Thanks for the memory

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Join Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra as they recreate your favorite 1930s and 40s musical memories “Stompin’ At the Savoy,” “American Patrol,” “Tuxedo Junction” “Stardust,” “Begin the Beguine” and much more!

For the first time in decades, this concert will feature the original arrangements of Shep Fields and His Orchestra.  Shep Fields had two sensational bands, “Rippling Rhythm” in the 1930s and a revolutionary swinging all-saxophone “New Music” orchestra in the 1940s and this concert will recreate both of these unique ensembles.  In addition to his hit records, many radio and film appearances (including The Big Broadcast of 1938 with W.C. Fields and Bob Hope introducing “Thanks for the Memory”), Fields band toured with the USO to entertain the troops in Europe during World War II.  In the 1940s, Sid Caesar (Comedian and TV star) played saxophone with the band and Ken Curtis (Festus in Gunsmoke) was boy singer.

Featuring two vocalists and a swinging 20-piece orchestra, you don’t want to miss concert featuring some of the greatest music from the big band era!


Length: Two hours with a fifteen minute intermission (can be altered by request)

Shep Fields and His New Music
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive – Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944)
American Patrol – F.W. Meacham as arr. for Glenn Miller (1942)
Begin the Beguine – Cole Porter (1935)
Breathless – Eddie Cherkose and Jacques Press (1942)
Don’t Blame Me – Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1932)
Elmer’s Tune – Albrecht, Jurgens and Gallop (1941)
Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms
I Found A Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store) – Harry Warren, Mort Dixon and Billy Rose (1931)
Lover Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II (1928)
Poet and Peasant Overture – Franz von Suppe
Stompin’ At the Savoy – Edgar Sampson (1934)
Temptation – Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed (1933)
Thanks for the Memory – Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin (1938)
There Goes That Song Again – Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn (1944)
Tuxedo Junction – Hawkins, Johnson, Dash and Feyne (1939)

Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm
East of the Sun - Brooks Bowman (1934)
Isn’t It Romantic – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (1932)
It’s De-Lovely - Cole Porter (1936)
Little White Lies - Walter Donaldson (1930)
Love Walked In - George and Ira Gershwin (1938)
Oodles of Noodles - Jimmy Dorsey (1932)
Rosalie - Cole Porter (1937)
Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael (1927)
Swanee - George Gershwin and Irving Caesar (1919)
That Old Feeling – Sammy Fain and Lew Brown (1937)
Time on My Hands – Vincent Youmans and Harold Adamson (1930)
Tip Toe Through the Tulips - Joe Burke and Al Dubin (1929)
You Were Meant for Me – Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed (1929)
You’re the Top – Cole Porter (1934)