October 2, 1999
Live from St. Paul, Minnesota, it's the Season Opener of our 25th Anniversary year, with R & B sensation Ruth Brown and, from The Buena Vista Social Club, Barbarrito Torres.

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00:00Logo
00:14Tishomingo
02:41GK Talk about New Season Of APHC, Exciting Leadership
07:13Miss the Mississippi
11:21Ventura Duct Tape
15:46GK Intro Ruth Brown
16:28Good Day for the Blues
20:04Applause
20:29Cabbage Head
26:20Longevity Poem
29:25GK "Plaid to Have Band Back"
31:23Powdermilk Biscuit Talk
31:37Band Instrumental
32:32GK Starts Singing …
32:55Guy Noir
45:30Applause - GK Talk With Sonia
46:15Intro Barbarito Torres
47:08Congrejo No Tiene Na
50:00Applause
50:09Sublime Illusion
53:15Camina Pa Lo Chapiao
56:40Applause
57:07Abbott and Othello
58:18GK Segue to Intermission
59:00Exactly Like You
102:51Welcome Back to the Second Half...
105:35Tom Keith - Old Days of Radio
113:29Applause - GK Segue to Lutherans
114:22I'm a Lutheran
118:12Applause - Talk with Ruth Brown
119:18Too Little, Too Late
123:50Applause
124:00Monologue
146:42Jimmy Yancey Blues
149:50Applause - GK Talk
150:51Duct Tape
152:43GK Intro Barbarito
153:04Los Celos De Mi Compay
156:14Applause - GK Credits
158:14Let's Have a Party!
158:55Good Night Everybody!

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Victor Martinez, bassist for Barbrito Torres Ruth Brown

Guest Information
  • Ruth Brown
  • Barbarito Torres
  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir
  • American Duct Tape Council
  • Abbot and Othello
  • Jesse Ventura for Duct Tape
  • Tom Keith - Old Time Radio
  • Longevity
  • I'm a Lutheran

  • Music Information
    Performers, music scripts and credits
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