May 8, 2010 // Show # 1250

The Eclectic Eclectics

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, live from The Town Hall in New York City, our final Broadway engagement of the season. With special guest, legendary pianist, organist, arranger, music director, and composer, Dick Hyman. Also with us, vocalist Andra Suchy, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and Erica Rhodes. Vince Giordano, Randy Sandke, and Andy Stein are sitting in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and of course, we'll have the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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Andra Suchy

Erica Rhodes

Dick Hyman and Randy Sandke

Royal Academy of Radio Actors

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:14 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:52 - GK opens, talks about Mother's Day
    • 00:03:36 - Coat of Many Colors/ Teach Your Children- GK/ Andra Suchy/ GASB
    • 00:10:56 - Prison script
    • 00:16:16 - The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile- GK/ Andra Suchy/ GASB
    • 00:19:14 - Open script
    • 00:22:47 - Rush Hour Blues- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:25:26 - Host script
    • 00:29:20 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:05 - GK intros and talks with Dick Hyman
    • 00:33:28 - Thinking About Bix- Dick Hyman and Randy Sandke
    • 00:37:48 - In the Dark- Dick Hyman
  • Segment 3
    • 00:40:50 - News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 4
    • 00:53:10 - Lonesome Midtown Blues- Pat Donohue and band
    • 00:55:35 - Sitting Alone in Patio Chair- GK, Andra, Band
    • 00:59:40 - Intermission- Swing That Music
  • Segment 5
    • 01:03:08 - Greetings
    • 01:07:24 - GK talks about his mother Grace, she turned 95 yesterday
    • 01:08:00 - Blessed Assurance/ Sweet Hour of Prayer/ How Great Thou Art- GK/Andra/ band
    • 01:13:20 - GK talks more with Dick Hyman
    • 01:14:20 - Ostrich Walk- Dick Hyman and Randy Sandke
    • 01:17:00 - My Mother's Eyes- Dick Hyman and GK
    • 01:20:00 - Motherhood script
    • 01:25:00 - Take Your Tomorrows- Vince Giordano and band
    • 01:28:00 - Mom and Duane script
    • 01:34:07 - Mama Say A Prayer- Andra Suchy, GK, band
    • 01:36:48 - Guy Noir script
    • 01:48:50 - Around and Around- Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:52:10 - Singin' the Blues- Dick Hyman and Randy Sandke
    • 01:56:08 - Goodbye/ Swing That Music reprise

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