The Emerald City Jazz Kings in
We're In the Money
Sun, Feb 10, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Austin Auditorium, LaSells
It is the ultimate irony that the Casa Loma Orchestra's first recording session on October 29, 1929 (remember that date?) included their version of "Happy Days Are Here Again". This song was originally an innocent production number for a Broadway show, but it soon became a bitter commentary on the depression. FDR tried to use it as a 1932 campaign song, but the public was not in the mood -- yet. This did not stop songwriters from producing songs of unbounded optimism throughout the decade, and they probably provided a great service in keeping up the the spirits of the American public. Far fewer songwriters commented directly on the effects of the Depression, but some of their numbers such as "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" and "Remember My Forgotten Man" are among the most memorable depression songs. We will present a program of both types of numbers from what was probably the most significant popular song-writing decade in American history.
Program
SET I. HAPPY DAYS
 Life Goes To A Party
(1937)
Music by Benny Goodman, Harry James
 The Gold Diggers' Song
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Keep A Song In Your Soul
(1931)
Words by Alexander Hill - Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
 The Toy Trumpet
(1936) Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Words by Lew Pollack, Sidney Mitchell - Music by Raymond Scott
 Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929)
Words by Jack Yellen - Music by Milton Ager
 Anitra's Dance
(1939)
Music by Edvard Grieg
 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
(1933) Moulin Rouge
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Good-Bye
(1920) Lady Billy
Words by Zelda Sears - Music by Harold Levey
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Jay Gorney
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition
Words by Lew Brown - Music by Ray Henderson
 Don't Be That Way
(1938)
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson
 Remember My Forgotten Man
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Sing You Sinners
(1930) Honey
Words & music by Sam Coslow, W. Franke Harling
SET II. SUNNY SIDE UP
 Merrily We Roll Along
(1935)
Words & music by Charles Tobias, Eddie Cantor, Murray Mencher
 Twilight In Turkey
(1937) Ali Baba Goes To Town
Music by Raymond Scott
 Pennies From Heaven
(1936) Pennies From Heaven
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Arthur Johnston
 Some Day My Prince Will Come
(1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Words by Larry Morey - Music by Frank Churchill
 Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf
(1933) Three Little Pigs
Words by Ann Ronell - Music by Frank Churchill
 What's New?
(1939)
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Bob Haggart
 It's A Wonderful World
(1939)
Words by Harold Adamson - Music by Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson
 A Cottage For Sale
(1930)
Words by Larry Conley - Music by Willard Robison
 Posin'
(1937)
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Saul Chaplin
 Heebie Jeebies
(1926)
Music by Boyd Atkins
 With Plenty Of Money And You
(1937) Gold Diggers of 1937
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Sunny Side Up
(1929) Sunny Side Up
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva - Music by Ray Henderson
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Adamson, 1906-1980
Milton Ager, 1893-1979
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Boyd Atkins, -
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Eddie Cantor, 1892-1964
Saul Chaplin, 1912-1997
Frank Churchill, -
Larry Conley, -
Sam Coslow, 1902-1982
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Al Dubin, 1891-1945
Benny Goodman, 1909-1986
Jay Gorney, 1894-1990
Edvard Grieg, 1843-1907
Bob Haggart, -
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
W. Franke Harling, 1887-1958
Ray Henderson, 1896-1970
Alexander Hill, 1906-1937
Harry James, -
Arthur Johnston, 1898-1954
Harold Levey, -
Murray Mencher, 1898-1991
Sidney Mitchell, 1888-1942
Larry Morey, -
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Lew Pollack, 1895-1946
Willard Robison, -
Ann Ronell, 1908-1993
Edgar Sampson, 1907-1973
Jan Savitt, -
Raymond Scott, 1908-1994
Zelda Sears, -
Charlie Shavers, 1920-1971
Charles Tobias, 1898-1970
Thomas "Fats" Waller, 1904-1943
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Johnny Watson, -
Jack Yellen, 1892-1991
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LaSells Stewart Center
OSU Campus
Corvallis, OR
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