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

Wednesday May 15, 2024

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #114 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra. (E034)
* The musical performances and recordings featured in this podcast are in the Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday May 10, 2024

Features vintage music by Skinnay Ennis, The Crew Chiefs and Louis Prima.  We also listen to a couple of Camel Cigarette Radio Ads and Ronnaldo reads some listener mail.
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* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday May 03, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Nan Wynn, Art Mooney and Art Kassel.  We also listen to a Soundie by Connie Haines and a Public Service Announcement by Groucho Marx.
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* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 26, 2024

Features vintage music by Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton and Will Osborne.  We also listen to select clips from an Educational Film released in 1950 called "Why Budget?". 
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 19, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Mal Hallett, George Olsen and The Boswell Sisters.  We also listen to a Soundie by Larry Clinton and Ronnaldo answers Listener Mail.
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #843 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by Harry James, Les Brown and Duke Ellington. (E033)
* The musical performances and recordings featured in this podcast are in the Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Why? (Show 207)

Friday Apr 12, 2024

Friday Apr 12, 2024

Features vintage music by Jan Savitt, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Artie Shaw.  We listen to clips from a 1951 Educational Film called "Answering The Child's Why" and we also hear a Soundie by The Four Ginger Snaps.
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Apr 05, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Red Norvo.  We also learn a little about Oscar DuMont's Orchestra and Ronnaldo answers Listener Mail.
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 29, 2024

Features vintage music by Woody Herman, Raymond Scott and Freddy Martin.  Ronnaldo also talks a little bit about an old show called "Call For Music".
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 22, 2024

Features vintage recordings by Glenn Miller, Charlie Spivak and Jimmie Lunceford.  We also learn a little about "The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show" and listen to some musical performances from that series.
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

In this episode we examine and listen to Disc #103 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage recordings by The John Kirby Quintet. (E032)
* The musical performances and recordings featured in this podcast are in the Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Mar 15, 2024

Features vintage music by Marion Hutton, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington.  Ronnaldo answers listener mail and also talks a little bit about Dale Evans.
Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.
* The music featured in this podcast is considered Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

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