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

Features music by Jan Garber, Ray McKinley, Woody Herman and more.  We also listen to a catchy little jingle from Falstaff Beer.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Feb 09, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Johnny Long, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller.  Ronnaldo also plays a Snader Telescription by The Dinning Sisters.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Feb 02, 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.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jan 26, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Benny Carter, Ziggy Elman and Hal McIntyre.  We also listen to a PSA about Gas and Sugar Rationing.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Keep Smiling (Show 195)

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Friday Jan 19, 2024

Features music by Jimmie Lunceford, The Pied Pipers, Sam Donahue and more.  Ronnaldo also plays a Soundie by The Four Ginger Snaps.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Jan 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.

Friday Jan 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.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jan 05, 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. 
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Dec 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.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Dec 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.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Dec 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.

Friday Dec 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.

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