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Definitely above average [stories & comedy for you & your poor old parents]
Keillor, Garrison.
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : High Bridge, [2000]

Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Subtitle from container.
Disc 1 : Songs : Oh baby -- Bananas -- Children, go where I send thee -- The true sad story of Mr. Froggie -- Baby dance -- Knock, knock, who's there -- El hambo -- Hush little baby -- The baby says ha -- Estrellita -- Count your blessings -- Brownie and Pete -- The horses stood around/ Powdermilk buiscuit theme -- Tell my ma -- Happy one step -- Oh Susanna fantasy -- Wheels on the bus -- Songs that I love best -- Baby blues -- Tell me why -- Disc 2 : Sketches : The chord that Jack played -- A game of chess -- The princess and the pea -- The sound effects man, part one -- Laws concerning food and drink, household principles; lamentations of the father -- The snow queen -- The sound effects man, part two.
Added Uniform Title:
Prairie home companion (Radio program)
Format :
Audiobook on CD


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PN1991.77.P73 D4 2000C DISC 2 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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From live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.After the birth of Garrison Keillor's daughter, the stories, songs, and sketches on A Prairie Home Companion took on a distinctly parental bent. This new collection gathers the warmest, funniest, most affectionate examples: dance tunes and comedy with sound effects; songs featuring Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke, Beaussoleil, and other guests; Ian Frazier's much-requested "Lamentations of the Father"; and Garrison's version of "The Princess and the Pea." Garrison says, "I test-played this album for my daughter, who is three, and she jumped around a lot."Filled with stories, sketches, and songs recorded from live broadcasts, Definitely Above Average will delight parents and children everywhere.Contents: Oh BabyBananasChildren Go Where I Send TheeThe True Sad Story of Mr. FroggieBaby DanceKnock Knock Who's ThereEl HamboHush Little BabyThe Baby Says HaEstrellitaCount Your BlessingsBrownie and PeteThe Horses Stood Around/Powdermilk Biscuit ThemeTell My MaHappy One StepOh Susanna FantasyWheels On the BusSongs That I Love BestBaby BluesTell Me WhyThe Chord That Jack PlayedA Game of ChessThe Princess and the PeaThe Sound Effects Man Part OneThe Snow QueenThe Sound Effects Man Part Tw

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)

Table of Contents

Tape 1 Music Oh Baby
Children Go Where I Send Thee
The True Sad Story of Mr. Froggie
Baby Dance
Knock Knock Who's There
El Hambo
Hush Little Baby
The Baby Says Ha
Count Your Blessings
Brownie and Pete
The Horses Stood Around/Powdermilk Biscuit Theme
Tell My Ma
Happy One Step
Oh Susanna Fantasy
Wheels On the Bus
Songs That I Love Best
Baby Blues
Tell Me Why
Tape 2 Sketches The Chord That Jack Played
A Game of Chess
The Princess and the Pea
The Sound Effects Man Part One
The Snow Queen
The Sound Effects Man Part Two