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December 26, 2009

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Zoe Mulford: Welcome in Another Year Bonfires Azalea City ACCD-0906
  3. Vagabond Opera: New Year's Eve in a Haunted House (Raymond Scott, arr. Jason Flores) The Zeitgeist Beckons self 51937 35362
  4. Pete Coe: Bring the New Year In Long Company Backshift BASHCD45
  5. Priscilla Herdman - Anne Hills - Cindy Mangsen: At the Turning of the Year (Anne Hills) Hand & Heart 2000
  6. Nowell Sing We Clear (Fred Breunig, Tony Barrand, John Roberts, Steve Woodruff): Rise Up Jock! (Bob Pegg) The Best of Nowell Sing We Clear Front Hall FHR301CD
  7. cloudstreet: Dance Up the Sun (John Thompson) Clouds on the Road self CDST05
  8. Holly Near with Emma's Revolution: Sky Dances (Jimmy Durham- Roy Brown) We Came to Sing! Calico Tracks CTM0009
  9. Pierce Pettis: To Dance (Greta Larson-Pierce Pettis) That Kind of Love Compass 744962
  10. Joel Rafael: Dance a Little Longer (J.Rafael-Woody Guthrie) Songs of Woody Guthrie Vol. 1 & 2 Inside INR90714
  11. Tom Paxton: Life Up & Up Mountain RR MR52792
  12. Jim Post: I Love My Life self no#
  13. Dan Zanes w/ Matthew Broderick: Before the Parade Passes By (Jerry Herman) 76 Trombones Festival Five 014
  14. Jim Bizer & Jan Krist: Utterly Fine (J.Bizer) Influence Yellow Room YRR011
  15. The Four Bitchin' Babes (Nancy Moran): A Happy Song Diva Nation Hem and Haw 002
  16. Greg Trafidlo & friends: Life Is Like A Grocery Coupon (G.Trafidlo-Ron Sowell) Carved In Song Kira 3465
  17. (David) Mitchell & (Robert) Webb w/Olvia Colman & Sarah Hadland: The Old Lady Hearings 2 (PR Exec) That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Four BBC Audio
  18. Peter Coe: The P.R. Man From Hell (Trevor Carter) Long Company Backshift BASHCD45
  19. Jimmy Buffett: Public Relations Don't Stop the Carnival Margaritaville 314-524-485-2
  20. Tom Paxton: Wasn't That a Party New Songs For Old Friends Reprise MS 2144
  21. Steve Goodman: Let's Give a Party (Carl Martin) Live at the Earl of Town Red Pajamas RPJ-017
  22. Half A Sixpence (orig.cast Tommy Steele): The Party's on the House (David Heneker) RCA 09026-63691-2
  23. Ian Robb: Garnet's Homemade Beer (Stan Rogers/Ian Robb) From Different Angels Fallen Angle FAM01CD
  24. Christine Lavin: Human (Flowers-Keunig-Stoermer-Vannucci) Cold Pizza for Breakfast Yellow Tail YT10024
  25. Megon McDonough: Amazing Things (McDonough/Stanfield Eagle) Spirits in the Material World self 3710124315
  26. Bob Zentz: All the Good People (Ken Hicks) / Sweet Song From Yesterday (Zentz) (Folkstage - October 25, 2008) WFMT recording
  27. Sutton Foster: I'm Beginning to See the Light (Duke Ellington - Don George - Johnny Hodges - Harry James) Wish Ghostlight 8-3316
  28. Roy Acuff w/The Smokey Mountain Boys: I Saw the Light (Hank Williams) The Essential Roy Acuff Columbia Legacy CK90906
  29. Jessica Ruby Simpson (now Jessica Radcliffe): Come to Light Band of Angels Red House RHRCD96
  30. Magpie: Give Light (Greg Artzner, based on words by Ella Baker) Sliced Bread CDSB71185
  31. Monty Python: Traffic Lights Contractual Obligation Album Arista Legacy 88697084092
  32. Robin & Linda Williams: Traffic Light Sugar for Sugar Sugar Hill SHCD-1052
  33. The Kennedys: Run Red Lights (Pete Kennedy) Absolutely Live JiffyJam 2001
  34. Jonathan Edwards: Red Light, Green Light (trad-J.Edwards- James Timothy Harden) Rollin' Along Strictly Country Records SCR-68
  35. Loretta Hagen: As We Count (On New Year's Eve) Hudson Harding Sampler, Volume 4
  36. Gilmary Doyle-Andrews: New Year's Eve Comes Up Grinnin' Pigeonbird 84501 09110
  37. Meg Braun: New Year's Eve Hudson Harding Sampler, Volume 4
  38. Rhythm Angels (Celeste Krenz & Rebecca Folsom): Hope (R.Folsom-Sally Barris) (Folkstage - November 21, 2009) WFMT Recording
  39. Dan Pelletier: Hope in This World (Folkstage - May 21, 2005) WFMT recording
  40. Jan Krist w/ Jim Bizer: Hope (J.Krist) (Folkstage - August 23, 2008) WFMT recording
  41. Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito: Give a Little Hope This Christmas Morning Collective Works! 0501
  42. Krista Detor - Karine Polwart - Emily Smith - Rachel McShane: Clock of the World (K.Detor) Darwin Song Project Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2009 SFFCD01
  43. Pat Madden & Sally Potter: Old Man Time (Kate Rusby) It's About Time self no#
  44. Traveler's Dream: Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns, PD) Cold Blows the Day self TD004
  45. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Zoe Mulford, Holly Near w/Emma's Revolution, Dan Zanes, Jim Bizer & Jan Krist, Darwin Song Project

CD of the week: Darwin Song Project w/ Krista Detor

This concert was mentioned on the program:

Bob Zentz and Lee Murdock and Lee's Hometown Concert on Saturday, January 2 at Kaneville High School Auditorium, 47W326 Kesling Rd., MaplePark. 630-557-2742 / web site

Tom Paxton, with Small Potatoes at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago, Friday, January 15 at 8. 773-728-6000