Oregon Festival of American Music 2015
Honeysuckle Rose
Dorothy Fields & Andy Razaf
Fri, Aug 14, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Marriott Residence Inn
Jesse Cloninger and his Festival Hot 7 are fronted by Siri Vik, Clairdee and Byron Stripling in a tribute to two unusually gifted lyricist who gave late 1920s African American Harlem and Broadway revue its best songs: Dorothy Fields and Andy Razaf.
The daughter of famed Jewish-American vaudevillian and Broadway producer Lew Fields, Dorothy Fields got her New York start in 1927 writing songs with composer Jimmy McHugh for the Cotton Club revues and, over the next several years the duo wrote some of the best songs of the 20th century for 2 Broadway revues, Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 ("Digga-Digga-Doo", "Doin' The New Low_Down", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", and "I Must Have That Man") and The International Revue of 1930 ("Exactly Like You" and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street").
Madagascan prince Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo (a.k.a. Andy Razaf) got his start as a lyricist on Tin Pan Alley, having secured a job as an elevator in the district after quitting school at age 16. Working with a number of renowned composers throughout the 1920s and '30s including Fats Waller, Eubie Blake and James P. Johnson, Razaf penned the lyrics to a set of fine songs for 3 late-20s African American revues: Keep Shufflin' (1926, "Keep Shufflin'"), Hot Chocolates of 1928 ("Ain't Misbehavin'", "(What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue", "Sweet Savannah Sue"), and Blackbirds of 1930 ("Memories Of You"), along with more than a few stand-alone classics like "Honeysuckle Rose", "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now", "S'posin'", "My Fate Is In Your Hands", and "Blue Turnin' Grey Over You".
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director, reeds
Clairdee, vocals
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
Rod Fleeman, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
Siri Vik, vocals
PROGRAM
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1930) Connie's Hot Chocolates
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Fats Waller
 I'm Just Wild About Harry
(1921) Shuffle Along
Words by Noble Sissle
Music by Eubie Blake
 Sweet Savannah Sue
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates
Music by Fats Waller
 Honeysuckle Rose
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Fats Waller
 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Don Redman
 My Fate Is In Your Hands
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Fats Waller
 Blue Turning Grey Over You
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Fats Waller
 S'posin'
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Paul Denniker
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Eubie Blake
 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
(1932)
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Fats Waller
 Digga-Digga-Do
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Doin' The New Lowdown
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 I Must Have That Man
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Exactly Like You
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 On The Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Love Will Find A Way
(1921) Shuffle Along
Words & music by Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle
 Here Comes My Blackbird
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Eubie Blake, 1883-1983
Paul Denniker, -
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Don Redman, 1900-1964
Noble Sissle, 1889-1975
Fats Waller, 1904-1943
Ticket/Venue Info
Honeysuckle Rose Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
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Eugene, Oregon
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