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December 7, 2013
*favorite of 2013

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Eric Bibb: Mandela Is Free Home to Me EarthBeat! 79793
  3. Sharon Katz & The Peace Train: Mandela (S.Katz-Bolden Abrams, Jr.) Imbizo Appleseed 1063
  4. De Dannan: Mandela (P.Colclough, arr.Gavin-Finn) A Jacket of Batteries Green Linnet 3053
  5. Peter, Paul & Mary: No Easy Walk to Freedom (Peter Yarrow- Margery Tabankin) Gold Castle 171001-2
  6. Tim Grimm: Rovin' Gambler (trad,arr.T.Grimm) The Turning Point Cavalier 255610
  7. *Mist Covered Mountains (Molly Hebert-Wilson - Max Cohen - Donna Hebert): Katie Cruel (trad) This Distant Shore self 00261-38759
  8. Spoon River Anthology (Cates-Aidman production-Chas.Aidman): Tom Beatty (Edgar Lee Masters) Columbia OS 2410
  9. Jean Redpath: Licht Bob's Lassie (trad) Scottish Ballad Book Elektra 214
  10. Spoon River Anthology (Cates-Aidman production-Chas.Aidman): Benjamin Pantier (Edgar Lee Masters) Columbia OS 2410
  11. *Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line: Sourwood Tree Carnival Blue Pig 2222
  12. *Childsplay: The Hawk and Crow / As the Crow Flies (trad / Liz Carroll) As the Crow Flies self 006
  13. The Four Bitchin' Babes: The History of Cheese (Deirdre Flint) Mid Life Vices Hem and Haw 003
  14. Trout Fishing In America: I Got a Cheese Log (Ezra Idlet- Keith Grimwood) Merry Fishes to All Trout 17
  15. Sam Larner: Butter and Cheese (trad) Now Is the Time for Fishing Smithsonian Folkways 3507
  16. Shelly Berman: Buttermilk Inside Laugh.com 1111
  17. Peter Paul Van Camp: A Milkman at Heart I'm Gonna Tell Likeable 02
  18. *Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: Willie of Winsbury (Child 100) (trad,arr.Mitchell-Hamer) Child Ballads Wilderland 002
  19. *Sam Baker: Isn't Love Great Say Grace self no#
  20. *Old Man Luedecke: Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (Chris Luedecke) Tender Is the Night True North 569
  21. Krista Detor: Just Because Flat Earth Diary Tightrope 255113
  22. Tim Grimm: Anne in Amsterdam The Turning Point Cavalier 255610
  23. Chuck Brodsky: Lili's Braids Subtotal Eclipse self 8024
  24. Linda Hirschhorn: Breath of Mercy Amazed Oyster 11113
  25. Joe Crookston: Mercy Now (Mary Gauthier) Darkling & the BlueBird Jubilee Milagrito 62011
  26. Small Potatoes: Knott! (Jacquie Manning) Alive! self 00261-20910
  27. Stan Freberg: Name Confusion: Mia? Tia? Lisa? Tip of the Freberg Rhino 75645
  28. Steve Goodman: The Auctioneer (Leroy Van Dyke-Buddy Black) Live at the Earl of Old Town Red Pajamas 017
  29. Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore: Central Square (Tom Paxton) Love Runner Remington Road 0684
  30. Amy Speace: In Salida How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat Wind Bone 59709-60466
  31. *Childsplay: The Dear Companion (trad,arr.Hanneke Cassel, add.lyrics Lissa Schneckenburger) As the Crow Flies self 006
  32. Spuyten Duyvil: Judge Not New Amsterdam self 8 85767 55749 9
  33. Kim & Reggie Harris: Do What I Have to Do (Phil Ochs) Resurrection Day Appleseed 1132
  34. Brother Sun: The House That Jack Built (Brad Warren) Some Part of the Truth self 002
  35. Garnet Rogers: Get a Witness Snow Goose 1133
  36. Bonnie Koloc: It's Great When It Rains (Chuck Suchy) Here to Sing Mr. Biscuit 03
  37. *Nora Jane Struthers: Listen With Your Heart Carnival Blue Pig 2222
  38. *Mist Covered Mountains: The Gifts (Richard Berman) This Distant Shore self 00261-38759
  39. *Old Man Luedecke: Kingdom Come Tender Is the Night True North 569
  40. The Corrie Folk Trio: Rivonia (Hamish Henderson) A' The Bairns o Adam (a compilaton of Henderson songs) Greentrax 244
  41. Peter, Paul & Mary: Because All Men Are Brothers (J.S.Bach/Joe Glazer) Songs of Conscience & Concern Warner Bros. 947292-2
  42. *Sam Baker: Go In Peace Say Grace self no#
  43. *Childsplay: The Last Alleluia (Hanneke Cassel) As the Crow Flies self 006
  44. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail 003-2

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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Rich's Favorites of 2013 (*) and other picks::

*Mist Covered Mountains
*Nora Jane Struthers
*Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
*Sam Baker
*Old Man Luedecke
(more next week)
Tim Grimm
Krista Detor
Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
Linda Hirschhorn

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