Oregon Festival of American Music 2016
I'll Be Seeing You
G. I. Jive, G. I. Jill & The Jukebox of the Air
Tue, Aug 9, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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Founded in early 1942 as a quasi-governmental organization within the Army’s Special Service Division, the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) was responsible for boosting the morale of servicemen through a variety of radio programs offering the types of news and entertainment they were used to back home. These programs
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were produced in Los Angeles because of its proximity to the entertainment industry and were distributed weekly in the form of transcription discs to cooperating overseas radio stations (most notably the BBC) and the Army’s own network of 800-odd shortwave radio stations associated with the Armed Forces’ theatres of operation throughout the world. Although not heard in the States, AFRS programs were very similar to home front commercial programs with the added special focus on servicemen themselves. Many of the programs, like G. I. Jive, Command Performance, and Mail Call encouraged servicemen to write in with requests and were called out and even bantered with “on the air”.
G. I. Jive was a 6-day per week 15 minute jukebox-style jazz program that played 4 to 5 popular songs and instrumentals in response to servicemen requests. Initially run by a rotating series of disc jockeys, G. I. Jive soared in popularity when Martha Wilkerson, a breezy blonde with a girl-next-door voice, took over hosting in late 1943 using the handle “G. I. Jill”. Wilkerson opened each show with some variation of “Hiya fellas! This is Jill again inviting you to join me at the jukebox for another session of G.I. Jive!”, filled 15 minutes with notably knowledgeable comments on the music and playful banter with her fans on all sorts of subjects, and ended, very fetchingly, with "Good morning to some of you, good afternoon to some more of you, and to the rest of you…good night."
To kick off this year’s festivities, Jesse Cloninger and company offer up a rich, fun-filled re-creation of G.I. Jive, filled with great tunes and G.I. Jill banter selected from the original episodes.
Event Personnel
Directors
Jesse Cloninger, music director
Vocalists
Musicians
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Josh Hettwer, reeds
Joe Manis, reeds
Idit Shner, reeds
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
Justin Woodward, trumpet
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Joe Freuen, trombone
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Howard Alden, guitar
Larry Fuller, piano
Chuck Redd, drums, vibes
Lynn Seaton, bass
PROGRAM
SET I
 American Patrol
(1885)
Music by F. W. Meacham
 I've Heard That Song Before
(1942) Youth On Parade
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
 I'm Gonna See My Baby
(1944)
Words & music by Phil Moore
 G. I. Jive
(1944)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Song Of India
(1937) interpolated into Las Vegas Nights
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
 Sierra Sue
(1916)
Words & music by Joseph B. Carey
 Why Don't You Do Right?
(1936)
Words & music by Kansas Joe McCoy
based on Weed Smoker's Dream
 Strip Polka
(1942)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
SET II
 One Meat Ball
(1944)
Words & music by Lou Singer, Hy Zaret
 I'll Be Seeing You
(1938) Right This Way
Words by Irving Kahal
Music by Sammy Fain
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly
Words by Joya Sherrill
Music by Billy Strayhorn
 Green Eyes
(1929/31)
Words by Adolfo Utrera, Eddie Rivera, Eddie Woods
Music by Nilo Menéndez
 On The Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
(1944)
Words by Joe Greene
Music by Stan Kenton, Charles Lawrence
 East Of The Sun
(1934) Stags At Bay
Words & music by Brooks Bowman
 Ciribiribin
(1898/1935)
Words by Carlo Tiochet (it), Jerry Castillo (en)
Music by Alberto Pestalozza
SET III
 Drum Boogie
(1941) interpolated into Ball Of Fire
Music by Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge
 Honeysuckle Rose
(1929)
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Fats Waller
 Blue Skies
(1926) Betsy
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Don't Fence Me In
(1936)
Words by Robert Fletcher
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Opus One
(1943)
Words by Sid Garris
Music by Sy Oliver
 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(1944) Here Come The Waves
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
 Kalamazoo
(1942) Orchestra Wives
Words by Mack Gordon
Music by Harry Warren
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Brooks Bowman, 1913-1937
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Joseph B. Carey, -
Jerry Castillo, -
Tommy Dorsey, 1905-1956
Roy Eldridge, 1911-1989
Sammy Fain, 1902-1989
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Robert Fletcher, -
Sid Garris, -
Mack Gordon, 1904-1959
Joe Greene, -
Harry James, -
Irving Kahal, 1903-1942
Stan Kenton, 1911-1979
Gene Krupa, 1909-1973
Charles Lawrence, -
Kansas Joe McCoy, 1905-1950
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
F. W. Meacham, -
Nilo Menéndez, 1902-1987
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Phil Moore, -
Sy Oliver, 1910-1988
Alberto Pestalozza, -
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, 1844-1908
Eddie Rivera, -
Joya Sherrill, 1924-2010
Lou Singer, -
Billy Strayhorn, 1915-1967
Jule Styne, 1905-1994
Carlo Tiochet, -
Adolfo Utrera, -
Fats Waller, 1904-1943
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Eddie Woods, -
Hy Zaret, -
Ticket/Venue Info
I'll Be Seeing You Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
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Eugene, Oregon
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