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A prairie home companion : 25th anniversary collection.
Other title(s):
25th anniversary collection
Publication Information:
Saint Paul, MN : HighBridge Co., ℗1999.
Physical Description:
5 audio discs (6.5 hr.) : digital, stereo, Dolby ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
General Note:
Compact disc.
Truckstop -- The way you look tonight (Richard Dworsky) -- The trip to Norway -- Cowpies -- Kristina's double date -- Won't you be my Ginger? (Richard Dworsky and Butch Thompson) -- Gospel birds -- The living flag -- Green summertime (Robin and Linda Williams, Richard Dworsky, and Dick Hedlund) -- A summer night -- Bethena : a concert waltz (Butch Thompson) -- Nearer my God to Thee (Butch Thompson and his Hiawatha Marching Band) -- Pontoon boat -- How long, how long blues (Butch Thompson) -- Hog slaughter -- Giant decoys -- The secret Lutherans -- Deep creek (Butch Thompson) -- A rich full life -- Guys on ice -- Clarence cleans his roof -- Confessional -- Our town (Iris Dement, Andy Stein, Dean Magraw, Greg Hippen) -- Turn your radio on (Powdermilk Biscuit Band) -- Cripple Creek (Leo Kottke) -- Blue train (Pat Donohue with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Oh sister, ain't that hot (Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Chapel of love (the Hopeful Gospel Quartet) -- Oh baby (Garrison Keillor) -- Minneapolis blues (Butch Thompson Trio) -- Back in the city (Butch Thompson and Richard Dworsky) -- Mandy, make up your mind (Butch Thompson and the Jazz Originals) -- Air mail special (Peter Ostroushko and the Mando Boys) -- Little red hen (Long gone) (Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Walk over God's heaven (the Hopeful Gospel Quartet and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- That's all right mama (Pat Donohue with the Guy's All -Star Shoe Band) -- The stars & stripes forever march (John Twomey, Tom Keith, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Hula Lou (Andy Stein with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Jingle medley (Powdermilk Biscuit Band, Tim Russell, Garrison Keillor, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Richard Dworsky, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet) -- Nashville pickin' (Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Cold, cold heart (Robin and Linda Williams, Richard Dworsky, and Greg Hippen) -- Down the line (Jack Knife and the Sharps) -- Just rockin' (Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, and Butch Thompson) -- Goodnight baby (Garrison Keillor, Butch Thompson, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Nobody knows you when you're down & out (Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong) -- Road to kingdom come (Pat Donohue with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band) -- Stride by stride (Richard Dworsky, David Singley, Greg Hippen, and Gordy Knudtson) -- Let's have a party (Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, Butch Thompson, the Powdermilk Biscuit Band, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band).
Includes 15 monologues, 7 never before available, plus 33 songs and jingles from 25 years on the air.
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Prairie home companion (Radio program)


Call Number
791.447 Keillor

On Order



This anniversary release features highlights from 25 years on the air, including favorite monologues like "Truckstop," "Gospel Birds" and "Pontoon Boat," plus brand-new stories never before available on audio. Also includes a special full-length bonus music cassette/CD featuring 25 toe-tapping tunes with down-home music from long-time show regulars, including Butch Thompson, the Powdermilk Biscuit Band, Greg Brown, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, Robin and Linda Williams, and many more.

Author Notes

Humorist Garrison Keillor was born Gary Edward Keillor in Anoka, Minnesota on August 7, 1942. He began using the pen name Garrison at the age of thirteen. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1966 and paid for his tuition by working at the campus radio station.

In 1974, he wrote an essay for the New Yorker about the Grand Ole Opry, which led to his live radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. Stories from Prairie Home were collected and published, but his debut as a novelist was in 1985 with Lake Wobegon Days. His other novels include WLT: A Radio Romance, The Book of Guys, Wobegon Boy, Me by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, and Good Poems, American Places.

He has also written the children's books Cat, You Better Come Home, The Old Man Who Loved Cheese, and The Sandy Bottom Orchestra. He won a Grammy Award for his recording of Lake Wobegon Days and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. Keillor received a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1999. In September 2007, Keillor was awarded the John Steinbeck Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Minnesota storyteller and NPR host Keillor (Lake Wobegon) commemorates more than 40 years and 1,400 broadcast hours of the Prairie Home Companion's (1974 to the present) live radio show. Audio clips range from monologs and musical performances to sketches, skits, and radio shows. More recorded variety show than traditional audiobook, this is a superb listening experience owing to the work of professional entertainers, the professional production skills that include the elimination of background noise, and the consistent volume control. Verdict Will appeal to Keillor fans, NPR listeners, and those interested in radio variety shows.-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.