Dear Old Southland
Fri, Aug 15, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Soreng Theater, Hult Center
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.
SET I Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
 When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Dear Old Southland
Words by Henry Creamer - Music by Turner Layton
(1919) Sinbad
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by George Gershwin
 Little Jazz Bird
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
Words & music by Irving Caesar, Gerald Marks, Sammy Lerner
 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Frank Perkins
 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Words & music by Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René
 The Darktown Strutters' Ball
Words & music by Shelton Brooks
 Jamboree Jones
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 The Dixieland Band
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 Sweet Georgia Brown
Words by Kenneth Casey - Music by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
 Original Dixieland One-Step
Music by Nick LaRocca
SET II Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Words by Henry Creamer - Music by Turner Layton
 New Orleans
Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Riverboat Shuffle
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Hoagy Carmichael, Dick Voynow
 Star Dust
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On
Words & music by Eugene West, Dave Ringle, James McCaffrey
 The Chant
Music by Mel Stitzel
 Doctor Jazz
Words by Walter Melrose - Music by King Oliver
 St. James Infirmary
(c 17th cent.) interpolated into Snow White
 Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
(1946) New Orleans
Music by Eddie DeLange, Louis Alter
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition
Music by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
 Stars Fell On Alabama
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Frank Perkins
 The Elks Parade
Music by Bobby Sherwood
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Louis Alter, 1902-1980
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Ben Bernie, 1891-1943
Shelton Brooks, 1886-1975
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
Hoagy Carmichael, 1899-1981
Kenneth Casey, 1899-1965
Henry Creamer, 1879-1930
Eddie DeLange, 1904-1949
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Bernie Hanighan, 1908-1976
DuBose Heyward, 1885-1940
Nick LaRocca, 1889-1961
Turner Layton, 1894-1978
Sammy Lerner, -
Gerald Marks, 1900-1997
James McCaffrey, -
Walter Melrose, 1889-1973
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Bubber Miley, 1903-1932
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Clarence Muse, 1889-1979
King Oliver, 1885-1938
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Frank Perkins, 1908-1988
Maceo Pinkard, 1897-1962
Leon René, 1902-1982
Otis René, 1898-1970
Dave Ringle, -
Bobby Sherwood, -
Mel Stitzel, -
Dick Voynow, -
Eugene West, -
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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
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