August 22, 2009

Kansas City Here We Come

Carolina Chocolate Drops

This week, A Prairie Home Companion is a mix of three shows we've done from the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri — including one that ranks as the most hazardous show we've ever done, with the thermometer registering over 100 degrees on stage and thunder and lightning closing in on all sides. Roy Blount Jr. talks about the art of the southern supper, Calvin Trillin remembers a childhood marked by chigger bites. Iris DeMent sings "These Hills," the Carolina Chocolate Drops bring to life the foot-stomping old-timey music from the Piedmont region of North Carolina and Virginia, and Jearlyn Steele is on with a word from Mama. Plus, in Lake Wobegon the little ones are off to Zion Bible Camp.

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo Open
    • 00:00:12 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:55 - GK Intro
    • 00:03:03 - "Corn Bread and Butter Beans," Carolina Chocolate
    • 00:06:29 - Rhubarb script
    • 00:12:38 - "Roll em' Mary Lou," Shoes
    • 00:15:42 - ELCA summer camp script
    • 00:18:22 - GK Intro Roy Blount Jr. and Roy B. reads from "Up South
    • 00:26:21 - Mama script with Jearlyn Steele
    • 00:29:58 - "St. Louis Woman." Jearlyn
    • 00:32:50 - Powermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:18 - "Georgia Buck," Carolina Chocolate Drops
    • 00:37:58 - GK Intro Cowboys
    • 00:38:24 - Cowboys script
    • 00:50:29 - "Unclouded Day," Iris DeMent
    • 00:55:29 - "Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home," Iris DeMent
    • 00:59:01 - Catchup script
    • 01:01:42 - GK Intermission Credits
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:40 - GK Welcome Back
    • 01:05:15 - "I Wash My Face in the Morning Dew," Iris DeMent
    • 01:08:23 - "These Hills," Iris DeMent
    • 01:11:35 - GK talks re: Kansas City
    • 01:14:37 - Calvin Trillin reads from "Family Man"
    • 01:22:12 - GK Intro
    • 01:22:41 - Guy Noir script
    • 01:39:22 - "Respect," Jearlyn Steele
  • Segment 4
    • 01:41:44 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:54:30 - GK Credits
    • 01:55:25 - "Come on in My Kitchen," Pat Donohue and Shoes
    • 01:58:36 - GK Recorded Credits

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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

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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).

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