November 15, 2008

ALL WE INTENDED TO BE

Emmylou Harris

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we've stumbled into grace with very special guest, Emmylou Harris and her notorious Nashville band. Also with us, live from the Fitzgerald Theater, bluesman Spider John Koerner, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with sole man Pat Donohue, and our happy host, an escapee from the silent generation, Garrison Keillor.


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Tom Keith has a million ways to make sound effects.

Folk-blues performer "Spider" John Koerner.

Andra Suchy

Country music star Emmylou Harris and her band.

"Slick Pickin'" - Pat Donohue & The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
"Deer" script
"Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian" script

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:55 - GK opens, talks about how we don't honk like New Yorkers and we take our turn
    • 00:05:10 - "All I Have to Dream" - GK and Andra Suchy
    • 00:08:06 - "The Bramble and The Rose" - GK and Andra Suchy
    • 00:11:48 - The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 00:20:09 - GK intros Spider John Koerner
    • 00:20:51 - "Running, Jumping, Standing Still" - John Koerner and band
    • 00:23:15 - Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian script
    • 00:29:54 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:46 - "Personal Ad" - GK and Andra Suchy
    • 00:34:40 - Deer script/"Slick Pickin'" - Shoe Band
    • 00:42:53 - GK intros Emmylou Harris
    • 00:44:07 - "How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower" - Emmylou Harris
    • 00:48:05 - "Gold" - Emmylou Harris
    • 00:52:00 - GK and Emmylou talk about her animals, Birmingham, Country Music Hall of Fame
    • 00:55:15 - "Love and Happiness" - Emmylou Harris and band
    • 00:59:26 - Intermission/"Stompin' At The Savoy"
  • Segment 3
    • 01:02:38 - Greetings
    • 01:06:36 - "I-35 song" - GK and Shoe Band
    • 01:13:45 - Guy Noir script
    • 01:21:56 - "Greazy Biscuit Breakdown" - Shoe Band
    • 01:23:50 - GK talks about seeing John Koerner at coffee houses in the 60s
    • 01:25:40 - "Days of '49" - Spider John Koerner
    • 01:28:30 - "Nightbird Eyes" - John Koerner and Shoe band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:32:20 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:47:30 - "Gypsy Grass Jump" - Shoe Band
    • 01:49:47 - Sailing Around the Room
    • 01:54:35 - Credits/"As Long As I Live"

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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

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).

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