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Midnight Special

Oct 15, 2018 2:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Music

"Oh, yeah, that's The Midnight Special."

What do Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Woody Guthrie, John Gorka, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Jean Redpath, Bob Newhart, Robin & Linda Williams, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Odetta, Mitchell & Webb, Carrie Newcomer, Big Bill Broonzy, and Susan Werner have in common?

They and thousands of other traditional and contemporary folk performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and satirists fill a three hour entertainment that we call The Midnight Special. Original, offbeat, fun, and thought provoking WFMT's The Midnight Special is Chicago's, and through Internet streaming, the world's weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape.

The Midnight Special often airs live performances recorded by WFMT over the past 55 years that are not available commercially, including well-known artists appearing at Chicago area clubs, concert venues, the University of Chicago Folk Festivals and the comedy revues of Chicago's famed Second City.

One of the Frequently Asked Questions is, "If it's the Midnight Special, why doesn't it start at midnight?" That's a good question. It never has.

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Record Label Websites

Rich Warren's Favorites CDs of the past 22 years

Old Town School of Folk Music

Midnight Special
3:05 AM
Los Texmaniacs - Deportee
Los Texmaniacs Deportee
Cruzando Borders Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2018 USSF11857607
3:01 AM
Judy Collins - Dreamers
Judy Collins Dreamers
Dreamers Wildflower Records QM6XS1806992
2:56 AM
Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold
Eva Cassidy Fields Of Gold
Songbird Universal Canada Digital USA440345001
2:50 AM
Marion Bell - The Heather on the Hill
Marion Bell The Heather on the Hill
Brigadoon (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway Classical USBC18800436
2:39 AM
Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel (t For Texas)
Jimmie Rodgers Blue Yodel (t For Texas)
Finest Vintage Country Big Jo-ke Music World AURN00702971
2:34 AM
Peter Lawford - The French Lesson (From "Good News")
Peter Lawford The French Lesson (From "Good News")
Those Magnificent MGM Musicals: In the Good Old Summertime/ Good News / Till the Clouds Roll By (Original Motion Picture Soundtrac Backtracks Records GBQ2F1140711
2:18 AM
Steve Young - Montgomery In The Rain
Steve Young Montgomery In The Rain
Solo/ Live Texas Music Group World US33C0610410
2:10 AM
Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way
Woody Guthrie I Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way
My Dusty Road Universal Music Ireland Ltd. 2009 World USRO20916302
2:10 AM
Woody Guthrie - Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Woody Guthrie Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Folk Singer Legend X5 Music Group Rock SEWDL0485920
2:03 AM
Kate Smith - God Bless America
Kate Smith God Bless America
Songs of Freedom, Liberty, & War Goldenlane Records 2012 World USA371665150
2:00 AM
Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie This Land Is Your Land
This Land Is Your Land DEBL61286499

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