February 27, 2010 // Show # 1242

We Hope for Better Things; It Shall Rise from the Ashes


This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's a soulful live broadcast performance from the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. With soul writing and performing legend "Sir" Mack Rice, the Great Lady of Soul, Bettye LaVette, and sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. Also with us, organist John Lauter; The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band; Richard Dworsky, Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor, Andy Stein, and Peter Johnson, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:12 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:50 - Michigan poem/ Conception
    • 00:05:19 - It Takes Two- Jearlyn Steele and Jevetta Steele
    • 00:08:50 - NPR script
    • 00:10:55 - Rocket 88- Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:13:35 - GK talks with Jearlyn Steele
    • 00:13:58 - Thong Song- GK, Jearlyn, band
    • 00:15:30 - GK intros Sir Mack Rice
    • 00:16:10 - Cadillac Assembly Line- Sir Mack Rice and band
    • 00:19:10 - Respect Yourself- Sir Mack Rice, with Jevetta Steele and Jearlyn Steele/ band
    • 00:22:50 - GK talks with Sir Mack Rice
    • 00:23:38 - Olympic script
    • 00:28:40 - Powdermilk Biscuit Theme
  • Segment 2
    • 00:30:17 - GK describes the Fox Theatre
    • 00:30:50 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)- Jearlyn Steele and Jevetta Steele
    • 00:34:04 - Ford Motor Company- GK/ Shoes
    • 00:36:50 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:47:30 - GK talks about Detroit
    • 00:53:48 - Hasting Street Jump- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:54:38 - GK introduces Bettye LaVette
    • 00:55:18 - The Stealer- Bettye LaVette (with her band)
    • 00:58:37 - Love Reign O'er Me- Bettye LaVette (with her band)
    • 01:04:36 - Intermission- John Lauter, organ
  • Segment 3
    • 01:08:45 - GK talks about John Lauter, theatre organist, into "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the Faygo song
    • 01:15:48 - My Girl- GK, Jearlyn, Jevetta, Shoe Band, audience
    • 01:18:03 - Cruisin'- Jearlyn Steele, Jevetta Steele and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, into "Greetings"
    • 01:22:05 - Detroit City- GK/ Shoe Band
    • 01:26:29 - Isn't it A Pity- Bettye LaVette (with her band)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:31:58 - News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:46:10 - Happy Together- John Lauter
    • 01:47:34 - Mustang Sally- Sir Mack Rice, Steeles, Shoes
    • 01:55:01 - Credits, You Can't Hurry Love- Steeles, Shoes

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