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

7 days ago

Ronnaldo is on the road in beautiful Las Vegas.  Features recordings by Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Ray Anthony.  We also listen to a couple of clips from Jack Benny.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jan 20, 2023

Features recordings by The Hit Paraders, Erskine Hawkins, Gene Krupa and Woody Herman.  Ronnaldo plays a Soundie by the Dallas Bartley Orchestra and we also listen to an old radio ad from Buster Brown Shoes.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jan 13, 2023

Features vintage Big Band recordings by Lionel Hampton, Jimmie Lunceford, Ralph Flanagan and Artie Shaw.  We also listen to a track from Sinatra's last performance with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jan 06, 2023

Features music by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Charlie Barnet.  We also listen to select audio clips from a 1952 cinematic masterpiece called "Telephone Etiquette."
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Dec 30, 2022

Ronnaldo plays his favorite songs that were featured on the podcast this year.  Includes vintage recordings by Cab Calloway, Kay Starr, Raymond Scott and Glenn Miller.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Dec 23, 2022

Happy Holidays Everyone!  This show features vintage Big Band Christmas recordings by Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Peggy Lee and Glenn Miller.  This is a "regifting" of a special from 2020.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

In this special Christmas episode we examine and listen to Disc #868 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Frank Sinatra with music by Axel Stordahl. (Christmas)
* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Dec 16, 2022

Features vintage Big Band recordings by The Andrews Sisters, Tony Pastor and Artie Shaw.  Ronnaldo also plays a Soundie by Will Bradley and His Six Texas Hot Dogs.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Riffs and Sniffs (Show 141)

Friday Dec 09, 2022

Friday Dec 09, 2022

Features vintage Big Band music by Andy Kirk, Duke Ellington and Hal Kemp.  We also listen to select audio clips from a charming little film called "Let's Have Fewer Colds".
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Dec 07, 2022

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.

Friday Dec 02, 2022

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."
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* 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.

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