August 27, 2011 // Show # 1304


Jearlyn Steele

The Del McCoury Band

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a mosaic of memorable moments from St. Louis, with Jearlyn Steele singing the "St. Louis Blues," Del McCoury and his band playing "Quicksburg Rendezvous," and the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli peforming Prince with pianist and singer Tony DeSare. Guy Noir chases around after a nefarious baseball player named Louie Spitui, the pastor's daughter, Erin Bode, sings "Be Still My Soul," and the story of one naive 13-year old Wobegonian's eye-opening train trip to the Gateway City.


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

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:55 GK Intro
    • 00:02:10 "St. Louis Blues," Jearlyn Steele and Shoes, into "Roll Over Beethoven," Pat Donohue and Shoes, into "St. Louis Stomp," The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, into "Quicksburg Rendezvous," The Del McCoury Band (5/30/09)
    • 00:13:10 GK talks about St. Louis, plus SFX script (5/30/09)
    • 00:15:26 Cowboys script (5/30/09)
    • 00:23:40 GK talks about T.S. Eliot and Chuck Berry (5/30/09)
    • 00:24:31 "St. Louis (Memphis, Tennessee)," GK, PD and Shoes (5/30/09)
    • 00:25:57 Powdermilk Biscuit Break (5/30/09)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:29:42 "Kiss" and "How Will I Say I Love You," Tony De Sare with Bucky Pizarelli (4/30/11)
    • 00:39:49 "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You," Bucky and Tony (4/30/11)
    • 00:44:35 Lowbrow script (4/30/11)
    • 00:49:31 "Keep It Clean," PD and Shoes (4/30/11)
    • 00:52:28 SFX script
    • 00:56:35 "St. Louis Shuffle," Shoes and "Jump Jive and Wail," Jearlyn Steele and Shoes (5/30/09)
    • 01:03:07 GK Intermission Credits
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:36 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:08:00 Erin Bode "It's Allright with Me," "St. Louis Waltz," with GK, and "Be Still My Soul," (4/30/11)
    • 01:19:53 GK talks re: St. Louis (4/30/11)
    • 01:23:57 Guy Noir script (5/30/09)
    • 01:34:21 GK Mono Intro
    • 01:34:41 "Frankie and Johnny," GK and Erin Bode with Shoes
  • Segment 4
    • 01:40:26 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:50:17 "Children of the Heavenly Father," GK and Erin
    • 01:53:26 Pile script
    • 01:55:15 GK Credits
    • 01:55:54 "Rocky Road Blues," Del McCoury and his band (5/30/09)

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