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February 6, 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Vance Gilbert: Sing Me Down Up on Rockfield Disismye 006
  3. Laurie Lewis w/ Kathy Kallick & Tom Rozum: How Can I Keep From Singing (trad) Blossoms Spruce & Maple SMM2005
  4. Joel Mabus: How Can I Keep From Singing (the old hymn reimagined) (trad-Mabus) No Worries Now. . . Fossil 2009
  5. L.J. Booth: Rise Up Singing The Ox That Pulls the Cart Firefly Jar FJM-003
  6. Greg Greenway: Don't Make Me Sing (Folkstage - May 3, 2003) WFMT Recording
  7. Battlefield Band: Greenland's Icy Waters (Brian McNeill) Zama Zama Try Your Luck Temple COMD2102
  8. The McCalmans: From Greenland (Ian McCalman) McCalmans - The Greentrax Years Greentrax CDTRAX350
  9. The Weavers: Greenland Whale Fisheries (trad,arr.Weavers) Wasn't That a Time Vanguard VCD4-147/60
  10. Bonnie Koloc: With a Little Help from My Friends (Lennon-McCartney) Beginnings Mr. Biscuit 04
  11. Ensemble Amarcord: Somebody to Love (Freddy Mercury) And So It Goes Apollon Classics APC10102
  12. (Eric) Lowen & (Dan) Navarro: To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb) Hogging the Covers Red Hen EGG5
  13. Aaron Moore: True Love Is Like That Hello World Delmark DE-695
  14. The Chieftains: Medley - O Murchu's Hornpipe / Sliabh Greal gCua na Feile / The Wandering Minstrel (trad, arr.Paddy Moloney) An Irish Evening RCA Victor 09026-60916-2
  15. Grada: Dotsy's - Brendan Shehan's (Grada) / The Apsley Cottage (Colin Farrell) / Erick's Favourite (Grada) / Levenshulme Leap (Colin Farrell) Natural Angle Compass 745282
  16. Michael Smith: Dialing Live at Dark-Thirty MPS3564
  17. Emily Kaitz: Dial & Drive Don't Think It Hasn't Been Fun Pingleblobber 0901
  18. Claudia Schmidt & Her Funtet: Missy Ma'am Promising Sky Pragmavision 00261 28844
  19. Lisa Bigwood: Cats in the Woodpile Intrepid Mothersgirl MG803
  20. Steve Key: Record Time Local Folkel 6688
  21. Damn Yankees (orig.B'way cast - Ray Walston): Those Were the Good Old Days (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross) RCA Victor 3948-2-RG
  22. Bill Cosby: Lumps Wonderfulness Warner 1634-2
  23. Merle Travis: Hominy Grits In Boston 1959 Rounder 82161-0451-2
  24. Utah Phillips: Oatmeal The Moscow Hold & Other Stories Red House RHRCD118
  25. Harry Waller: Cockroaches on Parade Tribute to Steve Goodman Red Pajamas RPJ004CD
  26. Battlefield Band: Baile An Or (Gold Town) (trad-Alan Reid) Zama Zama Try Your Luck Temple COMD2102
  27. James Keelaghan: Farewell to the Gold (Paul Metsers) A Few Simple Verses Jericho Beach JMB0604
  28. Patty Griffin: House of Gold (Hank Williams) Downtown Church Credential 5099969344329
  29. The Chieftains: The Donegal Set (trad,arr. Paddy Moloney) The Essential Chieftains RCA Victor Legacy 82876 75398-2
  30. The Makem & Spain Brothers: When We Danced in Donegal (Conor Makem) Live Red Biddy RB2006
  31. Sharon Isbin: Le Rossignol (trad, arr.Isbin) Journey to the New World Sony 88697-45456-2
  32. Karan Casey & John Doyle: The Nightingale (trad,arr. Casey-Doyle) Exiles Return Compass 745282
  33. Le Vent du Nord: Rossignolet (trad,arr.LeVent du Nord) La Part du Feu Borealis BCD199
  34. David Clark: Office Rebecca Ten Out of the Sky 5010
  35. Connie Kaldor: Jerks Vinyl Songbook Coyote CEGCD1030
  36. Lara Herscovitch: Mr. Officer Juror Number 13 LaRama 37101 14506
  37. Conception Corporation: Officer Muldowney Complete Conception Rhino RHM2 7728
  38. West Side Story (orig.B'way cast): Gee, Officer Krupke (L.Bernstein/S.Sondheim) Columbia SK 60724
  39. The New Mules: I Went Down to New Orleans (trad) Pride of America Pick Away Press CD-2
  40. Ellis Paul: Hurricane Angel The Day After Everything Changed Black Wolf BW0010
  41. Liz Carroll & John Doyle: Nearby, Long Ago (L.Carroll) Double Play Compass 74502-2
  42. James King: Here Today and Gone Tomorrow (Wm.Castle-Ila Gaskin) Thirty Years of Farming Rounder 82161-0490-2
  43. Laurie Lewis: Here Today (Scott Huffman-Laurie Lewis) Blossoms Spruce & Maple SMM2005
  44. Ellis Paul: Nothing Left to Take The Day After Everything Changed Black Wolf BW0010
  45. Patty Griffin w/ Shawn Colvin & Emmylou Harris: We Shall All Be Reunited (A.Karnes-B.Bateman) Downtown Church Credential 5099969344329
  46. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Laurie Lewis, Bonnie Koloc, Grada, Claudia Schmidt, Lisa Bigwood, Patty Griffin, Karen Casey & John Doyle, Le Vent du Nord, Ellis Paul

CD of the week: Ellis Paul

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

David Clark at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, Friday, February 12 at 8:15.
Claudia Schmidt is there Friday, February 26 at 8:15.

Michael Smith at the Stained Glass Coffeehouse, in the Deerfield Congregational Church, 225 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield, Saturday, February 13 at 7:30. 847-945-0176

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

Sharon Isbin and Mark O'Connor at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, Saturday, March 6 at 7:30 PM. 312-334-7777

The Chieftains at Symphony Center, Michigan near Adams, Sunday March 7 at 3 PM. 312-294-3000

Battlefield Band, along with Liz Carroll at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Friday, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, March 12 at 7 and 10 PM. 773-728-6000

Bonnie Koloc performs at the Woodstock Opera House on July 17.

Bill Cosby performs at the Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin, September 25.