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The Big Band and Swing Podcast

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the music, artists and history of the Big Band Era of the 1930‘s, 1940’s and 1950‘s. You will hear classic Big Band recordings and forgotten performances rescued from Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR), Soundies, V-Discs and other AFRS archives.

The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the music, artists and history of the Big Band Era of the 1930‘s, 1940’s and 1950‘s. You will hear classic Big Band recordings and forgotten performances rescued from Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR), Soundies, V-Discs and other AFRS archives.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the music, artists and history of the Big Band Era of the 1930‘s, 1940’s and 1950‘s. You will hear classic Big Band recordings and forgotten performances rescued from Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR), Soundies, V-Discs and other AFRS archives.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Great Tobacco Wars (Show 124)

8/12/2022
Features vintage music by Glenn Miller, The Boswell Sisters, Tony Pastor and Count Basie. We also listen to old radio ads from the most popular cigarette companies of the 1940's. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:35:07

Big Band Birthdays - August 8: Lucky Millinder

8/8/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of the more unique bandleaders from the Swing Era - Lucky Millinder. Lucky was born on August 8, 1910 in Anniston, Alabama. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:09:10

Kool Smoke Dreams (Show 123)

8/5/2022
Features vintage recordings by Teddy Powell, Cootie Williams, The Mills Brothers and Les Elgart. Ronnaldo also plays tracks from "Let's Go Clubbing" and the "Jack Pearl Show". Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:35:23

A Bonus Show and the Time Machine

7/31/2022
This Special Bonus Show features vintage music by Count Basie, Les Brown, The Pied Pipers and Benny Goodman. Ronnaldo talks about the importance of supporting this podcast and also takes the Time Machine back to September of 1944. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:42:09

In Search of Pep (Show 122)

7/29/2022
Features vintage music by both Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey, Vaughn Monroe and Johnny Desmond. We also follow young Ralph on his quest for better dietary health. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:32:49

Big Band Birthdays - July 24: Bob Eberly

7/24/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist Bob Eberly. Bob was born on July 24, 1916 in Mechanicville, New York. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:07:12

Whistle In The Pines (Show 121)

7/22/2022
Features vintage recordings by Peggy Lee, Fletcher Henderson and Bunny Berigan. Ronnaldo plays a fact-filled, classic ad by Dash Soap. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Dreamsville (Show 120)

7/15/2022
Features vintage music by Harry James, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman and more. We also learn a little bit about Family Life in the early 1950's. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:31:06

Big Band Birthdays - July 12: Will Bradley

7/12/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of trombonist and bandleader - Will Bradley. Will was born on July 12, 1912 in Newton, New Jersey. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:08:40

Big Band Birthdays - July 10: Cootie Williams

7/10/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of talented trumpeter and bandleader - Cootie Williams. Cootie was born on July 10, 1911 in Mobile, Alabama. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:07:51

Inflation and Morse Code (Show 119)

7/8/2022
Features recordings from Art Mooney, Wingy Manone, Perry Como and Louis Jordan. We also listen to Inflation warnings from the 1950's. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:28:56

Got Any Stripe Gum, Chum? (Show 118)

7/1/2022
Features vintage music by Jerry Gray, Lionel Hampton and Ray Anthony. Ronnaldo talks a bit about the career of bandleader, Ben Selvin. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:32:56

Big Band Birthdays - July 1: Alvino Rey

7/1/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and innovative guitarist - Alvino Rey. Alvino was born on July 1, 1908 in Oakland, California. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:08:38

On a Wing and a Prayer (Show 117)

6/24/2022
Features recordings by Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Clark, Ambrose and more. We also learn how to put sunshine into our wash. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:33:00

Big Band Birthdays - June 19: Guy Lombardo

6/19/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of violinist and bandleader - Guy Lombardo. Guy was born on June 19, 1902 in London, Ontario in Canada. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:07:45

Big Band Birthdays - June 18: Ray McKinley

6/18/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of drummer, singer and bandleader - Ray McKinley. Ray was born on June 18, 1910 in Fort Worth, Texas. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:07:54

Rugged Romeo (Show 116)

6/17/2022
Features vintage recordings from The Dinning Sisters, Duke Ellington, Harry James and more. We also learn what a pink toothbrush means. Watch out! Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:31:53

Hold Tight - Well, Alright! (Show 115)

6/10/2022
Features vintage music from Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Larry Clinton and more. We also learn "who" is responsible for those little scratches we sometimes find on our cars. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:28:59

Big Band Birthdays - June 10: Judy Garland

6/10/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist, Judy Garland. Judy was born on June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:07:44

Big Band Birthdays - June 6: Jimmie Lunceford

6/6/2022
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a great alto sax player, a fantastic bandleader and a big influence on the Big Band Era - Jimmie Lunceford. Jimmie was born on June 6, 1902 in Fulton, Mississippi. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:06:55