June 23, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll enter the "Bermuda Triangle" of thunderstorms, lightning, and heatstroke to bring you a live broadcast from the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. With this week's special guests, old-time string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, humorist Roy Blount, and gospel singer Jearlyn Steele. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with the shiny shoe horns: Andy Stein, Dave Brown, Dale Mendenhall, and Jim Fryer, and The News from Lake Wobegon. It's all that, and more, coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo - GK, Shoes, Horns
00:02:15GK Talks about Kansas City
00:03:10GK talks about Aretha Franklin and intros "Respect"
00:03:46"Respect" - Jearlyn Steele, Shoes, Horn, Sule Wilson on Tambourine
00:06:05"Corn Bread and Butter Beans" - Carolina Chocolate Drops
00:09:30Rhubarb Script
00:15:15GK Intros Horn section
00:15:40"Roll 'em Mary Lou" - Richard Dworsky, Shoes, Horns
00:18:46ELCA Script
00:21:15GK Talks with Roy Blount, Jr.
00:23:34Roy Blount, Jr. recites food excerpt from his book
00:29:26Food Script
00:34:30Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break - Shoes, Horns
Segment 2
00:36:06GK Introduces and talks to the Carolina Chocolate Drops
00:37:20"Georgia Buck" - Carolina Chocolate Drops
00:40:18Carolina Chocolate Drops intro next song
00:40:52"Hit 'em Up" - Carolina Chocolate Drops
00:44:34Guy Noir
01:00:52"Just a Closer Walk with Thee" - Jearlyn Steele, GK, Shoes
Segment 3
01:10:07GK talks with Roy Blount
01:13:10"Hot Tamales and Red Hots" - Pat Donohue, Richard Dworsky, Dave Brown, Jim Fryer, Dale Mendenhall, and Shoes
01:16:50Crispy script
01:26:15Mama Script into "I'll Fly Away" - Jearlyn Steele, GK, Shoes
01:29:43"St. Louis Blues" - Jearlyn Steele, Shoes, Horns
Segment 4
01:32:20The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:45:13"Come On In My Kitchen" - Pat Donohue, Shoes, Horns
01:48:30Ketchup script
01:52:45GK intros Carolina Chocolate Drops
01:53:20"Sourwood Mountain" - Carolina Chocolate Drops
01:57:50"Goodnight Sweetheart" - GK, Jearlyn Steele, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Roy Blount, Jr., Shoes, and Horns

Photos from the show
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Fred Newman, Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Garrison Keillor perform the script "ELCA." Kansas City is such a jazz and blues town we simply had to have a horn section.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops join GK and the Shoes for a Powdermilk Biscuit "Dance-Off." Crowd Favorites, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, with "Georgia Buck."
Rich Dworsky on the organ. Roy Blount, Jr. does impressions of his whole family eating supper

Guest Information
  • Roy Blount, Jr.
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Andy Stein
  • Jearlyn Steele
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Roy Blount, Jr.
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops

  • Scripts
  • Rhubarb
  • ELCA
  • Food
  • Guy Noir
  • Crispy
  • Mama
  • Ketchup

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