The Big Band and Swing Podcast
Soundies and Atomic Alerts (Show 84)

Soundies and Atomic Alerts (Show 84)

October 22, 2021

This episode features some vintage music by Cab Calloway, Bobby Sherwood and Ray Noble.  Ronnaldo plays selected clips from an old educational film called "Atomic Alert" and we also listen to a boatload of Soundies. 

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

Big Band Birthdays - October 18: Anita O’Day

Big Band Birthdays - October 18: Anita O’Day

October 18, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of such a unique individual.  She is pretty much considered responsible for shattering the traditional image of the "girl singer" - The Jezebel of Jazz, Anita O'Day.  O'Day was born on October 18, 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

Victory Gardens and Cabbage Patches (Show 83)

Victory Gardens and Cabbage Patches (Show 83)

October 15, 2021

This episode features recordings from Harry James, Woody Herman, The Andrews Sisters and many more.  We also learn a little bit about Victory Gardens.

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

Celebrating: Peggy Lee

Celebrating: Peggy Lee

October 12, 2021

In this special Podcast Extra of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of Miss Peggy Lee. Ronnaldo plays some of her most popular recordings and takes a closer look at this vocal icon of the Big Band Era.  If you are a fan of Peggy Lee, then don't miss this episode.

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

Now I Want A Magic Wand (Show 82)

Now I Want A Magic Wand (Show 82)

October 8, 2021

This episode includes some vintage music by Benny Goodman, The Merry Macs, Glen Gray and Artie Shaw. We also listen to selected clips from an old social guidance film called "Cindy Goes To A Party".

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

Big Band Birthdays - October 7: Vaughn Monroe

Big Band Birthdays - October 7: Vaughn Monroe

October 7, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a very popular voice from the Big Band Era - a voice that has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Vaughn Monroe.  Monroe was born on October 7, 1911 in Akron, Ohio.

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

Jumpin‘ and Waving (Show  81)

Jumpin‘ and Waving (Show 81)

October 1, 2021

This episode features vintage recordings from Tommy Dorsey, Larry Clinton, Duke Ellington and many more.  Ronnaldo thanks Hepcats for their support and briefly discusses Louise Tobin who will turn 103 years old in November of 2021.

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

Big Band Birthdays - September 30: Buddy Rich

Big Band Birthdays - September 30: Buddy Rich

September 30, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the celebrate the birthday of one of the most influential drummers of all time - Buddy Rich.  Buddy was born on September 30, 1917 in New York City, New York. 

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

Celebrating: Ella Fitzgerald

Celebrating: Ella Fitzgerald

September 28, 2021

Hello there! In this Podcast Extra of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald. We play some of her Hits, songs from her time with Chick Webb and some other tracks by the Queen of Jazz.  Join me in this musical celebration of Ella Fitzgerald.

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

Some Forrest and Sherwood (Show 80)

Some Forrest and Sherwood (Show 80)

September 24, 2021

This episode includes some vintage music by Louis Jordan and Tony Pastor.  We also listen to some performances from the old AFRS variety show, "Mail Call" by Helen Forrest and Nora Lou Martin.

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

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