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Big Band set list

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by justBrian, Jan 16, 2006.


  1. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    So, I play regularly in a big band--once a month at the local American Legion. It's a great gig. Most of the guys in the band were around when the music was written and have been playing it ever since. We get a good crowd of mostly older folks-- but they love to dance! Oh, the drinks are cheap and stong. So, here is the set list from the last gig:

    It had to be You
    Jersey Bounce
    Heartaches
    Allegheny Moon
    5' 2" Eyes of B lue
    Deep Purple
    Baby Face
    Jimmy Dorsey medley
    Sunny Side of the Street
    Birth of the Blues
    Somebody Loves Me
    I'll get By
    720 In the Books
    Nite Train
    New York, New York
    Kansas City
    Sentimental (over you)
    Rose Room
    Hot ChaChaCha
    Woodchopper's Ball
    Tennessee Waltz
    Red Roses for a Blue Lady
    Jambalaya
    St. Louis Blues
    Don't Get Around Much
    In The Mood
    Eager Beaver
    Leap Frog
    Cab Driver
    Paper Moon
    Spanish Eyes
    Bye Bye Blackbird
    Old Bill
    String Of Pearls
    Charmaine
    My Baby Just Cares for me
    Embraceable You
    Strip Polka
    Five Minutes More
    Dream

    We do play many of the same songs each month, but there is a little rotation too. I really like playing this gig. It's way too much fun.
     
  2. justBrian

    justBrian

    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    Good one Ken. ;) There was a 92 year old woman at the last gig and she danced to almost every number.