July 14, 2007

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, another summertime rebroadcast featuring a few shows from Town Hall in New York, April 2005. Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain are with us, as is Vince Giordano. Odetta sings a wonderful World War I-era song called "Rich Man," André Watts plays Ravel, and Renée Fleming recalls her high school musical debut in the "Sound of Music". Meanwhile, in Lake Wobegon, the high school play was cancelled under student protest...

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Segment 1
00:00:00APM Logo Open
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:56GK Open
00:03:02"Happy Feet," Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
00:05:45"Radio" script
00:25:20Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:26:39GK intros Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
00:28:14"Johnny's Tune," Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
00:32:45GK talks more with Phil and Aly
Segment 2
00:34:46Jig Set: "Charlie Hunter's Jig," "The Mouse In The Cupboard," "The Rosewood," Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
00:37:30"Guy Noir" script
00:54:42GK intros Andre Watts
00:55:47"Oiseaux Tristes (Sad Birds)," "Schlaf Los, Frage und Andwort (Sleep Less, Question and Answer)," Andre Watts
Segment 3
01:04:21GK Intermission Credits
01:07:58GK intros and talks with Renee Fleming
01:14:10"When Did You Leave Heaven," Renee Fleming
01:17:22"You've Changed," Renee Fleming
Segment 4
01:21:43The News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:38:01"Rock The Babies To Sleep/ Mamou Two-Step," Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
01:41:15"Lives of the Cowboys" script
01:51:11"Fritz Electronics" script
01:54:14GK talks with Odetta
01:54:57"Rich Man," Odetta
01:58:54APM Logo

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Garrison chats with pianist André Watts. Soprano Renée Fleming, singing "When Did You Leave Heaven?"
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Garrison sings with Renée Fleming. Renée Fleming steps into the part of Renata Flabée, for the Guy Noir script.

Guest Information
  • Renée Fleming
  • Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
  • Odetta
  • Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Andy Stein
  • André Watts
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Renée Fleming
  • Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
  • Odetta
  • André Watts

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  • Radio
  • Guy Noir
  • Lives of the Cowboys
  • Fritz Electronics

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