May 30, 2009

APOTHEOSIS OF SAINT LOUIS

Del McCoury Band

Coming to you this week from the Fox Theatre, in St. Louis, Missouri, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion. With special guests, living bluegrass legend and member of The Grand Ole Opry, Del McCoury and his sons Ronnie and Rob McCoury, and 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, and The News from Lake Wobegon.


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"St. Louis Blues" - Jearlyn Steele

Garrison talks to Del McCoury about his laryngitis

The Royal Academy of Radio Acting

Trombonist Dave Bargeron

Friday Night Preview

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:11 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:14 - GK opens
    • 00:04:46 - "St. Louis Blues" - Jearlyn Steele and band
    • 00:08:36 - "Roll Over Beethoven" - Pat Donohue and band
    • 00:11:08 - "St. Louis Stomp" - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:12:30 - "Quicksburg Rendezvous" - The Del McCoury Band
    • 00:15:50 - GK talks about St. Louis, SFX
    • 00:18:08 - Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 00:26:28 - GK talks about T.S. Eliot and Chuck Berry
    • 00:27:08 - "St. Louis (Memphis, Tennessee)" - GK, Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:30:30 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:32:08 - GK talks more about St. Louis
    • 00:36:40 - GK intros Del McCoury
    • 00:37:13 - "Rocky Road Blues" - The Del McCoury Band
    • 00:41:10 - GK talks with Del McCoury
    • 00:41:36 - "Walk Out in the Rain" - The Del McCoury Band
    • 00:46:40 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:57:28 - "St. Louis Shuffle" - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:00:30 - "Jump Jive An' Wail" - Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
    • 01:04:10 - "Intermission" - Oh, Lady Be Good
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:45 - "Missouri Waltz/ Meet Me in St. Louis" - GK/ live audience/ band
    • 01:11:33 - Greetings
    • 01:13:55 - "Fabulous Fox" - GK/ band
    • 01:16:30 - "Baby Please Don't Go" - Pat Donohue and band
    • 01:18:47 - Adventurers script
    • 01:25:38 - "Hootie Blues/Jumpin' At the Woodside" - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • >01:29:28 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:41:53 - "Too Much Monkey Business" - GK and Shoe Band
    • 01:45:00 - "Move on Up A Little Higher" - Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
    • 01:48:28 - GK talks more about St. Louis, SFX, Fred Farrell
    • 01:53:14 - "Half A Mind" - The Del McCoury Band
    • 01:55:50 - Credits/"Goodnight Sweetheart," "We'll Understand it Better By and By"

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