Thursday, January 09, 2014

"When Swing Was King" Opens 2014 Today

After a hectic morning (a great meeting with Pat Osborne at the Westroads Panera's, working on the LifeSharer letter, and then coming home to do the final fixes on the next edition of "When Swing Was King"), we take off in just a little while for our first presentation in 2014.

We would love for you to join us for one of these programs, helping us visit the residents of the various senior citizen facilities on our schedule. It would brighten their day...and yours! The schedule and locations for the month can be found right here.

The song list for the new volume?

1) Glenn Miller Orchestra -- "King Porter Stomp."

2) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra -- "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."

3) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (vocals by Helen O'Connell) -- "I'm Stepping Out with a Memory Tonight."

4) Artie Shaw Orchestra -- "Lover, Come Back To Me."

5) Perry Como -- "Till the End of Time."

6) Duke Ellington Orchestra -- "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." (Photo theme: Modes of transportation.)

7) Lawrence Welk Orchestra (featuring Henry Cuesta on clarinet) -- "Stranger On the Shore."

8) Vaughn Monroe Orchestra -- "Racing with the Moon." 
(Photo theme: Racing.)

9) The Andrews Sisters -- "Nice Work If You Can Get It." 
(Photo theme: Work.)

10) Donald O'Connor -- "Make 'Em Laugh."
(Photo theme: Comedians.)

11) Benny Goodman Orchestra (vocals by Helen Forrest) -- "Taking a Chance on Love."

12) Judy Garland -- "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."