Songs the Roseville Big Band Played in 2004

The songs listed below include songs performed for the public and also those that were performed in previous years and rehearsed but not performed in 2004. Each season includes evaluating new music and preparing songs for future performances. Songs rehearsed but not yet performed in public before the end of 2004 are indicated with an asterisk (*); some of these might never be performed in public, but playing them at rehearsals is a part of the big band experience.

For an interesting contrast, compare this to the list of songs the band rehearsed during a five-month period ten years earlier.

Roseville Big Band Songs Played in 2004
Name Composer/ Instrument/ Voice Date Arranger
251 Swing Street; based on "The Ten-Minute Jazz Improv", Vol. 4, the II-V-I Progression Jim Mahaffey 2001 Jim Mahaffey
Ac-cent-chu-ate the Positive Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen 1944 Rob Berry
All of Me (vocal) Seymour Simons & Gerald Marks 1931 Lennie Niehaus
All or Nothing at All Jack Lawrence & Arthur Altman 1939 George Stone
All the Things You Are Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II 1939 Mark Taylor
All the Way James van Heusen & Sammy Cahn 1957 (renewed) Mike Lewis
Almost Like Being in Love     Manny Albam
America the Beautiful - vocal Samuel A. Ward & Katherine Lee Bates 2002 Mike Tomaro
Angel Eyes Earl Brent & Matt Dennis 1946 Matt Harris
Apple Honey Woody Herman 1945 Joe Bishop
Armed Forces Medley (including Semper Paratus)      
As Long as I'm Singing Bobby Darin 1962 Jerry Nowak
Baby, It's Cold Outside* Frank Loesser   Allyn Erickson
Beer Barrel Polka Jaromir Vejvoda, Wladimir A. Timm, Vasek Zeman (words by Lew Brown, 1939) 1934 Vic Schoen
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - key of Fm Sholom Secunda & Sammy Cahn 1932 Glen Newton
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - key of Cm Sholom Secunda & Sammy Cahn 1932 Glen Newton
Beyond the Sea- vocal Charles Trenet & Jack Lawrence 1945 Jerry Nowak
Birdland Josef Zawinul 1976 Larry Kerchner
Blue Moon Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers 1934 Johnny Warrington
Blue Skies Irving Berlin 1927 Paul Jennings
Blue Skirt Waltz Vaclav Bla'ha & Mitchell Parish 1944 Johnny Warrington
Blue Tango Leroy Anderson 1951 Johnny Warrington
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Don Raye & Hughie Prince 1940 unknown/Glen Newton
Brazil Ary Barroso; English text by S. K. Russell 1939 Dave Wolpe
But Beautiful Johnny Burke & James Van Heusen 1947  
Butterfly Steve Wright 1979 Steve Wright
Carnival Del Soul James Swearingen 1991 James Swearingen
Casa del Sol Mike Bratlie 2003 Mike Bratlie
Central Park Rock Jack and Linda Brewer 2004 Glen Newton
Cha Cha Cha for Judy Marshall Brown 1959 Marshall Brown
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Hest Harry Warren & Mack Gordon 1941 Jeff Hest
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Wolpe Harry Warren & Mack Gordon 1941 Dave Wolpe
Cherokee Ray Noble 1938 Ray Noble
Chicago* Fred Fisher bef. 1922 Paul Clark
Christmas Song (The) Mel Torme & Robert Wells 1946 Paul Jennings
Colors of the Wind (from Walt Disney's Pocahontas) Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz 1995 John Berry
Computer Bob Mintzer 1984 Bob Mintzer
Coquette Carmen Lombardo & John Green 1928 Dave Wolpe
Dance to the Big Band Swing Glen Newton 1999 Glen Newton
Desafinado Antonio Carlos Jobim 1959 Bob Lowden
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Bob Russell & Duke Ellington 1942 Roger Pemberton
Don't Know Why Jesse Harris 2002 Paul Murtha
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree Lew Brown,  Charles Tobias & Sam Stept 1942  
Doodlin'* Horace Silver renewed 1984 Mike Dana
Edison Blue & Gold      
El Sol Tambien Se Pone Ludar Felsenstein 1991 Roger Holmes
Empathy Steve Wright 1980 Steve Wright
Evergreen Paul Williams & Barbra Streisand 1976 Dave Wolpe
Evil Ways (BY Santana) Sonny Henry 1987 Ralph Ford
Fascinating Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin 1924 Sammy Nestico
Fernando's Getaway* Victor Lopez 1995 Victor Lopez
Fever John Davenport & Eddie Cooley 1956 Roger Holmes
Flamingo Ed Anderson & Ted Grouya 1941 Wilfred Roberts
Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard 1954 Sammy Nestico
Flying Home Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, & Robin 1941 Art Dedrick
For All We Know Sam M. Lewis & J. Fred Coots 1934 Dave Wolpe
For Dancers Only Sy Oliver 1939 Glenn Osser
