Oregon Festival of American Music 2015
Creole Love Call
The Cotton Club, 1923-34
Fri, Aug 14, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Collis Wealth Management
When Prohibition took effect in 1920, it created a mob-run industry for the illegal distribution of alcohol, a system in which clubs were an important component…and these clubs became, incidentally, rich grounds for the creation and advancement of much of the great music we associate with the Jazz Age. A number of clubs in Harlem competed for downtown audiences, the most successful being The Cotton Club, which gangster Owney Madden opened in 1923 while serving time in Sing Sing. The Club's huge success in its heyday (before Prohibition was repealed and the Great Depression hit) was in large part due to two dynamic bandleaders, four great songwriters, and weekly radio broadcasts. Duke Ellington's tenure ran from 1927-30; Cab Calloway's from 1930-34. The lead songwriters for the nightly revues (which were refreshed twice each year) were Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields in the early years and Harold Arlen & Ted Kohler later. An evening at The Cotton Club--a leisurely dance set filled with the strains of the best music of the day followed by the nightly revue--was by all accounts fabulous and the radio broadcasts made everyone famous.
Jesse Cloninger, the Festival Hot 5 and company are joined by vocalists Shirley Andress, Siri Vik, Clairdee, Bill Hulings, and Byron Stripling for an extended evening in tribute to those golden Ellington-Calloway years. The format for the evening will be our usual cabaret layout: top-ticketed cabaret seating down front of the main floor, and reserved seating up in the balcony, with a full bar in the Tykeson Lobby. We get going at 7 pm--an hour earlier than the Festival's other evening concerts--with 2 intermissions. While dressing up is not required, in the spirit of the event we encourage it (especially if you go period!).
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director, reeds
Clairdee, vocals
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Rod Fleeman, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
Shirley Andress, vocals
Siri Vik, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
PROGRAM
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
(1927)
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley
 Rockin' In Rhythm
(1931)
Words by Irving Mills
Music by Duke Ellington, Harry Carney
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932)
Words by Irving Mills
Music by Duke Ellington
 Sophisticated Lady
(1933)
Words by Mitchell Parish
Music by Duke Ellington
 Mood Indigo
(1931)
Words by Irving Mills
Music by Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Digga-Digga-Do
(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
 Baby!
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Ring Dem Bells
(1930)
Words by Irving Mills
Music by Duke Ellington
 Three Little Words
(1930) Check And Double Check
Words by Bert Kalmar
Music by Harry Ruby
 Limehouse Blues
(1922)
Words by Douglas Furber
Music by Philip Braham
 The Sheik Of Araby
(1921)
Words by Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler
Music by Ted Snyder
 Ill Wind
(1934) Cotton Club Parade, 24th Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 Happy As The Day Is Long
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 Raisin' The Rent
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 My Old Flame
(1934) Belle Of The Nineties
Words & music by Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
 As Long As I Live
(1934) Cotton Club Parade, 24th Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
(1932) Earl Carroll's Vanities, 1932
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 Minnie The Moocher
(1931) Cotton Club Revue, 19th Edition
Words by Irving Mills, Clarence Gaskill
Music by Cab Calloway
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition
Music by Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington
 Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day
(1932) Cotton Club Parade, 20th Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 St. James Infirmary
(c 17th cent.) interpolated into Snow White
 Cotton Club Stomp
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 14th Edition
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
(1931) Rhyth-mania
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 I've Got The World On A String
(1932) Cotton Club Show, 21st Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Barney Bigard, -
Philip Braham, -
Cab Calloway, 1907-1994
Harry Carney, 1910-1974
Sam Coslow, 1902-1982
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Douglas Furber, 1885-1961
Clarence Gaskill, 1898-1947
Rudy Jackson, -
Arthur Johnston, 1898-1954
Bert Kalmar, 1884-1947
Ted Koehler, 1894-1973
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Bubber Miley, 1903-1932
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Harry Ruby, 1895-1974
Harry B. Smith, 1860-1936
Ted Snyder, 1881-1965
Francis Wheeler, -
Ticket/Venue Info
Creole Love Call Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
Gold48.00  43.25  41.00  38.50  36.00 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  28.50 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  25.50 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  21.00 
O20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  15.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000

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