October 16, 2004
This week we're back at the Fitz with ragin' cajuns BeauSoleil, a group that combines zydeco, Tex-Mex, and New Orleans jazz. Late breaking news: Jazz vocalist Prudence Johnson joins GK for some duets! We also have our Royal Academy of Radio Acting and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:15GK talks about weather, undecided voters
00:04:36"I Still Miss Someone" - GK, Prudence Johnson, Shoe Band
00:07:44GK talks to Michael Doucet and introduces BeauSoleil
00:08:55"Bye Bye Boozoo" - BeauSoleil
Segment 2
00:12:02Duck script
00:16:34"The Hard Way" - John Niemann and Shoe Band
00:20:07Kerry script
00:24:16GK talks to Michael Doucet about living in the Bayou
00:25:02"Tu Peut Pas Me Refuser" - BeauSoleil
00:28:26Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 3
00:30:05Bush script
00:34:50GK talks to BeaSoleil about the U.S. taking their territory
00:36:12"Chere Bebe" - BeauSoleil
00:39:45"Les Fleurs Fleurissent" - BeauSoleil
Segment 4
00:44:38Guy Noir
00:59:20"The Last Time" - Pat Donohue, GK, Prudence Johnson and Shoe Band
01:02:30Intermission/"Twitchin'" - Shoe Band
Segment 5
01:06:56Welcome back/Greetings
01:09:42GK sets the scene for "Vampire Song"
01:10:26"Vampire Song" - Tim Russell and Rich Dworsky
01:12:12Improvised Sound Effects skit
01:14:44"Caroline" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
01:17:38"La Fleche D'Amour" - BeauSoleil
01:21:45Department of Folk Song with Prudence Johnson
Segment 6
01:32:44The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 7
01:50:32"Mississippi Moan" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:53:41Poly Script
01:54:43Credits, "The Parting Glass"
01:57:30"Red River Valley"

Photos from the show
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Special Guest BeauSoleil performs "Bye Bye Boozoo" The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
Michael Doucet and GK Prudence Johnson joined by the Shoe Band
Tim Russell, Sue Scott and GK in Guy Noir Sound Effects man Tom Keith, Tim Russell, Sue Scott and GK

Guest Recordings
  • BeauSoleil
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  • Prudence Johnson
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    Scripts
  • Duck script
  • Kerry script
  • Bush script
  • Guy Noir
  • Poly script


  • Lyrics
  • Vampire Song



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