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  • Personnel
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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
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Debi Noel, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Marc Siegel, vocalist
Musicians
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
Program
SET I. HAPPY DAYS
 Life Goes To A Party
(1937) Benny Goodman, Harry James (m)
 The Gold Diggers' Song
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933 Al Dubin (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Keep A Song In Your Soul
(1931) Alexander Hill (w) Thomas "Fats" Waller (m)
 The Toy Trumpet
(1936) Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Lew Pollack, Sidney Mitchell (w) Raymond Scott (m)
 Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) Jack Yellen (w) Milton Ager (m)
 Anitra's Dance
(1939) Edvard Grieg (m)
 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
(1933) Moulin Rouge Al Dubin (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Good-Bye
(1920) Lady Billy Zelda Sears (w) Harold Levey (m)
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana Yip Harburg (w) Jay Gorney (m)
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition Lew Brown (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 Don't Be That Way
(1938) Mitchell Parish (w) Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson (m)
 Remember My Forgotten Man
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933 Al Dubin (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Sing You Sinners
(1930) Honey Sam Coslow, W. Franke Harling (w/m)
SET II. SUNNY SIDE UP
 Merrily We Roll Along
(1935) Charles Tobias, Eddie Cantor, Murray Mencher (w/m)
 Twilight In Turkey
(1937) Ali Baba Goes To Town Raymond Scott (m)
 Pennies From Heaven
(1936) Pennies From Heaven Johnny Burke (w) Arthur Johnston (m)
 Some Day My Prince Will Come
(1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Larry Morey (w) Frank Churchill (m)
 Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf
(1933) Three Little Pigs Ann Ronell (w) Frank Churchill (m)
 What's New?
(1939) Johnny Burke (w) Bob Haggart (m)
 It's A Wonderful World
(1939) Harold Adamson (w) Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson (m)
 A Cottage For Sale
(1930) Larry Conley (w) Willard Robison (m)
 Posin'
(1937) Sammy Cahn (w) Saul Chaplin (m)
 Heebie Jeebies
(1926) Boyd Atkins (m)
 With Plenty Of Money And You
(1937) Gold Diggers of 1937 Al Dubin (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz Yip Harburg (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Sunny Side Up
(1929) Sunny Side Up Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)


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