Following in the footsteps of Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Odetta, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, The Beatles, Burl Ives, Big Joe Turner, Bobby Darin, Johnny Rivers, Cisco Houston, Mungo Jerry, Van Morrison, Little Richard, Buckwheat Zydeco, Otis Rush, The Spencer Davis Group, Lonnie Donegan, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, The Kentucky Headhunters, Andy Griffith and Creedence Clearwater Revival, the increasingly protean Jessye Norman intones the classic American anthem “Midnight Special.”