The Emerald City Jazz Kings in
We're In the Money
Sun, Feb 10, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Austin Auditorium, LaSells
It is the ultimate irony that the Casa Loma Orchestra's first recording session on October 29, 1929 (remember that date?) included their version of "Happy Days Are Here Again". This song was originally an innocent production number for a Broadway show, but it soon became a bitter commentary on the depression. FDR tried to use it as a 1932 campaign song, but the public was not in the mood -- yet. This did not stop songwriters from producing songs of unbounded optimism throughout the decade, and they probably provided a great service in keeping up the the spirits of the American public. Far fewer songwriters commented directly on the effects of the Depression, but some of their numbers such as "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" and "Remember My Forgotten Man" are among the most memorable depression songs. We will present a program of both types of numbers from what was probably the most significant popular song-writing decade in American history.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Debi Noel, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Marc Siegel, vocalist
Frank Kenney, reeds
Steve Owen, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
 Life Goes To A Party
Music by Benny Goodman, Harry James
 The Gold Diggers' Song
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Keep A Song In Your Soul
Words by Alexander Hill - Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
 The Toy Trumpet
(1936) Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Words by Lew Pollack, Sidney Mitchell - Music by Raymond Scott
 Happy Days Are Here Again
Words by Jack Yellen - Music by Milton Ager
 Anitra's Dance
Music by Edvard Grieg
 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
(1933) Moulin Rouge
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
(1920) Lady Billy
Words by Zelda Sears - Music by Harold Levey
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Jay Gorney
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition
Words by Lew Brown - Music by Ray Henderson
 Don't Be That Way
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson
 Remember My Forgotten Man
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Sing You Sinners
(1930) Honey
Words & music by Sam Coslow, W. Franke Harling
 Merrily We Roll Along
Words & music by Charles Tobias, Eddie Cantor, Murray Mencher
 Twilight In Turkey
(1937) Ali Baba Goes To Town
Music by Raymond Scott
 Pennies From Heaven
(1936) Pennies From Heaven
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Arthur Johnston
 Some Day My Prince Will Come
(1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Words by Larry Morey - Music by Frank Churchill
 Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf
(1933) Three Little Pigs
Words by Ann Ronell - Music by Frank Churchill
 What's New?
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Bob Haggart
 It's A Wonderful World
Words by Harold Adamson - Music by Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson
 A Cottage For Sale
Words by Larry Conley - Music by Willard Robison
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Saul Chaplin
 Heebie Jeebies
Music by Boyd Atkins
 With Plenty Of Money And You
(1937) Gold Diggers of 1937
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Sunny Side Up
(1929) Sunny Side Up
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva - Music by Ray Henderson
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Austin Auditorium
LaSells Stewart Center
OSU Campus
Corvallis, OR
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