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The Big Band and Swing Podcast

The Big Band and Swing Podcast

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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 both classic and forgotten Big Band recordings and performances rescued from Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR), Soundies, V-Discs and other AFRS archives.

If you are a fan of The Big Bands and Swing Music then check out The Big Band and Swing Podcast presented by Swing City Radio.com.
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Episode 56 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.  ...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! * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 55 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. ...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! * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 54 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. ...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! * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Who's Buzz Adlam?

Who's Buzz Adlam?

2021-03-1927:09

Episode 53 includes music from Bunny Berigan, Jan Savitt, Duke Ellington and Bobby Sherwood. ...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! * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the Birthday of Nat King Cole.  If you would like access to Podcast Extras and Bonus Content then join our Patreon and become a "Hepcat".  It's a great way to support the Podcast and Swing City Radio. Check it out at: http://www.SupportSwing.com * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
My Favorite Object

My Favorite Object

2021-03-1227:53

Episode 52 features songs from The Boswell Sisters, Jimmie Lunceford, Cab Calloway and more.  Ronnaldo thanks the newest Hepcats for their support. ...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! * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
The Bandleader Factory

The Bandleader Factory

2021-03-0535:13

Episode 51 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. ...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! * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
A Cheesy Powerhouse

A Cheesy Powerhouse

2021-02-2633:19

Episode 50 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. ...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! * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 49 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....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!* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the Birthday of Charlie Spivak. If you would like access to Podcast Extras and Bonus Content then join our Patreon and become a "Hepcat".  It's a great way to support the Podcast and Swing City Radio.Check it out at: http://www.SupportSwing.com* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 48 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....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!* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the Birthday of Chick Webb.  If you would like access to Podcast Extras and Bonus Content then join our Patreon and become a "Hepcat".  It's a great way to support the Podcast and Swing City Radio. Check it out at: http://www.SupportSwing.com * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 47 includes some great music from Andy Kirk, Doris Day, Benny Goodman and more.  We also learn the secret behind the unmade-up look....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!* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the Birthday of Roy Eldridge.  If you would like access to Podcast Extras and Bonus Content then join our Patreon and become a "Hepcat".  It's a great way to support the Podcast and Swing City Radio. Check it out at: http://www.SupportSwing.com * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Soundies and Some Jam

Soundies and Some Jam

2021-01-2931:56

Episode 46 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....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!* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 45 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....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!* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the Birthday of Raymond Eberle.  If you would like access to Podcast Extras and Bonus Content then join our Patreon and become a "Hepcat".  It's a great way to support the Podcast and Swing City Radio. Check it out at: https://www.patreon.com/swingcityradio * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 44 features tracks from Vaughn Monroe, Artie Shaw, The Pied Pipers and others.  We will also listen to a great version of Tuxedo Junction by Harry James.  Ronnaldo reads a listener's review and we learn who is the Giant of the Cereals....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!* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
Episode 43 features tracks from Earl "Fatha" Hines, Sammy Kaye, Bea Wain, Billy Eckstine and many more.  If you've been cold this winter, I've got an old ad just for you....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!* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the Birthday of Red Allen.  If you would like access to Podcast Extras and Bonus Content then join our Patreon and become a "Hepcat".  It's a great way to support the Podcast and Swing City Radio. Check it out at: https://www.patreon.com/swingcityradio * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.
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