A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, April 4, 1998

 


Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, April 4, 1998
The Town Hall, New York, New York


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:

1997 WINNER:
Kirkmount: Alex Bigney, harp; Sam Bigney, fiddle; Simeon Bigney, cello

1998 FINALISTS:

Harmony: Dave Smith, vocals, fiddle, banjo, button accordion; Mary Gillihan, vocals, autoharp, bass, spoons; Robert Gillihan, vocals, guitar, mandolin (2nd place)
Jake Krack, fiddle; with Bob Herring, guitar
Claire Stadtmueller, soprano; with Earl Buys, piano (The Ray Markland Stagehand's Award)
Tour de France: Debra Dawson, violin; Arrigo D'Albert, hurdy gurdy; Alan Keith, bagpipes; Vickie Yancy, accordion
Virginia Cutups: Alvin Breeden, banjo; Jeff Vogelgesang, mandolin; Charles Frazier, guitar; Donnie Shifflet, bass
The Virtual Consort: Peter Blanchette, archguitar; Charles Schneeweis, trumpet; Jean Chaine, bass (1st place)

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

PLAYING THE GUITAR (Would You Like to Play the Guitar?) (SWINGING ON A STAR melody)
Pat Donohue, GH
w: Johnny Burke; m: Jimmy Van Heusen; new words: Pat Donohue
© 1944 (Renewed) Bourne Co. and Dorsey Bros. Music Inc.; 1998 Pat Donohue

TATER RIDGE
Virginia Cutups
w/m: Jeff Vogelgesang, Marilyn Vogelgesang
© 1997 Jeff Vogelgesang, Marilyn Vogelgesang
rec: "Originals," Fayette County Records CD001

I WANT TO BE HAPPY (playoff)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Irving Caesar; m: Vincent Youmans
© 1924 (Renewed) Warner Bros. Inc., Irving Caesar Music Corp., and CVY Company

THE FROG GALLIARD
The Virtual Consort
m: John Dowland (public domain)
rec: "Archguitar Renaissance," Angelic Alternative Records AAR-VC1

MEDIUM SWING (playoff)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
m: Rich Dworsky
© 1998 Rich Dworsky

JOHN BROWN'S DREAM
Jake Krack, BH
w/m: Traditional
rec: "How 'Bout That," Wisekrack Records

SOFT-SHOE SWING (playoff)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
m: Rich Dworsky
© 1998 Rich Dworsky

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

MOONLIGHT SHINES TONIGHT ON . . . . ("Moonlight on the River Colorado" parody) (in "The Lives of the Cowboys" script)
Garrison Keillor, PD
w: Billy Moll; m: Robert A. King; new words: Garrison Keillor
© 1930 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.; © 1998 Garrison Keillor

LE BRANLE DE EOITOU
Tour de France
m: Traditional (1500s)

HAPPY JIG (playoff)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
m: Rich Dworsky
© 1998 Rich Dworsky

MUSETTA'S WALTZ (from La Boheme)
Claire Stadtmueller, EB
w/m: Giacomo Puccini

CLASSICAL ALLEGRO (playoff)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
m: Rich Dworsky
© 1998 Rich Dworsky

NEIGHBORS
Harmony
w/m: Charlie Sandage
© LoRay El MarLee Publishing (BMI)

SHOW TWO-BEAT (playoff)
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
m: Rich Dworsky
© 1998 Rich Dworsky

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

MY GAL SAL (Intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Paul Dresser
© 1905 The Paul Dresser Publishing Company

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

Untitled improvised blues (under "Greetings")
Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
m: Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
© 1998 Andy Stein, Pat Donohue

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

JAY SCOTT SKINNER SET
Kirkmount

JAY SCOTT SKINNER'S WELCOME TO INVERNESS
m: Traditional

Title unknown
m: Traditional
THE CROSSROADS
m: Sam Bigney

VERA'S GOOSE
m: Sam Bigney

Title unknown
m: Traditional

Title unknown
m: Traditional

LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG (lyrics in monologue; music following monologue)
Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein
w: G. Clifton Bingham; m: J. L. Molloy

CAMPING IN CANAAN'S LAND
Harmony (2nd place winner)
w/m: E. M. Bartlett, Albert E. Brumley

MILES AND MAURICE
The Virtual Consort (1st place winner)
m: Peter Blanchette, Charles Schneeweis
© 1997 Archguitar Music
rec: "Night in the Village," Archguitar Music AGM-VC1

THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (closer)
Garrison Keillor, audience/guests, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Irving Berlin
© 1946 Irving Berlin

Recordings available from Talent-from-Towns-Under-Two-Thousand contestants:

Harmony (2nd place)
"Building Bridges" (Harmony)
"Sing Me a Song" (Dave Smith)
"Westland Winds" (Dave Smith)
"Downstream Spirituals" (Mary and Robert Gillihan)
(To purchase these recordings, send a request to Mary & Robert Gillihan, HC 72, Box 219A, Mtn. View, AR 72560)

Kirkmount
"Late Summer Air"
"Robin"
(To purchase these recordings, visit the website at www.kirkmount.com or
send a request to Kirkmount, 130 Broad Hollow, Woodland Hills, UT 84653)

Jake Krack
"How 'Bout That," Wisekrack Records
"One More Time," Wisekrack Records
(To purchase these recordings, visit the website at www.jakekrack.com or
call 812-876-6656)

Alvin Breeden and The Virginia Cutups
"Originals," Fayette County Records CD001
"Papa," Major Bluegrass Records
"Don't Neglect the Rose," Major Recording Studio
(To purchase these recordings, send a request to The Virginia Cutups, c/o Jeff Vogelgesang, 4179 Spring Valley Road, Afton, VA 22920 or call 804-984-9601)

The Virtual Consort (1st place)
"Archguitar Renaissance," Angelic Alternative Records AAR-VC1
"Night in the Village," Archguitar Music AGM-VC1
(To purchase these recordings, visit the website at www.archguitar.com or
call 1-800-222-6079)

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