Doin' The Raccoon
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
Vocalists
Shirley Sachs, vocalist
Julie Alsin, vocalist
Bob Cross, vocalist
Wade Willis, vocalist
Musicians
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
Program
SET I
 The Charleston
(1923)
Words by Cecil Mack - Music by James P. Johnson
 Muskrat Ramble
(1926)
Words by Ray Gilbert - Music by Edward "Kid" Ory
 Cherry
(1928)
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
(1924)
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Isham Jones
 Siboney
(1929)
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
 Angry
(1925)
Music by Dudley Brooks, Henry Brunies, Merritt Brunies, Jules Cassard
 Royal Garden Blues
(1919)
Words & music by Spencer Williams, Clarence Williams
 St. Louis Shuffle
(1929)
Music by Jack Pettis, Thomas Waller
 My Cutie's Due At Two To Two To-Day
(1926)
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Albert Von Tilzer
 Ain't She Sweet
(1927)
Words by Jack Yellen - Music by Milton Ager
 Clap Hands Here Comes Charley
(1925)
Words by Ballard MacDonald - Music by Joseph Meyer
 West End Blues
(1928)
Words by Clarence Williams - Music by Joe Oliver
 Doin' The Raccoon
(1928)
Words by Raymond Klages - Music by J. Fred Coots
SET II
 Broadway Melody
(1929) The Broadway Melody
Words by Arthur Freed - Music by Nacio Herb Brown
 In A Mist
(1927)
 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
(1926)
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
(1929)
Words & music by Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
 Varsity Drag
(1927)
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva - Music by Ray Henderson
 Makin' Whoopee!
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Walter Donaldson
 Fireworks
(1928)
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
Ticket/Venue Info
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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000