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

2 days ago

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of clarinetist, and famed bandleader - Woody Herman.  Woody was born on May 16, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

5 days ago

Features vintage recordings from Bobby Sherwood, Jan Garber, Abe Lyman and many more Big Band artists.  Ronnaldo takes a closer look at the show "Treasury Star Parade". 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.

Sunday May 08, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader - Red Nichols.  Red was born on May 8, 1905 in Ogden, Utah. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday May 06, 2022

Ronnaldo and the legendary G.I. Jill share the mic in this episode.  Features recordings by Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton and Artie Shaw.  By the way, has anyone seen Jill's Request Book? 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.

Tuesday May 03, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most popular and influential stars of the 20th Century - Bing Crosby.  Bing was born on May 3, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Saturday Apr 30, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a very talented vocalist - Bea Wain.  Bea was born on April 30, 1917 in The Bronx, New York.  * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 29, 2022

Features vintage music from The Dinning Sisters, Buddy Morrow, Les Brown and Duke Ellington.  We also hear an Esso ad that appeared in movie theaters in 1938. 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 Apr 29, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of legendary bandleader - Duke Ellington.  The Duke was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 22, 2022

Features recordings by Jimmy Mundy, Gene Krupa, Hal McIntyre and more.  We also listen to a Snader Telescription and an old ad for None Such Coffee. 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 Apr 20, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and vibraphone virtuoso - Lionel Hampton.  Lionel was born on April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky.  * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 15, 2022

Features vintage music from the Archives of Old Time Radio including tracks by Bill Heathcock, Charlie Barnet and Eugenie Baird.  We also learn the secret behind getting your hair to appear "Sunshine Bright". 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.

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of famed female vocalist - Helen Forrest.  Helen was born on April 12, 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

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