back Ain't Like It Used to Be (Scott McKinstry/David Tamulevich) With Relish Yellow Room YRR008
  45. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Geoff Bartley, Jorma Kaukonen, BeauSoleil, Charlie Louvin, Ed Miller, Guy Davis, Red House 25 box set

CD of the week: Red House 25 Box Set

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Saturday, January 31 at 4 and 7, with free Cajun dance lessons at 3 and 6.
Balfa Toujours is there February 14 and Compadres (Oscar Lopez & James Keelaghan are there on Sunday, February 15.

The 49th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival at Mandel Hall, 57th & University in Chicago, runs Friday - Sunday, February 6-8. Featured artists are: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Sheila Kay & Amanda Southerland, Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan, Elmore James, Jr., Paul Daigle and Sons, The Rhythm Rats, Mary Lane, and Lisa Ornstein & Andre' Marchand. Concerts in the evening, check Website for times and which artists perform which nights. Free workshops, jam sessions, films, and dances during the day at Ida Noyes Hall from 10 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.