The Big Band and Swing Podcast
Humming and Dancing With a Dolly - Episode 76

Humming and Dancing With a Dolly - Episode 76

August 27, 2021

Includes music by Benny Carter, Count Basie, Henry Busse and Ben Pollack. We also listen to a classic Soundie by the Modernaires.  Please remember to leave a review with your favorite podcast provider. 

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Big Band Birthdays - August 21: Count Basie

Big Band Birthdays - August 21: Count Basie

August 21, 2021

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.

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V-Discs and Some More V-Discs - Episode 75

V-Discs and Some More V-Discs - Episode 75

August 20, 2021

Features vintage V-Disc recordings from Tommy Dorsey, Hal McIntyre, Perry Como and Tony Pastor.  Ronnaldo takes a closer look at the historic V-Disc program of the 1940's and barely scratches the surface of this fascinating collection of music.

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Big Band Birthdays - August 17: Larry Clinton

Big Band Birthdays - August 17: Larry Clinton

August 17, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of trumpeter, bandleader and arranger - Larry Clinton. Larry Clinton was born on Aug 17, 1909 in Brooklyn, NY.

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Melodies and a Lullaby - Episode 74

Melodies and a Lullaby - Episode 74

August 13, 2021

Includes music by The Andrews Sisters, Dick Stabile, Tony Pastor and Ralph Flanagan. We also learn what happens to a fish out of water. Spoiler Alert: It Dies!

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Big Band Birthdays - August 13: Skinnay Ennis

Big Band Birthdays - August 13: Skinnay Ennis

August 13, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader, vocalist and overall entertainer - Skinnay Ennis. Skinnay was born on Aug 13, 1907 in Salisbury, North Carolina.

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Big Band Birthdays - August 7: Freddie Slack

Big Band Birthdays - August 7: Freddie Slack

August 7, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of of Daddy Slack himself - pianist, Freddie Slack. Freddie was born Aug 7, 1910 in Westby, Wisconsin.

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Shakes, Zigs and a Gentle Zag - Episode 73

Shakes, Zigs and a Gentle Zag - Episode 73

August 6, 2021

Contains some great vintage recordings by Gus Arnheim, Claude Hopkins, Louis Jordan and Jimmie Lunceford.  We also learn a little bit about Alvino Rey and Stringy the Talking Guitar.

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Big Band Birthdays - August 4: Louis Armstrong

Big Band Birthdays - August 4: Louis Armstrong

August 4, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a trumpet player and vocalist who just happened to be one of the most influential musicians of not just the Big Band Era but the whole world of Jazz itself - Louis Armstrong. Louis was born on Aug 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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