From Bing to Bobby Sox
Crooners & Swing
Wed, Aug 6, 8:00 - 9:15 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
While the "ensemble" sound of the Swing years seemed to capture the nation's imagination throughout the 1930s and into the '40s, the solo vocalists soon overtook the big bands in both record sales and fan appeal. "Crooners" had been a part of American popular music for some time--Gene Austin had reigned in the mid-'20s, and Rudy Vallee had his day as the Great Depression deepened.
NEW 8:00 PM Start Time! From Bing to Bobby Sox is one of the 4 OFAM evening concerts held at The Shedd’s Jaqua Concert Hall that begin at 8:00 pm rather than our usual 7:30 pm and run 1 hour 15 min without intermission.
     We’ve designed these slightly-shorter, later-starting "Summer Shorts", as we’re calling them, so our patrons can enjoy a more leisurely dinner before coming to a refreshingly entertaining evening of fine music!
But then an aw-shucks boy named Bing Crosby nonchalantly took the stage--with, importantly, a masterful use of microphone--and pretty much dominated it with his seemingly untrained, comfortable and intimate style for the next 20 years. By the early '40s his successor was on the scene--a wisp of a lad who idolized Crosby, Frank Sinatra mastered Crosby's intimate approach, captured the hearts of his generation of young women, now called "bobby soxers", and became the new superstar.
Ken and company are joined by Bill Hulings, Michael Stone, Shirley Andress and Julie Alsin in an evening recalling those Halcyon years. Look for crooner classics like "Prisoner Of Love", "I Surrender Dear", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "All The Things You Are" and more.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director & clarinet
Julie Alsin, vocals
Shirley Andress, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Marty Grosz, guitar
Dick Hyman, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
(1932) The Big Broadcast
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Ralph Rainger
 Prisoner Of Love
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Clarence Gaskill, Russ Columbo
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Dancing In The Dark
(1931) The Band Wagon
Words by Howard Dietz - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 Just One More Chance
Words by Sam Coslow - Music by Arthur Johnston
 In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
(1932) Crooner
Words by Joe Young - Music by Little Jack Little, John Siras
 How Deep Is The Ocean?
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 I Surrender Dear
Words by Gordon Clifford - Music by Harry Barris
 Everything I Have Is Yours
(1933) Dancing Lady
Words by Harold Adamson - Music by Burton Lane
 I Get A Kick Out Of You
(1934) Anything Goes
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1933) Roberta
Words by Otto Harbach - Music by Jerome Kern
 It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
Words & music by Billy Mayhew
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Matty Malneck
 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
(1937) Love Honor And Behave
Words by Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin - Music by Sholom Secunda
 I'll Never Smile Again
Words & music by Ruth Lowe
 All Or Nothing At All
Words by Jack Lawrence - Music by Arthur Altman
 All The Things You Are
(1939) Very Warm For May
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Jerome Kern
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Adamson, 1906-1980
Arthur Altman, 1910-1994
Harry Barris, 1905-1962
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Saul Chaplin, 1912-1997
Gordon Clifford, 1902-
Russ Columbo, 1908-1934
Sam Coslow, 1902-1982
Howard Dietz, 1896-1983
Clarence Gaskill, 1898-1947
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895-1960
Otto Harbach, 1873-1963
Arthur Johnston, 1898-1954
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Burton Lane, 1912-1997
Jack Lawrence, 1912-
Little Jack Little, 1899-1956
Ruth Lowe, 1914-1981
Matty Malneck, 1903-1981
Billy Mayhew, -
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Ralph Rainger, 1901-1942
Leo Robin, 1900-1984
Arthur Schwartz, 1900-1984
Sholom Secunda, -
John Siras, -
Joe Young, 1889-1939
Ticket/Venue Info
From Bing To Bobby Sox Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
15%  20%  25%  Stud. 
AA36.00  30.75  29.00  27.00  18.00 
A28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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OFAM 2008 Schedule
Friday Jul 25
7:30 pmWizard of Oz
Saturday Jul 26
7:30 pmWizard of Oz
Tuesday Jul 29
6:00 pmMemories In Black & White
Wednesday Jul 30
7:30 pmCotton Club Stomp
Thursday Jul 31
2:00 pmSwing That Music
8:00 pmBeyond The Rainbow
Friday Aug 1
2:00 pmSunny Side of the Street
7:30 pmBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 2
2:00 pmWizard of Oz
8:00 pmWe're in The Money
Sunday Aug 3
2:00 pmBrigadoon
Tuesday Aug 5
8:00 pmUnsaturated Fats
Wednesday Aug 6
8:00 pmBing to Bobby Sox
Thursday Aug 7
2:00 pmStar Dust
7:30 pmBrigadoon
Friday Aug 8
2:00 pmFingerbuster
7:30 pmWizard of Oz
Saturday Aug 9
2:00 pmBrother, Can You Spare A Dime
7:30 pmStage Door Canteen
Sunday Aug 10
2:00 pmWizard of Oz
Friday Aug 15
7:30 pmBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 16
7:30 pmBrigadoon
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