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January 30, 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Wild Carrot & The Roots Band: When You're Smilin' (L.Shay-M.Fisher- J.Goodman) / You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis) Live - Crowd Around the Mike Blue Jordan CDM001
  3. Dan Zanes w/ Sonia de los Santos: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (fr. Annie) (Chas.Strouse/Martin Charnin) 76 Trombones Festival Five 014
  4. Kate MacLeod: A Smile Worth a Million Blooming Waterbug WBG0089
  5. Artisan: Go With a Smile on My Face (Brian Bedford) Dancing with Words Boing 0007
  6. The New Mules: Jolly Old Soul (trad) Pride of America Pick Away CD-2
  7. Carrie Newcomer: If Not Now Before & After Rounder 11661-3276-2
  8. John Gorka: If Not Now Old Futures Gone Red House RHRCD165
  9. Tracy Chapman: If Not Now Tracy Chapman Elektra 960774-2
  10. Ellis Paul: Live in the Now Translucent Soul Philo 11671-1200-2
  11. Claudia Schmidt & Her Funtet: I Don't Know Promising Sky Pragmavision 00261 28844
  12. John McCutcheon: Oprah Seat This Fire Appalsongs 2007
  13. The Short Sisters: Blizzard of Lies (David & Samantha Frishberg) Live from Four States Black Socks BS8654-17
  14. Wild Carrot & The Roots Band: Waters of Truth (Pamela Temple) Live - Crowd Around the Mike Blue Jordan CDM001
  15. Sebastian Cabot: The Times They Are A-Changin' Sebasian Cabot, actor / Bob Dylan, poet Rev-Ola CR-REV 198
  16. Paula Poundstone: Airport Security I Love Jokes Lipstick Nancy 00261 25990
  17. Aaron Moore: Searching for Love Hello World Delmark DE-695
  18. James King: Heartbreak Express (George Krise) Thirty Years of Farming Rounder 82161-0490-2
  19. Dan Gellert: Buckdancer's Choice (trad) Waitin' on the Break of Day Orphonon 29757 80392
  20. Les Amis Creole: Shoe Fly (trad) Les Amis Creole Arhoolie 529
  21. Liz Carroll & John Doyle: Ricky's White Face (L.Carroll) / The Boys from Bolinas (J.Doyle) Double Play Compass 74502 2
  22. Gillian Welch: Orphan Girl Revival Almo AMSD-80006
  23. Greg Trafidlo: Arfin' Dog (G.Welch/G.Trafidlo-Neal Phillips) Carved in Song Kira 3456
  24. William Mooney: The Dog Who Paid Cash (Will Rogers) Half Horse, Half Alligator RCA Victor VDS-113
  25. Carrie Newcomer: Coy Dogs Before & After Rounder 11661-3276-2
  26. Paula Poundstone: Designer Dogs I Love Jokes Lipstick Nancy 00261 25990
  27. The Frantics: You Were Speeding (Paul Chato-Rick Green- Dan Redican-Peter Wildman) Dr. Demento's 30th Anniversary Collection - Dementia 2000! Rhino R2-79787
  28. Bob Newhart: Edison's Most Famous Invention The Windmills Are Weakening Collectors' Choice CCM-2047
  29. Eamon Friel: The Electric Light The Waltz of the Years Thran THR1003
  30. David Olney: If It Wasn't for the Wind Omar's Blues Dead Reckoning DEAR0016
  31. Dana & Susan Robinson: Zephyr Wind (D.Robinson) Big Mystery Threshold Tm0910
  32. Craig Bickhardt: Brother to the Wind (C.Bickhardt-F.C.Collins) Stone Barn CBCD1003
  33. Lori Lieberman: Girl Writing a Letter (L.Liebeman/ L.Lieberman-Wm.Carpenter) Home of Whispers Pope PMG2005-2
  34. Anne Hills: My Daughter and Vincent van Gogh (A.Hills-Allen Power) Points of View Appleseed APRCD 1119
  35. Erika Luckett: Van Gogh Sky Tinted Glass Birdfish BFR0072
  36. Don McLean: Vincent American Pie Capitol 72435-84279-2-9
  37. Lori Lieberman: Killing Me Softly (Fox-Gimbel-Lieberman) Gun Metal Sky Drive On 115115-09
  38. The Firesign Theatre: Trippple Ripppoff Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death Rhino R2 75509
  39. Terry Young: The Lottery Blues Letting Go the Weight of the World self 001
  40. (David) Mitchell & (Robert) Webb: Week by Week Numbers That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Three BBC Audio
  41. Harry Nilsson: The Lottery Song Son of Schmilsson RCA Legacy 82876-78249-2
  42. Laurie Lewis: Lark in the Morning (Kate MacLeod) Blossoms Spruce & Maple SMM2005
  43. Kate Rusby: The Lark The Girl Who Couldn't Fly Compass 744202
  44. Christa Burch: The Hawk and the Crow (trad) Love of the Land self CBSV001
  45. David Olney: Birds Migration Loudhouse LHR2007
  46. Bill Morrissey: Holden's Blues Come Running Turn & Spin 1125
  47. Sammy Walker: Catcher in the Rye The Best of Broadside Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD 4013
  48. Karan Casey & John Doyle: The Little Drummer Girl (trad, arr.Casey-Doyle) Exiles Return Compass 745292
  49. Solas: A Girl in the War (Josh Ritter) The Turning Tide Compass 745302
  50. Diana Jones: Soldier Girl Better Times Will Come Proper American PRPACD008
  51. Peter, Paul & Mary: Autumn to May (trad, arr.PPM) Peter, Paul and Mary Warner Bros. 1449-2
  52. Bonnie Koloc: Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell) Beginnings Mr. Biscuit 04
  53. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Wild Carrot & The Roots Band, Dan Zanes, Carrie Newcomer, Claudia Schmidt, Greg Trafidlo, Anne Hills, Laurie Lewis, Karan Casey & John Doyle, Solas, Christa Burch, Bonnie Koloc

CD of the week: Karan Casey & John Doyle

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Paul Poundstone performs at the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 22nd & Park Blvd., Glenn Ellyn, Saturday, February 6 at 8. 630-942-4000
Ladysmith BlackMombazo is there on February 12.

David Olney and Sergio Webb are at the Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs, Saturday, February 6 at 7:30. 708-246-3380

Vance Gilbert, along with Gilmary Doyle-Andrews performs for the Acoustic Renaissance Concert series at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Sunday, February 14 at 6. 708-802-0236

The 50th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival takes place at Mandel Hall, 57th & University, Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 featuring Kim Wilson, Kurt Bjorling & Jim Stoynoff, Les Amis Creole, Dan Gellert, The James King Band, Liz Carroll & Friends, Aaron Moore and the New Mules. (Not all artists on all performances.) Free daytime events at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th all day Saturday & Sunday. 773-702-7300

Claudia Schmidt at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, Friday, February 26 at 8:15. 630-969-9720