December 30, 2006
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll wrap up our 2006 New York engagement with American bebop jazz pianist and vocalese singer Bob Dorough, jazz singer Prudence Johnson, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band will seem ten feet tall with the addition of early jazz superhero Vince Giordano and the mad hatter of violin, Andy Stein. We'll also have 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 Town Hall.

And if that weren't enough, there's another 3-hour show recorded live from Nashville on New Year's Eve.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:42GK opens, talks about tonight's guests, New York, Chelsea Bridge
00:07:17"New York Song" - GK, Rich Dworsky, Arnie Kinsella
00:10:40"New York, New York" - Shoe Band
00:12:30Bob script
00:19:20Brill Building segment
00:33:05Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:34:50Guy Noir script
00:43:03GK talks to Bob Dorough
00:45:05"Moon River" - Bob Dorough and Shoe Band
00:49:30Bob Dorough talks about selling his first song at the Brill Building "The Devil May Care", followed by "3 is A Magic Number"
00:58:51Darwin, Dog of Science script
01:06:05Intermission/"Dinah," "Under The Stars," "Brill Building cleanup"
Segment 3
01:14:40"The One I Love" - Prudence Johnson, Richard Dworsky, Gary Raynor, Pat Donohue
01:16:20Cowboys script
01:28:16GK talks with Bob Dorough
01:29:22"Lazy River" - Prudence Johnson, Bob Dorough, and Shoe Band
01:31:40Drunk script
01:33:25"Back to Me" - Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor, Richard Dworsky
Segment 4
01:35:22News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:49:00"Some of These Days" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:51:30Ketchup script
01:55:14Credits/"Save The Last Dance For Me" reprise

Photos from the show
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Arnie Kinsella keeps the beat Guy Noir brought to life by the Royal Academy of Radio Actors.
Prudence and GK duet Prudence Johnson brings her silky alto to "The One I Love"
Vince Giordano, former United States Navy Band member The unusual weapons in Fred Newman's arsenal

Guest Information
  • Bob Dorough
  • Vince Giordano
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Bob Dorough
  • Vince Giordano
  • Prudence Johnson

  • Scripts
  • Bob script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Darwin Dog of Science script
  • The Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Drunk script
  • Ketchup script

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