October 16, 2010 // Show # 1262

Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf!

Alexander McCall Smith

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, the bounty of fall continues to roll in with the irrepressible Klezmatics, and best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Alexander McCall Smith. Also with us, fiddler Peter Ostroushko, singer Andra Suchy, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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In this week's file: two scripts (Guy Noir, and Ruth Harrison); three songs ("Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor," "Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le," and "John Henry"); and The News from Lake Wobegon.

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:50 GK talks about the fall, how romantic it is, cooler temperatures
    • 00:06:05 When You're All Dresed Up - GK/ Shoe Band
    • 00:09:29 Gotta Travel On - GK, Andra, band
    • 00:12:42 Guy Noir script (with Alexander McCall Smith)
    • 00:27:57 Abilene (I'm Not Here) - GK, Andra and band
    • 00:33:10 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:35:10 GK intros The Klezmatics
    • 00:36:28 Yo Riboyn - The Klezmatics
    • 00:41:15 Kots un Moys - The Klezmatics
    • 00:45:06 Wildlife script
    • 00:53:22 Make Me A Pallet on Your Floor - GK, Pat Donohue and band
    • 00:58:05 Three Crows - Peter Ostroushko and the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:00:42 Not Fade Away - Pat Donohue and band with GK and Andra
    • 01:03:44 Intermission - Avalon
  • Segment 3
    • 01:08:10 Greetings, cinecast announcement
    • 01:12:30 Rich talks about the rescued Chilean miners
    • 01:13:17 Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le - Rich Dworsky and band
    • 01:16:00 Ruth script (with Alexander McCall Smith)
    • 01:21:44 John Henry - GK and band
    • 01:25:15 GK talks with Alexander McCall Smith
    • 01:32:13 Davenen - The Klezmatics
  • Segment 4
    • 01:36:27 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:46:35 When the Last Morning Glory Blooms - Peter Ostroushko with Rich and Gary
    • 01:50:30 Rhubarb script
    • 01:53:50 Credits, Not Fade Away reprise, Klezmatics

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