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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
October 31, 2015 (Halloween)
Frightening folk, freaky farce, shuddering showtunes,
screaming satire, monster madness
and no escape

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  1. Jean Ritchie: Skin and Bones (trad-Ritchie) Mountain Hearth and Home Elektra-Rhino 7867
  2. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  3. Shel Silverstein: Monsters I've Met The Best of Shel Silverstein Columbia Legacy 94722
  4. Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers: The Monster Mash (Pickett-Capizzi) Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection Rhino 70743
  5. Bill Harley: Monsters in the Bathroom Round River 101
  6. George McKelvey: New Talking Monster A Crowd of George McKelvey - Recorded Live at Ledbetter's Gramphone-101
  7. Caravan of Thieves: Monster (Fuzz & Carrie Sangiovanni) The Funhouse UFO 1026
  8. David Bromberg: Demon in Disguise Columbia 31753
  9. Natalie Gelman: Will You Sell Your Soul to the Devil (Gelman-Charlie Midnight) (Folkstage - March 22, 2014) WFMT recording
  10. Hilary James: Say No to the Devil (Rev.Gary Davis) You Don't Know Acoustics 070
  11. John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley: Sympathy for the Devil All Wood and Stones II Beachwood 20133
  12. Mother Banjo Band (Ellen Stanley): The Devil Hasn't Won So Low 004
  13. Mike Craver: Ghost in the Theatre Bosh & Moonshine Sapsucker 2329
  14. Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas: Ghost Riders in the Sky (Stan Jones) Solitaire Miles Seraphic 3743-15
  15. Loudon Wainwright III: Ghost Blues Older Than My Old Man Now 2nd Story Sound 161 005
  16. Avery Hill: Hello & Goodbye Dreams & Ghosts: A Family Album self 88295-281-80
  17. Les Copeland: Swamp Witch (Jim W. Stafford) To Be In Your Company Earwig 4970
  18. William Mooney: Taily-Po (trad) Half-Horse, Half-Alligator RCA VDM-113
  19. Cindy Mangsen: The Griesly Bride (Tom Campbell/John Manifold) Long Time Traveling Compass Rose CRM-8CD
  20. Joan Baez: The Magic Wood (Peter Schickele/Henry Treece) Baptism Vanguard 797212
  21. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau w/ Gerald Moore: Der Erlkonig (Schubert/Goethe) Schubert 21 Lieder EMI CDM-7695032
  22. Jerry Robin: Erlkonig - the commercial private recording
  23. Steve Gillette: The Erlking Steve Gillette Vanguard VMD79251
  24. Basil Rathbone: The Raven (Edgar Allen Poe) The Edgar Allen Poe Audio Collection Caedmon
  25. Ralph Stanley: O Death (trad) Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack) Mercury 088170069-2
  26. Fairport Convention: Tam Lin (trad,Child 39, arr.Dave Swarbrick) Liege & Lief A&M 4257
  27. Stan Rogers: Witch of the Westmoreland (Archie Fisher) Between the Breaks. . .Love Borealis 216
  28. John Roberts & Tony Barrand: Reynardine (trad) Dark Ships In the Forest Folk-Legacy CD-65
  29. Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers: Mr. Fox (J.Pole/T.Yarnell) While We Live Red House 45
  30. Bela Lagosi: Dracula (excerpt) (orig.movie soundtrack) An Evening With Boris Karloff and His Friends Decca DL 74833
  31. Michael Smith: Vampire Love Letter on a Fish - Tales From the Tavern, Too TalesFromTheTavern 30
  32. Loudon Wainwright III: Vampire Blues More Love Songs Rounder 3106
  33. Jenny & Robin Bienemann: Vampires Are Not Zombies (Robin Bienemann) Live at Folkstage self 00261-39965
  34. The Yellow Room Gang - Kitty Donohoe: Must Be Halloween Happy New Day Yellow Room YRR009
  35. Four Shillings Short: A Samhain (sah win) Wish (Christy Martin-Michael Hough) Pass It On - Live in Boulder, CO. self 84501-42210
  36. Sheena Wellington & Karine Polwart, et.al.: Halloween (J.Reid/V.Jacob) Scots Women Live from Celtic Connection 2001 Greentrax CDTRAX 213
  37. Loreena McKennitt: All Souls Night The Visit Warner Bros. 9-26880-2
  38. David Roth: Halloween Think Twice Wind River 4029
  39. Monty Python: How Do You Tell a Witch Instant Record Collection Arista 8206
  40. Sarah Stockwell: I But a Little Girl (Bob Franke) Dark of the Moon self 01
  41. Into the Woods (orig.cast-Julie McKenzie): Last Midnight (Stephen Sondheim) RCA Victor 60752-2
  42. Wizard of Oz (outtake from orig.soundtrack): Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (Harold Arlen/E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) Rhino 71964
  43. unknown source: Bells
  44. Buffy Sainte-Marie: God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot (Ste.-Marie/Leonard Cohen) The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie Vanguard 3/4
  45. David Francey: Saints and Sinners Torn Screen Door Laker 1001
  46. 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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