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May 22, 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Richard Thompson: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning Walking on a Wire 1968-2009 Shout Factory 82663-11088
  3. Arlo Guthrie: The Motorcycle Song (orig.version) Alice's Restaurant Rising Son RSR0010
  4. Kathy Mattea: Harley (Don Henry) Time Passes By Mercury 846975-2
  5. Erica Wheeler: Sober Harley Guys The Harvest Signature Sounds SSRC1237
  6. David Stoddard: Harley Guy A Thousand Roads self 83707 34352
  7. Mark Hobbs: Ride on My Bike Too Much on My Mind self 00261 21788
  8. Arlo Guthrie: The Motorcycle Song - 2005 Live in Sydney Rising Son RSR1125-2
  9. Craig Werth: The Spokes Man BP-5503
  10. Tannis Slimmon: My Bike Lucky Blue self 75020 81752
  11. High Spirits (orig.cast - Beatrice Lillie): The Bicycle Song (Hugh Martin-Timothy Gray) ABC-Paramount OC-1
  12. Darryl Purpose w/ Julie Beaver: Mr. Schwinn (D.Purpose / Robt.Morgan Fisher) Live at Coalesce Gamblers Grace 882005CD
  13. cloudstreet: Bill and the Bear (John Thompson) The Circus of Desires self CDST06
  14. Dan Pelletier: Dancing with the Circus Bear Wild Heart Rodeo Hudson Valley HVR4100-2
  15. Sons Of the Never Wrong: Head Over Heels (Bruce Roper) On a Good Day. . . I Am Waterbug WBG88
  16. cloudstreet: The Circus of Desires (John Thompson) self CDST06
  17. Anne Hills: Little Orphant Annie (A.Hills-Jas.Whitcomb Riley) Ef You Don't Watch Out: The Poems of James Whitcomb Riley Collective Works Media CW0504
  18. Jean Shepherd: Little Orphan Annie Will Failure Spoil Jean Shepherd? Collectors' Choice CCM266-2
  19. Ella Jenkins: Little Orphan Annie Growing Up with Ella Jenkins Smithsonian Folkways SFWCD45032
  20. Joe Filisko & Eric Noden: Busy Man I.C. Special Diving Duck 10004
  21. Elise Witt: Too Busy for the Blues Open the Window EMWorld EMW-1008
  22. Terri Hendrix: Slow Down (T.Hendrix-Lloyd Maines) Cry Till You Laugh Wilory WR30012
  23. Michael Smith: Luke private recording
  24. Ronny Cox: Compadres in the Old Sierra Madres (Woody Paul) Songs. . . with Repercussions Wind River WR4042CD
  25. Sara Grey: Goodnight-Loving Trail (Bruce Utah Phillips) Sandy Boys Fellside FECD225
  26. Michael Smith: Elmer J. (private recording)
  27. Ann Zimmerman: Elmer's Tune (Elmer Albrecht-Sammy Gallop- Dick Jurgens) Blue Wild Indigo AMZ003
  28. Firesign Theatre: The Digging of Elmertown Boom Dot Bust Rhino R2 75983
  29. Mustard's Retreat: The Ballad of Elmer McCurdy (Michael Hough) 5 Miles or 50,000 Years self MR004
  30. The Capitol Steps: Return to Spenders (Blackwell-Scott/Newport-Eaton) Liberal Shop of Horrors CapSteps CSCD1030
  31. Lance Brown as Will Rogers: Taxes and Spending Will Rogers' Greatest Hits Logofon L539CD
  32. Connie Kaldor: Spend Your Money (Holsteins - April 28, 1984) WFMT Recording
  33. Pieta Brown: Out of the Blue One and All Red House RHRCD229
  34. Tom Dundee: Come Out of the Blue Lyfe Tyme A Rhyme Flyte FR4444
  35. The Burns Sisters: Out of the Blue (Marie Burns) Philo 11671-1228-2
  36. Christine Lavin: A Firefly's Life Cold Pizza for Breakfast Yellow Tail YT10024
  37. Ken Nordine: Firefly How Are Things in Your Town Blue Thumb BTS-33
  38. Joe Jencks: Fireflies Links in a Chain Turtle Bear TBM060109-1
  39. Priscilla Herdman: Firefly Lights (Leslie Ritter-Scott Petito) Into the Stars Stardreamer SDM2001
  40. Kevin Welch: New Widow's Dream A Patch of Blue Sky Music Road MRRCD008
  41. Christine Lavin: For Real (Bob Franke) In My Room (a compilation) LML CD251
  42. Terri Hendrix: Come Tomorrow Cry Till You Laugh Wilory WR30012
  43. The Cottars: Leave Tomorrow Till It Comes (Glenn Yarborough- M.Laws-J.Bass) Feast Rounder 11661-7068-2
  44. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Craig Werth, Cloudstreet, Terri Hendrix, Pieta Brown, Kevin Welch, In My Room, The Cottars

CD of the week: Cloudstreet

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and Red Molly at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Sunday, May 23 at 7. 773-728-6000

Pieta Brown at the Hideaway, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago, Saturday, May 29 at 9. 773-227-4433

Sing Out! benefit featuring Anne Hills, Sons of the Never Wrong and Filisko & Noden at the First Congregational Church of Downers Grove (above the Two Way Street), 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, Sunday, June 6 at 6:30. 708-763-9864 / email