Sweeter & Hotter
More Fabulous '30s!
Tue, Apr 15 - Fri, Apr 18
The title of our show comes from a song of the same name, written by Harold Arlen and Jack Yellen for a “college” musical called You Said It., which opened in January, 1931. “Sweet and Hot” is also a good metaphor for all popular music of the time. “Hot,” because the unfolding of jazz and blues in the 1920s had produced a direct transformation in the music and lyrics of popular songs. And “sweet,” because the period also saw the emergence of the popular ballad, the “How to say I love you in 32 bars” song which was to become so ubiquitous in the mid 30s.
It was a prolific period of great energy and inventiveness in popular music and jazz which has gone somewhat unobserved in more recent times. We have all become well aware of the startling contributions to jazz of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke, and we are certainly aware of the dramatic emergence of the Swing Era in 1935, for which Benny Goodman was the catalyst. But a great deal of exciting music was being written and performed in the interim.
Program
SET I - 1931: Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
 Sweet And Hot
(1930) You Said It
Words by Jack Yellen - Music by Harold Arlen
 Casa Loma Stomp
(1931)
Music by Gene Gifford
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition
Words by Lew Brown - Music by Ray Henderson
 As Time Goes By
(1931) Everybody's Welcome
Words & music by Herman Hupfeld
 I've Got The World On A String
(1932) Cotton Club Show, 21st Edition
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 Cheerful Little Earful
(1930) Sweet And Low
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Harry Warren
 Hello, My Lover, Good-bye
(1931) Here Goes The Bride
Words by Edward Heyman - Music by John Green
 Lazy River
(1931)
Words by Sidney Arodin - Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Jay Gorney
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Moonlight Saving Time
(1931)
Words by Irving Kahal - Music by Harry Richman
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 When Your Lover Has Gone
(1931)
Words & music by Aaron Swan
 I Surrender Dear
(1931)
Words by Gordon Clifford - Music by Harry Barris
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd
Words by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton - Music by Johnny Green
 Big City Blues
(1929) Fox Movietone Follies of 1929
Words & music by Con Conrad, Sidney Mitchell, Archie Gottler
 Tiger Rag
(1917)
Music by Nick LaRocca
SET II - Rockin' In Rhythm
 Rhythm Is Our Business
(1935)
Words by Sammy Cahn, Jimmie Lunceford - Music by Saul Chaplin
 Hittin' The Bottle
(1930) Earl Carroll's Vanities, 1930
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 Rockin' In Rhythm
(1931)
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Harry Carney
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson
 Mood Indigo
(1931)
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932)
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington
 Happy As The Day Is Long
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 Minnie The Moocher
(1931) Cotton Club Revue, 19th Edition
Words by Irving Mills, Clarence Gaskill - Music by Cab Calloway
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Alligator Crawl
(1927)
Music by Fats Waller
 Willow Tree
(1928) Keep Shufflin'
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Thomas Waller
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1930) Connie's Hot Chocolates
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Handful of Keys
(1929)
Music by Fats Waller
 Bugle Call Rag
(1923)
Music by Elmer Schoebel, Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Sidney Arodin, 1901-1948
Harry Barris, 1905-1962
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Barney Bigard, -
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Cab Calloway, 1907-1994
Hoagy Carmichael, 1899-1981
Harry Carney, 1910-1974
Saul Chaplin, 1912-1997
Gordon Clifford, 1902-
Con Conrad, 1891-1938
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Frank Eyton, 1894-1962
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Clarence Gaskill, 1898-1947
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Gene Gifford, -
Jay Gorney, 1894-1990
Archie Gottler, -
Johnny Green, 1908-1989
John Green, -
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Ray Henderson, 1896-1970
Edward Heyman, 1907-1981
Herman Hupfeld, 1894-1951
Rudy Jackson, -
Irving Kahal, 1903-1942
Ted Koehler, 1894-1973
Nick LaRocca, 1889-1961
Jimmie Lunceford, -
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Billy Meyers, -
Bubber Miley, 1903-1932
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Sidney Mitchell, 1888-1942
Jack Pettis, -
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Harry Richman, 1895-1972
Elmer Schoebel, 1896-1970
Robert Sour, -1985
Aaron Swan, -
Fats Waller, 1904-1943
Thomas Waller, 1904-1943
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Jack Yellen, 1892-1991
Performances
April, 1997
Tue 15, 8:00 pm: Eugene
Fri 18, 7:30 pm: Florence
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