Roseville Big Band
Song List for the Carleton College
2012 Mid-Winter Ball, February 4, 2012
in the Great Hall in Severance Hall on campus
Led by Glen Newton
Click here for pictures from the dance.

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. Songs in Italics were added by request. Songs crossed off were omitted due to lack of time.

Set 1: 9:30-10:30 Set 2: 10:45-11:45 Set 3: 12:00-1:00

Two O'Clock Jump (ECS)
720 in the Books (Wolpe arr. - male vocal) (WCS)

Sweet Georgia Brown (ECS)
All of Me (ECS)
Blue Skirt Waltz
A Wonderful Day Like Today (ECS)
At Last (SFT)
Beer Barrel Polka
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (WCS)
In the Mood - Tyzik arr. (ECS)
When You Wish Upon a Star (SFT)
Brown Wore Black (ECS)
Moon River (waltz)
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (ECS)

Dance to the Big Band Swing (ECS)
Glory of Love (WCS)
Lullaby of Broadway (ECS)
God Bless the Child (SFT)
Satin Doll (ECS)
Latin Fantasy (beguine & samba w. guest percussionists)
Somebody Loves Me (ECS)
Waltz for Debbie
Mack the Knife

Sleigh Ride - LaBarbera arr. (ECS)
Skylark (SFT)
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard that Song Before (WCS)
Willow Weep for Me (SFT)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 (WCS) [moved to the start of the set to fill a request]
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (ECS)
Sleepy Time Gal (WCS)
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (ECS)

Blue Tango

Easy to Love (ECS)
In a Mellow Tone (WCS)

I Get a Kick Out of You (Wolpe arr. - vocal) (ECS)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy (w. guest percussionists)

Night and Day
Liechtensteiner Polka
Lady is a Tramp (SFT)
Three Times a Lady (waltz)
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen [in C Minor] (WCS)

Candy (WCS)

In the Mood - Tyzik [added because we were short of songs]
Show Me the Way to Go Home (WCS)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: John Groethe, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me".)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Ron Rasmussen (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), Glen Newton (vibraphone), and Karen Dunn (Latin percussion)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

Songs to have ready in case they are requested:
The per-set formula the Carleton social dance committee 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. Since that year, there's been no specific request for a song type mix. Since then, the West Coast Swing songs have proven very popular with the dancers, and we've added more of them, replacing some Latin dances, which have typically been covered by the DJ in a different room. In addition, the student committee 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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