November 23, 2002
Live from the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Illinois, with Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones, The Sones de Mexico Ensemble, saxophonist Franz Jackson and harmonica player Howard Levy joins the Shoe Band.

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00:10Tishomingo Blues
02:18GK talks about gratitude
03:14Lulu's Back in Town - Franz Jackson and Shoe band
08:12Sweet Home Chicago - GK and audience
14:31Got My Mojo Workin' - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
16:49Guy Noir script
28:09Ukrainia - Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
31:53Bride and Groom - Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
35:20Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ Now Thank We All Our God
38:06End of the World script
44:41El Butaquito- Soles de Mexico
48:58GK talks about Soles de Mexico
49:21La Rabia - Soles de Mexico
53:32Catchup script
56:13GK talks about Chicago
57:20Struttin' With Some Barbecue- Franz Jackson
1:01:10Intermission - After You've Gone
1:10:23GK talks about Chicago, audience members read political speeches
1:18:00On The Sunny Side of the Street- Franz Jackson and band
1:22:14The Press script
1:24:49What Am I Doing Hangin' Around- Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
1:29:16Mountaineers - Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
1:48:54Cooking With Studs - Studs Terkel
1:54:38Tribute to Buck Owens - Soles de Mexico

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Franz Jackson Eddie Blazonczyk Jr.
Fred Newman Studs Terkel
The Sones de Mexico Ensemble "Sweet Home Chicago"

A Note from Garrison
Guest Recordings
  • Versatones
  • The Sones de Mexico Ensemble
  • Franz Jackson
  • Howard Levy
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  • The Sones de Mexico Ensemble
  • Franz Jackson
  • Howard Levy
  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir
  • End of the World
  • Ketchup
  • The Press
  • Cooking with Studs
  • Convention Speeches - [text]

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