December 23, 2006|
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's our annual New York Christmas broadcast. Like a 10ft. Douglas fir laden with dazzling ornaments, we'll have an abundance of brilliant talent, including the most celebrated figure in folk music, Odetta, Broadway behemoth Walter Bobbie, conductor and pianist Rob Fisher, and Tony Award winning actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth. Plus, we'll welcome a very special mystery guest, a noted American composer, who will premiere an original holiday opus for neglected orchestral instruments. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman. Sitting in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, fiddler on the loose, Andy Stein. Join us this Saturday for a special holiday show from the Town Hall on West 43rd street.
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|00:00:13||"Tishomingo Blues" - GK, Shoes|
|00:02:37||GK welcomes, talks about Christmas|
|00:06:28||"Christmas at the Jailhouse" (to the tune of "Mother Was a Lady") - GK, shoes|
|00:11:28||Peter Schickele introduces the quartet|
|00:13:02||"O Little Town of Hackensack" - Peter Schickele Vocal Quartet|
|00:15:23||"Wise" (to the tune of "We Three Kings") - GK, Walter Bobbie, Tim Russell, Shoes|
|00:17:01||Mrs. Claus Script|
|00:25:22||"Christmas Blues" - Pat Donohue and the Shoes|
|00:29:15||Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break with "Gloria In Excelsis" and "Holiday Hoedown" - GK, Schickele Vocal Quartet, Shoes|
|00:32:50||GK intros Kristin Chenoweth|
|00:33:28||"What Makes Me Love Him" from "The Apple Tree" - Kristin Chenoweth with Rob Fisher|
|00:35:55||GK talks with Kristin|
|00:38:24||"Come on Ring Those Bells" - Kristin Chenoweth, Rob Fisher, Shoes|
|00:41:08||Guy Noir Script|
|00:56:40||"Poor Little Jesus" - Odetta with Seth Farber|
|00:59:37||"O Jerusalem" - Odetta with Seth Farber and Shoes, GK, and Audience|
|01:03:57||Intermission/"Jingle Bell Rock" - Shoes|
|01:08:05||GK Welcomes Back|
|01:08:18||"Ginger" (to the tune of "We Three Kings") - GK, Shoes|
|01:13:06||"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" - GK, Walter Bobbie, Shoes|
|01:16:00||Peter Schickele Intro|
|01:20:29||"Joy to the World Especially Out of Work Musicians" - Peter Schickele Ensemble|
|01:29:38||GK talks with Walter Bobbie about Poland|
|01:32:16||Polish Songs with Walter Bobbie, Shoes, and the Peter Schickele Vocal Quartet|
|01:34:50||GK talks with Odetta|
|01:35:47||"Go Tell It on the Mountain" - Odetta with Seth Farber, the Audience and the Shoes|
|01:39:12||"O Jerusalem" Reprise - Odetta, GK, Seth Farber, Shoes|
|01:40:49||The News From Lake Wobegon with "O Holy Night" - GK, Shoes, Peter Schickele Vocal Quartet|
|01:54:35||"Silent Night" - GK, Peter Schickele Vocal Quartet, Shoes, Audience|
|01:56:54||Credits and Closer - "Joy to the World" - Shoes|
Photos from the show|
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|The Peter Schickele Vocal Quartet bring us "O Little Town of Hackensack"
||Soundman Fred Newman can't hide his shoe fetish
|Kristin Chenoweth, with Rob Fisher, tells us to "Come On Ring Those Bells"
||Erica Rhodes joins the acting company as Sheila Nelson in the Guy Noir script
|GK talks to Odetta
||GK talks to Walter Bobbie about Poland