November 30, 1996
Live from The Town Hall in New York City, with Robert Klein, Kate MacKenzie, Garrick Ohlsson, and Robin and Linda Williams.

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Recorded on November 30, 1996, from New York, New York.
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00:00Logo
00:12TISHOMINGO
02:05WHO ELSE IS ON OUR SHOW, TIM RUSSELL?
02:42THANKSGIVING CELEBS (RA)
06:20applause - GK intro
7:00THE VACANT CHAIR
11:32MOM (RA)
14:02applause - GK introduces the Rankin Family
15:17DOWN BY THE SALLY GARDENS
19:50applause - GK talk with the Rankins
21:32THE TWIN FIDDLE
25:43applause - GK invites Rankins to do another tune
27:01TELL MY MA
29:21applause
29:30FRED FARRELL (RA)
30:06applause - segue
30:24BERTHA'S KITTY BOUTIQUE (AUDITIONING)
35:49applause - GK intro Bill Holm
36:40applause - GK and Bill talk/Bill intro readings
40:12READINGS BY BILL HOLM (RA)
43:03applause - Bill introduces next piece
44:29HISTORY OF VINETERTA (RA)
46:09applause - GK introduces Guys Shoe song
46:39GUYS SHOES SONG
49:00applause - GK segue/intro Susannah McCorkle
50:19GUYS & DOLLS
54:22applause - segue
54:41talk up to next tune
55:37THANKS FOR THE MEMORY
59:27applause - GK talk with Susannah McCorkle
102:25THE WATERS OF MARCH
106:25applause - GK segue into intermission
106:59TIGER RAG
110:26applause - welcome back to the second half
110:26 KETCHUP (RA)
112:37GREETINGS
116:58GK talk with Walter Bobbie
118:54RHUBARB (RA)
124:28applause
124:48GK intro Bill Holm
125:00BILL HOLM TALK
125:33ICELANDIC LANGUAGE (RA)
107:06Applause Bill Holm talk
128:33RAGTIME
131:49MONOLOGUE (RA)
146:02applause
146:17Susannah McCorkle talk-up WEREN'T WE FOOLS
149:48applause PARTIAL CREDITS (RA)
150:52Rovin'/Tell My Ma -- THAT'S OUR SHOW FOR TONIGHT!

Guest Information
  • Walter Bobbie
  • Victoria Clark
  • Bill Holm
  • Susannah McCorkle
  • Scripts
  • Tim Russell
  • Fred Farrell
  • Rhubarb

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