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July 31, 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore: Everything I've Got (Rodgers/Hart) Saints & Sinners Remington Road 0683
  3. Porgy & Bess (orig.B'way cast-Todd Duncan): I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (Geo.Gershwin-I.Gershwin-Du Bose Heyward) MCA 2035
  4. Terence Martin: I Want Everything Even Trade Good Dog 006
  5. John Prine: She Is My Everything In Person & On Stage Oh Boy 039
  6. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Speed of Life (Gary Scruggs) Sugar Hill 4058
  7. Julie Miller: The Speed of Light Broken Things Hightone 8103
  8. John Wesley Harding: The Speed of Normal John Wesley Harding's New Deal Forward 72250
  9. Loudon Wainwright III: Times Is Hard 10 Songs for the New Depression Cumberbund 00261 29365
  10. Roy Zimmerman: Real America Real American Metaphor 923
  11. Dan Bern: Fascist Live in Los Angeles self
  12. Emily Kurn: If I Am American Things Change Piewacky 37101 35111
  13. Mighty Squirrel: Mary Ann (trad) SQ World Record Squirrel 102
  14. Gordon Lightfoot: The Mountains and Maryann Gordon Lightfoot Songbook Warner-Rhino75802
  15. Tommy Makem: Away to Mary Ann Lonesome Waters Shanachie 52011
  16. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Earthquake (John McEuen/Bob Carpenter) Speed of Life Sugar Hill 4058
  17. Corky Siegel: Goodbye California Solo Flight 1975-1981 Gadfly 254
  18. Claudia Russell: Oh, California (C.Russell-Bruce Kaplan- S.Wakefield) Live Band Tonight Radio Rhythm no#
  19. Steve Gillette: The Man (a musical journey) Compass Rose 12
    Conversion on 13th Avenue
    St Louis Blues (W.C.Handy) / Ja-da (Bob Carleton)
    Cordovan Boogie
    Johnny & Betty
    Sweet Loraine (Cliff Burwell-Mitchel Parish) / Ain't Misbehavin' (Thomas Waller - Harry Brooks - Andy Razaf)
    Your Feet's Too Big (Ada Benson - Fred Fisher)
    Old Jim Crow (Gillette)
    Whispering (Malvin & John Schonberger)
    Basie's Boogie (Count Basie)
    There's a Cradle in Caroline (Fred Ahlert - Sam Lewis - Joe Young)
    Creole Belle (George Sidney - J.Bodewell Lampe) / Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael - Sidney Arodin) / Sheik of Araby (Harry B. Smith - Francis Wheeler - Ted Snyder) / Bill Bailey (Hughie Cannon) / Darktown Strutters Ball (Shelton Brooks)
    The Man Who Loves a Train (Gillette)
    Brother, Can You Spare a Dime (Jay Gorney - E.Y.Harburg)
    Good Old Wagon (Ben Harney, new lyrics Steve Gillette)
    St. James Infirmary Blues (trad)
    Let the Rain Decide (Gillette)
    God Is Love (Gillette)
    Wade in the Water (trad)
    On the Sunny Side of the Street (Dorothy Fields - Jimmy McHugh)

  20. Lord Buckley: Jonah and the Whale His Royal Hipness Discovery 71001
  21. The Bluestein Family: Jonah (trad) Sowin' on the Mountain Fretless 141
  22. Tony Barrand: Jonah and the Grampus (Edgar Marriott) Twiddlum Twaddlum Golden Hind 107
  23. Natalie Merchant: It Makes a Change (Merchant/Mervyn Peake) Leave Your Sleep Nonesuch 522301-2
  24. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Counting Whales That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Four BBC Audio
  25. Luluc: Abigail & The Whale (The Blue Queen of the Deep) (Zoe Randell) Dear Hamlyn Shock 001
  26. Red Horse (Eliza Gilkyson - John Gorka - Lucy Kaplansky): I Am a Child (Neil Young) Red Horse Red House 233
  27. Jacques Brel: Mon Enfance Jacques Brel Barclay Universal 543625-3
  28. Hoyt Axton: Childhood's End My Griffin Is Gone Columbia 9766
  29. Loudon Wainwright III: Middle of the Night 10 Songs for the New Depression Cummerbund 00261 29365
  30. Pete Seeger w/ Arlo Guthrie: Quite Early Morning (Seeger) Pete & Arlo Together in Concert Rising Son 00011
  31. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

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Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, Loudon Wainwright III, Roy Zimmerman, Mighty Squirrel, Natalie Merchant, Red Horse, Steve Gillette

CD of the week: Steve Gillette: The Man

These concerts were mentioned on the program:

Claudia Russell and the Folk Unlimited Orchestra at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main, Glen Ellyn, Sunday, August 8 at 7. 630-469-1867 / email