Midnight Special logo 06 - Copy small41.jpg jpp-live42.jpg nashville146.gif photos647.jpg
98.7 WFMT CHICAGO HOST CHICAGO PLAYLISTS NATIONAL PLAYLISTS QUESTIONS
 
July 24, 2010

The underlined artist names and record labels are links to their sites. You can use your browser's Back button to return to this list from their sites.

Fifty by Fifty: Fifty of the most significant folk singer-songwriters of the past fifty year

  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Steve Goodman: City of New Orleans Steve Goodman Buddha 74465996252
  3. Gordon Lightfoot: Canadian Railroad Trilogy Gordon Lightfoot Songbook Warner-Rhino 75802
  4. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Gentle Arms of Eden (Carter) Drum Hat Buddha Signature Sounds 1266
  5. David Mallett: The Garden Song Inches & Miles Flying Fish 70110
  6. Don McLean: American Pie Capitol 72435-84279-2-9
  7. Leonard Cohen: Suzanne Songs of Leonard Cohen Columbia 88697 04742 2
  8. Judy Collins: Albatross Wildflowers Elektra 74012-2
  9. James Keelaghan: Cold Missouri Waters Then Again Jericho Beach 0401
  10. John Prine: Paradise John Prine Atlantic 19156-2
  11. Iris DeMent: Our Town Infamous Angel Warner Bros. 945238-2
  12. Ben Bedford: Lincoln's Man Butterchine 37101 29434
  13. John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches Winter Solstice Rounder 0192
  14. Eric Bogle: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda By Request Greentrax 210
  15. Bob Dylan: Blowin' in the Wind The Best of Bob Dylan Columbia Legacy 82876 75012 2
  16. Kitty Donohoe: There Are No Words Northern Border Roheen 007
  17. John Gorka: Temporary Road High Street 72902 10315-2
  18. Jonathan Byrd: The Ballad of Larry The Waitress self 83707 64082
  19. Robin & Linda Williams: Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger (R.Williams-Jerome Clark) (Come for to Sing benefit - Holsteins - October 23, 1982) WFMT Recording
  20. Anais Mitchell: Two Kids Hymns for the Exiled Waterbug 58
  21. Peter Mulvey: Rise Kitchen Radio Signature Sounds 1283
  22. Suzanne McDermott: The 3 Dreams of J. Robert Oppenheimer Souvenir Rosema Red 415
  23. Rich Prezioso - Small Potatoes: 1,000 Candles, 1,000 Cranes Waltz of the Wallflowers Wind River 4010
  24. Carrie Newcomer: There Is a Tree The Geography of Light Philo11671 1253-2
  25. Patrick Sky: Sometimes I Wonder Reality Is Bad Enough Verve Forecast 3052
  26. Phil Ochs: Crucifixion Farewells & Fantasies Elektra-Rhino 73518
  27. Danny Schmidt: Stained Glass Parables & Primes Live Once 9449-2
  28. Kristina Olsen: The Yellow Piper The Truth of a Woman Take A Break 2008
  29. Susan Werner: Barbed Wire Boys New Non-Fiction Sleeve Dog 6566 134372
  30. Tom Paxton: Ramblin' Boy Elektra import 8122 73565-2
  31. Utah Phillips: The Goodnight Loving Trail The Telling Takes Me Home Philo 1210
  32. Diana Jones: Pony My Remembrance of You New Song 0501
  33. Connie Kaldor: Grandmother's Song Wood River Coyote 1010
  34. Ian Tyson - Ian & Sylvia: Four Strong Winds The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings Vanguard 196/99
  35. Michael Smith: The Dutchman Such Things Are Finely Done Tales from the Tavern 019
  36. Garnet Rogers: All That Is Red House 160
  37. Greg Brown: Rexroth's Daughter Covenant Red House 148
  38. Townes Van Zandt: Pancho & Lefty Rear View Mirror Sugar Hill 1054
  39. Jerry Jeff Walker: Mr. Bojangles Atco 33-259
  40. Harry Chapin: Mr. Tanner Short Stories Flashback R2-76106
  41. Dar Williams: February Mortal City Razor & Tie 2821-2
  42. Richard Shindell: Are You Happy Now? Sparrow's Point Shanachie 8002
  43. Cheryl Wheeler: Arrow Different Stripe Philo 116711-1217-2
  44. Bob Franke: Hard Love One Evening in Chicago Great Divide 1766
  45. Joni Mitchell: Both Sides, Now Hits Reprise 9 46326-2
  46. Ewan MacColl: Joy of Living Black and White Green Linnet 3058
  47. Gordon Bok - Anny Mayo Muir - Ed Trickett: Turning Toward the Morning (Bok) Folk-Legacy CD-56
  48. Stan Rogers: Mary Ellen Carter Between the Breaks. . . Live! Fogarty's Cove 002
  49. Pete Morton: Another Train Flying an Unknown Flag Harbourtown 048
  50. Pete Seeger: Turn, Turn, Turn If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope & Struggle Smithsonian Folkways 40096
  51. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

Performer is composer unless otherwise noted. Song is album title unless otherwise noted. Album titles are in italics, composers in parens ( ).

COPYRIGHT © 2010, Window To The World Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.