August 8, 2009

Okay in Oklahoma

Elvin Bishop

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a mix of two Oklahoma shows with native Okie, legendary bluesman Elvin Bishop singing "Oklahoma Country Girl," some foot-stomping barroom tunes from The Hot Club of Cowtown, and Arlo Guthrie sings "Oklahoma Hills." Plus, in the Lives of the Cowboys, a smooth-talking southern preacher talks Lefty into sitting on a "whoopee cushion of faith," and the latest from the epicenter of news in Lake Wobegon, the Bon Marche Beauty Salon.

Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange (Library of Congress)

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo Open
    • 00:00:12 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:56 - GK Intro
    • 00:04:36 - "You got That Thing (Oklahoma)," GK and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:07:14 - GK Intro Fiddlers
    • 00:07:26 - "Liberty," Byron Berline and Billy Joe Foster with Andy Stein
    • 00:09:58 - Lived in a Shoe script
    • 00:24:19 - "Faded Love," Byron Berline and Billy Joe Foster
    • 00:28:29 - GK Intro Powdermilk
    • 00:29:02 - Powermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:16 - Café Boeuf script
    • 00:33:37 - "Hello Stranger," Monica Taylor and GK
    • 00:37:17 - GK Intros Monica Taylor
    • 00:38:24 - "Young Mother," Monica Taylor
    • 00:42:30 - Cowboys script
    • 00:54:05 - GK Intros John Nemeth and Elvin Bishop
    • 00:54:21 - "Oklahoma Country Girl," Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth with Shoes
    • 00:58:26 - "I Found Out," Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth with Shoes
    • 01:02:31 - GK Intermission Credits ("Tulsa Straight Ahead," Shoes)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:29 - GK Welcome Back
    • 01:06:59 - "Moon Song," Arlo Guthrie
    • 01:10:41 - Arlo recites "Mooses Come Walking" poem
    • 01:16:11 - "Oklahoma Hills," Arlo Guthrie
  • Segment 4
    • 01:19:08 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:37:32 - "Honest I Do," Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth with Shoes
    • 01:39:16 - GK Talks About Tulsa
    • 01:41:55 - "Columbus Stockade Blues," The Hot Club of Cowtown
    • 01:44:32 - Fear script
    • 01:46:32 - "Draggin' the Bow," Shoes
    • 01:49:18 - GK Intro Elvin
    • 01:49:56 - "Route 66," Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth with Shoes
    • 01:55:07 - GK Credits
    • 01:56:08 - "Can't Go On This Way," The Hot Club of Cowtown
    • 01:58:35 - GK Recorded Credits

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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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