February 2, 2013 // Show #1378

Dreaming About Magnolias in Bloom

Topsy Chapman

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we're kicking off a five-week homestand in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a live broadcast from The Fitzgerald Theater followed by our Prairie Home Companion Masked Ball. With special guests, big-voiced New Orleans vocalist Topsy Chapman and our good friend Butch Thompson and His New Orleans Orphans. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:15 GK opens, talks about the Como Park Conservatory
    • 00:04:13 Sweet Leilani (Connie Swanson)
    • 00:07:20 SFX script
    • 00:13:32 GK intros Topsy Chapman
    • 00:15:22 Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans- Topsy Chapman and band
    • 00:19:20 Rhubarb script
    • 00:23:12 Saturday Night Function- Butch Thompson and his New Orleans Orphans
    • 00:28:06 Powdermilk Biscuit Break/ Candyman
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:06 PSA script
    • 00:34:12 GK talks with Topsy Chapman
    • 00:35:27 Them There Eyes- Topsy Chapman and band
    • 00:39:22 GK talks to Topsy about singing at New Orleans funerals
    • 00:39:49 Just A Little While to Stay Here- Topsy Chapman and band
  • Segment 3
    • 00:43:07 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 4
    • 00:57:00 Honky Tonk Woman- Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 01:00:00 Intermission- Blue Skies
  • Segment 5
    • 01:03:41 Greetings
    • 01:05:44 GK talks about Patty Andrews, "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"
    • 01:08:54 Arizona- GK/ Shoes
    • 01:14:00 Lucky Number 13
    • 01:16:25 Fritz script
    • 01:19:50 Country Boy Down in New Orleans- Pat Donohue and Shoes
    • 01:23:10 GK talks about tonight's masked ball
    • 01:23:52 Guy Noir script
    • 01:32:03 GK talks about New Orleans funerals
    • 01:32:36 Funeral Sequence- Butch Thompson and his New Orleans Orphans with Shoes
    • 01:37:01 Abbey script
    • 01:42:04 His Eye is On the Sparrow- Topsy Chapman and band
    • 01:47:22 Wild Man Blues- Duke Heitger and Butch Thompson
    • 01:51:30 Plumbing script
    • 01:53:12 If Ever I Cease to Love- Charlie DeVore and band, credits, Just A Little While to Stay Here

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