April 30, 2005
We're headed down to Norfolk, Virginia this weekend for what's sure to be a fine show at Chrysler Hall. We've invited our friends Robin and Linda Williams, along with Their Fine Group, plus: pianist Rob Fisher, the sultry singer Prudence Johnson, singer Elizabeth LaPrelle, and Johnny Niemann on the fiddle. Don't miss it.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:06Norfolk script
00:06:26"Johnny B. Goode" - Shoe Band
00:08:37Battleship script
Segment 2
00:12:26"Leaving Train medley" - Robin and Linda Williams & Their Fine Group
00:17:48GK talks to Robin and Linda
00:18:49"Too Late" - Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
00:24:11GK introduces Rob Fisher
00:26:23"Career Medley" - Rob Fisher
00:31:09"Prelude 1 (Gershwin)" - Rob Fisher
00:33:09Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 3
00:34:41"Six Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" - Rob Fisher, Rich Dworsky, GK
00:36:38Amuse script
00:39:33"Feed My Sheep" - Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
00:42:33"Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Wild Southern Women" - GK
00:44:26"Black is the Color" - Elizabeth LaPrelle
00:48:23GK talks to Elizabeth LaPrelle
00:49:50"My Dearest Dear" - Elizabeth LaPrelle and Sandy LaPrelle
00:52:50Guy Noir script
01:05:18Intermission - "C'mere Get Away"
Segment 4
01:12:05"Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain"/"Remember Me" - GK and Prudence Johnson
01:15:47"Blue Virginia Blues" - John Niemann and Shoe Band
01:19:26Snake script
01:23:08"If the River Was Whiskey" - Robin & Linda and Their Fine Group
01:27:06GK talks about Norfolk
01:33:31"I'll Be Seeing You" - Prudence Johnson
Segment 5
01:36:15The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:48:27"Echo of Spring" - Rob Fisher
01:50:16Fisher's Coffee script
01:52:41"The Other Side Of Town" - Robin & Linda & Their Fine Group
01:57:09"Angel Band" - Elizabeth LaPrelle, GK, Robin & Linda, Jim Watson, Prudence, Pat Donohue, John Niemann, Rich Dworsky

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Garrison discusses the sounds of Norfolk, with our sound-effects man Fred Newman.Garrison with some words about Norfolk.
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Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group's Jim Watson sing a cappella: "Feed My Sheep." Virginia singer Elizabeth LaPrelle and her mother Sandy LaPrelle, with "My Dearest Dear."
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Johnny Niemann, with "Blue Virginia Blues.Prudence Johnson singing "I'll Be Seeing You."

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  • Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
  • Rob Fisher
  • Prudence Johnson
  • John Niemann
  • Elizabeth LaPrelle
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  • Robin and Linda Williams

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  • Norfolk script
  • Battleship script
  • Amuse script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Snake script
  • Fisher's Coffee script
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  • Six Foot Two
  • Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Wild Southern Women

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