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THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
December 24, 2016
Christmas

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  1. Lead Belly: Christmas Is Coming Negro Folksongs for Young People Smithsonian Folkways 7533
  2. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways 40068/71
  3. Thomas Moore: God Is Born (first 15 seconds) (D.H.Lawrence) The Soul of Christmas Upaya 19088-12182
  4. Cindy Kallet-Ellen Epstein-Michael Cicone: I Arise Facing East (Mary Austin-Deborah Langstaff) Heart Walk Overall Music 03
  5. Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra - Barry Coupe, Jim Boyes & Lester Simpson: Light the Winter's Dark (Jennifer Cutting) Song of Solstice SunSign 2010
  6. Gathering Time: A Light in the Darkness (Stuart Markus) Keepsake Treble-G 2016-01
  7. Peter Mayer: Where Is the Light Midwinter Blue Boat 1207
  8. Jesse Palidofsky: Dancing Toward the Light (Solstice Song) Azalea City 1401
  9. Freebo: To the Light If Not Now When Poppabo2005
  10. Lui Collins: There's a Light Green Linnet 1061
  11. Carey Creed: Shine All Your Light (Beth Nielsen Chapman- Kimmie Rhodes) Small Braveries Azalea City 1204
  12. Carrie Newcomer: Where the Light Comes Down The Beautiful Not Yet Available Light 03
  13. Ken Whiteley: The Light of Christmas Pyramid 019
  14. Magpie: Chanukah Chase (trad) Last Month of the Year Sliced Bread 71305
  15. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band: Lights of Chanukah (Jay Ungar) A Fiddler's Holiday Rounder 11661-9153-2
  16. Debi Smith: Light a Candle If I Were an Angel Degan 88174-76359
  17. Peter, Paul and Mary: Light One Candle (Peter Yarrow) No Easy Walk to Freedom Gold Castle 171001-2
  18. Eric Bibb: The Light Was Worth the Candle Painting Signs EarthBeat 74382
  19. Magpie: Give Light (Greg Artzner, based on words of Ella Baker) Sliced Bread 71185


  20. Jubilant Bridge: A Bell A Bird A Star (Carol Van Alstine) self 88295-52146
  21. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem (Anand Nayak, v): Christmas Bells (Anand Nayak/Henry Wordsworth Longfellow) Wintersong Signature Sounds 0111
  22. Boreal: Carol of the Bells (Mykola Leontovich/Peter Wilhousky) Winter's Welcome self 44667-03305
  23. Joan Baez: Carol of the Birds (trad,arr.Peter Schickele) Noel Vanguard 79596-2
  24. Tommy Makem: Carol of the Birds (trad,adapt.-arr.T.Makem) Tommy Makem's Christmas Shanachie 52041
  25. Christmas Revels, dir. John Langstaff: Brightest and Best (Star in the East) (trad,fr. Ritchie Family) Christmas Day in the Morning Revels 1087
  26. Nowell Sing We Clear (Andy Davis-Fred Breunig-John Roberts-Tony Barrand): Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (A.J.Phipps,arr Andy Davis) Nowell, Nowell, Nowell! Golden Hind 109
  27. Mahalia Jackson: O Come, All Ye Faithful (trad/arr. Oakeley-Reading) Silent Night Columbia CK 38304
  28. Small Potatoes: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (trad) Christmas in the Cabin self 2012
  29. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Once in Royal David's City (Henry Gauntlett/Cecil Alexander, PD) Come Darkness, Come Light Zoe 01143-1123-2
  30. Odetta: Oh, Jerusalem (trad) Christmas Spirituals Vanguard 79079-2
  31. Jubilant Bridge: Gabriel's Message (trad) A Bell A Bird A Star self 88295-52146
  32. Gerry Armstrong: The Seven Joys of Mary (trad) Simple Gifts Smithsonian Folkways 2335
  33. Bob Gibson & Joan Baez: Virgin Mary Had One Son (trad) (Live at Newport) Folk Song America - Vol 2 (a compilation box set) Smithsonian Sony RD 046-2
  34. Sweet Cecilia: In a Manger (Michael Bonagura-Kathie Baillie- Alan Lebouet) Sweet Christmas self 88295-36555
  35. Harry Belafonte: Glory Manger (trad,arr.Belafonte) This Is Harry Belafonte RCA Victor 6024


  36. Jean Redpath: 2000 Years Ago (Alan Bell) Still the Night self 109
  37. Ruth & Max Bloomquist: One Little Child (Ruth Bloomquist) This Season of Hope and Delight Ruby 1225
  38. John Henry Faulk: A Christmas Story (as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s) WFMT Recording
  39. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem (Andrew Kinsey, v): Maybe This Christmas (Ron Sexsmith) Wintersong Signature Sounds 0111
  40. Loreena McKennitt: Good King Wenceslas (trad-arr.McKennitt/ Rev.John Mason Neale) A Winter Garden Quinlan Road-Warner 946096
  41. Pierce Pettis: Good King Wenceslas/If It Wasn't for the Night (Rev. Thomas Helmore-John Mason Neal / David Wilcox-Pierce Pettis) A Very Blue Rock Christmas (a compilation) Blue Rock 1070
  42. Boreal: Angel Song (Jude Vadala) Winter's Welcome self 44667-03305
  43. Joe Filisko & Eric Noden: I Heard the Angels Singing (Rev.Gary Davis) Live Diving Duck 37101-25183
  44. Sally Barris & Celeste Krenz: Do You Hear What I Hear (Gloria Shayne Baker/Noel Regney) Cherry Tree self no#
  45. Cathie Ryan: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear The Soul Of Christmas Upaya 19088 12182
  46. Robin & Linda Williams: The First Christmas Gift Red House 188
  47. David Myles: The Gift It's Christmas self 20953-50082
  48. Bernice Lewis: The Best Gift Hudson Harding Happy Holidays, Volume 9 no #
  49. Gordon Bok: Quaker Benediction (PD) 'Twas on a Night Like This Folk-Legacy 114
  50. Randall Williams: Yes, Virginia Hudson Harding Sampler: Happy Holidays - Volume 2 Hudson Harding 37101 43694
  51. John McCutcheon: Children of Abraham The Greatest Story Never Told Red House 163
  52. Artisan (Hilary Spencer): Silent Night (Franz Gruber/Joseph Mohr) Bygone Christmas Bygone Films 112
  53. Lee Murdock: Silent Night (Franz Gruber) A Wordless Christmas Depot 032

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