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Publish Date: 7/6/2006
(in Inches) 4.5H x 5.5L x 0.25T
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You've heard Garrison Keillor and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band perform on the radio. Now you can enjoy their feel-good music on this collection.
A Prairie Home Companionlisteners are frequently treated to a song--sometimes to a familiar tune, sometimes to original music--with words by Garrison Keillor.
In them, he sings of home, love, friendship, family, faith, or just plain fun. These sixteen songs, specially recorded for this collection, are some of his best.
?I carry this solemn mug around in public to encourage strangers to mind their manners, but when I get home I am glad to make faces, quack like a duck, dance a little dance, and even sing a little. For many years now I have felt at home on the radio. These are some of the songs.?--Garrison Keillor
1. What Floats Your Boat
2. My Grandfather's Clock
3. My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose
4. Homestead on the Farm
5. Everybody Knows It
6. Home on the Range 7. Boy's Best Friend
8. Frankie and Johnny
9. What'll I Do
10. Old Backstage
11. There Once Was a Shy Young Man
12. My Minnesota Home
13. Nearer My God to Thee
14. Only for You
15. Goodbye to My Uncles
16. Tell My Ma
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.