October 13, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we begin our fall tour with a visit to the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. With special guests, legendary songwriter-singer Carole King, barrelhouse blues-woman Deanna Bogart and her band, D.C. bluegrass pickers John Starling and Mike Auldridge, 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 maestro Rich Dworsky, and The News from Lake Wobegon, live this week on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:20GK talks about the theater, tonight's guests
00:04:16"Baltimore, My Baltimore" - GK/ Shoe Band
00:08:30GK talks about Baltimore's red light district
00:09:17"Baltimore" - Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
00:11:44Steinbeck script
00:18:02Doris script
00:21:08"Saint Paul Saturday Shuffle" - Shoe Band
00:22:00GK intros John Starling and Mike Auldridge
00:22:48"Raised By the Railroad Line" - John Starling and Mike Auldridge
00:26:16"Waitin' For A Train" - John Starling and Mike Auldridge
00:30:00Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:32:55GK intros Deanna Bogart
00:34:23"Baby, You've Got What it Takes" - Deanna Bogart Band
00:39:12"Dance Hall Girls" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 2
00:43:02News From Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 3
00:56:37"Where You Lead, I Will Follow" - Carole King
01:00:37"(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" - Carole King
01:05:30Intermission/"It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" - Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:09:10GK talks about Francis Scott Key
01:10:50"Star Spangled Banner" - GK/Jearlyn Steele/Shoe Band/audience
01:15:44Gore script
01:18:38GK talks about Baltimore
01:24:24"God Bless the Child" - Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
01:27:36GK brings up John Starling and Mike Auldridge
01:28:15"He Rode All The Way to Texas" - John Starling and Mike Auldridge
Segment 5
01:31:43GK intros Deanna Bogart
01:32:06"Blue By Night" - Deanna Bogart Band
01:36:52Guy Noir script
01:48:49GK talks with Carole King, she plays a medley of her songs
01:55:04SFX script

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Fred Newman takes a final pass at scripts backstage before the broadcast. Rich Dworsky cracks a smile during his live scoring of, 'SFX script.'
The Deanna Bogart Band rocks the house with, 'Baby, You've Got What it Takes.' Pat Donohue leads the Shoes in the melancholy beautiful tune, 'Dance Hall Girls.'
Jearlyn Steele and Carole King join the Shoes for a duet of King's hit, 'Natural Woman.' Carole King performs a medley of the marvelous range of songs she's penned.

Guest Information
  • Deanna Bogart
  • Carole King
  • John Starling and Mike Auldridge
  • Jearlyn Steele
  • J.T. Bates
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Deanna Bogart
  • Carole King
  • John Starling
  • Mike Auldridge

  • Scripts
  • Steinbeck
  • Doris
  • Gore
  • Guy Noir
  • SFX
  • Lyrics
  • Baltimore, My Baltimore

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