November 29, 1997
Live from Medinah Temple in Chicago, Illinois, with Mavis Staples, Studs Terkel, John Williams, Martin Hayes, and Dennis Cahill

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00:00logo (RA)
00:11TISHOMINGO--opening credits
02:05B part of Tishomingo
02:43applause into SWEET HOME CHICAGO
05:42applause/GK talk about Chicago/Saturday after Thanksgiving/2 year olds at Thanksgiving (RA)
08:23POWDERMILK BISCUITS--TALK then theme
10:33applause--GK intro Mavis Staples (RA)
11:04DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
13:09APPLAUSE/SEGUE TO NEXT TUNE
13:25PRECIOUS LORD
16:36applause--back announce
17:04gk talk to Studs Terkel
18:50COWBOYS (Dusty and Lefty meet "kid Turk")(RA)
30:09applause--gk intro band
30:45AIR MAIL SPECIAL (RA)
34:03applause--GK back announce
34:20BERTHA'S KITTY BOUTIQUE
35:38applause--GK intro Hayes, Cahill, Williams (RA)
37:07PACHELBEL REEL MEDLEY
41:58applause
42:29WINNIE HAYES MEDLEY
46:06applause
46:31SILVER LINING (RA)
100:48applause--gk back announce/segue to intermission (RA)
101:29DINAH (M)
105:37Welcome back to the second half... (RA)
106:00GOD BLESS AMERICA MEDLEY
113:37applause--GREETINGS (RA)
118:46INTRO MAVIS STAPLES (RA)
119:22DIDN'T IT RAIN
121:41WADE IN THE WATER
123:46applause--
124:10MONOLOGUE (RA)
143:20applause--PADDY FAHEY'S
146:00applause--GK talk with John Williams about twins
146:58MR. TEA
148:03applause--coming up next week...
148:35AMERICAN FAMILY REUNION (RA)
152:52applause--a few more greetings
153:14CREDITS (RA)
154:48MUSIC STARTS UNDER
155:38SWEET HOME CHICAGO
157:20That's our show for tonight....

Guest Information
  • Mavis Staples
  • Studs Terkel
  • John Williams
  • Martin Hayes
  • Dennis Cahill
  • Scripts
  • Cowboys
  • Silver Lining
  • American Family Reunion

  • Music Information
    Performers, music scipts and credits
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