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 Aug 17, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of trumpeter, bandleader and arranger - Larry Clinton. Larry Clinton was born on Aug 17, 1909 in Brooklyn, NY. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Aug 12, 2022

Features vintage music by Glenn Miller, The Boswell Sisters, Tony Pastor and Count Basie.  We also listen to old radio ads from the most popular cigarette companies of the 1940's. 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 Aug 08, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of the more unique bandleaders from the Swing Era - Lucky Millinder. Lucky was born on August 8, 1910 in Anniston, Alabama. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Aug 05, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Teddy Powell, Cootie Williams, The Mills Brothers and Les Elgart.  Ronnaldo also plays tracks from "Let's Go Clubbing" and the "Jack Pearl 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.

Sunday Jul 31, 2022

This Special Bonus Show features vintage music by Count Basie, Les Brown, The Pied Pipers and Benny Goodman.  Ronnaldo talks about the importance of supporting this podcast and also takes the Time Machine back to September of 1944. 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 Jul 29, 2022

Features vintage music by both Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey, Vaughn Monroe and Johnny Desmond.  We also follow young Ralph on his quest for better dietary health. 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 Jul 24, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist Bob Eberly. Bob was born on July 24, 1916 in Mechanicville, New York. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jul 22, 2022

Features vintage recordings by Peggy Lee, Fletcher Henderson and Bunny Berigan.  Ronnaldo plays a fact-filled, classic ad by Dash Soap. 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 Jul 15, 2022

Features vintage music by Harry James, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman and more.  We also learn a little bit about Family Life in the early 1950's.  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 Jul 12, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of trombonist and bandleader - Will Bradley.  Will was born on July 12, 1912 in Newton, New Jersey. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Sunday Jul 10, 2022

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of talented trumpeter and bandleader - Cootie Williams.  Cootie was born on July 10, 1911 in Mobile, Alabama. * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Friday Jul 08, 2022

Features recordings from Art Mooney, Wingy Manone, Perry Como and Louis Jordan.  We also listen to Inflation warnings from the 1950's. 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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