January 27, 2007
This week on a Prairie Home Companion, we'll visit the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and install Philip Brunelle at the helm of America's largest concert hall organ, the mighty Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. Perennial Bluegrass favorites Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will be there too. Joining the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, the always-charming host of "Fresh Air," Terry Gross. And sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Mr. Andy "The Fifth Shoe" Stein. Join us this Saturday from Philadelphia.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:13GK talks about Philadelphia, opera house's 150th anniversary, food, President Bush's speech on energy conservation, Broad street, Mummer's Parade
00:04:42"Mummer's Strut" - Shoe Band
00:08:22GK talks about Philip Brunelle coming up later, things that started in Philly, Amos Lee, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Terry Gross
00:10:29Rocky script
00:13:12"Railroad Bill (Philadelphia)" - GK/Pat Donohue/Shoes
00:16:26Ruth Harrison script (with Terry Gross)
00:26:35GK intros Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
00:26:57"Misery River" - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
00:32:11"Can You Hear Me Now" - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
00:35:16Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:37:51Net script
00:40:20GK intros Amos Lee
00:40:52"Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight" - Amos Lee
00:44:48"Better Days" - Amos Lee and Richard Dworsky
Segment 3
00:48:07News From Lake Wobegon
01:01:22"America the Beautiful" - Philip Brunelle, GK, live audience
01:04:46Intermission/"Miss Annabelle Lee"
Segment 4
01:08:40Welcome Back to the 2nd Half/Greetings
01:12:05GK talks about Philadelphia
01:21:08"Grand Responsive Chorus (Gigout)" - Philip Brunelle
01:25:00Fresh Air script (with Terry Gross)
01:30:26"Bandstand Boogie" (theme from American Bandstand)- Shoe Band
01:31:44GK talks to Amos Lee
01:33:00"Bottom of the Barrel" - Amos Lee
01:35:12Guy Noir script (with Terry Gross)
Segment 5
01:46:56GK talks about the Wanamaker Organ
01:48:00"Wanamaker Melange" - Philip Brunelle
01:51:02GK talks to Philip about the organ
01:51:42"My Walkin' Shoes" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
01:54:05Credits, Philly SFX
01:56:28"Red River Valley" closer, into Katy Hill

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Pat and GK team up for "Railroad Bill" Internationally renowned conductor Philip Brunelle joins us this week
Ms. Gross jokes about her start in the "Fresh Air" script GK reads over a script while waiting in the wings
Philadelphia native, Amos Lee, performs "Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight" Philip Brunelle waits for his cue from GK

Guest Information
  • Philip Brunelle
  • Terry Gross
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Amos Lee
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Philip Brunelle
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Amos Lee
  • Terry Gross

  • Scripts
  • Rocky script
  • Ruth Harrison script
  • Net script
  • Fresh Air script
  • Guy Noir script
  • SFX script
  • Lyrics
  • Railroad Bill (Philadelphia)
  • Mummer's Strut

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