Directed by Glen Newton
This is the Roseville Big Band's 15th Annual Concert at the Beacon Hill Commons, 5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Jim Foster and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.
Seems Like Old Times by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb (1946), arr. by Frank Mantooth; originally recorded by Guy Lombardo's orchestra in 1945 and released by Decca Records, it was also the theme song for Arthur Godfrey's radio programs.
(featuring a solo by Glen Peterson, tenor sax)
Summertime by George Gershwin, Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the opera "Porgy and Bess"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpeter Mark Syman)
A Night in Tunisia by "Dizzy" Gillespie and Frank Paparelli (1944), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by bassist Eric Laska, trumpeter Mark Syman, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, and trombonist Michael Sweet)
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942), vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1911), arr. by Glenn Miller
(featuring solos by Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)
As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld (1931), arr. by Carl Strommen
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)
Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Eric Laska, bass, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Jeff Olsen, trumpet)
I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me by Clarence Gaskill & Jimmy McHugh (1926), arr. by Darmon Meader
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Hard-Hearted Hannah by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Bob Bigelow, and Charles Bates (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring pianist Mike Holt with Glen Newton on the trumpet solo)
Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical Oh, Kay! (1926), a musical about English bootleggers in Prohibition Era America. Gershwin originally approached the song as an uptempo jazz tune, but his brother Ira suggested that it might work much better as a ballad, and George ultimately agreed.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Leap Frog by Joe Garland and Leo Corday (1941), arr. by Joe Garland
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a drum solo by Jim Foster)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)
**** INTERMISSION (15 minutes) ****
Pick Yourself Up by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Mark Syman, trumpet)
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 vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and Scott Swenson trading fours with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson (1951), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(stop at the 2nd ending before E)
Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
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 a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)
Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Bill Frank, alto sax (41-53) and Jim Foster, drums)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience
Ain't Misbehavin' by Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, and Harry Brooks (1929), band arr. by Art Dedrick, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)
Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, Bob Nielsen, and Jeff Olsen, trumpets; Scott Swenson, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; Chris Allen, bass trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Eric Laska, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Mike Holt)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington; Glenn Miller's recording of this song ranked #7 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 poll of leading disk jockies in the United States to determine the all-time popular music record standards
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet, and Kay Foster, alto sax)
Beer Barrel Polka by Jaromir Vejvoda, Wladimir A. Timm, and Vasek Zeman (1934, "Skoda Lasky"), English text by Lew Brown (1939), arr. by Vic Schoen, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; sing along with us!
(featuring vocalists Keith Miner, Karen Dunn, and Glen Newton)
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, and trumpeters Jeff Olsen, Mark Syman, and Glen Newton)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone).
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Jeff Olsen, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, Scott Swenson, and Chris Allen (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner