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

Why? (Show 207)

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5 hours ago

Features vintage music by Jan Savitt, Sister Rosetta Sharpe and Artie Shaw.  We listen to clips from a 1951 Educational Film called "Answering The Child's Why" and we also hear a Soundie by The Four Ginger Snaps.
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* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 05, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Red Norvo.  We also learn a little about Oscar DuMont's Orchestra and Ronnaldo answers Listener Mail.
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* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 29, 2024

Features vintage music by Woody Herman, Raymond Scott and Freddy Martin.  Ronnaldo also talks a little bit about an old show called "Call For Music".
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 22, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Glenn Miller, Charlie Spivak and Jimmie Lunceford.  We also learn a little about "The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show" and listen to some musical performances from that series.
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #103 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by The John Kirby Quintet. (E032)
* The musical performances and recordings featured in this podcast are in the Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 15, 2024

Features vintage music by Marion Hutton, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington.  Ronnaldo answers listener mail and also talks a little bit about Dale Evans.
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* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 08, 2024

Features vintage recordings by The Crew Chiefs, Freddie Slack and Stan Kenton.  We also listen to a Soundie by vocalist Vera Barton and a PSA about Tire Rationing.
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* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 01, 2024

Features vintage music by The Andrews Sisters, Vaughn Monroe and Harry James.  Ronnaldo also talks a little bit about Alvino Rey.
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* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Feb 23, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Erskine Butterfield, Benny Goodman and Sammy Kaye.  We also celebrate the Podcast's 200th Weekly Episode.
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The musical performances and recordings featured in this podcast are in the Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Feb 16, 2024

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.
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 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.
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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