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,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “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 14-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)

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive – Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944)
American Patrol – F.W. Meacham as arr. for Glenn Miller
As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld (1931)
Begin the Beguine – Cole Porter (1936)
Breathless – Eddie Cherkose and Jacques Press (1942)
The Continental – Con Conrad and Herb Magidson (1934)
Don’t Blame Me – Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1932)
Elmer’s Tune – Albrecht, Jurgens and Gallop (1941)
Glow Worm – Paul Lincke (1902)
Hungarian Dance No. 5 – Brahms
I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store) – Warren, Dixon and Rose (1931)
I’m Beginning to See the Light – Ellington, George, Hodges and James (1944)
Jersey Bounce – Bradshaw, Johnson and Plater (1942)
Let Me Call You Sweetheart – Leo Friedman and Beth Slater Whitson (1910)
Lover Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II (1928)
On the Beach at Bali Bali – Sherman, Silver and Meskill (1935)
Poet and Peasant Overture – Franz von Suppe
Serenade in Blue – Harry Warren and Mack Gordon (1942)
The Sheik of Araby – Ted Snyder, Harry B. Smith and Francis Wheeler (1921)
Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington (1932)
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)
That Old Feeling – Sammy Fain and Lew Brown (1937)
There Goes That Song Again – Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn (1944)
The Trolley Song – Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane (1944)
Tuxedo Junction – Hawkins, Johnson, Dash and Feyne (1939)
Why Don’t Cha Kiss Me – Allie Wrubel (1944)