The Big Band and Swing Podcast

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 and 1940's. You will hear classic recordings, performances, and radio remotes from artists like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, The Andrews Sisters, Cab Calloway and many, many more. Vinyl pops and crackles are included. Don't forget to subscribe.... Show More

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August 7, 2020 28 min

Hello there fine People of Swing! In this special episode of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of a true icon of the Big Band Era, Harry James. We play some of his hits and take a closer look look at the trumpet playing bandleader. Join us in this musical celebration of Harry James.

 

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Hey there People of Swing! In this episode we hear some great music by The Ink Spots, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, The Benny Goodman Sextet, Ella Fitzgerald and more. We also listen to an old Chase and Sanborn Coffee radio ad. Oh, and I almost forgot: Pickles.

 

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

 

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July 31, 2020 32 min

Hey there People of Swing! In this special episode of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of Count Basie. We play some classic tracks and dive deeper into the jumping music of The Count. Join us in this celebration of Count Basie.

 

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

 

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July 31, 2020 29 min

Greetings, fine People of Swing! In this episode host Ronnaldo plays some classic Big Band icons including Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Charlie Barnet, Fletcher Henderson and more. We listen to an old Dristan radio commercial. All in all, this episode is a real Swingdinger!

 

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930&#...

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Hello Everybody! This episode features some fine music by Gene Krupa, Harry James, Charlie Spivak, Les Brown and The Andrews Sisters. Sorry this recording is not available on a 45 rpm.

 

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

 

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Hi there everyone! This episode of The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a bit different than other episodes.  Listen to Ronnaldo tell the story of how he became a fan of Big Band and Swing music.

 

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

 

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July 17, 2020 34 min

Hey there everybody! In this special episode of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of Benny Goodman. Ronnaldo plays some classic tracks and some lesser known tracks by The King of Swing. Join us in this celebration of Benny Goodman.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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Howdy, fine People of Swing! This episode features music by Bobby Sherwood, Jimmy Dorsey, Vaughn Monroe, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer. We also listen to a great radio remote by Jan Savitt from 1944.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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July 10, 2020 30 min

Hello everyone! In this special episode of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of Glenn Miller. Ronnaldo plays some classic tracks from one of the biggest names of the Big Band Era. Join us in this audio celebration of Glenn Miller.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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July 10, 2020 29 min

Hello there People of Swing! Host Ronnaldo plays music by Tommy Dorsey, Johnny Long, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and many more. We also listen to a great Raymond Scott performance from 1961.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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Hello there people! In this episode you will hear some fantastic music from Will Bradley, Kay Starr, Tex Beneke, Peggy Lee, Bob Crosby and more. We also learn about Sensible Jane and her "ducky" new slip!

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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June 26, 2020 29 min

Hey there People of Swing! This episode features some great tracks from Benny Goodman, Will Bradley, Charlie Barnet, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald. We also listen in on an old radio performance by Glen Gray from April of 1944. You will also learn where to send your letters to the makers of Lava Soap.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites...

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Hey there Swingers! This episode features music by Cee Pee Johnson, Cootie Williams, Don Redman, Dorothy Dandridge and Harry James. We also listen to a great live radio performance by Artie Shaw from 1945. If you have a clown phobia, then proceed with caution.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930's, 40's and Today!

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Hello Swingers and Swingettes! In this episode you will hear music by Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy, Kay Kyser and Raymond Scott. We listen to a fantastic recording of a Glenn Miller Radio Remote from 1939 and we also learn the importance of calling ahead, long distance.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the ...

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Hello People of Swing! This episode includes some great music from Glenn Miller, Bobby Sherwood, Teddy Wilson and Louis Jordan. We take a peek at the history behind the song "Elmer's Tune." Ronnaldo also compares the most popular names from the 1910's and the 2010's.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930&#...

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Greetings People of Swing. This episode features some fine music by Boyd Raeburn and His Band from an on air live performance recorded in 1944. We also listen to songs from Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Larry Clinton and Hal Bourne with the Murtah Sisters. Ronnaldo also explores the tall tales of Hunter Harry.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band F...

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Hey there everyone. Hold onto your hats, because you will finally be introduced to The Panoram 2000. So get ready to hear some Soundies in this episode. We'll be listening to some great songs from Stan Kenton, Jimmie Lunceford, Mal Hallett and England's Original Blonde Bombshell, Evelyn Dall. A live radio recording of Louis Prima from January of 1945 will also be played.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Ban...

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Hello People of Swing! This episode features music from some of the best "Brothers" and "Sisters" of the Big Band Era. We will hear songs from The Dinning Sisters, The Mills Brothers, The King Sisters and The Andrews Sisters. We also listen to a historic recording from The Dorsey Brothers as well as a live radio performance from Bing and Bob Crosby. The Panoram 2000 makes it's podcast debut as we listen to the a...

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May 8, 2020 28 min

Hello there members of the Swing community! In this episode we hear songs from Jimmie Lunceford, Claude Thornhill and the Boswell Sisters. We also listen to a Les Brown performance from The Hollywood Palladium recorded in September of 1945. This episode will leave you feeling clean and fresh scented.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites f...

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Hello there people of Swing! In this episode we hear songs from Count Basie, Marion Hutton and the Modernaires, Johnny Mercer and Doris Day. We also listen to Benny Goodman performing Sing, Sing, Sing from a V-Disc issued in October of 1943. Warning: Gremlins may appear in this episode.

...and remember, if you want to listen to more Big Band and Swing Music check out SwingCityRadio.com to hear Your Big Band Favorites from the 1930&#...

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