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July 24, 2010

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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

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