Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Start Off Swinging!
Tue, Aug 6, 8:00 - 10:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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On August 21, 1935 at Los Angeles' Palomar Ballroom, at the end of a less-than-successful tour, the Benny Goodman Orchestra decided to give it one last best shot and let loose with an extraordinarily hot set to a room full of West Coast youngsters, and the Swing Era was born. Swing had been developing among African American bands for years in the east, and Goodman and company had been playing it themselves regularly (but late at night) on the east coast radio show Let's Dance, as were other early-'30s dance bands. But on that legendary night, which was broadcast live across the nation at a much earlier time than the band's Let's Dance segments had been airing, Swing captured the American mainstream...and held on tight for a solid decade after.
For OFAM 2013's gala opener, Ken Peplowski and his core unit join up with Jesse Cloninger and the Emerald City Jazz Kings (fronted by a vocal team that includes Shirley Andress, Vicki Brabham and Evynne Hollens channeling the Andrews Sisters, joined by Bob Cross and Michael Stone) to celebrate Hollywood's embrace of Swing with a host of movies (otherwise seldom memorable) which recorded for posterity many great moments by the likes of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Shaw, as well as some unbelievable dance sequences and simply fabulous vocals...most notably by the nonpareil Andrews Sisters. Look for such classic numbers as "In The Mood", "I Gotta Gal In Kalamazoo", "Chatanooga Choo Choo", "Hold Tight", "Traffic Jam", "One O'Clock Jump", "Sing Sing Sing" and, of course, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"!
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, reeds
 In The Mood
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Joe Garland
uses melody of Tar Paper Stomp
 You Made Me Love You
(1913) The Honeymoon Express
Words by Joseph McCarthy - Music by James V. Monaco
 Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
(1942) interpolated into Private Buckaroo
Words by Charles Tobias, Lew Brown - Music by Sam Stept
 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
(1941) Buck Privates
Words & music by Don Raye, Hughie Prince
 Moonlight Serenade
(1939) interpolated into Day-Time Wife
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Glenn Miller
 Song Of India
(1937) interpolated into Las Vegas Nights
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
 Night And Day
(1932) Gay Divorce
Words & music by Cole Porter
 I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
Words by Neville Fleeson - Music by Albert Von Tilzer
 Flying Home
Words by Sid Robin - Music by Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly
Words by Joya Sherrill - Music by Billy Strayhorn
 Traffic Jam
(1939) interpolated into Dancing Co-Ed
Music by Artie Shaw, Teddy McRae
 Serenade In Blue
(1942) Orchestra Wives
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
(1937) Love Honor And Behave
Words by Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin - Music by Sholom Secunda
 Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama)
(1939) Follow The Boys
Words & music by Jerry Brandow, Lenny Kent, Edward Robinson, Willie Spotswood, Leonard Ware
 Pennsylvania Polka
(1942) interpolated into Give Out, Sisters
Words by Zeke Manners - Music by Lester Lee
 One O'Clock Jump
Music by Count Basie
 Chattanooga Choo Choo
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 I'll Never Smile Again
Words & music by Ruth Lowe
 Sing Sing Sing
Music by Louis Prima
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Count Basie, 1904-1984
Jerry Brandow, 1918-2000
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Saul Chaplin, 1912-1997
Tommy Dorsey, 1905-1956
Neville Fleeson, 1887-1945
Joe Garland, 1903-1977
Benny Goodman, 1909-1986
Mack Gordon, 1904-1959
Lionel Hampton, 1908-2002
Lenny Kent, 1913-1985
Lester Lee, 1904-1956
Ruth Lowe, 1914-1981
Zeke Manners, 1911-2000
Joseph McCarthy, 1885-1943
Teddy McRae, 1908-1999
Glenn Miller, 1904-1944
James V. Monaco, 1885-1945
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Louis Prima, 1910-1978
Hughie Prince, -
Don Raye, 1909-1985
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, 1844-1908
Sid Robin, 1912-1985
Edward Robinson, -
Sholom Secunda, -
Artie Shaw, 1910-2004
Joya Sherrill, 1924-2010
Willie Spotswood, -
Sam Stept, 1897-1964
Billy Strayhorn, 1915-1967
Charles Tobias, 1898-1970
Albert Von Tilzer, 1878-1956
Leonard Ware, 1909-1974
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Ticket/Venue Info
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
O22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
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The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
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Eugene, Oregon

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