Dear Old Southland
Dear Old Southland
Mon Aug 18, 2:30-4:00 pm
Soreng Theater, Hult Center
Many of the earlier classic American songwriters who wrote about "the South" were actually from the South, but some, including Stephen Foster, often did not see places and events they described. Certainly by the 1920s most writers were living in the North, especially in New York City, and were utilizing conventions and stereotypes which had evolved through the minstrel show, burlesque, vaudeville and the Broadway revue. Many of the songs have literally become American folk songs--"Swanee River", "Bill Bailey," "Sweet Georgia Brown" come to mind as examples from different periods. Steve Stone and the Emerald City Jazz Kings explore this tradition.
Program
SET I Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
 When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam
(1912)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Dear Old Southland
(1921)
Words by Henry Creamer - Music by Turner Layton
 Swanee
(1919) Sinbad
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by George Gershwin
 Little Jazz Bird
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
(1936)
Words & music by Irving Caesar, Gerald Marks, Sammy Lerner
 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
(1932)
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Frank Perkins
 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
(1930)
Words & music by Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René
 The Darktown Strutters' Ball
(1916)
Words & music by Shelton Brooks
 Jamboree Jones
(1936)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 The Dixieland Band
(1935)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925)
Words by Kenneth Casey - Music by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard
 Summertime
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
 Original Dixieland One-Step
(1917)
Music by Nick LaRocca
SET II Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
(1922)
Words by Henry Creamer - Music by Turner Layton
 New Orleans
(1932)
Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Riverboat Shuffle
(1924)
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Hoagy Carmichael, Dick Voynow
 Star Dust
(1927)
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On
(1931)
Words & music by Eugene West, Dave Ringle, James McCaffrey
 The Chant
(1927)
Music by Mel Stitzel
 Doctor Jazz
(1926)
Words by Walter Melrose - Music by King Oliver
 St. James Infirmary
(c 17th cent.) interpolated into Snow White
 Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
(1946) New Orleans
 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
(1927)
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley
 The Mooche
(1929) Cotton Club Revue, 12th Edition
Music by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
 Stars Fell On Alabama
(1934)
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Frank Perkins
 The Elks Parade
(1942)
Music by Bobby Sherwood
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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000