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 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.
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 Jill Whitney-Birk, with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and trombonists Rich Eyman and George Henly trading fours)
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)
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.
It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalists Jill Whitney-Birk and Glen Newton)
(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.
Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), arr. by Dave Wolpe; although it became the official song of the state of Georgia, Gorrell wrote the lyrics for Hoagy's sister, Georgia Carmichael. It was first recorded on September 15, 1930, in New York by Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra with Hoagy Carmichael on vocals.
(featuring vocalist Jill Whitney-Birk, with a tenor saxophone solo by Glen Peterson)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
Honeysuckle Rose by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Andy Razaf (1929), arr. by Richard Maltby; introduced by Fats Waller as a dance number in the 1929 revue, Load of Coal, at Connie’s Inn in Harlem
I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter (1934) arr. by Dave Wolpe; composed for the 1934 show "Anything Goes"
(featuring vocalist Jill Whitney-Birk, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.
Latin Fantasy "Besame Mucho" by Consuelo Velazquez (1941) and "El Cumbanchero" by Rafael Hernandez (1943), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and drummer Dave Tuenge, and Glen Newton leading the audience in singing)
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, Mike Bratlie, George Henly, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Still Love You "
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Jill Whitney-Birk, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
About 55 people were in the audience - 31 from the care center, 20 from the apartments, and 4 friends and relatives of the performers.