August 6, 2005
A few weeks back we asked about your favorite broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion, and the memories that went with them. My, what a response! We had a wonderful time reading and hearing your stories, and putting together a Listener's Choice show all about them. We'll be playing that show this weekend.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues (Piano solo, Richard Dworsky)
00:00:24GK Intro
00:02:24Susan Black, Henderson, NV
00:03:31"Hello Young Lovers" - Marni Nixon
00:05:20GK Talk about Kristen Patty, Kingman, KS
00:06:01"Summertime" - GK and audience
00:06:59"Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery" Jingle
00:07:46Kristen Larson, Bellingham, WA
00:08:16"Raw Bits" with Greg Brown and Butch Thompson
00:09:32"The Whippets Rag" from The Family Radio
00:10:54"Ajua!" from The Family Radio
00:11:35"Green Green Rocky Road" - Dave Van Ronk
Segment 2
00:14:14GK Talk about Secilia Marino, Bozeman, MT
00:14:47Guy Noir excerpt 1
00:15:45Guy Noir excerpt 2
00:16:39Guy Noir excerpt 3
00:17:10"Guy Noir Theme" - Prudence Johnson and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band from The Adventures of Guy Noir: Radio Private Eye
00:17:35GK talks about Renée Fleming in Guy Noir
00:18:19Guy Noir with Renee Fleming and Emmanuel Ax
00:31:18"Over The Waterfall" - Stevie Beck, autoharp
00:32:47GK talks about Chet Atkins
00:33:39Chet Atkins Tribute with Pat Donohue
Segment 3
00:39:07GK Talk about Ray Ruppert, Roland Park, KS
00:39:42The Lives of the Cowboys
00:50:27"I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" - Katey Bellville
00:52:12GK Talk about Allan West, Tokyo, Japan
00:52:52"America The Beautiful" - Mark O'Connor
00:54:57"I Ain't Got Nobody" - Vince Giordano, Lou Green with The Butch Thompson Trio
Segment 4
00:58:32GK talks about Joan Barber, Spokane, WA
00:59:46"Showers of Blessings" - GK and Lynne Petersen
01:03:21GK talks about Arthur Atarain, New Orleans, LA
01:03:43"Abraham, Martin and John" - Emmylou Harris, Buddy and Judy Miller and Greg Hippen
01:06:43GK talks about Eli Hernandez, Omaha, NE
01:08:24"I Know Where I'm Going" - Prudence Johnson, GK and Shoe Band
Segment 5
01:10:06GK talks about Alaska monologue, Karyn Aubertot, Paris, France (Mark O'Connor, underscore)
01:12:48GK talks about Tomato Butt monologue
01:13:04"Tomato Butt" monologue excerpt from News from Lake Wobegon
01:26:37"Living Flag" monologue from News from Lake Wobegon
01:28:41"Bruno, The Fishing Dog" monologue excerpts from Gospel Birds with music by Chet Atkins
Segment 6
01:37:53GK talks about Cheryl Moore, Montgomery, TX
01:38:44"Teelin Bay Waltz" - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe Band
01:41:14GK talks about Kerry Brookman, Fort Collins, CO
01:41:48"Norman Olson" - Maria Jette
01:46:36GK talks about Susan Kimball, Cedar Falls, IA
01:46:58Six Minute Macbeth
01:58:54"Tweedle-Dee" - Shoe Band

Guest Information
  • Marni Nixon
  • Greg Brown
  • Butch Thompson
  • Dave Van Ronk
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Renée Fleming
  • Katey Bellville
  • Mark O'Connor
  • Vince Giordano
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Maria Jette

  • Scripts
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • Guy Noir
  • Macbeth

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