For Once in My Life - Niehaus Ronald Miller & Orlando Murden 1965 Lenny Niehaus
For Once in My Life - Smith Ronald Miller & Orlando Murden 1965 Rod Smith
For Sentimental Reasons Deek Watson & WIlliam Best 1945 Glenn Osser
Four Miles Davis 1954 Dave Barduhn
Free Yourself Robert Watson 1993 Robert Watson
Frenesi Alberto Dominguez 1939 Dave Wolpe
Funky Cha-Cha Arturo Sandoval 1997 Richard Eddy & Arturo Sandoval
Gentle on My Mind*      
Georgia on My Mind Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell 1930 Dave Wolpe
Ghost of a Chance Bing Crosby, Ned Washington & Victor Young 1932 Art Dedrick
Girl from Impanema Antonio Carlos Jobim 1963 Glenn Osser
Girl Talk (from the Paramount Picture "Harlow") Bobby Troupe & Neal Hefti 1965 Mark Taylor
Glory of Love Billy Hill 1936 Dave Wolpe
Green Eyes      
Happy Birthday     Kay Foster
Hard Hearted Hannah Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Bob Bieglow & Charles Bates 1924 Sammy Nestico
Honeysuckle Rose Andy Razaf & Fats Waller 1929 Richard Maltby
Hot Toddy* Herb Hendler & Ralph Flanagan 1953 Burnell Whibley
How About You? Ralph Freed & Burton Lane 1941 Dave Wolpe
I Can't Get Started Ira Gershwin & Vernon Duke 1935 Johnny Warrington
I Can't Give You Anything But Love Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh 1928 Sammy Nestico
I Can't Stop Loving You Don Gibson 1958 Dave Wolpe
I Don't Want to Walk Without You Jule Styne 1941 Paul Jennings
I'm Beginning to See the Light Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington & Harry James 1944 Mark Taylor
I'm Coming Virginia* Donald Heywood & Will Marion Cook 1937 James Mundy
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Ned Washington & George Bassman 1932 Johnny Warrington
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter Joe Young & Fred E. Ahlert 1935 Dave Wolpe
Intermission Riff Stan Kenton    
In the Mood Joe Garland 1939 Glenn Miller
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing Duke Ellington & Irving Mills 1932 Mike Carubia
It Had to Be You Gus Kahn & Isham Jones 1924 Peter Blair
It's Too Late (for us to start again) (Instrumental) Glen Newton 2001 Glen Newton
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo Mack Gordon & Harry Warren 1942  
I've Got You Under My Skin Cole Porter 1936 Art Wiggins
Jalousie Jacob Gade, Vera Bloom, & Belen Ortega 1925 Johnny Sterling
Jordu Duke Jordan 1949 Mike Bratlie
Kansas City Mike Stoller & Jerry Leiber 1952 Bob Lowden
Kiss of Fire (Cha Cha) Lester Allen & Robert Hill 1952 Glenn Osser
La Bamba trad., adapted by Ritchie Valens 1958 John Berry
La Cumparsita Gerardo Matos Rodriguez 1917  
Lady is a Tramp (The) Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart 1937 Dave Wolpe
Leap Frog Joe Garland & Leo Corday 1946 Joe Garland
Liechtensteiner Polka Ed Kotscher & R. Lindt 1957 Johnny Warrington
Lester Leaps In Lester Young    
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Jule Styne 1945 John Berry
Li'l Darlin' Neal Hefti 1958 Neal Hefti
Little Brown Jug traditional 1939 Bill Finegan
Longer Dan Fogelberg 1979 Jerry Nowak
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster 1955  
Love is Here to Stay George & Ira Gershwin 1938 Dave Wolpe
Make Me Smile James Pankow 1970 Peter Blair
Mas Que Nada Jorge Ben 1963 Mark Taylor
Maxine Don Fagen   Bill Frank
Minnie the Moocher Cab Calloway    
Misty Erroll Garner & Johnny Burke 1954 Johnny Warrington
Moon River Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer 1961 Joe Reisman
Moonglow Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange, and Irving Mills 1934 Mike Carubia
Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller & Mitchell Parish 1939 trans. By Jeff Hest
Mucho Gusto* Dave Black & Gordon Brisker 1993 Dave Black & Gordon Brisker
My Funny Valentine      
Nearness of You, The Ned Washington & Hoagy Carmichael 1937 Dave Hanson
New Orleans Jazz Portrait (When the Saints/Just a Closer Walk)   1981 Mike Vax & Bob Secor
Night and Day (only 9 horn parts) Cole Porter 1939 Jerry Gray
Night in Tunisia "Dizzy" Gillespie and Frank Paparelli 1944 Sammy Nestico
On Green Dolphin Street* Bronislau Kaper & Ned Washington 1947 Victor Lopez
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe Johnny Mercer & Harry Warren 1945 Richard Maltby
On the Sunny Side of the Street Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields 1930 Mike Carubia
On the Wrong, Wrong Side of the Street lyrics by Kirk Lindberg    
One O'Clock Jump Count Basie 1938 Richard Maltby
