Star Dust Memories
Thu, Jan 28 - Sat, Jan 30
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Even though his earliest compositions were instrumental, most of Hoagy Carmichael’s compositions are songs strongly associated with his own performances of them, to the point where he is almost the only composer of popular song to be identified with the song titles, e.g. "Hoagy Carmichael's immortal 'Stardust'." The lyrics of Carmichael’s songs are often colloquial and regional in nature. Often the region evoked is the South, even though Carmichael was from Indiana, and the images are rural ("Lazy River", "Geor­gia On My Mind", "Moon Country"). Some of his finest songs, however, evoke much more poetic images -- "Star Dust", "One Morning In May" and the superb "Sky­lark", the latter written with Mercer. Others were written to be sung by Car­michael himself for the character roles he portrayed in films -- "Balti­more Oriole", "Hong Kong Blues", and our own regional favorite, "Rogue River Valley". The Jazz Kings will be presenting a broad spectrum of Hoagy's best songs.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Julie Alsin, vocalist
Dan Sachs, vocalist
Al Villanueva, vocalist
Steve Owen, reeds
Frank Kenney, reeds
James Phillips, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Dave Bender, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Alan Phillips, guitar, banjo
Dan Stotz, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
 Star Dust
 Davenport Blues
(1925) Bix Beiderbecke (m)
 Georgia On My Mind
(1930) Stuart Gorell (w) Hoagy Carmichael (m)
(1935) Anything Goes Edward Heyman (w) Hoagy Carmichael (m)
 Washboard Blues
(1926) Fred B. Callahan (w) Hoagy Carmichael (w/m)
 Two Sleepy People
(1938) Thanks For The Memory Frank Loesser (w) Hoagy Carmichael (m)
 Hong Kong Blues
(1938) Hoagy Carmichael (w/m)
 Riverboat Shuffle
(1924) Mitchell Parish (w) Hoagy Carmichael, Dick Voynow (m)
 The Nearness Of You
(1938) Romance In the Dark Ned Washington (w) Hoagy Carmichael (m)
 Moon Country Is Home To Me
 Heart And Soul
(1938) Every Day's A Holiday Stanley Adams (w) Hoagy Carmichael (m)
 Blue Orchids
(1939) Hoagy Carmichael (w/m)
 Small Fry
 The Dixieland Band
(1935) Johnny Mercer (w) Bernie Hanighan (m)
 Bob White
(1937) Johnny Mercer (w) Bernie Hanighan (m)
 Thanks For The Memory
(1938) The Big Broadcast of 1938 Leo Robin (w) Ralph Rainger (m)
 I Get Along Without You Very Well
(1939) Hoagy Carmichael (w/m)
 Star Dust
 In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
(1951) Here Comes The Groom Johnny Mercer (w) Hoagy Carmichael (m)

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