A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, February 7, 1998

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion February 7, 1998
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota

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 Jean Redpath and Friends: Jean Redpath, guitar, vocals; Abby Newton, cello; Jacqueline Schwab, piano; Sue Richards, celtic harp

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

THAT'S ALL RIGHT, MAMA
Pat Donohue, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
© Crudup Music (BMI) and Unichappell Music, Inc. (BMI)

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

HULA LOU
Andy Stein, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Jack Yellen; m: Milton Charles, Wayne King
© 1924 Ager, Yellen, & Bornstein, Inc.

"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

CATSKILL MOUNTAIN AIR
Abby Newton, Rich Dworsky
w/m: David Hornung
rec: "Crossing to Scotland," Culburnie Records 110D

Studs Terkel reads poetry:
Robert Frost - "The Road Not Taken"
William Butler Yeats - "The Wild Swans at Coole"

 

THE SPINNING WHEEL
Jean Redpath, SR
w/m: Waller & Murphy (ASCAP)
rec: "Moon's Silver Cradle," Jean Redpath Records 106

Jean Redpath reads poetry (JS underscore)
Jean Mackie - "Retirement" (from A Little Piece of Earth, © 1983)
rec: "A Woman of Her Time," Jean Redpath Records 107

JOHN ANDERSON, MY JO (underscore tune)
w: Robert Burns; m: Traditional

SWEET THAMES FLOW SOFTLY
Jean Redpath, AN, JS
w/m: Ewan MacColl
© Stormking Music Inc. (BMI)

MALLY LEE
Jean Redpath, AN, JS, AK
w/m: Traditional
rec: "Summer of My Dreams," Jean Redpath Records 102

"GUY NOIR" THEME
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w: Garrison Keillor/Richard Dworsky, m: Richard Dworsky
© 1995 Keillor/Dworsky
album: "Guy Noir, Radio Private Eye," HighBridge 39261

AVALON (Intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Al Jolson, B. G. DeSylva; m: Vincent Rose
© 1920 Warner Brothers, Inc. (ASCAP)

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

TROUBLE IN MIND (under "Greetings")
Pat Donohue, Andy Stein
w/m: Richard M. Jones
© 1925 Leeds Music Corp.

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

CAN YE SEW CUSHIONS?
Jean Redpath, AN, SR
w/m: Traditional
rec: "Moon's Silver Cradle," Jean Redpath Records 106

WOMEN OF OUR TIME
Jean Redpath, JS, AN, GH
w/m: Judy Small
rec: "A Woman of Her Time," Jean Redpath Records 107

FIDGETY FEET
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Ira Gershwin; m: George Gershwin
©1924 Warner Brothers Music

GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME (closer)
Garrison Keillor, Jean Redpath, GASB
w/m: Traditional (E. C. Ball)

Some other material available by guest artists:

Recordings:

Jean Redpath
"Think on Me," Jean Redpath Records 108 (upcoming release)
"A Woman of Her Time," Jean Redpath Records 107
"Moon's Silver Cradle," Jean Redpath Records 106
"Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 3," Jean Redpath Records 105
"Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 2," Jean Redpath Records 104
"Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 1," Jean Redpath Records 103
"Summer of My Dreams," Jean Redpath Records 102
"Love is Teasin'," Jean Redpath Records 101
"Song of the Seals," Philo Records 1054
"A Fine Song for Singing," Philo Records 1110
"Songs of Robert Burns, Vol. 7," Philo Records 1126
"Leaving the Land," Philo Records 1131
"Jean Redpath," Philo Records 2015
"First Flight," Rounder Records 11556

Abby Newton
"Crossing to Scotland," Culburnie Records 110D

Sue Richards
"Hazel Grove," Maggies Music 211
"Grey Eyed Morn," Maggies Music 201
"Morning Aire," Maggies Music 204

Jacqueline Schwab
"Mad Robin," MR223 - to order, contact Jacqueline Schwab, P. O. Box 380063, Cambridge, MA 02238-0063

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)

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