The Big Band and Swing Podcast

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.

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Episodes

21 hours ago

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #349 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Les Brown and Sammy Kaye. (E008) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

6 days ago

Features recordings by Ted Heath, Hal McIntyre, Bunny Berigan and Charlie Barnet.  Ronnaldo plays some select audio clips from a 1947 educational film called "Gasoline For Everybody." 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.

Friday Nov 25, 2022

Features vintage Big Band recordings by Les Brown, Larry Clinton and Glenn Miller.  We also listen to a catchy little jingle promoting Nedick's Orange Drink. 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.

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #678 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Jimmy Mundy and Benny Carter. Ronnaldo also discusses why V-Discs are so uncommon and why many of them were destroyed in the past. (E007) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Nov 18, 2022

Features music by Ina Ray Hutton, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Vivian Garry and Ella Fitzgerald.  We also listen to select audio clips from a 1943 film called "Danger! Women at Work." 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.

Friday Nov 11, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Harry James, The Dorsey Bothers and Boyd Raeburn.  We also listen to a Soundie by Connie Haines and learn what product is stronger than dirt. 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.

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we examine and listen to Disc #180 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. (E006) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Nov 04, 2022

Features music by Andy Kirk, Duke Ellington and Tex Beneke.  We also listen to a rockin' version of The Dipsy Doodle by Glenn Miller and learn a little about "Obligations". 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.

Friday Oct 28, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw and Georgia Gibbs.  We also listen to a Soundie by The Three Peppers and hear an old radio ad from Gulf Spray. 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.

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we examine and listen to Disc #143 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Red Norvo and John Kirby. (E005)

Friday Oct 21, 2022

Features music by Charlie Spivak, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and Lionel Hampton.  We also listen to choice clips from an "amazing" film called "Flying a Kite".  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.

Friday Oct 14, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Ray Anthony, Benny Goodman, and Erskine Hawkins.  We also listen to a catchy little ad by Adam Hats and a great Soundie by The Mel-Tones.   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.

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