The Big Band and Swing Podcast
Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 2

Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 2

December 31, 2021

Ronnaldo ends 2021 by playing some of his favorite tracks from the past year.  Includes vintage music from Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton.  Also, a suggestion for a new holiday is discussed. Deco Down Day.

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

Big Band Birthdays - December 25: Cab Calloway

Big Band Birthdays - December 25: Cab Calloway

December 25, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most charismatic and influential performers of the Big Band Era - Cab Calloway.   Calloway was born on December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York.

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

Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 1

Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 1

December 24, 2021

This collection of vintage Big Band recordings features Ronnaldo's favorites that he played on the podcast this year.  Includes tracks from Raymond Scott, Ben Pollack, Harry James, Jerry Gray and more.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 18: Fletcher Henderson

Big Band Birthdays - December 18: Fletcher Henderson

December 18, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders of the Big Band Era - Fletcher Henderson.  Henderson was born on December 18, 1897 in Cuthbert, Georgia.

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

Emily Brown At Sundown (Show 92)

Emily Brown At Sundown (Show 92)

December 17, 2021

Includes some great Big Band recordings by Harry James, John Kirby and Gus Arnheim.  We also learn what kept cars looking brand new.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 15: Stan Kenton

Big Band Birthdays - December 15: Stan Kenton

December 15, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of influential pianist and bandleader, a true innovator - Stan Kenton.  Kenton was born December 15, 1911 in Wichita, Kansas.

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

Mr. Zip and Tomato Soup (Show 91)

Mr. Zip and Tomato Soup (Show 91)

December 10, 2021

Features vintage Big Band music by Bea Wain, Frank Sinatra, Tony Pastor and more.  Ronnaldo plays a bunch of Soundies and we hear an old ad from Campbell's Tomato Soup.

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Big Band Birthdays - December 7: Louis Prima

Big Band Birthdays - December 7: Louis Prima

December 7, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of singer, songwriter, trumpeter and bandleader - the one and only - Louis Prima.  Prima was born on December 7, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

Big Band Birthdays - December 3: Connee Boswell

Big Band Birthdays - December 3: Connee Boswell

December 3, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a female vocalist who was such a major influence of singers like Ella Fitzgerald and The Andrews Sisters - Connee Boswell.  Boswell was born on December 3, 1907 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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

Swing and Kitchen Safety (Show 90)

Swing and Kitchen Safety (Show 90)

December 3, 2021

Ronnaldo plays some vintage recordings by Johnny Otis, Don Redman and Les Brown.  We also listen to some very important clips about Kitchen Safety.

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

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