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

Friday Dec 08, 2023

Features music by Glenn Miller, Freddy Martin, Frank Sinatra and more.  We also learn about an old radio show called The Refreshment Club.
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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #583 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by the Woody Herman Orchestra and Sam Donahue with the Navy Dance Band.  (E029)
* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Celebrating: Christmas Music

Friday Dec 01, 2023

Friday Dec 01, 2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!  This special show features vintage Big Band Christmas recordings by Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer, Henry Hall, Horace Heidt and many more.
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 Nov 24, 2023

Features music by Glenn Miller, Harry James, Artie Shaw and more.  We also listen to an old radio spot from Double Dandrine Shampoo.
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 Nov 17, 2023

Features vintage recordings by Jerry Gray, Jan Savitt and Fletcher Henderson.  We also learn a little bit about vocalist Russ Columbo and listen to an old radio ad from Pall Mall Cigarettes.
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.

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #588 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by The V-Disc Jumpers and Muggsy Spanier and his V-Disc Dixielanders (E028)
* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Nov 10, 2023

Features music by Hal McIntyre, Benny Goodman, The DeMarco Sisters and more.  We also listen to some tracks from a show called "Voice Of The Army". 
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 Nov 03, 2023

Features vintage recordings by Kid Ory, Skeets Tolbert and Marion Hutton.  We also learn a little bit about a show called Orson Welles Radio Almanac.
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.

Wednesday Nov 01, 2023

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #342 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Charlie Barnet's Orchestra and Gene Krupa and His New Orchestra. (E027)
* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Oct 27, 2023

Features music by Vaughn Monroe, Boyd Raeburn, Connie Haines and more.  We also hear a catchy little jingle from Hires Rootbeer. 
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 Oct 20, 2023

Features vintage recordings by Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Harry James.  We also enjoy the power and beauty of Stomps.
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.

Wednesday Oct 18, 2023

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #723 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra and The Kid Ory Band. (E026)
* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

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