The Big Band and Swing Podcast
Episode 13: Boyd Raeburn and the Secret Behind “Go Power”

Episode 13: Boyd Raeburn and the Secret Behind “Go Power”

May 29, 2020

Greetings People of Swing. This episode features some fine music by Boyd Raeburn and His Band from an on air live performance recorded in 1944. We also listen to songs from Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Larry Clinton and Hal Bourne with the Murtah Sisters. Ronnaldo also explores the tall tales of Hunter Harry.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 12: Soundies, a Blonde Bombshell and Catsup

Episode 12: Soundies, a Blonde Bombshell and Catsup

May 22, 2020

Hey there everyone. Hold onto your hats, because you will finally be introduced to The Panoram 2000. So get ready to hear some Soundies in this episode. We'll be listening to some great songs from Stan Kenton, Jimmie Lunceford, Mal Hallett and England's Original Blonde Bombshell, Evelyn Dall. A live radio recording of Louis Prima from January of 1945 will also be played.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 11: Play Nice With Your Brothers and Sisters

Episode 11: Play Nice With Your Brothers and Sisters

May 15, 2020

Hello People of Swing! This episode features music from some of the best "Brothers" and "Sisters" of the Big Band Era. We will hear songs from The Dinning Sisters, The Mills Brothers, The King Sisters and The Andrews Sisters. We also listen to a historic recording from The Dorsey Brothers as well as a live radio performance from Bing and Bob Crosby. The Panoram 2000 makes it's podcast debut as we listen to the audio of a Soundie by The Stuart Sisters.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 10: Les and More

Episode 10: Les and More

May 8, 2020

Hello there members of the Swing community! In this episode we hear songs from Jimmie Lunceford, Claude Thornhill and the Boswell Sisters. We also listen to a Les Brown performance from The Hollywood Palladium recorded in September of 1945. This episode will leave you feeling clean and fresh scented.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 9: The Sentimental Journey of Johnny Zero

Episode 9: The Sentimental Journey of Johnny Zero

May 1, 2020

Hello there people of Swing! In this episode we hear songs from Count Basie, Marion Hutton and the Modernaires, Johnny Mercer and Doris Day. We also listen to Benny Goodman performing Sing, Sing, Sing from a V-Disc issued in October of 1943. Warning: Gremlins may appear in this episode.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 8: Less Smoke, More Swing

Episode 8: Less Smoke, More Swing

April 24, 2020

This episode features music Tex Beneke, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ina Ray Hutton and more. We enjoy a classic performance by Harry James from Casino Gardens recorded in August of 1944. Also, you don't want to miss Ronnaldo going off on a small rant about smoking after listening to some old cigarette ads. Fred and Barney make an appearance.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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

Episode 7: The Charlie Barnet Episode

Episode 7: The Charlie Barnet Episode

April 17, 2020

This episode is focused on the life and music of Charlie Barnet. Charlie was a fantastic sax player and an even better band leader. We listen to many of his hits including "Pompton Turnpike" and "Skyliner." We also enjoy some of his stomping live performances. So have a listen and celebrate with us the wild, talented and always interesting Charlie Barnet.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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

Episode 6: Cooking, Cost of Living, Crosby and Clark

Episode 6: Cooking, Cost of Living, Crosby and Clark

April 10, 2020

Yummy! You can almost smell this delicious episode just waiting to be played. In this episode we hear songs from Stan Kenton, Buddy Clark, Bob Crosby and Charlie Barnet. We also listen to a segment of a Jerry Gray radio performance recorded at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago from 1951. The cost of living is also discussed as we look back at the prices of items in 1930.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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

Episode 5: Let Me Off Uptown for A String of Pearls

Episode 5: Let Me Off Uptown for A String of Pearls

April 3, 2020

Greetings people of Swing! In this episode we hear songs from Martha Tilton, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and Gene Krupa. We also check out a great Benny Goodman performance on Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands from September of 1943.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 4: Contrasts and The Count

Episode 4: Contrasts and The Count

March 27, 2020

We listen to some great Big Band music including songs from Charlie Spivak, Jimmy Dorsey and Count Basie. We also enjoy a radio performance by Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra which was recorded at the Blackhawk Hotel in 1940.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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