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August 7, 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Great Big Sea: Good People (Sean McCann/Murray Foster) Safe Upon the Shore Redeye 010
  3. Hermione Gingold: But the People Were Nice (Mark Lawrence/Buster Davis) La Gingold DRG 902
  4. James Taylor: Shower the People Greatest Hits Warner Bros. 2979
  5. Adie Grey: Tell All the People You Love Grandpa's Advice Hey Baby 1005
  6. Lynn Miles: The People You Love Black Flowers Volume 1-2 True North 531
  7. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: The Resurrection (Matraca Berg/Alice Randall) Speed of Life Sugar Hill 4058
  8. Jimmy Webb w/ Mark Knopfler: The Highwayman Just Across the River E1 2068
  9. Glenn Ohrlin: Reincarnation (Wally McCrae) A Cowboy's Life Rounder CD 0420
  10. The Limeliters: Until We Get It Right (Roy Zimmerman, add.lyrics Alex Hassilev) Crescsendo GNPD2266
  11. Claudia Schmidt & Her Funtet: Sea of Love Promising Sky Pragmavision 00261 28844
  12. Lost and Found: Drifting with the Tide (Reno/Smiley) Sun's Gonna Shine Rebel 1638
  13. The Happiest Girl in the World (orig.cast - Dran Seitz & Bruce Yarnell): Adrift on a Star (Jacques Offenbach/ E.Y. Harburg) Columbia KOS 2050
  14. Barenaked Ladies: Adrift (Hearn-Page-Robertson) Are Me Desperation 2-44351
  15. David Clark: Anchor Ten Out of the Sky 5010
  16. Red Clay Ramblers: Anchored in Love (A.P. Carter) Meeting in the Air Flying Fish reissued by Watson & Craver 2326
  17. Old Blind Dogs: Scotland Yet (Davy Steele) Wherever Yet May Be Compass 745422
  18. Smithfield Fair: Scotland, Fair Scotland (Jan & D.B.Smith) Stevenson 901920
  19. The McCalmans: Scotland (Ian McCalman) The Greentrax Years Greentrax 350
  20. Loudon Wainwright III: Cash for Clunkers 10 Songs for the New Depression Cummerbund 00261 29365
  21. The Capitol Steps: Cash for Codgers (Lennon-McCartney/ Eaton-Newport) Liberal Shop of Horrors CapSteps 1030
  22. Pete Seeger: This Old Car A Link in the Chain Columbia Legacy C2K 64772
  23. Bessie Smith: You've Been a Good Ole Wagon (Smith-Balcom) Careless Love Blues Proper 1410
  24. Claudia Russell: Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age (Bob Wills) (Folkstage - July 21, 2008) WFMT Recording
  25. Terence Martin: The Last Black and White TV (T.Martin-Gregory Hicks) Good Dog 007
  26. Rosalie Sorrels: Hi-Fi Stereo Color TV (Jay Unger-John Cohen) What Does It Mean to Love? Green Linnet 2113
  27. Greg Greenway: Fox News (Folkstage - July 17, 2010) WFMT Recording
  28. Tom Paxton: Daily News The Best of Tom Paxton Elektra R2 73515
  29. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Weekend Newspaper That Mitchell & Webb Sound: Series Four BBC Audio
  30. Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs: Jimmie Brown, the Newsboy (A.P. Carter) Foggy Mountain Jamboree Columbia 92801
  31. The Twangtown Paramours: Simple and True (Mike T. Lewis) The Twangtown Paramours Inside Edge 001
  32. Jean Redpath: I'll Lay Ye Doon, Love (trad) Frae My Ain Countrie Folk-Legacy 49
  33. Jimmy Webb w/ Linda Ronstadt: All I Know Just Across the River EI 2068
  34. Great Big Sea: Hit the Ground and Run (Alan Doyle/Russell Crowe) Safe Upon the Shore self 010
  35. The McKrells: Hit the Ground Running (Kevin McKrell) Draguin no#
  36. Steve Goodman: Three-Legged Man (Shel Silverstein) Live at the Earl of Old Town Red Pajamas 017
  37. Jackson Browne w/ David Lindley: Running on Empty (Browne) Love Is Strange Inside 5111-0
  38. Claudia Schmidt and Her Funtet: Wisconsin Country Promising Sky Pragmavision 00261 28844
  39. Dean Milano: Up Wisconsin Way Vestiges Kira 3210
  40. Judy Henske: Western Wisconsin (Jerry Yester/J.Henske) She Sang California Fair Star 8393
  41. Red Horse (John Gorka): If These Walls Could Talk (Gorka) Red Horse Red House 233 ((John Gorka):/Lucy Kaplansky/Eliza Gilkyson)
  42. Terence Martin: Short on Words (T.Martin-Gregory Hicks) The Last Black and White TV Good Dog 007
  43. Fred Holstein: Turn Around (Malvina Reynolds) / Don't Bother Me (M.Reynolds) / Mockingbird (trad) Live at the Earl of Old Town (June 30, 1969) Holstein 003
  44. Ginni Clemmens w/ a chorus of children including Erika Nordstrand: Best Friend (The Unicorn Song) (Margie Adam) We All Have a Song Smithsonian Folkways 7576
  45. Magpie: Good People (Jeff Deitchman) Give Light Sliced Bread 71185
  46. Ed Trickett & ensemble: All the Good People (Ken Hicks) (Ray Nordstrand Memorial Tribute at the Old Town School - October 29, 2005) WFMT Recording
  47. 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 ( ).

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Great Big Sea, Jimmy Webb, Old Blind Dogs, Terence Martin, Twangtown Paramours, Loudon Wainwright III, Red Horse

CD of the week: Jimmy Webb

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

Claudia Schmidt performs in the Ramsey Auditorium of Fermilab in Batavia, Saturday, August 14 at 8. 630-840-ARTS

Dean Milano performs at the No Exit, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, Monday, August 16 at 8. 773-743-3355

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Tangleweed at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, Chicago, Saturday, August 21 at 7 and 10. 773-728-6000