Roseville Big Band Concert at Shaller Family Sholom Home East Campus, November 22, 2011, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
730 Kay Avenue, Saint Paul 55102 Click here for directions and a map. Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

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)

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)

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)

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 trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Stenberg
(featuring vocalists Bob Nielsen and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by Rich Eyman and Mark Lee on the ratchet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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 saxophone section to the audience.

Sleepy Time Gal by Ange Lorenzo, Richard Whiting, Joseph Alden and Raymond Egan (1925), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet and Mike Bratlie, trombone)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

The Nearness of You by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael (1937), arr. by Dave Hanson; the biggest selling 1938 version of this song was recorded by the Glenn Miller orchestra, with a vocal by Ray Eberle
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn )

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 Bill Frank, alto sax; Mark Syman, trumpet; Carl Berger, guitar; 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 (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Mike Bratlie, George Henly, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me"
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen