April 9, 2011 // Show # 1284

Spring Into Step

Leon Redbone

Coming to you live this week from the Town Hall in New York City, in its Alabaster 37th season on Public Radio, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With this week's special guests, guru of jazz, blues, and ragtime Leon Redbone, luminescent singer-songwriter Heather Masse, and sitting in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Mr. Andy Stein. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, SFX man Mr. Fred Newman, and junior L.A. star member Ms. Erica Rhodes.

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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
    • 00:02:55 Opening SFX
    • 00:04:13 April Medley- GK/ Heather Masse
    • 00:07:46 Shutdown script
    • 00:12:22 Onions- GK, Heather, Pat Donohue, Rich Dworsky
    • 00:14:48 Guy Noir script
    • 00:26:37 The Way You Look Tonight- Heather Masse and Shoe Band
    • 00:30:52 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:32:21 GK intros Leon Redbone
    • 00:33:38 Mr. Jelly Roll Baker- Leon Redbone and Shoe Band
    • 00:36:20 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone- Leon Redbone and Shoe Band
    • 00:39:06 Cowboys script
    • 00:48:44 Sugarfoot Rag- Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 00:51:27 SFX script
    • 00:57:20 Surrey With the Fringe on Top- GK, Heather Masse, Richard Dworsky
    • 00:1:01:56 Intermission- Miss Annabelle Lee
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:06 Greetings
    • 01:10:15 My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
  • Segment 4
    • 01:13:00 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:25:08 La Costena- Richard Dworsky and Shoes
    • 01:27:55 GK intros Leon Redbone
    • 01:28:38 Desert Blues- Leon Redbone and Shoes
    • 01:31:05 Big Time Woman- Leon Redbone and Shoes
    • 01:34:00 Diary script
    • 01:42:47 Skylark- Heather Masse and Shoe Band
    • 01:46:09 Wildlife script
    • 01:52:35 Credits, closing SFX
    • 01:56:02 Surrey With the Fringe On Top reprise
    • 01:57:30 Polly Wolly Doodle- Leon Redbone and band

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