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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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).