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August 29, 2015

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Tret Fure: Freedom Rembrandt Afternoons Tomboy Girl 83107
  3. Karen Brandow and Charlie King: I Got the Light of Freedom (trad) The Distance Remaining Vaguely Reminiscent 9023
  4. The Kennedys: Chimes of Freedom (Bob Dylan) Half a Million Miles Appleseed 1090
  5. Sparky & Rhonda Rucker: Oh Freedom (trad) Let Freedom Ring Tremont 68454-80102
  6. Corky Siegel: No One's Got Them Like I Do Chamber Blues Alligator ALCD 4824
  7. Josh White: Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (trad) Spirituals & Blues Elektra 7193
  8. Chris Walz: Worried Man Blues (trad-A.P.Carter) Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook, Volume One Bloodshot-OTS 002
  9. Red Stick Ramblers: Katrina (Eric Frey-Linzsy Young) Made in the Shade Sugar Hill 4038
  10. Kevin Dooley: The Big Easy (Ray Bonneville) Moonlight Highway self 10563-07414
  11. Amy Speace: After the Flood Into the New, Alternates, Leftovers, and Orphans Wildflower 1331
  12. Bill & Kate Isles: Flood Waters Still Beneath the Stars and Moon self 1102
  13. Kacey Jones: Chocolate Stuff Donald Trump'$ Hair IGO41247
  14. Lou & Peter Berryman: Orange Cocoa Cake Double Yodel Cornbelt 10
  15. (Dick) Whittinghill and (Bob) Arbogast: A Recipe At Carnegie Hall Dot 3500
  16. Christine Lavin & friends: French Toast Bread Pudding One Meat Ball Appleseed 1096
  17. The Mother Folkers: Chocolate (Mary Stribling) Propinquity PRC-1005
  18. Jack Williams: O, Chain Lightnin' The High Road Home Wind River 4047
  19. Sarah Jarosz: Broussard's Lament Song Up In Her Head Sugar Hill 4049
  20. The Capitol Steps: Michael Brown (Lieber/Stoller-Newport-Eaton) I'm So Indicted CapSteps1026
  21. Gina Forsyth: Talking Hurricane Blues Born into the Whisper - Waterbug Sampler 8
  22. Jack Williams: Atlantis Goin' Down (J.Williams-Judy Smith) The High Road Home Wind River 4047
  23. John Flynn: The Passunder (New Orleans) America's Waiting self 007
  24. David Wilcox: Little Fish Reverie What Are Records 44626 01072
  25. Kara Kesselring and Sugarcreek Road: Speeding for Jesus Hurry Up. . .and Relax self 88295-20333
  26. The Capitol Steps: God Bless My SUV (Lee Greenwood/ Newport-Strauss-Eaton) I'm So Indicted CapSteps 1026
  27. Scott Ainslie: When I See an Elephant Fly (Oliveer Wallace/ Ned Washington) The Last Shot Got Him Cattail 2014
  28. Claudia Schmidt: Wings of Wonder Bend in the River - Collected Songs Red House 254
  29. Joe Crookston: Bird By Bird Able Baker Charlie & Dog Milagrito 78
  30. David Wilcox: Vista (David Wilcox-Regie Hamm) What Are Records 44626-00772
  31. Norm Pellegrini's remembrance of Ray Nordstrand
  32. Ray Nordstrand & Marty Robinson: The WFMT Announcer Audition (Mike Nichols) WFMT recording
  33. Burl Ives: Goober Peas (trad) Burl Ives Sings for Fun Decca 8248
  34. Carl Sandburg: My Name Is Yon Yonson Flat Rock Ballads Columbia 5339

Studs Terkel's eulogy for Ray Nordstrand

Ray's segment (hosted by Ray Nordstrand, his last Midnight Special segment in 1997)

  1. Pete Seeger & Big Bill Broonzy: The Midnight Special (H.Ledbetter-A.Lomax) WFMT recording
  2. Steve Goodman: The 20th Century Is Almost Over (Goodman-Prine) Best of the Asylum Years, Vol. One Red Pajamas RPJ006CD
  3. Bob Gibson: There's a Meeting Here Tonight (trad-arr.Gibson) Riverside 12-830
  4. Grimm Brothers: Wack, Wack, Wacker Drive private CD
  5. Win Stracke: El-a-noy (trad) Songs of Old Town Flair S-912
  6. Art Thieme: The State of Illinois (trad) Outright Bold-Faced Lies Kicking Mule KM-150
  7. Stan Rogers: The Mary Ellen Carter Home in Halifax Fogarty's Cove 010D (now on Borealis)
  8. Tom Dundee: A Delicate Balance Freckle 01901
  9. Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Lonesome Valley (trad,arr.R.Dyer-Bennet) Richard Dyer-Bennet 1 Smithsonian Folkways 40078
  10. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail 003-2

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