August 4, 2012 // Show # 1353

Southern Comfort

Sam Bush

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a sour mash of shows from Kentucky and Tennessee, with Sam Bush, Patty Loveless, The Memphis Horns, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Writer Bobbie Ann Mason talks about the importance of radio, Guy Noir gets pulled into a sibling dispute over the production of organic bourbon at the family's distillery, Ruth Harrison resorts to hypnotism in an attempt to subdue the overzealous president of the library board, and in Lake Wobegon there's a new bartender at the Sidetrack Tap.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:55 GK Intro
    • 00:03:19 GK sings Carter Family medley (6/26/99)
    • 00:06:38 Knoxville Limericks, GK (6/26/99)
    • 00:08:39 "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," Andy Stein, Pat Donohue and Shoes (6/26/99)
    • 00:11:46 Guy Noir script (1/17/09)
    • 00:27:39 GK Powdermilk Intro
    • 00:28:04 Powdermilk Biscuit Break (6/16/00)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:29:31 GK Alvin Hart Intro
    • 00:30:04 "Mama Don't Allow" and "Gallows Pole," Alvin Youngblood Hart (6/16/01)
    • 00:38:22 Ellen script (6/26/99)
    • 00:52:10 Memphis Movie script (6/16/01)
    • 00:57:11 GK Intermission ("After You've Gone," Shoes (6/26/99))
  • Segment 3
    • 01:00:37 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:01:08 "Cold Cold Heart" and "Sleepless Nights," Patty Loveless (1/17/09)
    • 01:08:28 Ruth Harrison script (1/17/09)
    • 01:16:26 GK Intro Bobbie Ann Mason
    • 01:17:26 Bobbie Ann Mason reads from "Clear Springs" (11/11/00)
    • 01:22:49 "Last Letter Home," Sam Bush (6/26/99)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:26:58 News From Lake Wobegon (6/26/99)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:46:53 "Sophisticated Lady," Rich Dworsky and Andy Stein (6/26/99)
    • 01:49:07 Br'er Rabbit script (11/11/00)
    • 01:55:45 GK Credits
    • 01:56:46 "Green Onions," The Memphis Horns w/Shoes (6/16/01)

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