A Prairie Home Companion
Saturday, January 22, 2000


Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion, January 22, 2000
Fitzgerald Theater, Saint 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
Mark Bjork, violin
Anne Paradise, viola
Rebecca Arons, cello
Tim Paradise, clarinet
Mike Gast, horn
Guests:
Greg Brown, guitar, vocals
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, under the direction of Philip Brunelle: soprano: Kathleen Hanson, Margaret Lanning, Barbara Nelson, Andrea Schussler, Ruth Spiegel, Linda Zelig; alto: Anna M. Dick, Kathleen Grammer, Nina Heebink, Cybil M. Jones, Barbara Kastens, Karen Lovgren Kennedy; tenor: Brian Arreola, Robert Griffin, Albert Jordan, Thomas Larson, Jordan Sramek, Lawrence Wiliford; bass: Steve Burger, Adam Gedde, Jerry Johnson, Michael Jorgensen, Michael P. Schmidt, Robert C. Smith
TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; (c) 1989 Garrison Keillor
UN SOIR DE NEIGE (NIGHT OF SNOW)
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
w: Paul Eluard; English translation: Robert Hess; m: Francis Poulenc
(c) 1945 Rouart, Lerolle; (c) 1974 Editions Salabert
MR. DWORSKY HAD A BAND (OLD McDONALD)
Garrison Keillor, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Traditional; new words: Garrison Keillor; new music: The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band

 

CHICKEN REEL (excerpt-"In this band he had a fiddle")
w/m: Sam Marley, Joseph M. Daly
(c) 1910 Leo Feist, Inc.

 

POLONAISE IN Ab MAJOR (op. 53) (excerpt-"In the band they played Chopin")
m: Frédéric Chopin

 

ORNITHOLOGY (excerpt-"In the band they played some jazz")
m: Charlie Parker, Benny Harris
(c) 1946, 1948, 1959 (Renewed 1974) Atlantic Music Corporation
"The Blues" script:
Rich Dworsky (underscore and playoff), Tim Russell and Sue Scott (performed script that used excerpts from the following songs)

 

GOOD MORNING BLUES
w/m: Huddie Ledbetter
(c) 1936, 1959, 1964 Folkways Music Publishers Inc.

 

MAKE ME A PALLET ON THE FLOOR
w/m: Jimmy Yancey, Mama Yancey

 

WORRIED MAN BLUES
w/m: Traditional

 

POOR MAN BLUES
w/m: Traditional

 

GOODNIGHT, IRENE
w/m: Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax
(c) 1936 (Renewed) Ludlow Music, Inc.

 

TROUBLE IN MIND
w/m: Richard M. Jones
(c) 1926, 1937, 1953, 1962 MCA Music Ltd.

 

WORRIED MAN BLUES (reprise)
w/m: Traditional

 

SIXTEEN TONS
w/m: Merle Travis
(c) 1947 American Music, Inc.

 

WANDERING
w/m: Traditional

 

HARD TRAVELIN'
w/m: Woody Guthrie
TRO-(c) 1959 (Renewed 1987), 1963, and 1972 Ludlow Music, Inc.

 

FIXIN' TO DIE
w/m: Bukka White

 

GOTTA MOVE
w/m: Elmore James, Marshall E. Sehorn

 

TROUBLE IN MIND (reprise)
w/m: Richard M. Jones
(c) 1926, 1937, 1953, 1962 MCA Music Ltd.

 

ROCKING BLUES CHORUS (piano button)
m: Richard Dworsky (improv blues)
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
EXCEPT YOU AND ME
Greg Brown, PD, GH
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) 1999 Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)
rec: "Covenant," Red House Records, upcoming release (spring)
REXROTH'S DAUGHTER
Greg Brown, RD, PD, GH
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) 1999 Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)
rec: "Covenant," Red House Records, upcoming release (spring)
"POWDERMILK BISCUITS" THEME
Garrison Keillor, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Garrison Keillor
(c) Garrison Keillor

 

TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Traditional; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) 1999 Garrison Keillor
THE SNOW QUEEN (based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen)
Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Tom Keith, The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, Rich Dworsky, TP, MG, AS, MB, AP, RA, GH

 

IN MINNESOTA! (based on HURRA FÖR VINTERN!)
w/m: Felix Körling; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

