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Tonight You Belong To Me
Lee Morse & Mildred Bailey
Sun Feb 10, 3:00-5:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
In the past few years we have presented shows on early jazz as well as the Swing Era. Over the course of these shows I have repeatedly come across tracks by two artist that always leave me wanting to hear more: Lee Morse and Mildred Bailey. Morse and Bailey each possess such wonderful individual styles and perfection in their singing and musicianship that it is surprising that neither has received more widespread acclaim.
Maybe I am also just a little bit of a sucker for local gals from the Pacific Northwest. Morse hailed from Cove, Oregon about eight miles east of La Grande, and Bailey came out of a little town called Tekoa, Washington, about halfway between Spokane and Pullman. Neither spent too long in their home towns before venturing off to bigger cities to start their careers. Morse headed to San Francisco and was quickly swept into the world of vaudeville. Bailey moved from Spokane, to Seattle, and eventually Los Angeles where she had her big break singing with Paul Whiteman.
Aside from their points of origin, combining the voices of these two ladies seems like an interesting and worthwhile cause because each has her own unique sound. Morse’s deeper alto voice with its moments of near yodel-like tones, often self-accompanied on guitar, at times seems like a mix of early popular song with hints of what was to come in country music. Bailey’s voice is so clear and warm, and so effortlessly swinging every single time.
So come out and dive into the repertoire of these two local masters with us. You are invited!
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director & bandleader
George Comstock, director, "At Home with Mrs. Swing"
Shirley Andress, vocals
Tracy B. Tooze, vocals
Sarah B. Rose, vocals, Mildred Bailey
Eric Blanchard, Red Norvo
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Alexis Garnica, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Kyle Smith, guitar
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alistair Gardner, drums
Alex Parthemer, piano
Lee Morse (recorded from 1924-38, '50)
 Bring Back Those Rock-A-Bye Baby Days
Words by Harold Christy - Music by Abner Silver, Saul Bernie
 Yes Sir! That's My Baby
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Walter Donaldson
 Ukulele Lady
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Richard Whiting
 Tonight You Belong To Me
Words by Billy Rose - Music by Lee David
 Side By Side
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Harry Woods
 In The Sing Song Sycamore Tree
Words by Mort Dixon - Music by Harry Woods
 If You Want The Rainbow
Words by Billy Rose, Mort Dixon - Music by Oscar Levant
 Shadows On The Wall
Words & music by Lee Morse
 Always, My Dear, I'll Adore You
(1930) Song Service
Words by Charles Tobias - Music by Peter DeRose
 I'm One Of God's Children
(1931) Ballyhoo
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, Harry Ruskin - Music by Louis Alter
Mildred Bailey (recorded from 1929-47)
 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Words & music by Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René
 Too Late
Words & music by Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis
 Rockin' Chair
Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Doin' The Uptown Lowdown
(1933) Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Revel
 Junk Man
Words by Frank Loesser - Music by Joseph Meyer
 Honeysuckle Rose
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 More Than You Know
(1929) Great Day
Words by Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu - Music by Vincent Youmans
 I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
Words by Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo - Music by Duke Ellington
 I Thought About You
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Associate Events
Sunday Feb 10
5:15 pmDinner after the show
Ticket/Venue Info
Tonight You Belong To Me Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  -  
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  -  
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  -  
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  -  
Youth Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
Collis Wealth Management
Jazz Kings Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor