The Emerald City Jazz Kings in
Hit That Jive, Jack
Thu, May 9, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Craterion Theater, The Craterion
Mention the 1940s and most people automatically think of the big bands and the names of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. But it was also a decade in which singers, small groups and song writers emerged from those bands to establish their own identities. It was the decade in which influences from outside the mainstream (country-western and rhythm-and-blues for example) began to influence American popular music in a very lively manner, and some of the music from the early 1940s is still resonant today. We will examine the music of such groups as the King Cole Trio and Louis Jordan and such songwriters who emerged to fame as Jimmy Van Heusen, Matt Dennis and Bobby Troup. We admit that for the first time we have not established a base for our programs in the 1925-35 decade, but please indulge us, for there are some real personal favorites here and we just had to do it!
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Frank Kenney, reeds
Steve Owen, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Chris Peters, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Music by Freddie Slack, Gay Jones
 Jersey Bounce
Words by Buddy Feyne - Music by Bobby Plater, Tiny Bradshaw, Edward Johnson
Words & music by Bobby Troup
 Angel Eyes
Words by Earl Brent - Music by Matt Dennis
 Won't Someone Please Belong To Me
Words & music by Bobby Troup
 Six Flats Unfurnished
Music by Richard Maltby
 Let's Get Away From It All
Music by Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
 Lover's Leap
Music by Bob Higgins
 Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
(1942) Cabin In The Sky
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Will You Still Be Mine
Words by Tom Adair - Music by Matt Dennis
 Moonlight In Vermont
Words by John Blackburn - Music by Karl Suessdorf
 Hit That Jive, Jack
Words & music by Skeets Tolbert, Johnnie Alston
 Four Brothers
Music by Jimmy Giuffre
 G. I. Jive
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
Music by Mel Powell
 You're Lookin' At Me
Words & music by Bobby Troup
 The Man With A Horn
(1946) Young Man With A Horn
Words & music by Eddie DeLange, Bonnie Lake, Jack Jenney
 The Meaning Of The Blues
(1957) The Great Man
Words by Leah Worth - Music by Bobby Troup
 Everything Happens To Me
Words by Tom Adair - Music by Matt Dennis
 Leave Us Leap
Music by Ed Finckel
 Harlem Nocturne
Music by Earle Hagen
 Java Jive
Words by Milton Drake - Music by Ben Oakland
 The Night We Called It A Day
Words by Tom Adair - Music by Matt Dennis
 Route 66
Words & music by Bobby Troup
 Baby, Baby All The Time
Words & music by Bobby Troup
Words & music by Louis Jordan
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Tom Adair, -
Johnnie Alston, -
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
John Blackburn, 1913-2006
Tiny Bradshaw, 1905-1958
Earl Brent, -
Eddie DeLange, 1904-1949
Matt Dennis, -
Milton Drake, -
Buddy Feyne, 1912-1998
Ed Finckel, -
Jimmy Giuffre, -
Earle Hagen, -
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Bob Higgins, -
Jack Jenney, -
Edward Johnson, -
Gay Jones, -
Louis Jordan, 1908-1975
Bonnie Lake, -
Richard Maltby, 1914-1991
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Ben Oakland, 1907-1979
Bobby Plater, 1914-1981
Mel Powell, -
Freddie Slack, -
Karl Suessdorf, 1921-1982
Skeets Tolbert, -
Bobby Troup, 1918-1999
Leah Worth, -
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