August 28, 2010 // Compilation Show

State Fair on a Stick

Mindy Smith

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, highlights from our rich history of Minnesota State Fair Grandstand shows. With Mindy Smith singing Dolly Parton's "Jolene" - Guy Noir provides security at the Bundt Cake Competition, and Pat Donohue sings a song he wrote called "Como Parkin'." In The Lives of the Cowboys, Lefty enters the State Fair Talent Competition against Suzy Bogguss as Ms. Steffie Stouffer, plus perennial Blue Ribbon vocalist Jearlyn Steele sings "Minnesota Woman." Becky Schlegel sings Greg Brown's beautiful tune about a little town in Iowa called "Early." And in Lake Wobegon, the wild grapes are ripe along the East side of the lake and the Schroeder's have set about making their wild grape wine.

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:12 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:56 - GK Intro
    • 00:02:51 - "Woulda Coulda" - The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:05:51 - Guy Noir script, with GK singing "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (GK, SS, TR, TK,)
    • 00:19:57 - GK Intro Mindy Smith
    • 00:20:14 - "Jolene" - Mindy Smith
    • 00:24:21 - Crispy script with GK and Andra Suchy singing "Unchained Melody" (GK, SS, TR, TK, AS)
    • 00:31:31 - GK Powdermilk Intro
    • 00:32:02 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:56 - "Como Parkin’" - Pat Donohue
    • 00:36:20 - Cowboys script with Suzy Bogguss (GK, SS, TR, TK, FN, SB)
    • 00:46:44 - "Where Does the Money Come From" - Tonic Sol-fa
    • 00:49:13 - Ketchup script (GK, TR, SS)
    • 00:51:50 - SFX script (GK, TK, FN)
    • 00:57:01 - "Boogie on Russ" - The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:00:17 - GK Intermission ("Shine" - The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band )
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:25 - GK Welcome Back
    • 01:04:47 - "Early" - Becky Schlegel with GK
    • 01:08:59 - "You Make Me Feel Like a Minnesota Woman" - Jealryn Steele and Rich Dworsky
    • 01:11:53 - Rhubarb script (GK, TR, TK)
    • 01:18:09 - "Paris, France" - GK and Jearlyn with Shoes
    • 01:21:10 - GK Intro Del McCoury
    • 01:21:26 - "All Over God’s Promised Land" and "Five Flat Rocks" - Del McCoury and his band
    • 01:28:54 - Duct Tape script (GK, SS, TK)
    • 01:30:49 - "We’re Going Down" - Del McCoury and his band
    • 01:33:38 - GK Intro Mono
    • 01:33:59 - "You Better Leave That Corn Dog Alone" - GK and Becky Schlegel
  • Segment 4
    • 01:36:32 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:50:04 - "Aces" - Suzy Bogguss
    • 01:53:48 - GK Credits
    • 01:54:48 - "Too Gone" - Pat Donohue

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