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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
December 19, 2015

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. (Stephanie) Bettman & (Luke) Halpin: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Edward Pola-George Wyle) Merry Christmas self 59715-59499
  3. Ruth & Max Bloomquist: Ho Ho Ho (Ruth Bloomquist) This Season of Hope and Delight Ruby 1225
  4. Harp & Holly (Sandra Swannell, Terry Young, Mabel Williamson): The Wassaling Songs (trad,arr.Swannell-Young-Williamson) Harp & Holly Easy Bake 104
  5. Band of Merry Makers (featuring Natasha Bedingfield & Jason Wade): Gather Round (Natahsa Bedingfield-Sam Hollander-Kevin Griffin) Welcome to Our Christmas Party Portrait 88875-14317-2
  6. WFMT Caroleers: Deck Us All With Boston Charlie (Pogo's Christmas Song) (trad/Walt Kelly) WFMT Recording
  7. Sons of the Never Wrong: In the Inn (Bruce Roper) We Three Sons of Never Wrong self no#
  8. Magpie (Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino): No Room for You Inside (Artzner-Leonino) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread 71305
  9. David Roche: No Room at the Inn (Alex McDonald-David Roche) Just One Angel, v2.0 Yellow Tail 10028
  10. Noel Paul Stookey: Away in a Manger (trad,add.lyrics Stookey) Hudson Harding Happy Holidays! Vol. 10 (no label or#)
  11. Lou Killen: The Nativity from The Pitman's Bible (trad) (Old Town School 12/2/79) WFMT recording
  12. Golden Ring: Babe of Bethlehem (trad) A Gathering of Friends for Making Music Folk-Legacy 16
  13. Katy Moffatt: Nazareth to Bethlehem (K.Moffatt-Tom Russell) Midnight Radio Watermelon 1054
  14. Cold Frosty Morn (Maggie Sansone, Andrea Hoag, Sharon Knowles, Patrick Egan,v.): Sing a Song of Bethlehem (trad?) Cold Frosty Morn at West River Maggie's Music 307
  15. Cassie and Maggie MacDonald: Little Road to Bethlehem (Michael Head/Margaret Rose) (private recording)
  16. Debi Smith: From the Hills of Bethlehem If I Were an Angel Degan 88174-76359
  17. John Davis: Brave New Christmas private release
  18. Bob Holdsworth: Christmas Didn't Need Improving private release
  19. Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$ Stan Freberg Collectors Series Capitol 791627-2
  20. Ilene Weiss: Take It All Away Weiss Christmas Gadfly 236
  21. Small Potatoes: My Favorite Christmas Gift (Jacquie Manning) Christmas in the Cabin self 2012
  22. John Henry Falk: A Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the mid-late 1950s) WFMT recording
  23. Walker & Sue Demel: Count Your Blessings (Intead of Sheep) (Irving Berlin) We Three Sons of Never Wrong self no#
  24. Lizzy Hoyt: Ding Dong Merrily on High (trad/George R. Woodward) A Christmas Song Blue Crown 1234555
  25. (Stephanie) Bettman & (Luke) Halpin: Silver Bells (Jay Livingston-Ray Evans) Merry Christmas self 59715-59499
  26. Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock: Merry Christmas Bells Hidden Treasures 1949-2013 (S.Harnick) Harbinger 3002
  27. Adrienne Jones: Carol of the Bells (M.Leontovic/Peter Wilhousky) There Is No Rose Jones no#
  28. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Bells Are Ringing (M.C.Carpenter-John Jennings) Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe-Rounder 01143-1123-2
  29. Maggie McKaig & Luke Wilson: Christmas Bells (Celtic Wonder Band/ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) Storm Sessions self no#
  30. Kathy Kallick & The Little Big Band: Ring the Bells at Midnight (Roy Forbes) Tinsel Tunes (a compilation) Sugar Hill 3855
  31. Tom Michael & Beckie Menzie: Emanuel (Michael W. Smith) / O Come Emanuel (John Francis Wade) (Folkstage - December 12, 2015) WFMT recording
  32. Mahalia Jackson: O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) (trad) Silent Night 38304
  33. Wailin' Mahalias: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings (trad) Angel Voices self 88295-35609
  34. Waterson:Carthy: Jacobstowe Wassail (trad) Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man Topic 562
  35. Nowell Sing We Clear (Andy Davis-Tony Barrand-John Roberts-Fred Breunig): Apple Tree Wassail (trad) Bidding You Joy Golden Hind 110
  36. The Weavers: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (trad,arr.Weavers) MCA 20725
  37. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Longest Night of the Year Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe-Rounder 01143-1123-2
  38. Joe Jencks w/ Edie Carey & Harpeth Rising: The Longest Night of the Year (J.Jencks) Hudson Harding Happy Holidays! Vol. 10 (no label or#)
  39. Jesse Palidofsky: Dancing Toward the Light (Solstice Song) Azalea City 1401
  40. Laura Nyro: Christmas in My Soul Christmas and the beads of sweat Columbia 30259
  41. New England Christmastide: Joy to the World (trad) New England Christmas Time Mobile Fidelity 883
  42. Odetta: Shout for Joy (trad) Christmas Spirituals Vanguard 79079-2
  43. Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie: When I'm Gone (close) (Phil Ochs) Spoken in Love Long Tail 003-2

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RICH'S PICKS:

Bettman & Halpin, Ruth & Max Bloomquist, Harp & Holly, Sons of the Never Wrong, Cold Frosty Morn

CDs of the week: Bettman & Halpin, Harp & Holly, Cold Frosty Morn, Sons of the Never Wrong

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