Roseville Big Band
Song List for the Carleton College
2008 Mid-Winter Ball, "Carleton Through the Ages"
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 red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD and cassette tape.

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

I Can't Give You Anything But Love (WCS)
Brown Wore Black (ECS)
Moon River (waltz)
Let It Snow (WCS)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (ECS)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy (w. guest percussionists)
Crazy (SFT)
El Sol Tambien Se Pone (mambo)
For All We Know (salsa)
Beer Barrel Polka
In the Mood (ECS)
Blue Skirt Waltz (moved from set 2)
Skylark (SFT) (moved from set 2)
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (ECS) (moved from set 2)

Dance to the Big Band Swing (ECS)
Blue Tango (moved from set 3)
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (ECS)
Satin Doll
Latin Fantasy (beguine & samba w. guest percussionists)
Glory of Love
Hot Cha Cha Cha

Don't Know Why (salsa)
Liechtensteiner Polka
Baby, It's Cold Outside (WCS)
Sleigh Ride - LaBarbera arr. (ECS)

As Long As I'm Singing (ECS)
How About You? (ECS)
Candy (WCS)
Prom Polka
Fever (WCS)
Summertime (SFT)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 (WCS)
Waltz for Debby
Longer (SFT)
La Bamba (salsa)
Second Time Around (ECS)

Sing, Sing, Sing (ECS)
Beyond the Sea (WCS)
My Funny Valentine (Salsa/WCS)
All of Me (ECS)
Evergreen (SFT)
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before (WCS)
The More I See You (WCS)
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen [in C Minor] (ECS)
Star Dust (SFT)
Winter Wonderland (ECS)
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/soprano), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Kari Coad, Pat Gefre, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, Scott Swenson, and Glen Newton (bass trombone on some songs)
Rhythm: Brian Dole (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums and timbales), Glen Newton (vibraphone), and Karen Dunn (Latin percussion)
Vocal: Karen Dunn and Glen Newton

After set 2, Carleton student Sam Ritter emceed a "pink party" to campaign against sexual violence; it included an auction (at $1/ticket) that raised over $1000 for Hope House, a shelter for battered women.

Songs we had ready in case they were 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


Funky Cha Cha (Latin Funk)
La Bamba (Latin Rock)
My Funny Valentine (Latin/Swing)
Strangers in the Night
Tequila (Latin Rock)

Other Latin:
Carnival Del Soul (Latin Funk)
Days of Wine and Roses
Don't Know Why
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
Nearness of You (The)
Sophisticated Lady
Star Dust
Two for the Road
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall in Love

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

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
Pennsylvania 6-5000
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")
You're the Boss
Your Cheatiní Heart

All of Me
As Long As I'm Singing
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Beyond the Sea
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
Midnight in Moscow
On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
One OíClock Jump
Opus One
(Itís Only a) Paper Moon
Pick Yourself Up
Rock Around the Clock
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

Love Shack
Proud Mary
She Works Hard for the Money

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