October 1, 2011 // Show # 1309

MELLOW FELLOW

Raúl Melo

Coming to you this week from The Fitzgerald Theater, in downtown St. Paul, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guest internationally celebrated Tenor Raúl Melo, the premier male chorus in the United States, Cantus, and eclectic vocalist Heather Masse. Also with us, 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.

The four sonnets performed on this week's broadcast were written by Garrison and are available in his book 77 Love Sonnets.

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

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:14 GK Opens
    • 00:04:20 In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin' - Cantus
    • 00:06:56 This Will Bring You Back - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 00:10:02 Viva Script
    • 00:11:48 Radio Script
    • 00:18:35 Winding Stream - GK and Heather Masse
    • 00:22:08 Beautiful - GK
    • 00:24:55 Wanting Memories - Cantus
    • 00:29:05 Garrison intros Cantus
    • 00:30:00 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:30 GK intros Raúl Melo
    • 00:32:17 GK intros Heather Masse
    • 00:33:12 Early Autumn - Heather Masse and Shoe Band
    • 00:37:50 Cowboys Script
    • 00:48:17 Sonnets: Musica proibita; Ideale; L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra - GK, Raúl Melo and John Jensen
    • 01:01:02 Intermission - Roly Poly
    • 01:05:22 Rise Up - Cantus
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:02 GK Greetings
    • 01:09:07 I Wanna Be Loved By You - GK and Heather Masse
    • 01:10:58 Guy Noir Script
    • 01:21:37 Die Nacht - Cantus
    • 01:25:08 Schubert Script
    • 01:27:56 Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach from "Tales of Hoffman" - Raúl Melo and Cantus
  • Segment 4
    • 01:33:22 The News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:45:50 Salvation is Created - Cantus
    • 01:48:09 Fred Farrell Script
    • 01:50:25 Sonnet: Core n'grato - GK, Raúl Melo and John Jensen
    • 01:54:32 Credits into Dead Flowers - GK, Heather Masse and Cantus

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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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