The Big Band and Swing Podcast
Swing and The Johnny Thing (Show 95)

Swing and The Johnny Thing (Show 95)

January 21, 2022

Features vintage Big Band music by Ozzie Nelson, Bob Crosby, Duke Ellington and more.  Ronnaldo plays clips from a 1946 educational film titled "Johnny Learns His Manners" and also answers listener mail.

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Big Band Birthdays - January 20: Ray Anthony

Big Band Birthdays - January 20: Ray Anthony

January 20, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader, and one heck of a trumpet player - Ray Anthony.  Ray was born on January 20, 1922 in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania.

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Big Band Birthdays - January 15: Gene Krupa

Big Band Birthdays - January 15: Gene Krupa

January 15, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most popular and influential drummers of the Big Band Era - Gene Krupa.  Krupa was born on January 15, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Boog It and Budgets (Show 94)

Boog It and Budgets (Show 94)

January 14, 2022

Includes some great Big Band recordings by Cab Calloway, Sam Donahue and Johnny Mercer.  Ronnaldo also plays a track by Belgian bandleader Fud Candrix and we listen to a couple of clips from "Your Thrift Habits".

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Big Band Birthdays - January 9: Dick Jurgens

Big Band Birthdays - January 9: Dick Jurgens

January 9, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader - Dick Jurgens.  Jurgens was born on January 9, 1910 in Sacramento, California.

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Flat Foot Floogie Difficulties (Show 93)

Flat Foot Floogie Difficulties (Show 93)

January 7, 2022

Features vintage Big Band music by Count Basie, Bing Crosby, The Hudson-DeLange Orchestra and many more. We also listen to a great Soundie by Louis Jordan.

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Big Band Birthdays - January 3: Maxene Andrews

Big Band Birthdays - January 3: Maxene Andrews

January 3, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of Maxene Andrews.  Maxene was born on January 3, 1916 in Mound, Minnesota.

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Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 2

Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 2

December 31, 2021

Ronnaldo ends 2021 by playing some of his favorite tracks from the past year.  Includes vintage music from Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton.  Also, a suggestion for a new holiday is discussed. Deco Down Day.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 25: Cab Calloway

Big Band Birthdays - December 25: Cab Calloway

December 25, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most charismatic and influential performers of the Big Band Era - Cab Calloway.   Calloway was born on December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York.

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Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 1

Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 1

December 24, 2021

This collection of vintage Big Band recordings features Ronnaldo's favorites that he played on the podcast this year.  Includes tracks from Raymond Scott, Ben Pollack, Harry James, Jerry Gray and more.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 18: Fletcher Henderson

Big Band Birthdays - December 18: Fletcher Henderson

December 18, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders of the Big Band Era - Fletcher Henderson.  Henderson was born on December 18, 1897 in Cuthbert, Georgia.

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Emily Brown At Sundown (Show 92)

Emily Brown At Sundown (Show 92)

December 17, 2021

Includes some great Big Band recordings by Harry James, John Kirby and Gus Arnheim.  We also learn what kept cars looking brand new.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 15: Stan Kenton

Big Band Birthdays - December 15: Stan Kenton

December 15, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of influential pianist and bandleader, a true innovator - Stan Kenton.  Kenton was born December 15, 1911 in Wichita, Kansas.

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Mr. Zip and Tomato Soup (Show 91)

Mr. Zip and Tomato Soup (Show 91)

December 10, 2021

Features vintage Big Band music by Bea Wain, Frank Sinatra, Tony Pastor and more.  Ronnaldo plays a bunch of Soundies and we hear an old ad from Campbell's Tomato Soup.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 7: Louis Prima

Big Band Birthdays - December 7: Louis Prima

December 7, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of singer, songwriter, trumpeter and bandleader - the one and only - Louis Prima.  Prima was born on December 7, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 3: Connee Boswell

Big Band Birthdays - December 3: Connee Boswell

December 3, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a female vocalist who was such a major influence of singers like Ella Fitzgerald and The Andrews Sisters - Connee Boswell.  Boswell was born on December 3, 1907 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Swing and Kitchen Safety (Show 90)

Swing and Kitchen Safety (Show 90)

December 3, 2021

Ronnaldo plays some vintage recordings by Johnny Otis, Don Redman and Les Brown.  We also listen to some very important clips about Kitchen Safety.

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Celebrating: Another Big Band Christmas

Celebrating: Another Big Band Christmas

November 30, 2021

In this special episode we celebrate Christmas music from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. We listen to some timeless holiday favorites from Bing Crosby, Martha Tilton, Perry Como and more. We also learn who made the best eggnog back in the day.

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Sweet Eloise with the Green Eyes (Show 89)

Sweet Eloise with the Green Eyes (Show 89)

November 26, 2021

Includes some vintage music by The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey.  We also learn about Jimmy Joy and His Orchestra.

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Big Band Birthdays - November 24: Teddy Wilson

Big Band Birthdays - November 24: Teddy Wilson

November 24, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of pianist and sometimes bandleader - Teddy Wilson.  Wilson was born on November 24, 1912 in Austin, Texas.

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