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 Apr 15, 2022

Features vintage music from the Archives of Old Time Radio including tracks by Bill Heathcock, Charlie Barnet and Eugenie Baird.  We also learn the secret behind getting your hair to appear "Sunshine Bright". 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.

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of famed female vocalist - Helen Forrest.  Helen was born on April 12, 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 08, 2022

Features songs by Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Kay Kyser and more.  That famous Apple Tree we heard so much about in the 1940's takes center stage. 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.

Thursday Apr 07, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist, "Lady Day" herself - Billie Holiday. Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Sunday Apr 03, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist Doris Day.  Doris was born on April 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 01, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Woody Herman, Noble Sissle, Ella Fitzgerald and Tommy Dorsey. We also learn a little bit about an AFRS program called "Your Navy Show". 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.

Monday Mar 28, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader Paul Whiteman.  Paul was born on March 28, 1890 in Denver, Colorado. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 25, 2022

Features songs by Lee Castle, Gene Krupa and The Ink Spots.  We also listen to a bunch of V-Discs.  Fun times for all. 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.

Sunday Mar 20, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and actor - Ozzie Nelson.  Ozzie was born on March 20, 1906 in Jersey City, New Jersey. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 18, 2022

Features vintage recordings by The Pied Pipers, Glenn Miller, Count Basie and more.  Ronnaldo also plays some tracks from the AFRS show "One Night Stand". 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.

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and legendary trumpeter - Harry James.  Harry was born on March 15, 1916 in Albany, New York. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Sunday Mar 13, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader, vocalist and entertainer - Ina Ray Hutton.  Ina Ray was born on March 13, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

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