Sweeter & Hotter
Sweeter & Hotter - Eugene
More Fabulous '30s!
Tue Apr 15, 8:00-10:00 pm
Soreng Theater, Hult Center
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  • Personnel
  • Program
The title of our show comes from a song of the same name, written by Harold Arlen and Jack Yellen for a “college” musical called You Said It., which opened in January, 1931. “Sweet and Hot” is also a good metaphor for all popular music of the time. “Hot,” because the unfolding of jazz and blues in the 1920s had produced a direct transformation in the music and lyrics of popular songs. And “sweet,” because the period also saw the emergence of the popular ballad, the “How to say I love you in 32 bars” song which was to become so ubiquitous in the mid-30s.
It was a prolific period of great energy and inventiveness in popular music and jazz which has gone somewhat unobserved in more recent times. We have all become well aware of the startling contributions to jazz of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke, and we are certainly aware of the dramatic emergence of the Swing Era in 1935, for which Benny Goodman was the catalyst. But a great deal of exciting music was being written and performed in the interim.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Sachs, vocalist
Tracy Williams, vocalist
Bob Cross, vocalist
David Matis, vocalist
Musicians
Steve Owen, reeds
Frank Kenney, reeds
James Phillips, reeds
Brian McWhorter, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Alan Phillips, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Program
SET I - 1931: Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
 Sweet And Hot
(1930) You Said It Jack Yellen (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Casa Loma Stomp
(1931) Gene Gifford (m)
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition Lew Brown (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 As Time Goes By
(1931) Everybody's Welcome Herman Hupfeld (w/m)
 I've Got The World On A String
(1932) Cotton Club Show, 21st Edition Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Cheerful Little Earful
(1930) Sweet And Low Ira Gershwin (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Hello, My Lover, Good-bye
(1931) Here Goes The Bride Edward Heyman (w) John Green (m)
 Lazy River
(1930) Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin (w/m)
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana Yip Harburg (w) Jay Gorney (m)
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Moonlight Saving Time
(1931) Irving Kahal (w) Harry Richman (m)
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 When Your Lover Has Gone
(1931) Aaron Swan (w/m)
 I Surrender Dear
(1931) Gordon Clifford (w) Harry Barris (m)
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton (w) Johnny Green (m)
 Big City Blues
(1929) Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 Con Conrad, Sidney Mitchell, Archie Gottler (w/m)
 Tiger Rag
(1917) Nick LaRocca (m)
SET II - Rockin' In Rhythm
 Rhythm Is Our Business
(1935) Sammy Cahn, Jimmie Lunceford (w) Saul Chaplin (m)
 Hittin' The Bottle
(1930) Earl Carroll's Vanities, 8th ed. Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Rockin' In Rhythm
(1931) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Harry Carney (m)
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson (m)
 Mood Indigo
(1931) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard (m)
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Happy As The Day Is Long
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Minnie The Moocher
(1931) Cotton Club Revue, 19th Edition Irving Mills, Clarence Gaskill (w) Cab Calloway (m)
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Alligator Crawl
(1927) Fats Waller (m)
 Willow Tree
(1928) Keep Shufflin' Andy Razaf (w) Thomas Waller (m)
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m)
 Handful of Keys
(1929) Fats Waller (m)
 Bugle Call Rag
(1923) Elmer Schoebel, Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers (m)


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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000