The Big Band and Swing Podcast
Episode 8: Less Smoke, More Swing

Episode 8: Less Smoke, More Swing

April 24, 2020

This episode features music Tex Beneke, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ina Ray Hutton and more. We enjoy a classic performance by Harry James from Casino Gardens recorded in August of 1944. Also, you don't want to miss Ronnaldo going off on a small rant about smoking after listening to some old cigarette ads. Fred and Barney make an appearance.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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

Episode 7: The Charlie Barnet Episode

Episode 7: The Charlie Barnet Episode

April 17, 2020

This episode is focused on the life and music of Charlie Barnet. Charlie was a fantastic sax player and an even better band leader. We listen to many of his hits including "Pompton Turnpike" and "Skyliner." We also enjoy some of his stomping live performances. So have a listen and celebrate with us the wild, talented and always interesting Charlie Barnet.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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

Episode 6: Cooking, Cost of Living, Crosby and Clark

Episode 6: Cooking, Cost of Living, Crosby and Clark

April 10, 2020

Yummy! You can almost smell this delicious episode just waiting to be played. In this episode we hear songs from Stan Kenton, Buddy Clark, Bob Crosby and Charlie Barnet. We also listen to a segment of a Jerry Gray radio performance recorded at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago from 1951. The cost of living is also discussed as we look back at the prices of items in 1930.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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

Episode 5: Let Me Off Uptown for A String of Pearls

Episode 5: Let Me Off Uptown for A String of Pearls

April 3, 2020

Greetings people of Swing! In this episode we hear songs from Martha Tilton, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and Gene Krupa. We also check out a great Benny Goodman performance on Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands from September of 1943.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 4: Contrasts and The Count

Episode 4: Contrasts and The Count

March 27, 2020

We listen to some great Big Band music including songs from Charlie Spivak, Jimmy Dorsey and Count Basie. We also enjoy a radio performance by Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra which was recorded at the Blackhawk Hotel in 1940.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear "Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!"

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

Episode 3: Cats, Coffee, Kaye and Krupa

Episode 3: Cats, Coffee, Kaye and Krupa

March 21, 2020

In this episode Ronnaldo plays some Swingin' music by Woody Herman, Glen Gray, Sammy Kaye and many more.  We will also hear from the "Drummer Boy" himself, Gene Krupa. We will be listening to some selected songs from a great performance by Gene from February of 1940. Ronnaldo discusses the challenges of recording the podcast in the presence of five cats that are eager to join the show.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out Swing City Radio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 2: Boogie Woogie, Blue Jays and some Glenn Miller

Episode 2: Boogie Woogie, Blue Jays and some Glenn Miller

March 20, 2020

In this episode your host Ronnaldo plays some hopping music by Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Harry James and many more.  We will also listen to some highlights from a Glenn Miller Orchestra radio remote recorded at the Glen Island Casino. Ronnaldo explains some of the sound quality you can expect to hear on this podcast.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out Swing City Radio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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

Episode 1: Let’s Start This Swing Thing!

Episode 1: Let’s Start This Swing Thing!

March 20, 2020

Host Ronnaldo introduces The Big Band and Swing Podcast.  In this episode you will hear some great music by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jim Lunceford, Charlie Barnet and many more.  You will also get to hear some selected songs from a fantastic performance by Bob Chester and His Orchestra on Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands from April of 1943.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out Swing City Radio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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