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Just as "jazz" became a word familiar to the American public at large by 1920 because of the recordings of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, so did the "blues" make inroads in the early 20s through the popularity of songs by W. C. Handy and blues singers such as the Smith "Sisters" -- Bessie, Clara and Mamie -- particularly Mamie's recording of "Crazy Blues" in 1920. Quickly the word "blues" began appearing in the titles of American popular songs, but many of the writers had little understanding of the music and often made no attempt to use blues chord progressions, and the songs were often far removed in feeling from the blues. Similarly, the blues chord structure became the basis for many jazz and swing numbers with little resemblance to the early blues in feeling. (E.g., "Limehouse Blues" is not a blues , "String of Pearls" it based on a blues chord progression.) We will examine some of these numbers to see just how broadly this word was used during the jazz and swing eras!
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Musicians
Frank Kenney, reeds
Steve Owen, reeds
Todd DelGiudice, reeds
Kevin Hoferer, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Program
SET I. BLUES ON PARADE
 Basin Street Blues
(1928) Spencer Williams (w/m)
 Blues In The Night
(1941) Blues In The Night Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Am I Blue?
(1929) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition Grant Clarke (w) Harry Akst (m)
SET II. SWINGIN' THE BLUES
 Tin Roof Blues
(1923) Paul Mares (m)
 Potato Head Blues
(1927) Louis Armstrong (m)
 Limehouse Blues
(1922) Douglas Furber (w) Philip Braham (m)
 Black Coffee
(1948) Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke (w/m)
 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
(1941) Ted Persons (w) Mercer Ellington (m)


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Austin Auditorium
LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR
541-737-2402
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