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A few African -American composers are well-known through their popular songs--Duke Ellington, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Eubie Blake are perhaps the best examples. Their works are still performed today and each of them has, in fact, been the subject of a Broadway musical. More significantly, their songs are usually identified with their respective composers. But there are also the composers of many other important songs who deserve our attention--Sheldon Brooks ("Some of These Days"), Spencer Williams ("I've Found a New Baby"), Maceo Pinkard ("Sweet Georgia Brown"), Turner Layton ("After You've Gone") and many others. We will explore the songs of all of these composers and others who contributed a very important part of our popular song legacy.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Marilyn Keller, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Musicians
Frank Kenney, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Mike Curtis, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Program
SET I
 The Joint Is Jumpin'
(1937) Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller, J. C. Johnson (m)
 Some Of These Days
(1910) Shelton Brooks (w/m)
 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
(1932) Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m)
 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
(1919) Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield (w/m)
 Trav'lin' Light
(1943) Johnny Mercer (w) Johnny Moore, Trummy Young (m)
 Ballin' The Jack
(1913) Jim Burris (w) Chris Smith (m)
 Straighten Up And Fly Right
(1944) Irving Mills, Nat King Cole (w/m)
 Someday You'll Be Sorry
(1949) Louis Armstrong (w/m)
 God Bless The Child
(1941) Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog (w/m)
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m)
 After You've Gone
(1918) Henry Creamer (w) Turner Layton (m)
 I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
(1947) Buddy Johnson (w/m)
 Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) Kenneth Casey (w) Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard (m)
SET II
 I've Found A New Baby
(1926) Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer (w/m)
 Slightly Less Than Wonderful
(1943) George Marion Jr. (w) Fats Waller (m)
 Honeysuckle Rose
(1929) Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m)
 Misty
(1954) Johnny Burke (w) Erroll Garner (m)
 Them There Eyes
(1930) Maceo Pinkard, William Tracey, Doris Tauber (w/m)
 'Round Midnight
(1944) Thelonious Monk (m)
 Hit Me With A Hot Note And Watch Me Bounce
(1945) Don George (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930 Andy Razaf (w) Eubie Blake (m)
 Satin Doll
(1953) Johnny Mercer (w) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (m)
 If You Could See Me Now
(1946) Carl Sigman (w) Tadd Dameron (m)
 Midnight Sun
(1954) Johnny Mercer (w) Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke (m)
 Nobody
(1905) Alex Rogers (w) Bert Williams (m)


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