In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list; as recorded by Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show band
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra
|How About You? by Ralph Freed and Burton Lane (1941), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in the 1941 Busby Berkeley musical "Babes on Broadway"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with instrumental solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Glen Newton, flugelhorn)
Secret Love by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1953), arr. by Steve Wright; introduced by Doris Day in the 1953 film "Calamity Jane," winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song
(featuring guitarist Carl Berger)
Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), original Spanish title "¿Quién será?"; English lyrics by Norman Gimbel; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with guest percussionists from the audience)
When You're Smiling
by Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, and Mark Fisher (1928), arr. by Tom Kubis; Louis Armstrong made this tune a standard with his recordings in 1929, 1932, and 1956.
(with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
|Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; Mercer claimed that his inspiration for the title came from a sermon by controversial preacher Father Divine whose subject was "you got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative." Bing Crosby sang it in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves," and his December, 1944, recording of the song with the Andrews Sisters on the Decca label was one of his most popular recordings.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra
The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the 1937 Broadway musical "Babes in Arms"; this song was one of only three of the original Rodgers and Hart tunes that were used in the 1939 film of the same name, starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Winter Wonderland by Dick Smith and Felix Bernard (1934), arr. by Dave Barduhn
|All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with solos by trombonist Rich Eyman and Glen Peterson, tenor sax, trading fours)
|Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, & Kenneth Casey (1925), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the 1949 whistling version of this song by Brother Bones and His Shadows was adopted by the Harlem Globetrotters as their theme in 1952.
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone, Carl Berger, guitar, Mark Syman, trumpet, and Ira Adelman, tenor sax)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes: Dan Desmonds (alto), Bill Frank (alto/flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Sway"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner