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December 14, 2013
*favorite of 2013

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Jack Williams: You Be the Light Four Good Days Wind River 4052
  3. Brother Sun: All I Want Is a Garden (Joe Jencks) Brother Sun self 001
  4. Claudia Russell w/ Bruce Kaplan: You Are the Light All Our Luck is Changing Radio Rhythm 10008
  5. Bob Gibson & Hamilton Camp: Light Up My Lady (Douglas Steiger) Homemade Music BobGibsonLegacy BGL 1003
  6. Spuyten Duyvil: Through the Light New Amsterdam self 8-85767-55749-9
  7. Ralph Stanley: Twelve Gates to the City (trad/arr.Stanley) Ralph Stanley DMZ-Columbia CK 86625
  8. Dave Van Rank: Oh, What a Beautiful City (trad,arr.-adpt.Gary Davis) Down in Washington Square Smithsonian Folkways 40213
  9. Jack Williams: Sleeping in the Streets Four Good Days Wind River 4052
  10. Sally Fingerett: You Don't See Me (F.Loewe/S.Fingerett) (private recording)
  11. Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen: It's Better Than That (Lou & Peter Berryman) Berrymania: The Songs of Lou & Peter Berryman Compass Rose 14
  12. The Mad Show (orig.cast - MacIntyre Dixon, Dick Libertini & Jo Anne Worley): Handle with Care DRG 19072
  13. Pete Seeger: Be Kind To Your Parents (:57) (Harold Rome) Young vs. Old Omni 125
  14. Bill Cosby: Mothers Will Hit You For Nothing The Bill Cosby Collection Capitol-EMI7-974492-3
  15. *Audra McDonald: The Glamorous Life (Stephen Sondheim) Go Back Home Nonesuch 517766-2
  16. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys w/ Charlie Sizemore: Don't Wake Me Up (Lum Patton) Can't You Hear the Mountains Calling Rounder 11661-0614-2
  17. Firesign Theatre: Unconscious Village - Wake Up Give Me Immortality of Give Me Death Rhino 75509
  18. Ian & Sylvia: Awake Ye Drowsy Sleepers (trad) The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings Vanguard 196/99-2
  19. Carla Sciaky: Awakening Green Linnet 2115
  20. Edie Carey: Easy Now (Folkstage - December 8, 2012) WFMT recording
  21. Kim & Reggie Harris: It's All About Love Resurrection Day Appleseed 1132
  22. Brother Sun: In the Name of Love (Greg Greenway) self 53701-21112
  23. Bonnie Koloc: I Love You Waltz Here to Sing Mr. Bicuit 03
  24. Garnet Rogers: All That Is Red House 160
  25. Joe Crookston: Everything Here Is Good Darkling & the BlueBird Jubilee Milagrito 62011
  26. Golden Ring (led by Howie Mitchell): One Man Shall Mow My Meadow (trad) A Gathering of Friends for Making Music Folk-Legacy 16
  27. Jack Williams: Four Good Days Wind River 4052
  28. Krista Detor: Bridges Flat Earth Diary Tightrope 255-113
  29. Sally Fingerett: Water Under the Bridge (Howard Berkman) (No Exit Café, Chicago - 1/9/1978) WFMT Recording
  30. Bill Staines: Bridges The First Million Miles Rounder 11661-11560
  31. Magpie: Build High the Bridge (Jeff Langley/Ronnie Gilbert) Of Changes and Dreams Sliced Bread 75320
  32. Joe Jencks: Crossing Over Links in a Chain Turtle Bear 060109-1
  33. Ralph Stanley: God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign (trad-AP Carter) A Distant Land to Roam Columbia DMZ 827969-3629-2
  34. Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen: Mr. & Mrs. Noah (Lou & Peter Berryman) Berrymania: The Songs of Lou & Peter Berryman Compass Rose 14
  35. Larry Young, John Rockwell, John Roberts: Noah's Ark Chantey (trad) Ye Mariners All Golden Hind GHM-106
  36. Seamus Begley & Oisin Mac Diarmada: Jigs - Upon St. Nicholas' Boat (James Scott Skinner) / Statia Donnelly (trad) An Irish Christmas Soundscape Musical Ireland 8-87516-07765
  37. Heather Styka: Crosswords Lifeboats for Atlantis Kite Stripe 02
  38. Buddy Mondlock: The Girl From the Café (Kevin Faherty) Singer-Songwriter Heaven - The Songs of Kevin Faherty self 84501-24502
  39. Pete Morton: Cafe' Song Economy Annson 100
  40. *Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: Riddles Wisely Expounded (Child 1) (trad,arr.Mitchell-Hamer) Child Ballads Wilderland 002
  41. Winterbloom - Natalia Zukerman: The Riddle (Tumbalalaika) (trad,arr.Zukerman) Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged Market Monkeys 004
  42. Carly Simon: I Gave My Love a Cherry (trad,arr.Carly Simon) Into White Columbia 82876-86138-2
  43. *Audra McDonald: I'll Be Here (Adam Gwon) Go Back Home Nonesuch 517766-2
  44. John McCutcheon: Adagio in Am 22 Days Appalsongs 2013
  45. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail 003-2

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Favorites of 2013::

Audra McDonald
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer


Jack Williams, Krista Detor, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Seamus Begley & Oisin Mac Diarmada, John McCutcheon

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