Festival Musical(s)
July, 2015
Whoopee!
Fr 31Whoopee!
August, 2015
Sa 01Whoopee!
Su 02Whoopee!
Fr 07Whoopee!
Sa 08Whoopee!
Su 09Whoopee!
Festival Events Calendar
The Shedd Ticket Office
541.434.7000
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
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 The Club's huge success in its heyday (before Prohibition was repealed and the Great Depression hit) was in large part due to two dynamic bandleaders, four great songwriters, and weekly radio broadcasts.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 - Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson (m)
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
(1927) - Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley (m)
 Rockin' In Rhythm
(1931) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Harry Carney (m)
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Sophisticated Lady
(1933) - Mitchell Parish (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Mood Indigo
(1931) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard (m)
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Digga-Digga-Do
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 I Must Have That Man
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Baby!
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Ring Dem Bells
(1930) interpolated into Check And Double Check - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Three Little Words
(1930) Check And Double Check - Bert Kalmar (w) Harry Ruby (m)
 Limehouse Blues
(1922) - Douglas Furber (w) Philip Braham (m)
 The Sheik Of Araby
(1921) - Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler (w) Ted Snyder (m)
 Ill Wind
(1934) Cotton Club Parade, 24th Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Happy As The Day Is Long
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Raisin' The Rent
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 My Old Flame
(1934) Belle Of The Nineties - Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston (w/m)
 As Long As I Live
(1934) Cotton Club Parade, 24th Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
(1932) Earl Carroll's Vanities, 10th ed. - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Minnie The Moocher
(1931) Cotton Club Revue, 19th Edition - Irving Mills, Clarence Gaskill (w) Cab Calloway (m)
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition - Duke Ellington, Irving Mills (m)
 Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day
(1932) Cotton Club Parade, 20th Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 St. James Infirmary
(c 17th cent.) interpolated into Snow White
 Cotton Club Stomp
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 14th Edition - Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
(1931) Rhyth-mania - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 I've Got The World On A String
(1932) Cotton Club Show, 21st Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Creole Love Call Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount 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 
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