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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
December 26, 2015

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael: Surprise, Surprise (2015) (B.Menzie-Cheri Coons) (Folkstage - December 12, 2015) WFMT recording
  3. The Capitol Steps: We Didn't Start Satire (Billy Joel/ parody Elaina Newport-Mark Eaton) Take the Money and Run for President CapSteps 1032
  4. The Paperboys: Better Than the Last (Tom Landa) At Peace with One's Ghosts self no#
  5. Jesse Palidofsky: Hallelu Dancing Toward the Light Azalea City 1401
  6. Judy Collins & Don McLean: Send in the Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) Strangers Again Wildflower 0032
  7. The Bittersweet Christmas Band (Phil Cooper & Susan Urban): One Day After Christmas (Jim DeCaire-Joe Potila) Dance In the Dark of the Year Porcupine 2220
  8. Brad Colerick: The Day After Christmas (Brad Colerick-Gary Stockdale) Hudson Harding Happy Holidays, Volume 9 no#
  9. Christine Lavin & The Mistletones: Tacobel Canon (J.Pachelbel/assorted) The Runaway Christmas Tree Appleseed 1075
  10. Nowell Sing We Clear: The Door of the Year (Alison Burns) Bidding You Joy Golden Hind 110
  11. Lennie Gallant: The Nellie J. Banks Searching for Abegweit self 90443-96783
  12. Tanglefoot: Pouring Days (Joe Grant) Full Thoated Abandon Borealis 115
  13. Gaelic Storm: Rum Runners (Twigger-Wehmeyer-Murphy) Cabbage Lost Again 201001
  14. Kate Isles: Walkin' Down My Street From Home self 1501
  15. Sarah Pierce: My Street Birdman Little Bear 14222
  16. Happy Traum: Church Street Blues (Norman Blake) Just for the Love of It Lark's Nest 00261-42584
  17. Dave Gunning: They Don't Do That No More (Dave Gunning-Jim Dorie) Lift Wee House of Music 2015
  18. Nichols & May: Everybody's Doing It Improvisations to Music Mercury 314558455-2
  19. Ray Jessel: Wanna Sing a Show Tune Naughty or Nice LML 243
  20. Steve Key: Record Time Local Folkel 6688
  21. Judy Collins & Bhi Bhiman: Hallelujah Strangers Again Wildflower 0032
  22. Justin Farren: Faith, Hope, Etc. Another Bluebird Day Bad Service Badger 84501-87162
  23. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: Unglorious Hallelujah (Chip Taylor) Red Dog Tracks Train Wreck 0053
  24. Lennie Gallant: The Open Window Searching for Abegweit self 90443-96783
  25. Villa Palagonia (Allison Scola & Joe Ravo): Aphrodite's Dancers Rhythms & Roots self 88295-35699
  26. Bonnie Dobson: Come On Dancing Take Me for a Walk in the Morning Dew Hornbeam 0003
  27. Janne Henshaw: After the Dance If I Sing Like That Bird self 44167-16302
  28. David Davis & The Warrior River Boys: I Can Hear Daddy Play the Fiddle (Alan Johnston) Two Dimes & A Nickel Rebel 1827
  29. Mark Dvorak: Once I Had an Old Banjo (trad) A 2015 Sampler Ten Fingers 88295-39797
  30. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, John Morris Russell, c. w/Dom Flemons & Ed Cunningham: Ring, Ring the Banjo (Stephen Foster) American Originals Fanfare Cincinnati 005
  31. Kathy Kallick Band: Kentucky Mandolin (Bill Monroe) Fox Hounds Live Oak 610
  32. Carolann Solebello: Papa's Mandolin Glass of Desire Elizabeth 010
  33. Lou & Peter Berryman: Christmas Letter Some Days Cornbelt CR16
  34. David Mitchell & Robert Webb: Christmas Newsletter Reply That Mitchell & Webb Sound, Series Two BBC Audio
  35. Father Guido Sarducci: Santa's Lament (Don Novello-Joe Walsh) Dr. Demento Holidays in Dementia Rhino 72176
  36. Tom Paxton: The Marvelous Toy The Best of Tom Paxton Elektra 73515
  37. Tom Chapin: Some Assembly Required (Michael Mark-Tom Chapin) Razor & Tie 93018-29472
  38. Sue Trainor: The Murderous Toy (Tom Paxton/Sue Trainor) In a Closeup self
  39. Golden Ring led by Gerry Armstrong: Simple Gifts (trad Shaker hymn) A Gathering of Friends for Making Music Folk-Legacy 16
  40. Yellow Room Gang (David Tamulevich & Karrie Potter): (Ours Is a) Simple Faith (D.Tamulevich) The Yellow Room Gang Yellow Room 001
  41. Mustard's Retreat: A Reminder (Michael Hough/Cindy Klein- Michael Hough) A Good Place to Be Yellow Room 016
  42. Stan Rogers: Forty-five Years Fogarty's Cove Borealis 213
  43. Rik Barron: 55 Years (Irish Mythen) Never So Far self 88295-10948
  44. Don Henry & Jon Vezner: Where've You Been (Folkstage - March 15, 2014 ) WFMT recording
  45. Don White: More Alive self 14118-01031
  46. Judy Collins & Jeff Bridges: Make Our Garden Grow (Leonard Bernstein/ Richard Wilbur) Strangers Again Wildflower 0032
  47. 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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