Roseville Big Band
Song List for the Carleton College
2004 Mid-Winter Ball
Led by Glen Newton

WCS=West Coast Swing; ECS=East Coast Swing; SFT=Slow Fox Trot. Songs crossed out were on the original list but were skipped due to audience requests for other songs and adjusting the lineup based on what the dancers seemed to want; songs in Italics were requests not on the original list.; songs in bold type were new additions to the Roseville Big Band repertoire - they were first performed by the Roseville Big Band at this dance.

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Set 1: 9:00-9:50 Set 2: 10:05-11:00 Set 3: 11:15-12:00 Set 4: 12:15-1:05

On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe (ECS)
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (ECS)
Brazil (samba)
Moon River (waltz)
El Sol Tambien Se Pone (mambo)
YMCA (rock)
You're the Boss (WCS)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (ECS)

For Once in My Life - Rod Smith arr.(ECS)
Beer Barrel Polka
My Funny Valentine (Salsa/WCS)
In the Mood (ECS)

Dance to the Big Band Swing (ECS)
Blue Skirt Waltz
Skylark (SFT)
It Had to Be You (WCS)
Latin Fantasy (beguine & samba)
I'm Beginning to See the Light (ECS)
Blue Tango
Intermission Riff (ECS)
New York, New York (WCS)
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Wolpe arr. (ECS)
Liechtensteiner Polka
(It's Only a) Paper Moon (ECS)

Longer (SFT)
Kiss of Fire Tango
Flying Home (ECS)
Prom Polka
For All We Know (Latin)
Minnie the Moocher (WCS)
Opus One (ECS)
Fascination (waltz)
Ice Castles Theme (SFT)
Apple Honey (ECS)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy
All of Me (ECS)

Cherokee (ECS)
How About You? (ECS)
Perfidia (beguine/WCS)
La Cumparsita (tango)
Fly Me to the Moon (WCS)

La Bamba (Latin rock)
Star Dust (SFT)
Evergreen (SFT)

Fever (WCS)
Moonlight Serenade (SFT)
(The) Last Waltz

When I Fall in Love (SFT)

Show Me the Way to Go Home (WCS)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Tim Altmann, Harvey Skow, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jim Foss (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Kenne Thomas (drums), Glen Newton (timbales and vibraphone), and Karen Dunn (Latin percussion)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

Kay doubled on clarinet and soprano sax, Bill Frank and Dan Desmonds doubled on clarinet, and Glen Newton doubled on trumpet, flugelhorn, and bass trombone. Bob led the dancing on YMCA.

Songs we have ready in case they are requested:

The per-set formula Carleton requested in 2000: 1-2 waltzes, 1-2 tangos, 1-2 cha-chas, 1-2 rhumbas, 1 meringue/mambo/salsa/W.C. swing, 5-7 fox trot/swing; they left out polkas, but polkas are always popular at these dances. Of course, all the songs in our book are available on request, but the ones below are categorized for those dancers who want a style but don't know specific titles.

Beguines/Rhumbas: Bossa Novas: Cha-Chas: Mambos:

Days of Wine and Roses (beguine)
Frenesi (Latin/Swing)
Latin Fantasy (Beguine and Samba)
Moon Over Naples
Perfidia (Latin/Swing)
Tonight (it could be played as a rhumba, too)

For All We Know
Girl from Impanema
I'll Never Smile Again/Dream
Moonlight in Vermont
Summer Samba (yes, itís a bossa nova)
Watch What Happens

Cha Cha Cha for Judy
Hot Cha Cha Cha
Kiss of Fire Cha Cha

Mambo Jambo
Mambo #5
El Sol Tambien se Pone
Sambas: Tangos: Meringues: Other Latin:

Caravan (arr. by Sweeney)
Latin Fantasy (Beguine and Samba)
Mas Que Nada
Temprana es la Noche

Blue Tango
Kiss of Fire Tango
La Cumparsita Tango


Carnival Del Soul (Latin Funk)
Days of Wine and Roses
Funky Cha Cha (Latin Funk)
La Bamba (Latin Rock)
My Funny Valentine (Latin/Swing)
Tequila (Latin Rock)

Waltzes: Polkas: Slow Fox Trot: Medium Fox Trot:

Blue Skirt Waltz
Fascination (missing which tenor part?)
(The) Last Waltz
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Love Makes the World Go ĎRound
Melody of Love (Do we have the bass part?)
Moon River
Mr. Bojangles
Norwegian Wood
(A) Rose is a Rose
Three Times a Lady

Beer Barrel Polka
Julida Polka
Liechtensteiner Polka
Polka Medley
Prom Polka

Angel Eyes
As Time Goes By
Georgia on My Mind
Ghost of a Chance
Moonlight Serenade
Sophisticated Lady
Star Dust
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love

Blue Moon
But Beautiful
I Won't Last a Day Without You
West Coast Swing: East Coast Swing: East Coast Swing: Rock:

At Last
Birth of the Blues
Donít Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to the Moon
Glory of Love
Hard-Hearted Hannah
Harlem Nocturne
I Canít Give You Anything But Love
I Canít Stop Loving You
Kansas City
Mean to Me
Minnie the Moocher
New York, New York
Night Train
Route 66
Satin Doll
Show Me the Way to Go Home
Sunny Side of the Street
Tuxedo Junction (W. Johnson, arr.)
Wrong, Wrong Side of the Street (to the tune of "Sunny Side of the Street")
Your Cheatiní Heart

All of Me
Big Noise from Winnetka
Blue Skies
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Dance to the Big Band Swing
Fascinating Rhythm
Flip, Flop, and Fly
How About You?
Iím Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
In the Mood
It Donít Mean a Thing if it Ainít Got That Swing
Jump, Jive, and Wail
Lady is a Tramp
Let It Snow
Little Brown Jug
On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
One OíClock Jump
Opus One

(Itís Only a) Paper Moon
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Pick Yourself Up
Rock Around the Clock
Rock This Town
Sleigh Ride (arr. LaBarbara)
Sing, Sing, Sing
Somebody Loves Me
String of Pearls
Switch in Time
Winter Wonderland
Woodchopperís Ball
Youíre Nobody ĎTil Somebody Loves You
You're the Boss
Zoot Suit Riot

Love Shack
Proud Mary
She Works Hard for the Money

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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