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 composer-vocalist 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.
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 Keith Miner, bass trombone; Carl Berger, guitar; Mark Syman, trumpet; and John Groethe, trombone)
Still Love You by Keith Miner (2000), arr. by Glen Newton; Keith composed this song to honor his parents on their wedding anniversary.
(featuring composer-vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Carl Berger, guitar; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax and Dan Theobald on trumpet, and a simulated horse whinny by Mark Lee)
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman, with a vocal by Glen Newton)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
All the Way by James van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (1957), arr. by Mike Lewis; introduced by Frank Sinatra in the film "The Joker Is Wild", the song received the 1957 Academy Award for Best Original Song
(featuring the trombone section, with a solo by Glen Peterson, tenor sax)
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.
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
Brown Wore Black composed and arranged by Glen Newton (2003); dedicated to the volunteers of CTV15, Community Television for the Northern Suburbs
(featuring solos by Rich Eyman, trombone; Carl Berger, guitar; George Henly, trombone; and Glen Newton, trumpet)
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)
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 rhythm section to the audience.
Quiet Night of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) by Antonio Carlos Jobim with English words by Gene Lees (1962), arr. by Paul Murtha; Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, famous for its statue of of Jesus atop its peak, known as Cristo Redentor or "Christ the Redeemer".
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, and Glen Newton; and Dave Tuenge on drum set)
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, John Groethe, George Henly, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me" and "Still Love You "
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Glen Newton, Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen