Why Don't You Do Right?
The classic female vocalists
Thu, May 7 - Sun, May 10
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The Jazz Kings close their 19th season with a focus on those great female vocalists who shared the stage with jazz ensembles but never made it to the stardom or mega-stardom enjoyed by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday. But in fact, these phenomenal vocalists were stars in their own wonderful ways, as this sparkling evening will evidence! A few nods to Ella, Billie, and Peggy, of course, before turning to exquisite sides by Anita O’Day, Julie London, Helen Ward, Marion Hutton, and Helen Forrest. Look for beauts as “Cry Me A River”, “Hold Tight”, “The Peanut Vendor”, “Goody, Goody”, “Is That All There Is”, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, and “Why Don’t You Do Right?”.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, music director, reeds
Program
SET I
 I Don't Want To Walk Without You
(1941) Sweater Girl - Frank Loesser (w) Jule Styne (m) Helen Forrest
 Any Old Time
(1938) - Artie Shaw (w/m) Billie Holiday
 I've Heard That Song Before
(1942) Youth On Parade - Sammy Cahn (w) Jule Styne (m) Helen Forrest
 Amapola
(1920) - Albert Gamse (en), Joseph M. LaCalle (sp) (w) Joseph M. LaCalle (m) Helen O'Connell/Bob Eberly
 Why Don't You Do Right?
(1936) - Kansas Joe McCoy (w/m) [ based on Weed Smoker's Dream ]
 You Turned the Tables On Me
(1936) Sing Baby Sing - Sidney Mitchell (w) Louis Alter (m) Helen Ward
 Tangerine
(1941) The Fleet's In - Johnny Mercer (w) Victor Schertzinger (m) Bob Eberly
 A-Tisket A-Tasket
(1938) - Ella Fitzgerald (w) Al Feldman (m) [ adaptation of A Tisket, A Tasket ] Ella Fitzgerald
 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
(1937) On The Avenue - Irving Berlin (w/m) Les Brown
 Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
(1942) The Fleet's In - Johnny Mercer (w) Victor Schertzinger (m) Helen O'Connell
 Mack the Knife
(1928) The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) - Bertolt Brecht (ge), Marc Blitzstein (en) (w) Kurt Weill (m) [ translation of Die Moritat von Mackie Messer ] Bobby Darin
SET II
 I've Got The World On A String
(1932) Cotton Club Show, 21st Edition - Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m) Lucy Ann Polk
 Honeysuckle Rose
(1929) - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m) Lucy Ann Polk
 Goody-Goody
(1936) - Johnny Mercer (w) Matty Malneck (m) Frank Sinatra
 Fever
(1956) - Eddie Cooley, John Davenport (w/m) Peggy Lee
 Celery Stalks At Midnight
(1940) - Will Bradley, Carl Sigman, George Harris (w/m) Will Bradley
 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
(1938) Leave It To Me! - Cole Porter (w/m) Julie London
 Brazil
(1942) - Bob Russell (en), S. K. Russell (en) (w) Ary Barroso (m) [ translation of Aquarela do Brasil ] Frank Sinatra
 Cry Me A River
(1953) - Arthur Hamilton (w/m) Julie London
 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine
(1944) - Joe Greene (w) Stan Kenton, Charles Lawrence (m) Anita O'Day
 The Glory Of Love
(1936) - Billy Hill (w/m) Peggy Lee
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