Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
June 7, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll march our phalanx of pen-wielding English majors into the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, bringing Minnesotan cultural exchange to the coastal peoples of the Pacific. With special guests, blue-eyed soul sister Bonnie Raitt, actor and 'flower in the gun barrel' Martin Sheen, and gospel-singer Jearlyn Steele. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Rich Dworsky, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this weekend, on your local Public Radio station.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues, into
00:03:02"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" - GK/ Jearlyn Steele
00:05:26"Bo Diddley" - Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:08:36GK talks about L.A., beautiful people
00:09:32Something's Got A Hold on Me- Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
00:13:11"Coffee Jingle" - GK and Jearlyn Steele
00:14:45"Not the Only One" - Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson
00:19:50Lives of the Cowboys script
00:31:58Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:34:38English Majors script
00:37:55"I'll Take You There" - Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
00:41:24Guy Noir script
00:56:12GK talks about Griffith Park
00:57:18"No Getting Over You" - Bonnie Raitt and Keb' Mo' with band
01:01:49Bonnie Raitt talks to the audience
01:02:09"There Ain't Nothin' in Ramblin'" - Bonnie Raitt and Keb' Mo'
01:06:41Intermission/"Home on the Range"/"Can't Help Falling in Love"
Segment 3
01:09:42Welcome back to the second half, greetings
01:12:45"California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
01:15:19GK and Martin Sheen talk about D-Day and Robert F. Kennedy
01:18:25"His Eye is on the Sparrow"/"Sanctus" - GK/Jearlyn and band
01:22:32SFX script
01:26:10"The Old North Side" - Richard Dworsky
Segment 4
1:28:06The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:45:26"Dimming of the Day" - Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson with band
01:50:34Sheen script
01:56:33Credits, "Red River Valley"

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Keb' Mo' sits in with Bonnie Raitt Jearlyn Steele has the crowd rocking with the tune "I'll Take You There."
Martin Sheen Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt gives Richard Thompson a peck on the cheek Rich Dworsky performs "The Old North Side."
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  • English Majors
  • Guy Noir
  • SFX
  • Sheen

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