April 19, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're back at the Town Hall for our big New York finale. This week's special guests include, the hottest "hot jazz" orchestra in all of Europe, Kustbandet, legendary Broadway actress and singer Barbara Cook, and the high lonesome voices of Robin & Linda Williams. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon.

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Segment 1
00:00 Logo
00:14 "Tishomingo Blues"
02:36 GK opens, talks about spring in New York
03:30 "All Kinds of Trouble (Arthritis Blues)" - GK/ Pat/ band
07:13 "Hop Head" - Kustbandet
10:55 GK intros Kustbandet
11:37 Pete script
14:02 "Glass Canyon" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
16:38 "MTA (Mobile Line)" - GK, Robin & Linda Williams/ band
20:33 "If I Should Fall Behind" - Robin & Linda Williams
24:42 SFX script
29:20 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
32:30 GK intros Barbara Cook
33:07 "Hallelujah I Love Him So" - Barbara Cook and Kenny Ascher, with Shoes
37:45 "I Got Lost in His Arms" - Barbara Cook and Kenny Ascher
40:33 GK talks with Barbara Cook
41:40 "What'll I Do" - GK and Barbara Cook
45:26 Guy Noir script
57:59 GK talks with Kustbandet
58:23 "Goin' to Town" - Kustbandet
1:02:53 Intermission- "Tishomingo Blues" -Kustbandet
Segment 3
1:06:51 Greetings
1:09:52 "Adir Hu"- Richard Dworsky and Shoe Band
1:12:52 Rich talks about Passover, Dayenu
1:15:20 "Leaves That Are Brown Turned to Green" - GK/ Pat
1:18:55 Gala/ Rhubarb script
1:27:16 GK intros Robin & Linda Williams
1:28:00 "Tied Down, Home Free"- Robin & Linda Williams and Shoes
Segment 4
1:31:11News From Lake Wobegon/ "Lake Wobegon Hymn"(Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:46:36 Barbara Cook intros next tune
1:46:58 "Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love"- Barbara Cook
1:49:58 GK talks about Kustbandet's gig tomorrow
1:50:36 "Puttin' on the Ritz"- Kustbandet
1:55:25 Credits, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee"

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Garrison Keillor sings with Robin and Linda Williams. Band leader Rich Dworsky plays the melodica.
Broadway performer Barbara Cook. Sound effects man extraordinaire, Fred Newman.
Swedish Jazz Band, Kustbandet. "Adir Hu"
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  • Rhubarb
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  • Leaves That Are Brown Turned to Green
  • Lake Wobegon Hymn

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