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September 5, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. (Mark) Haines & (Tom) Leighton: That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round (John Prine) Hand to Hand Borealis BCD136
  3. Pete Seeger: Well May the World Go (trad/Seeger) If I Had a Hammer Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40096
  4. Tim O'Brien: This World Was Made for Everyone Chameleon Proper American PRPACD007
  5. Peggy Seeger: Wonderful World An Odd Collection Rounder CD4031
  6. Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World (G.Douglas-G.D.Weiss- B.Thiele) Ken Burns Jazz Columbia Legacy CK61440
  7. Austin Lounge Lizards: (How Do I Get to Be) Too Big to Fail (Lindsey Eck) private pressing
  8. Mary Poppins (orig.soundtrk-David Tomlinson-Dick Van Dyke): Fidelity Fiduciary Bank (Richard & Robt. Sherman) Walt Disney 60615-7
  9. Harry Chapin: Dance Band on the Titanic Story of a Life Elektra R2 75875
  10. Steeleye Span: One Misty Moisty Morning (trad, arr.Steeleye) Spanning the Years Chrysalis 72438322362
  11. John McCutcheon: Howjadoo (Woody Guthrie) Rounder 8009
  12. Hair (orig.B'way cast -Lynn Kellogg, Melba Moore, James Rado, Gerome Ragni): Good Morning Starshine (Galt McDermot / Rado-Ragni) RCA Victor82876-56085-2
  13. Christine Lavin: Cold Pizza for Breakfast Redux Cold Pizza for Breakfast Yellow tail YT10024
  14. Vance Gilbert: Root Beer for Breakfast One Meat Ball (a compilation) Appleseed APRCD1096
  15. Annie Gallup: Steak & Eggs for Breakfast Cause and Effect 800-PRIMECD PCD028
  16. Jim Post: Back on the Street (Tom Dundee) Reach Out Together self 06805 08091
  17. Claudia Schmidt: Hip to be Homeless Out of the Dark Flying Fish FF70361
  18. Lou & Peter Berryman: Homelessness Some Days Cornbelt CR16
  19. Maddy Prior w/ Abbie Lathe & Rose Kemp: Homeless (Paul Simon/Joseph Shabalata) Bib & Tuck Park PRKCD61
  20. Steeleye Span: False Knight on the Road (trad,arr.Steeleye) Spanning the Years Chrysalis 72438322362
  21. Spamalot (orig.cast-Monty Python ensemble): His Name Is Lancelot Decca B0004265-02
  22. Betty Smith: False Knight in the Road (Child #3) (trad) Songs Traditionally Sung in North Carolina Folk-Legacy FSA-53
  23. The Wailin' Jennys: Bring Me Li'l Water Silvy (Huddie Ledbetter) Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Red House RHRCD220
  24. Malcolm Holcombe: Doncha Miss That Water For the Mission Born Echo Mountain 07541 13389
  25. Lowen & Navarro: Until the Well Runs Dry Live Radio Red Hen EGG2
  26. Kathy Mattea: Who's Gonna Know (Jon Vezner) Walking Away a Winner Mercury 3145188522
  27. Priscilla Herdman w/ Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen: Years (Beth Neilsen Chapman) At the Turning of the Year Hand & Heart HHM-2000
  28. Tom Rush: Child's Song (Murray McLaughlin) The Very Best of Tom Rush: No Regrets Columbia Legacy CK65860
  29. Bruce Springsteen: Bring 'Em Home (Pete Seeger) We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions Columbia 82876882312
  30. Joel Mabus: You Voted Red No Worries Now. . . Fossil 2009
  31. Jack Williams: Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton-L.Erlich-D.Lazar- T.Six-J.Williams) Don't Let Go Wind River WR4039CD
  32. Leahy: B Minor (trad/arr.Leahy) Leahy Narada 72438-42955 23
  33. Gaelic Storm: Scalliwag (Twigger/Murphy) Bring Yer Wellies Lost Again GS20061
  34. Runa: Blacksmith (trad) Jealousy self 537012082
  35. Roberts & Barrand: The Two Magicians (Child #44) (trad) Dark Ships in the Forest Folk-Legacy CD-65
  36. John McCutcheon: If I Were a Featherbed Signs of the Times Rounder CD4017
  37. Lorre Wyatt: Der Yid Der Shmid (The Jewish Blacksmith) (Wolf Younin/Vladimir Heifetz) Roots and Branches Folk-Legacy FSI-88
  38. Jean Carignan: Blacksmith's Reel (trad) Old Time Fiddle Tunes Smithsonian Folkways F-3531
  39. Joe Jencks: Joe Hill (Earl Robinson - Alfred Hayes) Links in a Chain Turtle Bear TBM060109-1
  40. Steppin' In It: Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man) (Randy Newman) Simple Tunes for Troubled Times Earthwork EW00308
  41. Gerard Hoffnung: Then I Became a Bricklayer A Last Encore BBC Radio 780563-536758
  42. Utah Phillips, Faith Petric and Entertainment Workers IU 630 IWW: There Is Power in a Union (Joe Hill) Don't Mourn - Organize!, Songs of Joe Hill Smithsonian Folkways CDSF40026
  43. Peter Mulvey: On a Wing and a Prayer Letters from a Flying Machine Signature Sounds SIG2024
  44. Jim Post: Silver Engine (Kendell Kardt) Reach Out Together self 06805 08091
  45. Jonathan Edwards: People Get Ready / Train of Glory Rollin' Along Strictly Country Records SCR-68
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Tim O'Brien, Christine Lavin, Jim Post, Wailin' Jennys, Malcolm Holcombe, Joel Mabus, Runa, Joe Jencks, Peter Mulvey, Jonathan Edwards

CD of the week: Jonathan Edwards

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Jack Hardy & David Massengill as The Folk Brothers, John Roberts, Debra Cowan, Michael Smith, Peggy Seeger, Anne Hills, Jack Williams, Small Potatoes, Barton & Para, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker and a dozen others perform at the Fox Valley Folk Festival, September 6-7 at Island Park in Geneva.

Pete Seeger's Gala 90th Birthday bash at Madison Square Garden, NYC in on WTTW/11 Thursday, September 10 at 7:30.

Ani DiFranco performs at the Paramount Theater, 25 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, Sunday, September 13 at 7 PM. 630-896-6666 Tickets

Crooked Still, along with Anne Heaton perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Sunday, September 13 at 7 PM.
Steeleye Span and Maria Dunn are there on Friday, September 25 at 7.
Tom Rush is there Sunday, October 10. 773-728-6000

Celtic Fest in Grant Park, Chicago, centered around the Petrillo Music Shell features McPeake, Penne Skoulm, Leahy, Gaelic Storm and a dozen others Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13 from noon until 9:30. 312-744-3315

Austin Lounge Lizards, Haines & Leighton, Kathy Mattea, John McCutcheon, Claudia Schmidt, Michael Smith, Randall Williams at the Midnight Special Folk Festival.