Going My Way
Bing Crosby
Fri, Aug 9, 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Collis Wealth Management
"The voice of Bing Crosby," claimed Decca Records in 1954, "has been heard by more people than the voice of any other human being who has ever lived." Crosby himself considered this publicist "puff", but there is no denying that during the 1930s, '40s and well into the decades that followed, the crooner's voice, face and personality were everywhere, and that his influence on American popular culture was and remains immeasurable. Recordings, radio, and motion pictures--the 3 electronic inventions that transformed entertainment industry during those decades--and Crosby's brilliant understanding of the special requirements and potential of those new media, were at the core of this success and worked together to make him one of the biggest entertainers of all time.
Between 1932 and the close of WWII Crosby starred and sang in 32 films. Most were for Paramount Pictures, many (although by no means all) were forgettable, and almost all introduced hit songs, some of which, like "White Christmas" from 1942's Holiday Inn remain among the largest selling songs of all time. Six films between 1940 and '52 were the Road To... comedies he made with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, and we will feature those in our Wednesday, August 7th matinee, Thanks For The Memory. For this evening's concert veteran Shedd crooner Bob Cross fronts Ken and company with a fine selection of our favorites from those pre-war years, including "Where The Blue of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day" and "Pennies From Heaven" to "I'm An Old Cowhand", "White Christmas" and "Swinging On A Star".
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, reeds
 Where The Blue Of The Night (Meets The Gold Of The Day)
Words by Bing Crosby, Roy Turk - Music by Fred E. Ahlert
 Love Is Just Around The Corner
(1935) Here Is My Heart
Words & music by Leo Robin, Lewis E. Gensler
 Down The Old Ox Road
(1933) College Humor
Words by Sam Coslow - Music by Arthur Johnston
 Pennies From Heaven
(1936) Pennies From Heaven
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Arthur Johnston
 It's Easy To Remember
(1935) Mississippi
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
(1930) Strike Up The Band
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
(1932) The Big Broadcast
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Ralph Rainger
 Love In Bloom
(1934) She Loves Me Not
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Ralph Rainger
 I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)
(1936) Rhythm On The Range
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Sweet Leilani
(1937) Waikiki Wedding
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Ralph Rainger
 Moonlight Becomes You
(1942) Road To Morocco
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 Swinging On A Star
(1944) Going My Way
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 Aren't You Glad You're You
(1945) The Bells of St. Mary's
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 White Christmas
(1942) Holiday Inn
Words & music by Irving Berlin
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Fred E. Ahlert, 1892-1953
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Sam Coslow, 1902-1982
Bing Crosby, 1903-1977
Lewis E. Gensler, 1896-1978
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Arthur Johnston, 1898-1954
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Ralph Rainger, 1901-1942
Leo Robin, 1900-1984
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Roy Turk, 1892-1934
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Ticket/Venue Info
Going My Way Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  18.00 
B32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
C26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
O20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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