Roseville Big Band Concert at RosePointe Senior Living Community, October 25, 2011 , 7:35-8:40 p.m.
2555 Hamline Ave. N., on Hamline between Co Rd B2 and Co Rd C in Roseville. Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Dave Tuenge and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Candy by Mack David, Joan Whitney, and Alex Kramer (1944), arr. by Kris Berg; the recording by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford on Capitol Records reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 22, 1945, and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Struttin' with Some Barbecue by Lillian Hardin Armstrong and Don Raye (1928), arr. by Mike Tomaro; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by trombonist John Groethe, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, and trumpeter Mark Syman; with a Dixieland trio of Mark Lee, trumpet, Dan Desmonds, tenor sax, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Summer Wind by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mayer (Heinz Meier) (1965), original German lyrics ("Der Sommerwind") by Hans Bradtke, arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

Something's Gotta Give by Johnny Mercer (1954), arr. by Al Yankee; this song was written for and first performed by Fred Astaire in the 1955 musical film Daddy Long Legs. However, the biggest-selling version was recorded by the McGuire Sisters, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1955.
(featuring solos by pianist Ann Booth and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner and a guitar solo by Carl Berger)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Medley of Vera Lynn Songs (featuring vocalist Karen Dunn); Vera Lynn (born Vera Margaret Welch in 1917) was one of Britain's most popular entertainers during World War II; in 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to make it to No. 1 on the British album chart, with "We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn."

(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover by Walter Kent and Nat Burton (1941); this song was written at a time when British and German aircraft had been fighting over the cliffs of Dover in the Battle of Britain; Vera Lynn's 1942 recording of the song is one of her best-known recordings.
I'll Be Seeing You
by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal (1938); Bing Crosby's recording of the song topped Billboard's hit singles chart for three weeks in July, 1944.
We'll Meet Again
by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles (1939); Vera Lynn was featured in a 1942 film of the same name.

Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden; first recorded by Little Willie Littlefield in 1952, under the title, "KC Lovin' "; the best known version of "Kansas City," recorded in 1959 by Wilbert Harrison, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also restored the song's proper title. In 2005, Kansas City, Missouri, adopted "Kansas City" as its official song.
(featuring solos by Carl Berger, guitar; Ira Adelman, alto sax; Rich Eyman, trombone; and Dave Tuenge, drums)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Roseville Big Band's closing theme songs
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Ann Booth on piano, and Mike Wobig on electric bass)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Ira Adelman (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: John Groethe, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner; Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), Glen Newton, vibraphone
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

We started about five minutes late to accomodate Dan Theobald, who had car trouble. I talked to the audience, giving them information about the band's history, starting about five minutes before the planned start time, since the band was in place and ready to go except for Dan. We forgot to bring the auxiliary percussion box, so there was no play-along on "Sway."

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