Sentimental Journey
The Music of Les Brown & His Band of Renown
Fri, Feb 6 - Sun, Feb 15
In 1996 Les Brown landed a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the leader of the Longest Organized Group in popular music. Beginning with his Duke (University) Blue Devils in 1936 Brown won a place in the hearts of millions of Americans, highlighted by the phenomenal success of his 1944 hit with Doris Day, “Sentimental Journey”, and his subsequent collaboration with Bob Hope, first as the music director of Hope’s radio show and then, starting in 1950, as music director for the many shows that Hope presented at military bases in the U.S. and overseas. Les and his band also appeared in eighteen of the famous Bob Hope Christmas Specials. We can think of no more fitting band to follow our tribute to the Dorsey Brothers in 2003!
Program
SET I
 Leap Frog
(1941)
Music by Joe Garland, Leo Corday
 Sentimental Journey
(1944)
Words by Bud Green - Music by Les Brown, Ben Homer
 Lover's Leap
(1946)
Music by Bob Higgins
 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
(1937) On The Avenue
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 'Round Midnight
(1944)
Music by Thelonious Monk
 A Good Man Is Hard To Find
(1918)
Words & music by Eddie Green
 Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
(1936) On Your Toes
Music by Richard Rodgers
 Aren't You Glad You're You
(1945) The Bells of St. Mary's
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
SET II
 Dardanella
(1919)
Words by Fred Fisher - Music by Felix Bernard, Johnny S. Black
 I Got The Sun In The Morning
(1946) Annie Get Your Gun
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Midnight Sun
(1954)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke
 Have You Met Miss Jones
(1937) I'd Rather Be Right
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 My Funny Valentine
(1937) Babes In Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Our Love Is Here To Stay
(1938) The Goldwyn Follies
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Felix Bernard, 1897-1944
Johnny S. Black, -
Les Brown, 1912-2001
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Sonny Burke, -
Leo Corday, 1902-1985
Fred Fisher, 1875-1942
Joe Garland, 1903-1977
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Bud Green, 1897-1981
Eddie Green, -
Lionel Hampton, 1908-2002
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Bob Higgins, -
Ben Homer, 1917-
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Thelonious Monk, 1917-1982
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Performances
February, 2004
Fri 06, 7:30 pm: Florence
Thu 12, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Fri 13, 7:30 pm: Corvallis
Sun 15, 2:30 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
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