Directed by Glen Newton


Concert at the Vintage Band Festival
Bridge Square Park, July 31, 2021, 8:15 - 9:45 p.m.

Band: Wear tan slacks or shorts and the new summer shirts.

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 solo by Keith Miner)

Song of the Volga Boatmen traditional Russian song, arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's recording of this arrangement was the #1 song on the U. S. charts in 1941.
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Ain't Misbehavin' by Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, and Harry Brooks (1929), band arr. by Art Dedrick, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rosetones, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Art Wiggins
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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 Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

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 saxophone section to the audience

A Gershwin Tribute

Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Oh, Kay", sung on Broadway by English actress Gertrude Lawrence; originally George Gershwin wrote the music as a "fast and jazzy" up-tempo swing tune, but by the end of the 1940, the slow ballad form, like the one we'll perform, had become the standard.
(featuring Karen Dunn and the Rosetones)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1924), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton ; featured in the Broadway revue 'George White's Scandals of 1924', later featured in five different films, including being sung by Doris Day in the 1951 film 'Lullaby of Broadway'
(featuring the Rosetones, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring Bruce Stasch and the Rosetones, and a euphonium solo by Glen Newton)

Nice Work if You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershwin (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring Karen Dunn and the Rosetones, and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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)

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 euphonium solo by Glen Newton, and tenor saxophonists Glen Peterson and Ira Adelman trading fours)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

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)

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)

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Zeidel, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Bob Nielsen and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by George Henly 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 rhythm section to the audience

Pick Yourself Up by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico; introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 film Swing Time;"Nothing's impossible I have found, For when my chin is on the ground I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again."
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Gaisford, trumpet)

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1939); originally titled "Anywhere the Bluebird Goes", Stept's melody is an updated version of the 19th century English folk song, "Long, Long Ago"; with lyrics by Brown and Tobias, its debut was in the 1939 musical "Yokel Boy"; but after the US entered WWII in December 1941, they upodated the lyrics, including the phrase "... till I come marching home."; recorded in February, 1942, by Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke and the Modernaires on the vocals, then featured in May, 1942, in the film "Private Buckaroo" performed by the Andrews Sisters with the Harry James orchestra; their version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. Kay Kyser's orchestra also had a hit recording, joining the Miller and Andrews Sisters versions to make it one of the few songs in history to have three different recordings on the radio hit parade at the same time.
(featuring the Rosetones)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Mike Holt on piano, and Eric Laska on electric bass)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Sue Wells (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Dan Gaisford, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Carl Meincke (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

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Friday, July 30, 2021.


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