A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, November 30, 1996

Music performed on A Praire Home Companion, November 30, 1996
The Town Hall, New York, New York

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, Victoria Clark, Walter Bobbie The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar, vocal; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion

Guests:

Bill Holm, poet/writer, piano
Susannah McCorkle, vocal; with Allen Farnham, piano; Steve Gilmore, bass; Warren Odze, drums
The Rankin Family: Cookie Rankin, vocal; Heather Rankin, vocal; Raylene Rankin, vocal; John Morris Rankin, vocal, keyboards; Jimmy Rankin, vocal, guitar; with Howie MacDonald, fiddle, mandolin; Ray Montford, guitar; John Chiasson, bass; Scott Ferguson, percussion

See below for Albums by Guest Artists.

 

TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.

THE VACANT CHAIR (We Shall Meet But We Shall Miss Him)
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, PD, GH
w: Henry S. Washburne; m: George Frederich Root; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1862 Root & Cady

DOWN BY THE SALLY GARDENS
The Rankin Family
w: William Butler Yeats; m: Traditional
arr: The Rankin Family
Words © 1889 W.B. Yeats; © Rankin Family Inc.
album: "The Rankin Family: Collection," EMI Canada 52969

TWIN FIDDLE FEATURE
The Rankin Family
m: Traditional
arr: The Rankin Family
© Rankin Family Inc.

TELL MY MA (includes "Molly Rankin's Reel")
The Rankin Family
w/m: Traditional
arr: The Rankin Family
© Rankin Family Inc.
album: "North Country," Capitol Records 55369

MOLLY RANKIN'S REEL
m: John Morris Rankin
© Ole Sound Productions Ltd.

"BERTHA'S KITTY BOUTIQUE" THEME
Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky
m: Prokofiev; new words: Garrison Keillor

DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE
w: Bob Merrill; m: Jule Styne
© 1963 Merrill & Styne

GUY'S SHOES
Pat Donohue, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Pat Donohue
© 1993 Pat Donohue
album: "Shake It, Break It, and Hang It on the Wall," A Prairie Home Companion catalog, #52213

GUYS AND DOLLS
Susannah McCorkle
w/m: Frank Loesser
© 1950 Frank Music
arr: Allen Farnham, Susannah McCorkle
album: "From Broadway to Bebop," Concord Jazz 4615

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY
Susannah McCorkle
w/m: Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
© 1937 Paramount Music

THE WATERS OF MARCH
Susannah McCorkle
w/m: Antonio Carlos Jobim; transl: Susannah McCorkle
arr: Allen Farnham, Susannah McCorkle
© Corcovado Music Corp.
album: "From Bessie to Brazil," Concord Jazz 4547

TIGER RAG (Intermision)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Harry De Costa
©1917 Hal Leonard

SWEET LORRAINE (under "Greetings")
Richard Dworsky, Andy Stein
w: Mitchell Parish; m: Clifford R. Burwell
© 1928 EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP) and © Everbright Music Company (ASCAP)

 

"BEEBOPAREEBOP RHUBARB PIE" THEME (SHORT'NIN' BREAD)
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Traditional; new words: Garrison Keillor

OL' MAN RIVER
Walter Bobbie, RD
w: Oscar Hammerstein; m: Jerome Kern
© 1927 T.B. Harms Company

RAGTIME NIGHTINGALE
Bill Holm, AS, PD, GH, AK
m: Joseph F. Lamb
© 1915 Edwin H. Morris & Company, Inc.

WEREN'T WE FOOLS?
Susannah McCorkle
w/m: Cole Porter
© Harms, Inc. (ASCAP)
arr: Allen Farnham, Susannah McCorkle
album: "Easy to Love: Songs of Cole Porter," Concord Jazz 4696

ROVING GYPSY BOY
The Rankin Family
w/m: Jimmy Rankin
© Co'Bhan Music Publishing
album: "The Rankin Family: Collection," EMI Canada 52969

TELL MY MA (reprise/closer)
The Rankin Family, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band, Garrison Keillor, Susannah McCorkle
w/m: Traditional
arr: The Rankin Family
© Rankin Family Inc.
album: "North Country," Capitol Records 55369

Some other albums available by guest artists:

Susannah McCorkle
"Easy to Love: Songs of Cole Porter," Concord Jazz 4696
"From Bessie to Brazil," Concord Jazz 4547
"From Broadway to Bebop," Concord Jazz 4615
"I'll Take Romance," Concord Jazz 4491
"No More Blues," Concord Jazz 4370
"Over the Rainbow: Songs of E.Y.," Jazz Alliance 10033
"Sabia," Concord Jazz 4418
"Songs of Johnny Mercer," Jazz Alliance 10031

The Rankin Family
"Endless Seasons," Capitol Records 32348
"North Country," Capitol Records 55369
"The Rankin Family," EMI Canada
"Fare Thee Well Love, EMI Canada
"Grey Dusk of Eve," (special limited edition EP), EMI Canada
"The Rankin Family: Collection," EMI Canada 52969

Bill Holm (books)
The Music of Failure, Plains Press
Landscape of Ghosts, Voyageur Press
Coming Home Crazy (essays), Milkweed Editions
The Heart Can be Filled Anywhere on Earth (essays), Milkweed Editions
The Dead Get by with Everything (poems), Milkweed Editions
Boxelder Bug Variations (poems, prose and music), Milkweed Editions

The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
"Shake It, Break It, and Hang It on the Wall," A Prairie Home Companion catalog, #52213

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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