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After making it through the holidays and into the new year I find myself compelled to contribute to BlogDogIt. Today I sit in my humble home, in the throws of winter. Ten degrees and snow all around; I think what is needed here is something to warm the spirit.
It was several years ago while vacationing in Ely Minnesota and adrift on a lake in a small boat - I was fishing for crappie but the biggest catch of the day was hooked with the antenna on the radio. That was the day I first discovered Garrison Keillor and his radio program named "A Prairie Home Companion."
At the time I was a big fan of talk radio and lamented the fact that there where no variety radio programs like those of the good ol' days. The discovery of this program was nothing short of a eureka moment. In fact - in terms of a fishing analogy - it was I whom was hooked on that day.
Returning home I was pleased to find several LPs in the collection of our public library. I borrowed them all and dubbed them to cassette tape. Of course that was in the days before the internet as we know it today.
The purpose of this post is to let you know about the gold mine of entertainment that awaits on the internet over at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org A Prairie Home Companion web site. Be sure to check out the archives there; you will find recordings of practically every PHC broadcast available for your listening pleasure.
I have made available a single episode for you to listen to today. (with apologies to PublicRadio.org)
Lets break the bonds of winter and get away with A Prairie Home Companion - from September 16, 1985 -
This show comes to us from Honolulu, Hawaii.
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November 16, 1985
Live from Neil Blaisdale Auditorium in Honolulu, Hawaii, with Chet Atkins, Johnny Gimble, Taj Mahal and Carlos Andrade, the Kahelelani Serenaders, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii, and the Kamehameha H.S. Glee Club.
Listen to the show Listen to the whole show, broadcast on November 16, 1985. 00.00 Logo 00.11 Rebroadcast Announce; Open GK 00.55 Hello Love; Opening Credits; Applause; GK, Band 02.51 GK Talk 03.52 Hana Kaeok; Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii; 06.48 E hi wai; Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii; 10.33 Uli li e, The Sandpiper, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii; 14.08 GK Talk; Hawaii Talk; GK; Carlos Andrade; 18.48 Mark Twain Hawaii Prose; GK; Carlos Andrade; 19.59 Intro Taj Mahal & Carlos Andrade 20.45 Moonlight Lady, Tah Mahal with Carlos Andrade Band; 23.56 Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie, Tah Mahal with Carlos Andrade Band; 29.06 ID & Cargill Credit 29.07 Powdermilk Biscuit; GK; Band 29.26 Powdermilk Biscuit Netcue 31.36 Jack's Auto Repair Letter; GK 34.15 Mr. Cover Boy; Dedicated to Jack's; GK; Band 34.58 Minnesota Language Systems; Special Message for Hawaiians; GK; Peter Ostroushko; Taj Mahal; Butch Thompson 34.59 Intro Chet Atkins, The Water is Wide; GK 36.40 The Water is Water; Love Poem; GK; Chet Atkins (acoustic solo) 39.38 Sukiyaki - Ueo Muite Aruku (Instrumental); Chet Atkins (acoustic solo) 41.25 Charrade (instrumental); Chet Atkins (acoustic); Johnny Gimble (fiddle) 45.23 Greetings 49.03 Intro and Ala Kai, Kahelelani Serenaders; 51.49 Kaooayoko Ka Lelani, Kahelelani, Kahelelani Serenaders; 55.31 Teleabeli of the Mountain on the Island of Kuai, Kahelelani Serenaders; 01.00.20 Intermission 01.00.49 Am I Blue; Bob Potter Voice Over 01.00.50 Dinah; Intermission Tune 01.01.16 Intermission Credits 01.04.56 Welcome Back; Surf Sex intoHolsteins, Buddy the Whale; GK; Tom Keith SFX; 01.05.32 Intro Kamehameha Glee Club, Director Dale Noble 01.10.24 Island Medley, Kamehameha Glee Club 01.15.36 America the Beautiful, Kamehameha Glee Club 01.19.25 Monologue 01.41.15 Manni Island Song, Kiahelani Serenaders; 01.44.22 Hosanna, Kiahelani Serenaders; 01.48.22 Windy and Warm, (acoustic guitar instrumental) Chet Atkins 01.52.04 Estralita, (acoustic Guitar & fiddle) Chet Atkins; Johnny Gimble; 01.54.38 Bua Mamane, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii 01.57.09 Final Credits 01.58.08 Hawaii Aloha, Glee Club Closer .............................................................. Audio editing credit: Scott Rivard