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

20 hours ago

Features vintage recordings by Bobby Sherwood, Jimmy Mundy and Ziggy Elman.  We also listen to a great Glenn Miller song from a performance at the Glen Island Casino in June of 1939. 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.

3 days ago

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we examine and listen to Disc #066 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage songs by Harry James, The Pied Pipers and Woody Herman. (E003) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Sep 23, 2022

Features vintage music by Sam Donahue, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton and others.  Ronnaldo also plays another Soundie and a couple of Red Nichols tracks from 1930. 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 Sep 16, 2022

Features vintage Big Band recordings by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Jordan and Harry James.  Ronnaldo also plays music performances by Stan Kenton and Sammy Kaye. 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 Sep 14, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we examine and listen to Disc #066 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features the music of Hal McIntyre and His Orchestra. Ronnaldo also discusses the unique introductions found on many of these historic records. (E002) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Sep 09, 2022

Features vintage music by Raymond Scott, Will Bradley, Ralph Flanagan and Cootie Williams.  Ronnaldo thanks some new supporters and also plays a Soundie. 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 Sep 07, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we examine and listen to Disc #001 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage music by Bea Wain and Tommy Dorsey. Ronnaldo also discusses the release designations used throughout the program. (E001) * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" Ronnaldo describes what to expect from this new series that focuses on the V-Disc Collection.  In case you are not familiar with this historic collection of records, we also get a quick introduction about the V-Disc program itself.  * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Sep 02, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey and Ozzie Nelson.  Ronnaldo also plays music performances from an old radio show called The Feeling Is Mutual. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. 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 Aug 26, 2022

Features vintage music by Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.  We also learn about The Basic Musical Library that was issues by the AFRS and Ronnaldo plays some tracks from the collection. 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 Aug 21, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most influential musicians of the Big Band Era, pianist and bandleader, Count Basie. Basie was born on Aug 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Aug 19, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Glen Gray, Connie Haines, Billy Mills and Woody Herman.  Ronnaldo also plays music performances from The Abbott and Costello Show.  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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