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 Jun 24, 2022

Features recordings by Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Clark, Ambrose and more.  We also learn how to put sunshine into our wash. 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 Jun 22, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the Birthday of Ben Pollack.  Pollack was born on June 22, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of violinist and bandleader - Guy Lombardo.  Guy was born on June 19, 1902 in London, Ontario in Canada. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Saturday Jun 18, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of drummer, singer and bandleader - Ray McKinley.   Ray was born on June 18, 1910 in Fort Worth, Texas. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jun 17, 2022

Features vintage recordings from The Dinning Sisters, Duke Ellington, Harry James and more.  We also learn what a pink toothbrush means.  Watch out! 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 Jun 10, 2022

Features vintage music from Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Larry Clinton and more.  We also learn "who" is responsible for those little scratches we sometimes find on our cars. 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 Jun 10, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist, Judy Garland. Judy was born on June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Monday Jun 06, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a great alto sax player, a fantastic bandleader and a big influence on the Big Band Era - Jimmie Lunceford.  Jimmie was born on June 6, 1902 in Fulton, Mississippi. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jun 03, 2022

Features vintage recordings from Charlie Barnet, Eddy Howard and Jack Teagarden.  Ronnaldo also plays a couple of tracks from an old radio show called "Riding High" and we learn a little bit about the wonders of hair tonic. 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 May 30, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a gentleman known as The King of Swing - Benny Goodman.  Benny was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Saturday May 28, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a great saxophonist and bandleader - Andy Kirk.  Andy was born on May 28, 1898 in Newport, Kentucky. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday May 27, 2022

Ronnaldo pays tribute to Memorial Day by featuring vintage music from some of the best bands that made recordings while serving with the military during World War II. 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.

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