A full hour of highlights celebrating the work of Tom Keith on A Prairie Home Companion.

Tom Keith had a wonderful ear for sound and beautiful sense of comic timing. This collection gathers together some of Tom's best sound effects moments from live A Prairie Home Companion shows, many of which feature one-on-one trade-offs with Garrison Keillor. One hour of highlights on one CD.

Our Greatest Bits download featuring Dale Connelly and Tom Keith

The deluxe edition of the album includes a digital download with over 50 minutes of bonus material taken from The Morning Show featuring Dale Connelly and Tom Keith. With every purchase, you'll receive an exclusive Tom Keith Loon Call ring tone as a bonus. (The Our Greatest Bits download and the Loon Call ring tone will be delivered via a download link on your order confirmation.)

Tom describes his process for creating sound effects



Read our 2011 interview with Tom »


A note from Garrison about Tom Keith, plus audio clips, videos, and photos from Tom's performances on A Prairie Home Companion and The Morning Show »


Tom Keith - Sound Effects Man track listing:

  1. Gunflint Trail [read the script]
  2. The Big Meanie [read the script]
  3. Inner Passage
  4. March Madness
  5. Bar Flies [read the script]
  6. Radio Decency
  7. Bad Loon
  8. Lutefisk
  9. Café Boeuf [read the script]
  10. The Early Days
  11. St. Andrew's Day

Our Greatest Bits digital download track listing:

  1. Introduction
  2. Original Music interludeby Pat Donohue
  3. Animals - Dr Harley Clumsey
  4. Original Music interlude by Pat Donohue
  5. The Living Law: Badger & Hackell
  6. Morning Traffic Report - Captain Don DeCoy
  7. Worldly Goods - The Spamdens
  8. Bud Buck at Large
  9. Original Music interlude by Pat Donohue
  10. The Living Law: Badger & Hackell - Desmond & Molly
  11. Worldly Goods - The Spamdens
  12. Gisko food Whacker
  13. Original Music interlude by Pat Donohue
  14. Postcards: Snowball in a Box
  15. Greg Windsor: Holiday Treasures
  16. Anti Scalp Task Force
  17. Morning Traffic Report with Don DeCoy: Camptown Car Wash
  18. Mrs. Morals
  19. Roman Hair Formula
  20. Original Music interlude by Pat Donohue
  21. The Living Law: Badger & Hackell - Sea Shells
  22. Worldly Goods - The Spamdens
  23. The Radio Daredevil - Nasa Space Backpack
  24. Original Music interlude by Pat Donohue
  25. Credits & Wrap Up
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