WE ARE THE FIREMEN (based on SÅNG TILL UPPLAND)
w/m: Carl Michael Bellman; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

SNOW QUEEN ENTRANCE (based on VÄRMLANDVISAN)
w/m: Traditional (Swedish Folk Song)
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Paul Gerike

 

ICE (based on CRADLE SONG)
w/m: Carl Michael Bellman; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

PANCAKES, WAFFLES (based on GUBBEN NOACH)
w/m: Carl Michael Bellman; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

ROAST BEEF SANDWICH (based on GUBBEN NOACH)
w/m: Carl Michael Bellman; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

CROW'S TALK (based on NÄR MÅNEN VANDRAR)
w/m: Traditional (Swedish Folk Song)
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Paul Gerike

 

BARON DE MOUNTAIN
m: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Paul Gerike

 

KAREN'S PRAYER (based on TRÄD FRAM, DU NATTENS GUD)
w/m: Carl Michael Bellman; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

ENTER THE PALACE
m: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Paul Gerike

 

SHE HUGGED HENRY
m: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Paul Gerike

 

MINNESOTA, MINNESOTA (based on GUBBEN NOACH)
w/m: Carl Michael Bellman; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

HURRAY FOR WINTER! (based on HURRA FÖR VINTERN!)
w/m: Felix Körling; new words: Garrison Keillor
arr: Paul Gerike
(c) 2000 Garrison Keillor, Paul Gerike

 

Incidental improvised underscore
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 2000 Richard Dworsky
NOBODY'S SWEETHEART NOW (intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Kahn, Erdman, Meyers, Schoebel
(c) 1924
EL HAMBO
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series (with Tim Russell's Swedish phrases) w/m: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
(c) 1997 Sulasol
SWINGING ON A STAR (under "Greetings")
Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
w: Johnny Burke; m: James Van Heusen
(c) 1944 (Renewed) Bourne Co. and Dorsey Bros. Music Inc.
IN DAT GREAT GITTIN' UP MORNIN'
Albert Jordan (soloist), The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series
w/m: Traditional
arr: Jester Hairston
(c) 1952 (Renewed) Bourne Co.
WAITING ON YOU
Greg Brown, RD, PD
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) 1999 Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)
rec: "Covenant," Red House Records, upcoming release (spring)
SUDDEN MIGRATION
Rich Dworsky, Tim Paradise, Mike Gast, Rebecca Arons
m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1999 Richard Dworsky
JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING (from Cantata 147)
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Ensemble, AS, MB, AP, RA, GH, RD
w/m: Johann Sebastian Bach
"BEEBOPAREEBOP RHUBARB PIE" THEME (SHORT'NIN' BREAD)
Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Tom Keith, GASB
w/m: Traditional; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) Garrison Keillor
YOUR TOWN NOW
Greg Brown
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)
DON'T BE SO SURE
Greg Brown, GASB
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) 1999 Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)
rec: "Covenant," Red House Records, upcoming release (spring)
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE (closer)
Garrison Keillor, Greg Brown, The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, audience, GASB
w/m: Traditional
Some other material available by guest artists:

 

Greg Brown
"Bath Tub Blues," Red House Records 42
"Convenant, Red House Records, upcoming release (spring)
"Down in There," Red House Records 35
"Dream Cafe," Red House Records 47
"Further In," Red House Records 88
"In the Dark With You," Red House Records 8
"Iowa Waltz," Red House Records 1
"Live One," Red House Records 78
"One Big Town," Red House Records 28
"One More Goodnight Kiss," Red House Records 23
"One Night Live 1982," Red House Records 128
"Poet Game," Red House Records 68
"Slant 6 Mind," Red House Records 98
"Solid Heart," Red House Records (1-800-695-4687 or redhouserecords.com)
"Songs of Innocence and of Experience," Red House Records 14
"44 & 66," Red House Records 2
The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, under the direction of Philip Brunelle
"Welcome Christmas," BMG 68015
"Witness, Volume I - Spirituals and Gospels," Collins Classics 1449
"Witness, Volume II - The Music of William Grant Still," Collins Classics 1454
"Witness, Volume III - Towards the Future," Collins Classics 1476
"An American Romantic," Collins Classics 1523

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