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December 4, 2010
Favorites of 2010

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Don White: Go Light the World on Fire Winning Streak Lumper Boy 86851-2996-2
  3. Carolyn Hester: We Dream Forever (Karla Blume) Crazy Creek 111
  4. *cloudstreet: The Circus of Desires (John Thompson) self 06
  5. Hugh Blumenfeld: Welcome to the World Dad Waterbug 91
  6. Ruby & Ava Locknar: Is It Hanukah or Chanukah? Just One Angel (compilation) Yellow Tail 10026
  7. Tom Lehrer: (I'm Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner-Rhino 79831
  8. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band: Latkes on a Platter Patter (Arthur Sullivan/Lori Lippitz) (Folkstage - December 5, 2009) WFMT Recording
  9. Shelley Posen: The La-La-Latke Song Mama Well Done 02
  10. Peter Alsop: The Night Before Hanukkah Chris Moose Holidays Moose School 505
  11. Sally Fingerett: Jewish Kid Born on Christmas Day Talkin' Blues Just One Angel (compilation) Yellow Tail 10026
  12. Amy Speace: Happy Holidays Decembersongs Red Hen 8
  13. Don Lange: December Day A Change in the Air Barking Spider 78277 13662
  14. Alison Krauss: Get Me Through December (Gordie Sampson/Fred Lavery) A Hundred Miles or More Rounder 11661-0555-2
  15. *Nora Jane Struthers: One Notch Tighter Nora Jane Struthers Blue Pig 1111
  16. *Tim O'Brien: The Sun Jumped Up (T.O'Brien/Woody Guthrie) Chicken & Egg Howdy Skies 1005
  17. Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette: Sunrise (Cindy Mangsen) A Sense of Place Redwing 5409
  18. Girlyman: Through to Sunrise (Nate Borofsky-Ty Greenstein) Joyful Sign self 01
  19. *Judy Collins: Dens of Yarrow (trad,arr.Collins) Paradise Wildflower 1329
  20. *Nora Jane Struthers: Willie Nora Jane Struthers Blue Pig 1111
  21. *The Once: Willie Taylor The Once Borealis 204
  22. John Forster: In the Closet Helium Philo 1214
  23. Phil Ochs: Draft Dodger Rag Farewells & Fantasies Elektra-Rhino 73518
  24. Amy Fix: Closet Spoon self 001
  25. Come Sunday: Wade in the Water (trad,arr.Come Sunday) Crosscurrents self 01
  26. Thom Bishop aka Junior Burke: Somebody Feels the Water The Wireless Wonder Stuff 1222
  27. Lucy Kaplansky: Today's the Day (Kaplansky/Kaplansky-R.Litwin) Over the Hills Red House RHRCD 200
  28. Michael Jerling: These Old Photographs Music Here Tonight Fool's Hill 2003
  29. Johnsmith: Hired Hand Gravity of Grace Blue Pine 2009
  30. James King: Play Us a Waltz (Charlie Maguire) Thirty Years of Farming Rounder 82161-0490-2
  31. Odetta: Car-Car Song (Woody Guthrie) Odetta at The Tin Angel Fantasy 3252
  32. *Tom Chapin & John Forster: The Cars Broadsides Sundance 82148 10242
  33. *Krista Detor: Recklessness & Rust Chocolate Paper Suites Tightrope 255 102
  34. *Judy Collins with Joan Baez: Diamonds and Rust (J.Baez) Paradise Wildflower 1329
  35. *The Once: The Briar and the Rose (Tom Waits) The Once Borealis 204
  36. *Tim O'Brien: Suzanna (Hal Cannon) Chicken & Egg Howdy Skies 1005
  37. *cloudstreet: Bill and the Bear (John Thompson) The Circus of Desires self 06
  38. Natalie Merchant: The Dancing Bear (Natalie Merchant/Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) Leave Your Sleep Nonesuch 522301-2
  39. *Krista Detor: Clock of the World Chocolate Paper Suites Tightrope 255 102
  40. *The Once: Anthem (Leonard Cohen) The Once Borealis 204
  41. Angel City Chorale: Y'mei Chanukah (trad,arr.Steve Barnett) A Chanukah Celebration self 1004
  42. Gathering Time (Glen Roethel - Stuart Markus - Hillary Foxsong): Light One Candle (Peter Yarrow) Songs of Hope and Freedom Inspireline 2008
  43. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Longtail LT003-2

*Favorite CD of 2010

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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RICH'S PICKS (aside from Rich's favorites):

Don White, Hugh Blumenfeld

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