December 11, 2010 // Show # 1270

A Mumble in the Bronx

Billy Collins

Live from the Town Hall in New York City this week, a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion. With special guests, poet emeritus of the known universe; Billy Collins, Broadway bandleader Rob Fisher with cornerstone of the jazz keyboard Dick Hyman, and The DiGiallonardo Sisters. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and vocalist Heather Masse.

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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:30 GK opens, "Minnesota" script with the DiGiallornardo Sisters
    • 00:05:15 Christmas at the Airport - Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:08:07 Clothes script with Heather Masse
    • 00:10:30 Snowman script
    • 00:20:50 GK intros the DiGiallornardo Sisters
    • 00:21:40 Shout, Sister, Shout - The DiGiallornardo Sisters and Rob Fisher with band
    • 00:25:20 GK talks with the sisters
    • 00:26:35 Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle - The DiGiallornardo Sisters and Rob Fisher
    • 00:29:20 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:30:55 GK intros Rob Fisher and Dick Hyman
    • 00:32:01 Relax jingle - The DiGiallornardo Sisters and Dick Hyman
    • 00:32:34 Jingles - Dick Hyman and Rob Fisher
    • 00:37:05 Emily script
    • 00:43:10 GK talks with Billy Collins
    • 00:44:10 Billy recites "Snow Day", "Tension", "Oh My God"
    • 00:51:00 Scufflin' - Shoe Band
    • 00:52:00 Radio script with Billy Collins
    • 00:59:32 Blackbird - Dick Hyman, solo piano
    • 01:04:10 Intermission - Dr. Jazz
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:38 Greetings
    • 01:11:30 GK talks about Midwesterners in New York
    • 01:12:17 His Eye is on the Pigeon - GK, Heather Masse and the DiGiallornardo Sisters
    • 01:15:48 And Your Dream Comes True - the DiGiallornardo Sisters
    • 01:17:02 Guy Noir script, with Billy Collins
    • 01:28:45 GK talks with Heather Masse
    • 01:29:40 I Got it Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Heather Masse and Dick Hyman
  • Segment 4
    • 01:33:50 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:43:00 Dizzy Fingers - Dick Hyman and Rob Fisher
    • 01:45:23 Duct Tape script
    • 01:48:43 Billy Collins recites "Horoscopes For the Dead"
    • 01:52:30 Credits, GK talks with Dick Hyman and guests
    • 01:55:32 The Glory of Love/ So Fine - GK, Heather Masse, DiGiallornardo Sisters and Shoe band

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