November 25, 2006
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're rolling all eighteen wheels to Cincinnati, where bluegrass and country music met high-powered broadcasting for the very first time in the 1930's. With us this week, an amazing acoustic guitar picker (and the Stradivarius of modern luthiers) Wayne Henderson and his extremely talented wife, Helen White. We'll have bionic bluegrass wild man Sam Bush, plus one of the finest steel players to ever walk the earth, Buddy Emmons, sitting in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, so we must warn listeners there may be a slightly increased risk of the spontaneous combustion of your radio. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, the News from Lake Wobegon, and much more this Saturday from the "All Together Surprising" city of Cincinnati, USA.

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Segment 1
00:00:14Tishomingo Blues
00:02:46GK opens, talks about Thanksgiving calories, the Cincinnati Music Hall
00:03:51"We Gather Together" - GK/GASB
00:07:10GK intros Sam Bush, they talk about baseball and Thanksgiving
00:08:20"Last Letter Home" - Sam Bush and band
00:11:33Fred Farrell script (Pot O' Luck)
00:12:48"Cincinnati Rag" - Shoe Band
00:15:37Rhubarb script
00:20:05GK intros Wayne Henderson and Helen White
00:21:46"Nothin' To It" - Wayne Henderson and Helen White
00:23:47GK talks about WLW
00:24:30"Rose of My Heart" - Helen White, Wayne Henderson, GK
Segment 2
00:28:30GK talks about Robert Altman's passing
00:30:54GK's reads his sonnet to Bob
00:31:51"Make it Adequate" - Richard Dwrosky and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:37:07"Now Thank We All Our God" - GK, Richard Dworsky, live audience
00:38:30GK talks about King Records
00:41:33"Honky Tonk" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:44:06GK talks about Little Willie John
00:44:22"Let Them Talk" - GK/ band
00:46:30Guy Noir script
00:55:23"They're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" - Sam Bush and Shoe Band
00:1:00:14Intermission/"Hey Good Lookin'"
Segment 3
00:1:05:22GK talks about Cincinnati, greetings
00:1:09:36"Beautiful Ohio" - GK/ Shoes
00:1:11:35"Love in Cincinnati" - GK/ Shoe Band
00:1:15:51GK talks about Chet Atkins in Cincinnati
00:1:16:45"Oh Babe" - Pat Donohue, Sam Bush and Shoe Band
00:1:19:39English Majors script
00:1:23:48GK talks to Wayne Henderson
00:1:24:38"Steel Guitar Rag" - Wayne Henderson, Helen White, shoes
00:1:28:23GK talks more with Wayne
00:1:29:05"Are You Tired of Me, My Darling?" - GK, Wayne, Helen
Segment 4
00:1:32:41News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
00:1:49:32"Shenandoah" - Buddy Emmons
00:1:52:22GK talks more about Cincinnati, famous people from the city
00:1:53:36"Cool Water"/"White Christmas"
00:1:55:43Credits, "Happy Trails"

Photos from the show
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Sam Bush and Andy Stein sit in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band Garrison wanders out into the crowd
Helen White performs with her husband Wayne Henderson The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Fred Newman is SHOCKED by the script GK leads the audience in a sing-a-long

Guest Information
  • Sam Bush
  • Buddy Emmons
  • Guest Recordings
  • Sam Bush
  • Buddy Emmons

  • Scripts
  • Fred Farrell script
  • Rhubarb script
  • Sonnet to Bob
  • Guy Noir script
  • English Majors script
  • Lyrics
  • We Gather Together
  • Love in Cincinnati

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