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We begin this year’s musical journey with an evening of music from the most influential night-clubs in the heyday of New York City night-life, the famed Cotton Club. We'll look at the Cotton Club’s golden years--from the late 1920s and early ‘30s--when it featured such giants as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Ethel Waters and more and go all the way through to the final years, with a look at Louis' Armstrong's contributions to the Club. We feature many songs that were written either specifically for the Cotton Club Revues, or songs that became popular through their exposure in these shows. Look for “Stormy Weather”, “Creole Love Call”, “Minnie The Moocher”, “Sophisticated Lady”, “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”, “Ill Wind”, “Diga, Diga, Do” and more!
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, Director & clarinet
Clairdee, vocals
Maria Jette, vocals
Ian Whitcomb, vocals, uke
Smith Derek, piano
Rod Fleeman, guitar
Red Holloway, saxophone
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
Byron Stripling, trumpet
 Cotton Club Stomp
(1929) Blackberries of 1930 - Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges (m)
(1935) Cotton Club Parade, 26th Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Rube Bloom (m)
 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
(1931) Rhyth-mania - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 As Long As I Live
(1934) Cotton Club Parade, 24th Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Hot Feet
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 14th Edition - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Minnie The Moocher
(1931) Cotton Club Revue, 19th Edition - Irving Mills, Clarence Gaskill (w) Cab Calloway (m)
 Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day
(1932) Cotton Club Parade, 20th Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania - Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson (m)
 Rockin' In Rhythm
(1931) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Harry Carney (m)
 Ring Dem Bells
(1930) interpolated into Check And Double Check - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m)
 Lost In Meditation
(1927) - Irving Mills, Lou Singer (w) Duke Ellington (m)
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 I've Got The World On A String
(1932) Cotton Club Show, 21st Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Ill Wind
(1934) Cotton Club Parade, 24th Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
(1930) - Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René (w/m)
 I'm Confessin' That I Love You
(1930) - Al Neiburg (w) Ellis Reynolds (m) Doc Daugherty (w/m)
 Sophisticated Lady
(1933) - Mitchell Parish (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 In My Solitude
(1934) - Irving Mills, Eddie DeLange (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Cotton Club Stomp Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA38.00  32.50  30.50  28.50  19.00 
A32.00  27.25  25.75  24.00  16.00 
B26.00  22.25  21.00  19.50  13.00 
C18.00  15.50  14.50  13.50  9.00 
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2008 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Institute Presenting Sponsor