Faye Butler and choreographed by Kenny Ingram , this fourth collaboration between these two leading Maine theatres is an entertaining, moving, and enlightening theatrical experience. The musical revue with thirty songs conceived by Richard Maltby , Jr. The range of thematic material and styles is impressive, and the show delivers all the big Waller hits like the title song, "Honeysuckle Rose," "This Joint Is Jumpin'," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," and the unforgettable "Black and Blue," at the same time that it introduces the audience to a great many other songs in Waller's "uptown" and "downtown" styles.
Performed by a five-person ensemble, together with a four-person onstage band in Butler and Ingram's sultry, sassy musical staging, the show offers a journey in musical vignettes through the mesmerizing moods of the culturally rich Harlem Renaissance of the s and s. Actress, singer, musical theatre legend E. Faye Butler and storied choreographer Kenny Ingram make their Portland Stage debuts with this production. For Butler, the show is one with which she has had a long and intimate connection, having played all three female roles on national and regional tour and in leading regional theatres across the country.
Together, she and Ingram bring a vision that is authentic, infused with humor, bristling with energy, and haunting in emotion and subtext. Both Butler and Ingram know how to tell a story in song, and each number is staged to create a miniature narrative. The physical production boasts an attractive set by Anita Stewart that suggests the dark, smoky interior of the Cotton Club, with burgundy walls, the raised bandstand, a bar, tables and booths with a few onstage audience seats.
Gregg Carville 's lighting adds an air of mystery with just a touch of glitz, while Travis Wright's sound design is nicely balanced for an appealing acoustic in this intimate house. Brown creates the very lovely period costumes with a first act set of casual outfits in sepias, yellows, terra cotta tones, followed by formal wear in the second act with musicians in tuxedos and cast in dazzling white outfits with flashy faux fur wraps.
As an organist at movie theatres and as an accompanist for various vaudeville acts.
In he co-wrote a couple of tunes with his old piano teacher James P. Fats' most famous song, Ain't Misbehavin' was introduced in this show which featured Louis Armstrong. Fats Waller's big break occurred at a party given by George Gershwin in , where An executive of Victor Records, who was at the party was so impressed that he arranged for Fats to record with the company. This arrangement would continue until Waller's death in Andy Razaf December And at the age of 16 he quit school and took a job as an elevator operator at a Tin Pan Alley office building.
A year later he penned his first song text, embarking on his career as a lyricist. During this time he would spend many nights in the Greyhound bus station in Times Square and would pick up his mail at the Gaiety Theatre office building which was considered the black Tin Pan Alley. Louis, Missouri. It was inevitable that Alex would meet up with Waller. And the two teamed up with a forceful duo piano act for the revue Hello in December at the Alhambra Theatre.
The pair actually wrote some tunes together over the next few years, including the perennially popular I'm Crazy'Bout My Baby and My Baby's Crazy'Bout Me Alex's skill at crafting lyrics as well as melodies was clearly demonstrated in his songs. It is likely that Waller introduced Hill to lyricist Andy Razaf, and as a team they also turned out a number of fine pieces over the next few years. The show also included Waller's hit compositions"Ain't Misbehavin' and"Honeysuckle Rose" Louis Armstrong later performed and recorded the song several times.
His rendition of it is distinct from that of Edith Wilson due to his omission of a lot of the context of the song. Blues singer Ethel Waters's version of the song became a hit. And the song Thomas"Fats" Waller began his recording career in and made a living playing rent parties.
Fats Waller's big break occurred at a party given by George Gershwin in , where he delighted the crowd with his piano playing and singing. And at the age of 16 he quit school and took a job. Fats Waller's big break occurred at a party given by George Gershwin in , where he delighted During this time he would spend many nights in the Greyhound bus station in Times Square and would pick up his mail at the Gaiety Theatre office building which was considered the black Tin Pan Alley In He got into the song business in the early 's.
After answering an ad for an illustrator placed by the songwriter Sam Coslow, who would later write"My Old Flame. Over the next. This page publication contains sheet music for SIX songs listed on cover See photo for a closer look. Music is complete and measures approximately 9" x 12" Mild corner wear; very nice condition. Dober in New York City.
He published his first song. He died four years later in Van Nuys.
Conrad was inducted into the Songwriters Hall o. Fats Waller's Pianist, and singer. He is best known for his hit songs"Basin Street Blues".
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This page publication contains sheet music for NINE songs listed on cover See photo for a closer look. Saint Louis Blues. Condition is near excellent. In excellent condition We regularly list many items for auction. Send us a message for assistance! Shipping charges will usually! Package tracking Specializing in 78rpm, for nearly 50 years. We love records! We grade records conservatively and package records with care, with the professionalism that can be expected from our many years dealing in rare records. We want to make sure every customer is satisfied with their order.
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A year later he penned his first song text. Embarking on his career as a lyricist. Fats' most famous song.