Directed by Glen Newton
This is the Roseville Big Band's 17th Concert at the Beacon Hill Commons, 5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
Band: Wear tan slacks or shorts and the new summer shirts. We skipped the crossed-out songs because rain forced the event to end early.
Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring the Rosetones, 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.
The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring the Rosetones, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)
You Make Me Feel So Young by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon (1946), from the Warner Brothers musical "Three Little Girls in Blue", arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)
Moonglow by Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills (1934), arr. by Mike Carubia
(featuring the Rosetones)
Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience
If I Were a Bell by Frank Loesser (1950), arr. by Sammy Nestico; from Guys and Dolls
(featuring tenor sax soloists Glen Peterson (40-49) and Ira Adelman (50-57))
Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1928), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
Girl from Impanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes (1963), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring a trombone solo by Keith Miner and a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)
I Won't Last a Day without You by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (1971), band arr. by Bob Lowden, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Bruce Stasch and the Rosetones)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience
Cabaret by Fred Ebb and John Kander (1966), arr. by Dave Wolpe; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park!; one of the enduring hit songs from the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name, "Cabaret" stands in contrast to the dark plot, set in Berlin during the rise of the Nazi regime.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax and Mike Holt on piano)
Unforgettable by Irving Gordon (1951), arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1942), arr. by Mike Carubia; featured in the movie "Orchestra Wives", this song was a #1 hit for Glenn Miller. Like "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree", the recording featured tenor saxophonist/vocalist Tex Beneke and The Modernaires. It popularized the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, the home of Western Michigan University and five other colleges.
(Featuring the Rosetones, with Glen in the Tex Beneke role, and Karen, Diane, and Bruce as The Modernaires)
The Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer (1962), arr. by John Kinyon
**** INTERMISSION (around 1:55 to 2:15) ****
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940), arr. by Glen Newton; a major hit recording in 1941 for the Twin Cities' own Andrews Sisters (alto LaVerne, soprano Maxene, and lead Patty), the most popular female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century, who were inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame in May 2006.
(featured as the Andrews Sisters: Bruce (Maxene), Karen (Patty), and Diane (LaVerne); and the RBB trumpet section)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley, arr. by Mike Carubia; "I'll Never Smile Again" by Ruth Lowe (1938), the Tommy Dorsey version stayed at #1 on the Billboard charts for 12 weeks in 1940; "Dream" by Johnny Mercer (1944), originally written as a theme for his radio program
(featuring the Rosetones)
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To by Cole Porter (1942), arr. by George Stone
(featuring solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, Dan Theobald, trumpet, and Mike Holt, piano)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
Look for the Silver Lining by Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva (1920), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from the musical "Sally," introduced by the rising Broadway star Marilyn Miller.
(featuring solos by trumpeter Glen Newton and pianist Mike Holt)
Sentimental Journey by Bud Green, Les Brown, and Ben Homer (1944), arr. by Jack Mason; huge hit of Les Brown's band, with Doris Day on the original vocal
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen)
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)
The Blue Skirt Waltz by Vaclav Bla'ha & Mitchell Parish (1944), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(featuring a vocal by Glen Newton)
New York, New York by Fred Ebb and John Kander (1977), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in F Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton; the Andrews Sisters had their first major success with “Bei Mir” which held Billboard's No. 1 slot for five weeks. This achievement established the girls as successful recording artists and they became celebrities.
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trombone solo by George Henly and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele (1967), arr. by Jerry Nowak; recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1968, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
(featuring the Rosetones)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Sue Wells (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton), and Keith Miner
Saturday, June 26, 2021.
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