October 24, 2009

Adventures in Radioland

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're coming to you live from the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul to journey through the world of radio with broadcast news veteran Harry Smith, of CBS fame. We'll welcome back some old friends, too: the boot-stompin', fiddle-pluckin', heart-breakin' Old Crow Medicine Show, honky-tonk heroes Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group , as well as the Royal Academy of Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, sound effects man Tom Keith, and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Plus, Guy Noir and the late-breaking news from Lake Wobegon. Don't touch that dial!


The Lives of the Cowboys script:

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Robin and Linda Williams

Old Crow Medicine Show

Harry Smith of the CBS Early Show

Rich Dworsky


    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:11 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:42 - GK talks with Robin and Linda Williams
    • 00:03:56 - I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)- GK, Robin & Linda Williams, band
    • 00:08:26 - Samson and Delilah (If I Had My Way)- Pat Donohue, GK, Robin & Linda Williams and Shoes
    • 00:11:46 - GK intros The Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 00:12:30 - Benton's Dream- Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 00:15:20 - Next Go Round- Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 00:19:53 - ETA script
    • 00:23:02 - Rhubarb script
    • 00:28:00 - GK talks with Robin & Linda Williams about rhubarb
    • 00:29:05 - All Broken Hearts are the Same- Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, with Rich Dworsky
    • 00:32:40 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:34:13 - Forbidden- GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:40:05 - Poem script
    • 00:42:06 - The Lives of the Cowboys script (with Harry Smith)
    • 00:54:48 - Wagon Wheel- The Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 01:00:26 - Intermission (It's A Sin to Tell A Lie)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:29 - Marvin and Mavis Smiley do Bruce Springsteen
    • 01:07:55 - Greetings, Cruise Announcement
    • 01:10:16 - GK talks with Rich about Dr. Milton Hurwitz
    • 01:10:58 - A Fond Farewell- Richard Dworsky
    • 01:12:57 - GK talks about Leona Atkins
    • 01:13:54 - Beautiful Isle of Somewhere- GK, Robin and Linda Williams and Shoes
    • 01:16:45 - Music script (with Robin & Linda and Shoes)
    • 01:27:40 - That's the Way Love Goes- Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
  • Segment 4
    • 01:31:06 - The News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:43:02 - Harry script (with Harry Smith)
    • 01:46:38 - Harry sings again, to the tune of ‘Colorado Trail'
    • 01:47:50 - GK talks with Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 01:48:22 - Mary's Kitchen- Old Crow Medicine Show
    • 01:51:48 - Catchup script
    • 01:54:40 - Credits, I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)

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Behind the Scenes
with Harry Smith

Harry Smith's interview with Garrison Keillor, from the Thursday, October 29th episode of the Early Show on CBS.

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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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