The Big Band and Swing Podcast
Crew Cut and Other Grooming Tips - Episode 59

Crew Cut and Other Grooming Tips - Episode 59

April 30, 2021

Includes tracks from Bobby Sherwood, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Tony Pastor and more.  We also listen to some clips from a helpful educational film that focuses on How To Be Well Groomed.

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Big Band Birthdays - April 25: Ella Fitzgerald

Big Band Birthdays - April 25: Ella Fitzgerald

April 25, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a true vocal icon - The Queen of Jazz, The First Lady of Song, Lady Ella herself - Ella Fitzgerald.  Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia.

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Strange Cargo and a New Time Machine - Episode 58

Strange Cargo and a New Time Machine - Episode 58

April 23, 2021

This episode is quite interesting. We listen to music by Will Bradley, Count Basie, Harry James, Les Brown and many more.  We also take a fun little trip back in time to one of Glenn Miller's last broadcast performances as a civilian. 

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I Got Rhythm, Man! - Episode 57

I Got Rhythm, Man! - Episode 57

April 16, 2021

Includes music from Artie Shaw, Jan Savitt, Glenn Miller, Jimmie Lunceford and much more.  Ronnaldo thanks some of the newest Hepcats and Anacin helps us with our headaches.

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The Saturday Night Swing Club and More - Episode 56

The Saturday Night Swing Club and More - Episode 56

April 9, 2021

Features songs from Vaughn Monroe, Bob Chester, The Andrews Sisters, Hal McIntyre and many more. We also hear some tracks from an old radio show called The Saturday Night Swing Club. 

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In the Mood for Contrasts - Episode 55

In the Mood for Contrasts - Episode 55

April 2, 2021

Includes music from Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Johnny Mercer, Valaida Snow and much more.  We also learn how to make your bath a real pleasure.

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Saturday is a Blue Ribbon Night - Episode 54

Saturday is a Blue Ribbon Night - Episode 54

March 26, 2021

Features songs from The Andrews Sisters, Frances Carroll and The Coquettes, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and more.  Ronnaldo discusses the passing of both Viola Smith and Helen Jones Woods in 2020.

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Who’s Buzz Adlam? - Episode 53

Who’s Buzz Adlam? - Episode 53

March 19, 2021

Includes music from Bunny Berigan, Jan Savitt, Duke Ellington and Bobby Sherwood.

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Big Band Birthdays - March 17: Nat King Cole

Big Band Birthdays - March 17: Nat King Cole

March 17, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole.  Nat King Cole was born on March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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My Favorite Object - Episode 52

My Favorite Object - Episode 52

March 12, 2021

Features songs from The Boswell Sisters, Jimmie Lunceford, Cab Calloway and more.  Ronnaldo thanks the newest Hepcats for their support.

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The Bandleader Factory - Episode 51

The Bandleader Factory - Episode 51

March 5, 2021

Features music from former members of the great Ben Pollock Orchestras from the 1920's and 1930's. These talented musicians later became the iconic bandleaders of the 1940's.

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A Cheesy Powerhouse - Episode 50

A Cheesy Powerhouse - Episode 50

February 26, 2021

Includes songs from Raymond Scott, Artie Shaw, Ina Ray Hutton and Frank Sinatra.  Ronnaldo plays a very cheesy radio ad and we hear some great Soundies.

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Jitterbugs, It’s a Good Day - Episode 49

Jitterbugs, It’s a Good Day - Episode 49

February 19, 2021

Features some fantastic music from Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Helen Forrest and more.  Ronnaldo plays an old clip that focuses on Jitterbugs and we hear a great Benny Goodman track from 1939.

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Big Band Birthdays - February 17: Charlie Spivak

Big Band Birthdays - February 17: Charlie Spivak

February 17, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of trumpeter and bandleader - Charlie Spivak.  Charlie was born Feb 17th of 1905 or 1907 depending on who you ask.  Some resources put his birthplace in the Ukraine while others place it in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Topical AND Tropical - Episode 48

Topical AND Tropical - Episode 48

February 12, 2021

Features some great tracks from Bob Chester, Buddy Rich, Glenn Miller and more.  Ronnaldo thanks some of the newest Hepcats and we take a quick look at some Big Band music with a Hawaiian flavor.

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Big Band Birthdays - February 10: Chick Webb

Big Band Birthdays - February 10: Chick Webb

February 10, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of legendary drummer and bandleader - Chick Webb.  Chick was born on February 10, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The Magic Touch of Kirk, Day and Goodman - Episode 47

The Magic Touch of Kirk, Day and Goodman - Episode 47

February 5, 2021

Includes some great music from Andy Kirk, Doris Day, Benny Goodman and more.  We also learn the secret behind the "unmade-up" look.

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Big Band Birthdays - January 30: Roy Eldridge

Big Band Birthdays - January 30: Roy Eldridge

January 30, 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the finest trumpet players of the Big Band Era - Roy Eldridge.  Roy was born on January 30, 1911 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Soundies and Some Jam - Episode 46

Soundies and Some Jam - Episode 46

January 29, 2021

Features some great music from Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Larry Clinton and more.  Ronnaldo also plays a bunch of Soundies and an All-Star Jam Session from 1946.

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Mercer, Miller and The Revers-o-scope - Episode 45

Mercer, Miller and The Revers-o-scope - Episode 45

January 22, 2021

Includes some great songs from Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra, Liz Tilton and Tony Pastor.  Ronnaldo also unpacks an audio clip from 1944 which, in his opinion, is simply a ridiculous masterpiece.

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