Dear Old Southland
Dear Old Southland
Mon Aug 18, 2:30-4:00 pm
Soreng Theater, Hult Center
  • Description
  • Program
Many of the earlier classic American songwriters who wrote about "the South" were actually from the South, but some, including Stephen Foster, often did not see places and events they described. Certainly by the 1920s most writers were living in the North, especially in New York City, and were utilizing conventions and stereotypes which had evolved through the minstrel show, burlesque, vaudeville and the Broadway revue. Many of the songs have literally become American folk songs--"Swanee River", "Bill Bailey," "Sweet Georgia Brown" come to mind as examples from different periods. Steve Stone and the Emerald City Jazz Kings explore this tradition.
Program
SET I Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
 When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam
(1912) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Dear Old Southland
(1921) - Henry Creamer (w) Turner Layton (m)
 Swanee
(1919) Sinbad - Irving Caesar (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Little Jazz Bird
(1924) Lady, Be Good - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
(1936) - Irving Caesar, Gerald Marks, Sammy Lerner (w/m)
 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
(1932) - Mitchell Parish (w) Frank Perkins (m)
 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
(1930) - Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René (w/m)
 The Darktown Strutters' Ball
(1916) - Shelton Brooks (w/m)
 Jamboree Jones
(1936) - Johnny Mercer (w/m)
 The Dixieland Band
(1935) - Johnny Mercer (w) Bernie Hanighan (m)
 Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) - Kenneth Casey (w) Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard (m)
 Summertime
(1935) Porgy And Bess - Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Original Dixieland One-Step
(1917) - Nick LaRocca (m)
SET II Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
(1922) - Henry Creamer (w) Turner Layton (m)
 New Orleans
(1932) - Hoagy Carmichael (w/m)
 Riverboat Shuffle
(1924) - Mitchell Parish (w) Hoagy Carmichael, Dick Voynow (m)
 Star Dust
 Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On
(1931) - Eugene West, Dave Ringle, James McCaffrey (w/m)
 The Chant
(1927) - Mel Stitzel (m)
 Doctor Jazz
(1926) - Walter Melrose (w) King Oliver (m)
 St. James Infirmary
(c 17th cent.) interpolated into Snow White
 Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
(1946) New Orleans - Eddie DeLange, Louis Alter (m)
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
(1927) - Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley (m)
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition - Duke Ellington, Irving Mills (m)
 Stars Fell On Alabama
(1934) - Mitchell Parish (w) Frank Perkins (m)
 The Elks Parade
(1942) - Bobby Sherwood (m)
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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000