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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
August 20, 2016

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  2. Carrie Newcomer: Lean in Toward the Light The Beautiful Not Yet Available Light 03
  3. Dean Stevens: Circle of Light (Betsy Rose) Eyes of Wonder Volcano 2004
  4. Greg Greenway: Solamente 20,000 Versions of the Sun Sheen of Heat 08
  5. Cindy Mangsen: Where the Light Comes From (Don Schlitz-Tom Schuyler) Songlines Compass Rose 5
  6. The Stray Birds: Shining in the Distance (Maya de Vitry-Lindsay Lou) Magic Fire Yep Roc 2475
  7. Ray Lambiase: The Ballad of 3 Finger Brown Raytone 88295-46446
  8. Chuck Brodsky: Bonehead Merkle The Baseball Ballads self 6713-80202
  9. Jean Shepherd: Balls (abridged) Jean Shepherd and other foibles Collectors' Choice 343-2
  10. David Roth: New Cub's Lament private recording
  11. Tangleweed: 'Til the End of the World Rolls Round (Newton Thomas) In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing Squatney 45005
  12. (Aubrey) Atwater & (Elwood) Donnelly: Willie of Winsbury (trad-Child 100) The World Is Old Tonight Rabbit Island 1013-2
  13. Camelot (orig.cast): Guenevere (Loewe/Lerner) Columbia 60542
  14. Kevin Elliott: A Tenderloin Lullaby Patterns of Blue Soona Songs 018
  15. Tom Paxton: Cindy's Crying / Hooker The Compleat Tom Paxton Rhino Handmade 7870
  16. Robin Greenstein: The Whore's Lament (trad-Hedy West) Images of Women, Vol. 2 Windy 219-2
  17. The Celtic Fiddle Festival (Christian Lemaitre, Charlie McKerron, Kevin Burke, Nicolas Quemener): Planxty Burke / Thomas Burke (Turlough O'Carolan, PD) Storm in a Teapot Loftus 008
  18. The Gloaming: The Old Favourite (trad, arr. The Gloaming) The Gloaming 2 Brassland 052
  19. Colin O'Brien: Eldorado After a Song self no#
  20. John Flynn: Eldorado Mercy self 01344-00112
  21. Candide - final 1989 version, Jerry Hadley: The Ballad of Eldorado (Leonard Berinstein-Lillian Hellman) DGG 429734-2
  22. David Parry: The Man From Eldorado (David Parry/Robert W. Service) Borealis 106
  23. Hot Rize: Never Met a One Like You (Mark Knopfler) When I'm Free Ten In Hand 9001
  24. Greg Brown w/ Constie Brown: Ain't No One Like You Honey in the Lion's Head Trailer 035
  25. Campeau & Craig (Mitch Thomas): Exactly Like You (Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields) Campeau & Craig self no#
  26. Rachel Sage: Learn to Let You Go Choreographic Mpress 5423-2
  27. The Belle Hollows: I'd Just Let It Go (Jeremy Johnson) Miller's Creek Elm Hill 101
  28. Lydia Hol: Couldn't Let It Go Heading North self 28855-0991
  29. Buffy Sainte-Marie: Little Wheel Spin and Spin The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie Vanguard 3/4
  30. The Weavers: We're All Dodgin (trad,arr.Weavers) Wasn't That a Time Vanguard 147/50
  31. Pete Morton: Oh What Little Lives We Lead The Land of Time Fellside 269
  32. Sons of the Never Wrong: Best Intentions (Sue Demel) King Fisher King Waterbug 107
  33. Glenn Yarborough: Hard, Ain't It Hard (trad-Woody Guthrie) Here We Go Baby Collectors' Choice 267-2
  34. Heather Pierson: The Hard Work of Living Vessel 007
  35. Carrie Newcomer: You Can Do This Hard Thing The Beautiful Not Yet Available Light 03
  36. Glenn Yarborough: Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson) Time to Move On Brass Dolphin 1709 (January 12, 1930 Milwaukee - August 11, 2016 Nashville)
  37. Ronstadt, Ramirez & the Santa Cruz River Band: Feel the Wind (Michael J. Ronstadt) self 37101-05480 (August 7, 2016, age 62)
  38. Glenn Yarborough & The Limeliters: Our Last Song Together (Neil Sedaka-Howard Greenfield) Joy Across the Land GNP Crescendo 2219
  39. Connla: Iridescence set - Trip to Caceres (Conor Mallon) / Abbey Ever After (Ciaran Carlin) / Iridescence (Conor Mallon) River Waiting self 060249-471257
  40. Lui Collins: There's a Light Green Linnet 1016
  41. Carrie Newcomer: Where the Light Comes Down The Beautiful Not Yet Available Light 03
  42. 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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RICH'S PICKS:

Carrie Newcomer, The Stray Birds, Tangleweed, Atwater & Donnelly, Celtic Fiddle Festival, Rachel Sage, Belle Hollows, Connla

CD of the week: Carrie Newcomer

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