A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, November 29, 1997

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion November 29, 1997
Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois

Performers:

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

Guests:

Studs Terkel, author, radio personality
Mavis Staples, vocals; with Richard Gibbs, Hammond B-3 organ
John Williams, accordion, concertina; Martin Hayes, fiddle; Dennis Cahill, guitar

TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor

SWEET HOME CHICAGO
Garrison Keillor, Pat Donohue, GASB
w/m: Robert Johnson; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1997 Garrison Keillor

"POWDERMILK BISCUITS" THEME
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Garrison Keillor
© Garrison Keillor

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
Mavis Staples, RG
w/m: Traditional
rec: "Spirituals and Gospel," Verve 314 533 562-2

PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND
Mavis Staples, RG
w/m: Thomas A. Dorsey
© 1938 Hill & Range Songs, Inc.
rec: "Spirituals and Gospel," Verve 314 533 562-2

"WESTERN" THEME ("The Lives Of The Cowboys" Script)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Pat Donohue, Richard Dworsky, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
© 1994

AIR MAIL SPECIAL
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Benny Goodman, Charles Christian, James R. Mundy
© 1941 Jewel Music; Regent Music Corp. (BMI), Ragbag Music Publishing Corp. (ASCAP), and Rytvoc, Inc. (ASCAP)

"BERTHA'S KITTY BOUTIQUE" THEME
Richard Dworsky (underscore)
m: Prokofiev; new words: Garrison Keillor
© Garrison Keillor

PACHELBEL REEL MEDLEY
John Williams, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill
m: Traditional

PADDY FAHY'S REEL
THE new CUSTOM HOUSE REEL
PJ'S PRECURIOUS PACHELBEL SPECIAL

WINNIE HAYES' MEDLEY
John Williams, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill
m: Traditional
arr: John Williams
© Green Linnet Music (ASCAP) and Doolin Music (ASCAP)
rec: "John Williams," Green Linnet 1157

WINNIE HAYES' JIG
THE LONESOME JIG

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING (Script)

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING
Garrison Keillor, RD
w: Bud De Sylva; m: Jerome Kern; additional words: Garrison Keillor
© 1920 T.B. Harms Company; © 1997 Garrison Keillor

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING (reprise)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w: Bud De Sylva; m: Jerome Kern
© 1920 T.B. Harms Company

DINAH (Intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young; m: Harry Akst
© 1925 Mills Music, Inc.

TISHOMINGO BLUES (welcome back to the second half)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor

GOD BLESS AMERICA (medley)
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB

GOD BLESS AMERICA
w/m: Irving Berlin
© 1938 Irving Berlin

BE KIND TO YOUR WEB-FOOTED FRIENDS
w: Traditional; m: ("The Stars and Stripes Forever March") John Philip Sousa
© 1897 The John Church Company

THERE IS A TAVERN IN THE TOWN
w/m: F. J. Adams
© 1891 Franklin Robinson; pub. 1891 Willis Woodward & Co.

PASSENGERS WILL PLEASE REFRAIN (HUMORESQUE)
w: Anonymous; m: Antonin Dvorak

GO TELL AUNT RHODY
w/m: Traditional

NONSENSE SONG (A BOY'S BEST FRIEND)
w/m: Traditional

BEER BARREL POLKA
w/m: Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm, Jaromir Vejvoda, Vasek Zeman
© 1939 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.

OL' MAN RIVER
w: Oscar Hammerstein II; m: Richard Rodgers
© 1927 T. B. Harms Co.

GOD BLESS AMERICA (reprise)
w/m: Irving Berlin
© 1938 Irving Berlin

Chicago (under "Greetings")
Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
w/m: Fred Fisher
© 1922 Fred Fisher, Inc.

DIDN'T IT RAIN
Mavis Staples, RG
w/m: Traditional

WADE IN THE WATER
Mavis Staples, RG
w/m: Traditional
rec: "Spirituals and Gospel," Verve 314 533 562-2

THE CASTLE REEL/THE BOYS OF BALLISADARE
John Williams, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill
m: Traditional

THE CASTLE REEL
THE BOYS OF BALLISADARE

SWEET HOME CHICAGO (closer)
Garrison Keillor, Pat Donohue, Mavis Staples, Richard Gibbs, John Williams, GASB
w/m: Robert Johnson; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1997 Garrison Keillor

Some other material available by guest artists:

Books:

Studs Terkel
Giants of Jazz
Division Street: America
Hard Times
Working
American Dreams
The Good War: An Oral History of World War II (Pulitzer Prize-winner)
Coming of Age
My American Century, New Press (most recent)

Recordings:

Mavis Staples
"The Voice," Paisley Park, upcoming release
"Spirituals and Gospel" (with Lucky Peterson), Verve 314 533 562-2
"Don't Change Me Now," Stax (UK) 14
"Only for the Lonely," Stax 88012

John Williams
"John Williams," Green Linnet 1157

Solas (includes John Williams)
"Featuring Seamus Egan," Shanachie 78002
"Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers," Shanachie 78010

Martin Hayes
"Martin Hayes," Green Linnet 1127
"Under the Moon," Green Linnet 1155 Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
"The Lonesome Touch," Green Linnet 1181

 

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