Our final installment in this three-part series will examine the last four years of the Swing Era, 1943 thru '46. Expect even more hits from the likes of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, and Bing Crosby. In addition to those, our show will also include songs from Judy Garland, Les Brown, Doris Day, Tommy Dorsey, Peggy Lee, and Nat King Cole. Here are a few of the songs you should look forward to hearing: "Why Don’t You Do Right?", "Leap Frog", "I've Heard That Song Before", "I Had the Craziest Dream", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart", "Besame Mucho", "Sentimental Journey, "On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe", "Opus One", "Aren't You Glad You're You?", "Tampico", "Honeysuckle Rose", "It's Only A Paper Moon", among many others.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket
program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America
and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
| ||The House Of Blue Lights|
(1946) Don Raye (w) Freddie Slack (m)
| ||Bésame Mucho|
(1940) Consuelo Velázquez (sp), Sunny Skylar (en) (w) Consuelo Velázquez (m)
(1945) Doris Fischer (w) Allan Roberts (m)
| ||Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet|
(1943) Don Raye, Gene de Paul (w/m)
| ||Opus One|
(1943) Sid Garris (w) Sy Oliver (m)
| ||Pennsylvania Polka|
(1942) interpolated into Give Out, Sisters Zeke Manners (w) Lester Lee (m)