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August 8, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Sandy Paton & chorus: Rowdy Soul (trad, arr.S.Paton) New Harmony Folk-Legacy CD-100
  3. Doc Watson: My Rough and Rowdy Ways (Jimmy Rodgers/Elsie McWilliams) The Best of Doc Watson 1964-1968 Vanguard 79535-2
  4. Saffire: Wild Women Don't Get the Blues (Ida Cox) The Uppity Blues Women Alligator ALCD 4780
  5. Jonathan Edwards: Rollin' Along (Joe Dulce) Strictly Country Records SCR-68
  6. Gaelic Storm: Rocky Road to Dublin / Kid on the Mountain (trad,arr.Gaelic Storm) Gaelic Storm Omtown OMCD46112
  7. The Wailin' Jennys: Summertime (G&I Gershwin-D.Heyward) Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Red House RHRCD220
  8. Cheryl Wheeler: Grey and Green Pointing at the Sun DIAS 1001
  9. Greg Brown: Summer Evening Dream City - Essential Recordings Vol. 2, 1997-2006 Red House RHRCD218
  10. Amy Meyers: Summer Town Lucky self ARM08
  11. Sons Of the Never Wrong: Pablo Neruda (B.Roper) On a Good Day . . . I Am Waterbug WBG-
  12. Jennifer Leonhardt: Neruda Minstrel's Daughter Grassroots 700261273334
  13. Patty Larkin: Pablo Neruda Perishable Fruit High Street 72902-10354-2
  14. The Second City: Great Books Comedy From the Second City Mercury OCS 6201
  15. Moxy Fruvous: My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors Bargainville WEA CD93134
  16. John McCutcheon: Closing the Bookstore Storied Ground Rounder CD0467
  17. String Sisters: The Champaign Jig Goes to Columbia / Pat & Al's Jig (Liz Carroll) String Sisters Live Compass 745202
  18. The Green Fields of America: In the Woods of Old Limerick / Felix the Cat / The Music Teacher (Billy McComiskey) The Green Fields of America Compass 744952
  19. Pride of New York: Happy Days (Larry Redican) / The Boys of Lough Gowna (Paddy O'Brien) / The Knights of Saint Patrick (trad,arr.Price of NY) Pride of New York Compass 745222
  20. Casey & Andrew Calhoun: Johnny Lad (trad) Andrew Calhoun & Casey Calhoun self no#
  21. Sandy Paton: Johnny, Oh, Johnny (trad) Sandy & Caroline Paton Folksongs and Ballads Folk-Legacy CD-30
  22. Joe Hickerson: Bring Back My Johnny to Me (trad) Joe Hickerson with a Gathering of Friends Folk-Legacy CD-39
  23. String Sisters (Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh): The Matchmaking Song (trad) String Sisters Live Compass 745202
  24. Fiddler on the Roof (orig.B'way cast): Matchmaker (Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick) RCA Victor 82876-51430-2
  25. Christine Lavin: Blind Dating Fun Compass Philo CDPH1142
  26. Sandy Paton: Auld Maid in a Garret (trad) The Many Sides of Sandy Paton Elektra 148
  27. Susan Werner: Lonely People (Dan & Cathie Peek) Classics Sleeve Dog SW-014
  28. Hello Dolly! (orig.B'way cast - Carol Channing): I Put My Hand In (Jerry Herman) RCA Victor 82876-51431-2
  29. Nathan Rogers: The Jewel of Paris The Gauntlet Borealis BCD196
  30. Tom Paxton: Mother Bulletin. . . We Interrupt This Record Hogeye HOG004
  31. Marianne Girard: My Mother Is a Blanket Pirate Days self MPM02
  32. Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Spirit: Viens Dans Mes Bras French Creole & Folk Blues from the Mississippi Valley self no#
  33. Gina Forsyth: J'ai Fair Tou le Tour de Grand Bois You Are Here Waterbug WBG0050
  34. Nathan Rogers: Carmerica The Gauntlet Borealis BCD196
  35. Tracy Chapman: Fast Car Tracy Chapman Elektra 960774-2
  36. Lara Herscovitch: Drive Through a Frozen Midnight Sky self 8450114631
  37. The Wailin' Jennys: Driving (Heather Masse) Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Red House RHRCD220
  38. West Side Story (orig.B'way cast - Marilyn Cooper, Chita Rivera): America (Leo.Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim) Columbia Legacy SK 60724
  39. Frank Sinatra & Eddie Hodges: High Hopes (from the movie A Hole in the Head) (Jimmy Van Heusen / Sammy Cahn) Frank Sinatra in Hollywood Rhino R2 78285
  40. Nanci Griffith: Across America (N.Griffith-Charley Stefl- Thomm Jutz) The Loving Kind Rounder 11661-3275-2
  41. Sandy & Caroline Paton: Watch the Stars / By'm By (trad) I've Got a Song Folk-Legacy CD-52
  42. Betse Ellis: Heaven Bells Are Ringing / Gone to That Land (trad,instrumental Ellis) Don't You Want to Go Free Dirt 0058
  43. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: When the Last of Our Days Shall Come (Chris Stuart) Lonely Street Rounder 11661-0635-2
  44. Joe Hickerson and ensemble: Bright Morning Stars (trad) (Gerry Armstrong Memorial - Lake Street Church, Evanston - October 31, 1999) (WFMT recording)
  45. Sandy & Caroline Paton: May the Roads Rise With You (S.Paton) New Harmony Folk-Legacy CD-100
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Jonathan Edwards, Cheryl Wheeler, Sons of the Never Wrong, String Sisters, Pride of New York, Nathan Rogers, Marianne Girard, Dennis Stroughmatt, The Wailin' Jennys, Nanci Griffith, Betse Ellis, Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver

CD of the week: Nathan Rogers

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Casey & Andrew Calhoun perform Sunday, August 9 at at 7 Bill's Blues, 1029 Davis St., Evanston.
Gina Forsyth is there Sunday, August 9. 847-424-9800

Sons of the Never Wrong throw their CD release party, along with Michel Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Friday, August 21 at 8. 773-728-6000

Susan Werner performs at the Auditorim Theater, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., Chicago, Thursday, August 13 at 7:30. 312-922-2110, ext. 300 / Ticketmaster

Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Spirit give a free concert at the Barrinton Area Public Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, Friday, Augut 14 at 8. Reservations required: 847-382-1300