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Definitely above Average: Stories and Comedy for You and Your Poor Old Parents
     

Definitely above Average: Stories and Comedy for You and Your Poor Old Parents

by Garrison Keillor
 

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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

Overview

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 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 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
  • 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

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781565114128
    Publisher:
    HighBridge Company
    Publication date:
    08/02/2000
    Series:
    Prairie Home Companion Ser.
    Edition description:
    Abridged; 2.5 hours on 2 CDs
    Pages:
    1
    Product dimensions:
    6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

    Meet the Author

    As the host of A Prairie Home Companion for over forty years, Garrison Keillor has captivated millions of listeners with his News from Lake Wobegon monologues. He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    Brief Biography

    Hometown:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Date of Birth:
    August 7, 1942
    Place of Birth:
    Anoka, Minnesota
    Education:
    B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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