The Emerald City Jazz Kings
The Joint Is Jumpin'!
The Legacy of African-American Songwriters, 1900-1940
Sat, May 10, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Austin Auditorium, LaSells
A few African -American composers are well-known through their popular songs--Duke Ellington, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Eubie Blake are perhaps the best examples. Their works are still performed today and each of them has, in fact, been the subject of a Broadway musical. More significantly, their songs are usually identified with their respective composers. But there are also the composers of many other important songs who deserve our attention--Sheldon Brooks ("Some of These Days"), Spencer Williams ("I've Found a New Baby"), Maceo Pinkard ("Sweet Georgia Brown"), Turner Layton ("After You've Gone") and many others. We will explore the songs of all of these composers and others who contributed a very important part of our popular song legacy.
 The Joint Is Jumpin'
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller, J. C. Johnson
 Some Of These Days
Words & music by Shelton Brooks
 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Words & music by Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield
 Trav'lin' Light
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Johnny Moore, Trummy Young
 Ballin' The Jack
Words by Jim Burris - Music by Chris Smith
 Straighten Up And Fly Right
Words & music by Irving Mills, Nat King Cole
 Someday You'll Be Sorry
Words & music by Louis Armstrong
 God Bless The Child
Words & music by Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 After You've Gone
Words by Henry Creamer - Music by Turner Layton
 I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
Words & music by Buddy Johnson
 Sweet Georgia Brown
Words by Kenneth Casey - Music by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard
 I've Found A New Baby
Words & music by Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer
 Slightly Less Than Wonderful
Words by George Marion Jr. - Music by Fats Waller
 Honeysuckle Rose
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Erroll Garner
 Them There Eyes
Words & music by Maceo Pinkard, William Tracey, Doris Tauber
 'Round Midnight
Music by Thelonious Monk
 Hit Me With A Hot Note And Watch Me Bounce
Words by Don George - Music by Duke Ellington
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Eubie Blake
 Satin Doll
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
 If You Could See Me Now
Words by Carl Sigman - Music by Tadd Dameron
 Midnight Sun
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke
Words by Alex Rogers - Music by Bert Williams
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Louis Armstrong, 1901-1971
Ben Bernie, 1891-1943
Eubie Blake, 1883-1983
Shelton Brooks, 1886-1975
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Sonny Burke, -
Jim Burris, -
Kenneth Casey, 1899-1965
Nat King Cole, 1919-1965
Henry Creamer, 1879-1930
Tadd Dameron, -
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Erroll Garner, -
Don George, -
Lionel Hampton, 1908-2002
Arthur Herzog, -
Billie Holiday, -
J. C. Johnson, 1896-1981
Buddy Johnson, 1915-1977
Turner Layton, 1894-1978
George Marion Jr., 1899-1968
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Thelonious Monk, 1917-1982
Johnny Moore, -
Jack Palmer, 1900-1976
Maceo Pinkard, 1897-1962
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Alex Rogers, -
Carl Sigman, -
Chris Smith, -
Billy Strayhorn, 1915-1967
Doris Tauber, -
William Tracey, -
Fats Waller, 1904-1943
Charles Warfield, -
Spencer Williams, 1889-1965
Bert Williams, -
Clarence Williams, 1898-1965
Trummy Young, 1912-1984
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Austin Auditorium
LaSells Stewart Center
OSU Campus
Corvallis, OR
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