A Prairie Home Companion (CompactDisc)

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This new collection features highlights from 25 years on the air, including old favorites and seven brand-new stories, plus a special full-length bonus music cassette/CD


Publisher Workman Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9781565113251
SKU 30475457
Format CD
ISBN10 156511325X
Release Date 6/1/1999
Dimensions (in Inches) 5.25H x 5.75L x 1T
Author Info
Garrison Keillor
Gary Edward (later Garrison) Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, into a family that adhered to a fundamentalist Christian sect, the Plymouth Brethren--and had a childhood he describes as "very happy." He attended the University of Minnesota, receiving his B. A. in 1966, and did graduate work from 1966 to 1968. In 1965, Keillor married Mary C. Guntzel. They had a son, Jason; they were divorced in 1976. A devotee of the Grand Ole Opry, Keillor began hosting "A Prairie Home Companion" on Minnesota Public Radio, and soon the show went national. He was greatly influenced by relatives who gave "long, meandering talks" at family gatherings. As his success grew, and the books inspired by his show lingered on the bestseller lists, Keillor grew more and more ambivalent about celebrity and losing touch with his Midwestern roots. He detested the onslaught of shopping malls and encroaching urbanization of his hometown. He shocked his following in 1984 when he closed "A Prairie Home Companion." He moved to Denmark in 1987 with his second wife, but eventually returned to the U.S. (until 1992 he was a staff writer at The New Yorker), where after another divorce he married wife number three, a violinist.
From the Publisher
Editors Note 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 bonus collection of 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. Contents:Truckstop; The Way You Look Tonight; The Trip to Norway; Cowpies; Kristina's Double Date; Won't You be My Ginger?; Gospel Birds; The Living Flag; Green Summertime; A Summer Night; Berena: A Concert Waltz; Nearer My God to Thee; Pontoon Boat; How Long, How Long Blues; Hog Slaughter; Giant Decoys; The Secret Lutherans; Deep Creek; A Rich Full Life; Guys On Ice; Clarence Cleans His Roof; Confessional; Our Team; Turn Your Radio On; Cripple Creek; Blue Train; Oh Sister, Ain't That Hot?; Chapel of Love; Oh Baby; Minneapolis Blues; Back in the City; Mandy Make Up Your Mind; Air Mail Special; Little Red Hen; Walk Over God's Heaven; That's All Right Mama; The Stars & Stripes Forever March; Hula Lou; Jingle Medley; Nashville Pickin'; Cold, Cold Heart; Down the Line; Just Rockin'; Goodnight Baby; Nobody Knows When Your Down & Out; Road to Kingdom Come; Stride by Stride; Let's Have A Party
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Edition 0025
Number of Pages 3
Publisher Highbridge Company

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