December 8, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're delighted to be back at the Town Hall in New York City with a staggering lineup of special guests, including masterful jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway, legendary "Blues Boy" Geoff Muldaur, renowned interpreter of the jazz harmonica Howard Levy, and the Queen of American folk music Odetta. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for a big show that will surely make it as a footnote in broadcasting history.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13"Tishomingo Blues" - GK / Shoe Band
00:03:33"West 43rd" - GK and Shoe Band.
00:07:00SFX script
00:09:30"Help Me" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
00:13:45Mom script
00:18:38GK intros Ann Hampton Callaway
00:19:30Lover Come Back to Me- Ann Hampton Callaway and Shoe Band
00:23:11"Over the Rainbow" - Ann Hampton Callaway and Shoe Band
00:28:30Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:29:43GK and Rich Dworsky talk about Hanukkah
00:30:52"S'vivon" - Rich Dworsky and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:33:10Fear script
00:36:00GK intros Geoff Muldaur
00:37:06"Michigan Water" - Geoff Muldaur and Shoe Band
00:40:30"Nobody Knows the Way I Feel in the Morning" - Geoff Muldaur and Shoes
00:45:13GK intros The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:45:30Guy Noir script
00:57:53GK intros Odetta
00:58:15Keep on Movin' It On- Odetta and Seth Farber with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:01:08GK talks to Odetta
01:01:36"Roberta" - Odetta and Seth Farber
01:06:53Intermission- Jive at Five
Segment 3
01:10:49Greetings
01:14:04Xmas script
01:16:55GK talks with Ann Hampton Callaway
01:17:58"Don't Save Your Kisses" - Ann Hampton Callaway and Shoe Band
01:21:33"Slow Death" - Geoff Muldaur and Shoe Band
01:25:33"Mystery Train" - Pat Donohue, Howard Levy and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:29:16The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:43:34"Fast Lane Boogie" - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:46:29GK talks with Odetta
01:46:45"House of the Rising Sun" - Odetta and Seth Farber
01:52:38"Oh Mary Don't You Weep No More" - Odetta, GK, Shoe Band
01:56:00Credits, the Next Time I'm in Town

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Garrison Keillor reviews a script during rehearsal. Harmonicist Howard Levy and guitarist Pat Donohue perform, 'Help Me.'
Ann Hampton Callaway Howard Levy and Andy Stein.
The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band Odetta; an impressive performer.
Guest Information
  • Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Jon-Erik Kellso
  • Howard Levy
  • Geoff Muldaur
  • Odetta
  • Scott Robinson
  • Guest Recordings
  • Odetta
  • Geoff Muldaur
  • Howard Levy
  • Ann Hampton Callaway

  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir
  • SFX
  • X-Mas
  • Mom

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  • Music Information
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