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May 2, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Pete Seeger: Passing Through (Dick Blakeslee) Headlines & Footnotes Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD40111
  3. Mark Erelli: Passing Through Hope & Other Casualties Signature Sounds SIG 1296
  4. Gordon Lightfoot: A Painter Passing Through Reprise 9 46949-2
  5. Jean Shepherd: The Human Comedy Jean Shepherd and other foibles Collectors' Choice CCM-343-2
  6. Pete Seeger: Tomorrow Is a Highway (Pete Seeger / Lee Hays) If I Had a Hammer Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40096
  7. Pete Seeger: Newspapermen (Vern Partlow) Gazette, Volume One Smithsonian Folkways F-2501
  8. The Capitol Steps: Obama Mia (Anderson-Andersson-Ulvaeus/ Newport-Eaton) CapSteps CSCD1029
  9. Pete Seeger: Never Wed an Old Man (trad) Dangerous Songs!? Columbia Legacy CK65261
  10. Sometymes Why (Kristin Andreassen - Ruth Ungar-Merenda - Aoife O'Donovan): Aphrodesiaholic (R.Ungar-Merenda) Your Heart Is a Glorious Machine Signature Sounds SIG 2019
  11. Richard Shindell: One Man's Arkansas Not Far Now Signature Sounds SIG2020
  12. The Weavers (Lee Hays): State of Arkansas (trad) Wasn't That a Time Vanguard VCD4-147/50
  13. Pete Seeger: Arkansas Traveler American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3 SFWCD40152
  14. Edie Carey: What Love Looks Like Another Kind of Fire self 50185-2
  15. Tret Fure: Look What Love Has Given Me True Compass Tomboy Girl 83104
  16. Dooley Brothers: Santy Anno (trad) Black Sunshine Dool Toons DBB006
  17. Pete Seeger: Holy Ground (trad) (trad) Live at Newport Vanguard VCD 77008
  18. The Makem & Spain Brothers: Bound for Home (Mickey Spain) Home Away From Home Red Biddy RB2008
  19. The Capitol Steps: Help Me, Honda (Love-Wilson/Newport-Eaton) Obama Mia! CapSteps CSCD1029
  20. The Therapy Sisters: GM (Lisa Rogers) Let's Put a Folksinger in the White House self 2004
  21. Jack Williams: Me and My Automobile Walkin' Dreams Wind River WR4025CD
  22. Chuck Pyle: A Fine Automobile True Unity Zen Cowboy 09557-2028-2
  23. Pete Seeger: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits Columbia Legacy CK65711
  24. Lui Collins: Swimming to the Other Side (Pat Humphries) Leaving Fort Knox Molly Gamblin' MGM1006
  25. David Wilcox: River Run Dry Open Hand WhatAreRecords no#
  26. Pete Seeger: Of Time and Rivers Flowing (trad/P.Seeger) Pete Living Music LMUS 0032
  27. Judy Collins: Bells of Rhymney Judy Collins #3 Wildflower WFL 1301-2
  28. Robin Huw Bowen: Clychau Aberdyfi (The Bells of Aberdfi) (trad,arr.Bowen) The Sweet Harp of My Land Flying Fish FF70610
  29. Bob Gibson & Michael Smith: Bells of St. Michael's (Goodman Theater - 3/29/82) WFMT recording
  30. Pete Seeger & Frank Hamilton: Nonesuch (trad) Nonesuch and Other Folk Tunes Smithsonian Folkways F-2439
  31. The Golden Ring - George Armstrong: Nonesuch (trad) A Gathering of Friends for Making Music Folk-Legacy CD-16
  32. Capitol Steps: Senate Seat for Sale: Slightly Used (Cory-Cross/Newport-Eaton) Obama Mia! CapSteps CSCD1029
  33. Pete Seeger: Bourgeois Town (Bourgeois Blues) (H.Ledbetter) Gazette, Vol. Two Smithsonian Folkways F-2502
  34. Jacques Brel: Les Bourgeois (Jean Corti) L'Olympia October 1964 DRG8487
  35. Capitol Steps: Subprime Mortgage Holders (Denver-Kniss-Taylor/ Newport-Eaton) Obama Mia! CapSteps CSCD1029
  36. Pete Seeger: This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie) A Link in the Chain Columbia Legacy C2K 64772
  37. Richard Shindell: A Juggler Out in Traffic Not Far Now Signature Sounds SIG2020
  38. Joni Mitchell: Marcie Song to a Seagull Reprise 6293-2
  39. Terence Martin: The Way It Didn't Go Sleeper Good Dog GD0004
  40. Pete Seeger: Turn, Turn, Turn (Seeger/Ecclesiastes in The Bible) If I Had a Hammer Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40096
  41. The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Seeger/Ecclesiastes in The Bible) The Essential Byrds Columbia Legacy C2K 88110
  42. Susan Werner: Turn Turn Turn (Seeger/Ecclesiastes in The Bible) Classics Sleeve Dog 34479 92915
  43. Pete Seeger: Pete's Extroduction At 89 Appleseed APRCD1113
  44. Pete Seeger: One Grain of Sand Dangerous Songs!? Columbia Legacy CK65261
  45. Dar Williams & Toshi Reagon: Oh Had I a Golden Thread The Songs of Pete Seeger. . . If I Had a Song Vol. 2 (Pete Seeger) Appleseed APRCD1055
  46. Pete Seeger: Chorale from Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 (Beethoven, arr.Seeger) Goofing-Off Suite Smithsonian Folkways SF40018
  47. Holly Near: Quite Early Morning (Pete Seeger) Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 1 Appleseed APRCD1024
  48. Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing (Rev.R.Lowry/Anne Warner, arr.P.Seeger) Pete Living Music LMUS 0032
  49. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Richard Shindell, David Wilcox, Sometymes Why, Capitol Step

CD of the week: Richard Shindell

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

The Sons of the Never Wrong perform for the Lake County Folk Club at the El Barrio Restaurant, 1122 Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein, Sunday, May 3 at 7. 847-295-7228

The Kingston Trio performs at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park (just off I-57 & Sauk Trail), Sunday May 3 at 5. 708-235-2222

Alt Q, the annual Gay, Lesbian and trans-gendered music festival featuring Edie Carey, Tret Fure, Jeff Heiskell, Stella & the Heat Birds, Sweet Hello and Gregg Shapiro, hosted by Scott Free, takes place at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Saturday, May 9 at 7. 773-728-6000

The Dooley Brothers and Brogue in a Kilkenny Castle Pub reunion at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4646 N. Knox (at Wilson), Chicago, Saturday, May 9 at 8. 773-282-7035

John Gorka performs for the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series, at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Saturday, May 9 at 8. 708-802-0236 (At last report this concert was sold out and obsructed view seating was being sold.)

The Teflons throw their album release party Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. 492-8860 / evanstonspace.co