January 20, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we'll visit St. Louis and bring you a live broadcast from the fabulous Fox Theater, designed in the unique Siamese Byzantine style, and built in the 1920's as a silent movie palace. This week's special guests include, a terrific jazz / pop vocalist and songwriter Erin Bode, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band fills out its sound with an expert St. Louis horn section, including Dave Bargeron, Jon-Erik Kellso, Kathy Jensen, and our own Andy Stein on baritone sax. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, with the continuing adventures of Guy Noir Private Eye, The Lives of the Cowboys, and who knows what else, live this week from St. Louis.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:54GK opens, talks about St. Louis, right in the middle of the country
00:04:10Fox Theatre script and song
00:10:47"Strollin' With Bone" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
00:13:48Lives of the Cowboys script
00:24:22GK intros "Frankie & Johnny"
00:25:13"Frankie & Johnny" - GK and Erin Bode
00:31:25Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:33:00"Memphis, Tennessee" - Pat Donohue, GK, Shoes
00:36:15Guy Noir script
00:48:28GK introduces Erin Bode, "Holiday" - Erin Bode Quartet
00:53:33"St. Louis Song" - Erin Bode Quartet
00:58:24Fable script
01:03:50"Back in the U.S.A." - Pat Donohue, GK, Shoes
01:07:15Intermission/"Dr. Jazz" - Shoes
Segment 3
01:13:43Verdi script
01:16:48GK intros and talks about "St. Louis Blues"
01:17:22"St. Louis Blues" - Erin Bode Quartet
01:22:09GK talks about the city of St. Louis, into Writers script
01:33:48"Spoonful" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
Segment 4
01:37:23News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:47:14"Children of the Heavenly Father" - GK and Erin Bode
01:50:25Pile script, Catchup spot
01:52:57Credits/"Back in the U.S.A." reprise

Photos from the show
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Tim Russell brings cowboy Dusty to life GK and Erin Bode team up for "Frankie and Johnny"
A Lutheran minister's daughter Erin Bode Fred Newman demonstrates how to do an echo
Sydney Rodway backs Erin Bode on bass Master of the sax, Kathy Jensen

Guest Information
  • Dave Bargeron
  • Erin Bode
  • Kathy Jensen
  • Jon-Erik Kellso
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Erin Bode

  • Scripts
  • Fox Theater script
  • Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Fable script
  • Verdi script
  • Writers script
  • Pile script

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