Doin' The Raccoon - Eugene
Thu, Apr 30, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Soreng Theater, Hult Center
The Jazz Kings end the season with sassy romp through the college and gin house parties of the Roaring Twenties! From “The Charleston” to “The Raccoon”, the 1920s was, quite literally, the decade of Hot Dancing and good times – and The Jazz Kings will resurrect the best tunes and dances of that wild and crazy era! You won’t want to miss such wonderfully crazy, light-hearted songs as “The Varsity Drag”, “Crazy Rhythm”, “My Cutesy’s Due At Two-to-Two”, and “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley” … or such sweet, tear-jerker ballads like “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue”, “Them There Eyes”, “Sugar”, and “I’ve Found A New Baby”. Certain to provide GREAT fun…and intriguing insights into the psyche of another age.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Shirley Sachs, vocalist
Julie Alsin, vocalist
Bob Cross, vocalist
Wade Willis, vocalist
Steve Owen, reeds
Frank Kenney, reeds
James Phillips, reeds
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Dave Bender, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Alan Phillips, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
 The Charleston
Words by Cecil Mack - Music by James P. Johnson
 Muskrat Ramble
Words by Ray Gilbert - Music by Edward "Kid" Ory
Music by Don Redman
 I Wanna Be Loved by You
(1928) Good Boy
Words by Bert Kalmar - Music by Harry Ruby, Herbert Stothart
 It Had To Be You
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Isham Jones
Words by Ernesto Lecuona (sp), Dolly Morse (en) - Music by Ernesto Lecuona
 Everybody Loves My Baby
(1924) Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1924
Words & music by Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer
Music by Dudley Brooks, Henry Brunies, Merritt Brunies, Jules Cassard
 Royal Garden Blues
Words & music by Spencer Williams, Clarence Williams
 St. Louis Shuffle
Music by Jack Pettis, Thomas Waller
 My Cutie's Due At Two To Two To-Day
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Albert Von Tilzer
 Ain't She Sweet
Words by Jack Yellen - Music by Milton Ager
 Clap Hands Here Comes Charley
Words by Ballard MacDonald - Music by Joseph Meyer
 West End Blues
Words by Clarence Williams - Music by Joe Oliver
 Doin' The Raccoon
Words by Raymond Klages - Music by J. Fred Coots
 Broadway Melody
(1929) The Broadway Melody
Words by Arthur Freed - Music by Nacio Herb Brown
 In A Mist
 I'd Rather Be Blue Over You
(1928) My Man
Words by Billy Rose - Music by Fred Fisher
 Singin' In The Rain
(1927) The Hollywood Music Box Revue
Words by Arthur Freed - Music by Nacio Herb Brown
 True Blue Bill
(1931) interpolated into The Singing Cowboy
Words & music by Gene Autry, George Rainey, Frankie Marvin
 Will E' Tell
Music by Giovanni Romilli
 Let's Do It
(1928) Paris
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Button Up Your Overcoat
(1928) Follow Thru
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva - Music by Ray Henderson
 Mean To Me
Words & music by Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
 Varsity Drag
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva - Music by Ray Henderson
 Makin' Whoopee!
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Walter Donaldson
Words & music by Spencer Williams
 Am I Blue?
(1929) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Crazy Rhythm
(1928) Here's Howe
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Milton Ager, 1893-1979
Fred E. Ahlert, 1892-1953
Harry Akst, 1894-1963
Gene Autry, 1907-1998
Bix Beiderbecke, 1903-1931
Dudley Brooks, 1913-1989
Nacio Herb Brown, 1896-1964
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Henry Brunies, -
Merritt Brunies, -
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
Jules Cassard, -
Grant Clarke, 1891-1931
J. Fred Coots, 1897-1985
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Walter Donaldson, 1893-1947
Fred Fisher, 1875-1942
Arthur Freed, 1894-1973
Ray Gilbert, -
Ray Henderson, 1896-1970
James P. Johnson, 1894-1955
Isham Jones, 1894-1956
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Roger Wolfe Kahn, 1907-1962
Bert Kalmar, 1884-1947
Raymond Klages, -
F. Henri Klickman, -
Ernesto Lecuona, 1895-1963
Ballard MacDonald, 1882-1935
Cecil Mack, 1883-1944
Frankie Marvin, 1904-1985
R. Matthews, -
Joseph Meyer, 1894-1987
Dolly Morse, -
Joe Oliver, 1885-1938
Edward "Kid" Ory, 1886-1973
Jack Palmer, 1900-1976
Jack Pettis, -
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
George Rainey, -
Don Redman, 1900-1964
Leo Robin, 1900-1984
Giovanni Romilli, -
Billy Rose, 1899-1966
Harry Ruby, 1895-1974
Herbert Stothart, 1885-1949
Roy Turk, 1892-1934
Albert Von Tilzer, 1878-1956
Thomas Waller, 1904-1943
Spencer Williams, 1889-1965
Clarence Williams, 1898-1965
Jack Yellen, 1892-1991
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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
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