Opus One Sy Oliver & Sid Garris 1943 Steve Wright
Paper Moon (It's Only a) Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen 1933 Jerry Nowak
Pennsylvania 6-5000 Carl Sigman & Jerry Gray 1940 Jerry Gray
Perfidia Alberto Dominguez 1939 Dave Wolpe
Pick Yourself Up Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern 1936 Sammy Nestico
Pickles Steve Wright 1980 Steve Wright
Polka Medley      
Preacher (The) Horace Silver 1956 Art Dedrick
Prom Polka      
Proud Mary J. C. Fogarty 1968 Dave Wolpe
Rain Delay Dean Sorenson 1994 Dean Sorenson
Red House Jimi Hendrix 1967 John Berry
Rock Around the Clock Jimmy DeKnight & Max Freedman 1952 Glen Newton
Roseville Rock Jack and Linda Brewer 1998 Glen Newton
Rosie the Riveter Redd Evans & John Jacob Loeb 1942 Julie Stenberg & Glen Newton
Round Midnight-Bratlie Thelonius Monk   Mike Bratlie
Round Midnight-Lewis Cootie Williams & Thelonious Monk 1944 Mike Lewis
Samba de Carrera Dean Sorenson 1994 Dean Sorenson
Santa Claus is Coming to Town J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie 1934 Dave Wolpe
Satin Doll Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington & Johnny Mercer 1952 Sammy Nestico
Season Departs (A)*; based on "The Ten-Minute Jazz Improv", Vol. 6 Jim Mahaffey 2004 Jim Mahaffey
Sebastian's Theme* Don Sebesky   Don Sebesky
Second Hand Rose     Glen Newton
Second Time Around      
Secret Love Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster 1953 Steve Wright
Seems Like Old Times Carmen Lombardo & John Jacob Loeb 1946 Dave Wolpe
Sentimental Journey Bud Green, Les Brown, Ben Homer 1944 Jack Mason
Serenata* Leroy Anderson 1949 Dave Wolpe
Shiny Stockings Count Basie 1984 Sammy Nestico
Show Me the Way to Go Home Irving King 1952 Sammy Nestico
Silver Bells Jay Livingston & Ray Evans 1950 Johnny Warrington
Sing, Sing, Sing Louis Prima 1936  
Skylark Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael 1941 Jerry Nowak
Sleepy Time Gal Ange Lorenzo, Richard Whiting, Joseph Alden & Raymond Egan 1925 Glen Newton
Sleigh Ride - LaBarbera Leroy Anderson 1948 John LaBarbera
Somebody Loves Me B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin & Ballard McDonald 1935 Dave Wolpe
Someone to Watch Over Me George & Ira Gershwin 1926 Dave Wolpe
Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington, Irving Mills & Mitchell Parish 1933 Bob Mintzer
Star Dust Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish 1929 Dave Wolpe
Still Love You Keith Miner 2000 Glen Newton
String of Pearls Jerry Gray 1942 Johnny Warrington
Sweet Lorraine Mitchell Parish & Cliff Burwell 1928 Dave Wolpe
Taking a Chance on Love      
Tall Cotton Sammy Nestico 1976 Sammy Nestico
Tampico* Allan Roberts & Doris Fisher 1945 Van Alexander
Tequila Chuck Rio 1958 John Berry
Thanks for the Memory Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger 1937 Johnny Warrington
Three Times a Lady Lionel Richie 1978 Dave Wolpe
Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles) Marvin Hamlisch & Carole Bayer Sager 1978 Dave Wolpe
Tico Tico (Tico-Tico No Fuba) Zequinha de Abreu 1930 Tim Altmann & Glen Newton
Tribute to Woody Jimmy Giuffre (Four Brothers), Ralph Burns & Woody Herman (Early Autumn), Joe Bishop & Woody Herman (Woodchopper's Ball) 1948-1949 Sammy Nestico
Two for the Road* Henry Mancini 1967 Henry Mancini & Joe Reisman
Two O'Clock Jump Harry James, Benny Goodman, & Count Basie 1942 Will Hudson
Waltz for Debby Bill Evans 1964 Keith Foley
Waltzing (?) Matilda A. B. Paterson & Marie Cowan 1941 C. Lloyd
What a Wonderful World George David Weiss & Bob Thiele 1967 Jerry Nowak
When I Fall in Love Edward Heyman & Victor Young 1952 Jerry Nowak
When the Saints Go Marching In     Dean Sorenson
When You Wish Upon a Star Ned Washington & Leigh Harline 1940 Jerry Nowak
Wildroot* Neal Hefti & Woody Herman 1946 Joe Bishop
Winter Wonderland Dick Smith & Felix Bernard 1934 Dave Barduhn
Woodchopper's Ball Joey Bishop & Woody Herman 1939 Glenn Osser
Y.M.C.A. Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis 1978 John Berry
Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker   Glen Newton
You Came a Long Way from St. Louis Bob Russell & John Benson Brooks 1948 Sammy Nestico
You Make Me Feel So Young Mack Gordon & Josef Myrow 1946 Roger Holmes
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You Russ Morgan, Larry Stock & James Cavanaugh 1944 Dave Wolpe
You're the Boss Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller 1961 John Wasson

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