The Benny Goodman Story
(Universal 1956)
Wed, Jul 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
The young Benny Goodman (Steve Allen) is taught clarinet by a Chicago music professor. He is advised by bandleader Kid Ory to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by joining the Ben Pollack traveling band. Later, in New York, where his new band gets a lukewarm reception, Benny meets jazz lover John Hammond (Herbert Anderson) and his sister Alice (Donna Reed). He is invited to the stately Hammond home to perform a Mozart clarinet concerto. Alice fears he will be embarrassed, but his playing is impeccable and Benny appreciates her concern. Benny's performances on a popular Saturday night radio program result in Fletcher Henderson (Sammy Davis, Sr.) volunteering to do some arrangements for him. On the West Coast, the radio show's early start has made Benny's music a sensation with a younger generation. He puts together a quartet featuring Gene Krupa on drums, Teddy Wilson on piano and Lionel Hampton on vibes. The romance with society girl Alice is disconcerting to Benny's mother, but by the time her son plays Carnegie Hall, all is well and Mrs. Goodman has personally invited her future daughter-in-law to sit by her side.
 Let's Dance
Words by Fanny Baldridge - Music by Gregory Stone, Joseph Bonine
 Bugle Call Rag
Music by Elmer Schoebel, Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Matty Malneck
 Don't Be That Way
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson
Words by Lew Brown, Cecil Mack - Music by Ford Dabney
 Sing Sing Sing
Music by Louis Prima
 Stompin' At The Savoy
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb
 One O'Clock Jump
Music by Count Basie
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Eubie Blake
 And The Angels Sing
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Ziggy Elman
 China Boy
Words & music by Dick Winfree, Phil Boutelje
Words by Eddie DeLange - Music by Irving Mills, Will Hudson
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad
Words & music by B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
 Sensation Rag
Music by Eddie Edwards
 Original Dixieland One-Step
Music by Nick LaRocca
 On The Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 King Porter Stomp
Music by Jelly Roll Morton
Music by Gordon Jenkins
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Fanny Baldridge, -
Count Basie, 1904-1984
Eubie Blake, 1883-1983
Joseph Bonine, -
Phil Boutelje, 1895-1979
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Ford Dabney, 1883-1958
Eddie DeLange, 1904-1949
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Eddie Edwards, 1891-1963
Ziggy Elman, 1914-1968
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Benny Goodman, 1909-1986
Will Hudson, 1908-1981
Gordon Jenkins, -
Al Jolson, 1886-1950
Nick LaRocca, 1889-1961
Cecil Mack, 1883-1944
Matty Malneck, 1903-1981
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Billy Meyers, -
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Jelly Roll Morton, 1890-1941
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Jack Pettis, -
Louis Prima, 1910-1978
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Vincent Rose, 1880-1944
Edgar Sampson, 1907-1973
Elmer Schoebel, 1896-1970
Gregory Stone, -
Chick Webb, 1905-1939
Dick Winfree, 1898-1975
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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