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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.

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

A Double Dose Of Duz (Show 200)

2/23/2024
Features vintage recordings by Erskine Butterfield, Benny Goodman and Sammy Kaye. We also celebrate the Podcast's 200th Weekly Episode. Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat. Learn more at SupportSwing.com. * The musical performances and recordings featured in this podcast are in the Public Domain. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:30:16

A Holiday For The Low, Short and Squatty (Show 199)

2/16/2024
Features music by Jan Garber, Ray McKinley, Woody Herman and more. We also listen to a catchy little jingle from Falstaff Beer. 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:00:30:39

A Dozen Roses For You (Show 198)

2/9/2024
Features vintage recordings by Johnny Long, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller. Ronnaldo also plays a Snader Telescription by The Dinning Sisters. 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:00:32:39

A Jitterbug Meets A Flu Bug (Show 197)

2/2/2024
Features music by Glen Gray, Alvino Rey, Ray Anthony and more. Ronnaldo is battling the flu and also plays a Ted Heath track for a listener. 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:00:28:58

Globetrotters and Showstoppers (Show 196)

1/26/2024
Features vintage recordings by Benny Carter, Ziggy Elman and Hal McIntyre. We also listen to a PSA about Gas and Sugar Rationing. 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:00:30:24

Keep Smiling (Show 195)

1/19/2024
Features music by Jimmie Lunceford, The Pied Pipers, Sam Donahue and more. Ronnaldo also plays a Soundie by The Four Ginger Snaps. 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:00:30:00

The V-Disc Episodes - Disc #733 - Raymond Scott, Dick Style

1/17/2024
In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #733 of the V-Disc Collection. This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Raymond Scott's Orchestra and Dick Style an His Orchestra. (E031) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:13:04

A Tonsillectomy, Blisters and Sisters (Show 194)

1/12/2024
Features vintage recordings by Boyd Raeburn, Will Bradley, The King Sisters and many more. We also learn how to treat those annoying Cold Sores and Fever Blisters. 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:00:31:12

Keyholes at the Woodside (Show 193)

1/5/2024
Features music by Buddy Rich, Johnny Long, Andy Kirk and The Andrews Sisters. We also listen to a Soundie by Cab Calloway and learn about changes with the newsletter. 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:00:33:01

Collection of Favorites (2023)

12/29/2023
Listen to some of Ronnaldo's favorite songs he played this year! This special show features vintage Big Band recordings by The Andrews Sisters, Alvino Rey, Raymond Scott and many more. 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:00:33:48

Hepcats, Hep Cats, Hep Kats (Show 192)

12/22/2023
Features music by Dinah Shore, Woody Herman, Harry James and more. So take a seat in that big comfortable chair and have a listen. 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:00:30:52

The V-Disc Episodes - Disc #295 - Charlie Spivak, Glen Gray

12/20/2023
In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #295 of the V-Disc Collection. This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra and Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra. We also listen to a Christmas song to get us ready for the holidays. (E030) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:11:33

Bidin’ My Time in a Boyd’s Nest (Show 191)

12/15/2023
Features vintage recordings by Boyd Raeburn, Vaughn Monroe and Lucky Millinder. We also listen to a Soundie by Gene Krupa. 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:00:31:17

Sock Hops and Refreshments (Show 190)

12/8/2023
Features music by Glenn Miller, Freddy Martin, Frank Sinatra and more. We also learn about an old radio show called The Refreshment Club. 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:00:27:24

The V-Disc Episodes - Disc #583 - Woody Herman, Sam Donahue

12/6/2023
In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #583 of the V-Disc Collection. This V-Disc features vintage recordings by the Woody Herman Orchestra and Sam Donahue with the Navy Dance Band. (E029) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:14:03

Celebrating: Christmas Music

12/1/2023
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone! This special show features vintage Big Band Christmas recordings by Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer, Henry Hall, Horace Heidt and many more. 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:00:34:33

Shimmy, Swing and Dandruff (Show 189)

11/24/2023
Features music by Glenn Miller, Harry James, Artie Shaw and more. We also listen to an old radio spot from Double Dandrine Shampoo. 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:00:30:01

Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear Teresa (Show 188)

11/17/2023
Features vintage recordings by Jerry Gray, Jan Savitt and Fletcher Henderson. We also learn a little bit about vocalist Russ Columbo and listen to an old radio ad from Pall Mall Cigarettes. 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:00:29:55

The V-Disc Episodes - Disc #588 - The V-Disc Jumpers, Muggsy Spanier

11/15/2023
In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #588 of the V-Disc Collection. This V-Disc features vintage recordings by The V-Disc Jumpers and Muggsy Spanier and his V-Disc Dixielanders (E028) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons. Artists are credited within the podcast.

Duration:00:13:50

Listening To The Voice of The Army (Show 187)

11/10/2023
Features music by Hal McIntyre, Benny Goodman, The DeMarco Sisters and more. We also listen to some tracks from a show called "Voice Of The Army". 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:00:32:06