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Hooray for Hollywood!
Film Songwriters in the 1930s & '40s
Fri, May 7 - Sun, May 16
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
Our most famous songwriters such as Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Harold Arlen established their reputations on Broadway, where they were given considerable artistic control over their work. They were much less comfortable in Hollywood where the rule from film producers was “Write us a song about [love or other bromide] and we’ll decide how to use it, if we use it.” It is remarkable that this system produced any worthwhile songs at all, but several composers and lyricists thrived under these conditions, including Harry Warren, Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin, Jimmy Van Heusen, Jule Styne and Johnny Mercer, to mention just a few. Their work was scarcely acknowledged at the time, even though their songs are now often the only memorable things about the films in which they were heard. It is these composers and writers to whom we pay tribute.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Lyn Burg, vocalist
Vicki Brabham, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Musicians
Frank Kenney, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Roger Woods, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Program
SET I. I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
 I've Heard That Song Before
(1942) Youth On Parade Sammy Cahn (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Come Fly With Me
(1947) Sammy Cahn (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)
 That Old Feeling
(1937) Vogues of 1938 Lew Brown (w) Sammy Fain (m)
 It's Been A Long, Long Time
(1945) Sammy Cahn (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Give Me A Song With A Beautiful Melody
(1949) It's A Great Feeling Sammy Cahn (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Dream
(1944) Johnny Mercer (w/m)
 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
(1937) Love Honor And Behave Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin (w) Sholom Secunda (m)
 King Porter Stomp
(1923) Jelly Roll Morton (m)
SET II. HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
 Hooray For Hollywood
(1937) Hollywood Hotel Johnny Mercer (w) Richard Whiting (m)
 It Could Happen To You
(1944) And The Angels Sing Johnny Burke (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)
 I'll Be Seeing You
(1938) Right This Way Irving Kahal (w) Sammy Fain (m)
 You Make Me Feel So Young
(1946) Three Little Girls In Blue Mack Gordon (w) Josef Myrow (m)
 I'll Take Romance
(1937) Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Ben Oakland (m)
 Chicago Style
(1953) Road To Bali Johnny Burke (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)
 Swinging On A Star
(1944) Going My Way Johnny Burke (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)
 My Old Flame
(1934) Belle Of The Nineties Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston (w/m)
 Shoo-Shoo Baby
(1943) Phil Moore (w/m)
 Time After Time
(1947) It Happened In Brooklyn Sammy Cahn (w) Jule Styne (m)


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