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, 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.
Autore: Swing City Radio
Ultimo episodio: 23/09/22 15:00
Aggiornamento: 24/09/22 19:10 (Aggiorna adesso)
Listening to Music and Sharing Meat (Show 130)

Features vintage music by Sam Donahue, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton and others.  Ronnaldo also plays another Soundie and a couple of Red Nichols tracks from 1930.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Some Big Names (Show 129)

Features vintage Big Band recordings by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Jordan and Harry James.  Ronnaldo also plays music performances by Stan Kenton and Sammy Kaye.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


The V-Disc Episodes - Disc #066 - Hal McIntyre

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we examine and listen to Disc #066 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features the music of Hal McIntyre and His Orchestra. Ronnaldo also discusses the unique introductions found on many of these historic records. (E002)


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Birdseed and Dog Food (Show 128)

Features vintage music by Raymond Scott, Will Bradley, Ralph Flanagan and Cootie Williams.  Ronnaldo thanks some new supporters and also plays a Soundie.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


The V-Disc Episodes - Disc #001 - Bea Wain, Tommy Dorsey

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we examine and listen to Disc #001 of the V-Disc Collection.  This V-Disc features vintage music by Bea Wain and Tommy Dorsey. Ronnaldo also discusses the release designations used throughout the program. (E001)


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


The V-Disc Episodes - Series Introduction

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" Ronnaldo describes what to expect from this new series that focuses on the V-Disc Collection.  In case you are not familiar with this historic collection of records, we also get a quick introduction about the V-Disc program itself. 


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


The Feeling Is Mutual (Show 127)

Features vintage recordings by Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey and Ozzie Nelson.  Ronnaldo also plays music performances from an old radio show called The Feeling Is Mutual. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Focus On The Basics (Show 126)

Features vintage music by Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.  We also learn about The Basic Musical Library that was issues by the AFRS and Ronnaldo plays some tracks from the collection.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - August 21: Count Basie

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most influential musicians of the Big Band Era, pianist and bandleader, Count Basie. Basie was born on Aug 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Woody, Cab and Jack (Show 125)

Features vintage recordings by Glen Gray, Connie Haines, Billy Mills and Woody Herman.  Ronnaldo also plays music performances from The Abbott and Costello Show. 


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - August 17: Larry Clinton

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.


The Great Tobacco Wars (Show 124)

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.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - August 8: Lucky Millinder

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.


Kool Smoke Dreams (Show 123)

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". 


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


A Bonus Show and the Time Machine

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.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


In Search of Pep (Show 122)

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.


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Big Band Birthdays - July 24: Bob Eberly

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.


Whistle In The Pines (Show 121)

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


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Dreamsville (Show 120)

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. 


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - July 12: Will Bradley

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.


Big Band Birthdays - July 10: Cootie Williams

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.


Inflation and Morse Code (Show 119)

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


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Got Any Stripe Gum, Chum? (Show 118)

Features vintage music by Jerry Gray, Lionel Hampton and Ray Anthony.  Ronnaldo talks a bit about the career of bandleader, Ben Selvin.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - July 1: Alvino Rey

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and innovative guitarist - Alvino Rey.  Alvino was born on July 1, 1908 in Oakland, California.


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On a Wing and a Prayer (Show 117)

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


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - June 22: Ben Pollack

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.


Big Band Birthdays - June 19: Guy Lombardo

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.


Big Band Birthdays - June 18: Ray McKinley

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.


Rugged Romeo (Show 116)

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


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Hold Tight - Well, Alright! (Show 115)

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.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - June 10: Judy Garland

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.


Big Band Birthdays - June 6: Jimmie Lunceford

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.


The Man With the Well Groomed Hair (Show 114)

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.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - May 30: Benny Goodman

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.


Big Band Birthdays - May 28: Andy Kirk

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.


Swinging In The Service (Show 113)

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.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - May 23: Artie Shaw

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a huge name from the Swing Era - Artie Shaw. Artie was born on May 23, 1910 in New York City, New York.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Thunder Rock and The Velvet Fog (Show 112)

Features vintage music from Mel Torme with Artie Shaw, Randy Brooks, Hal McIntyre and more.  Ronnaldo also plays a classic Boogie Woogie recording from Will Bradley.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - May 16: Woody Herman

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of clarinetist, and famed bandleader - Woody Herman.  Woody was born on May 16, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Swing and Inflation (Show 111)

Features vintage recordings from Bobby Sherwood, Jan Garber, Abe Lyman and many more Big Band artists.  Ronnaldo takes a closer look at the show "Treasury Star Parade".


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - May 8: Red Nichols

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader - Red Nichols.  Red was born on May 8, 1905 in Ogden, Utah.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Jill and Ronnaldo (Show 110)

Ronnaldo and the legendary G.I. Jill share the mic in this episode.  Features recordings by Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton and Artie Shaw.  By the way, has anyone seen Jill's Request Book?


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - May 3: Bing Crosby

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most popular and influential stars of the 20th Century - Bing Crosby.  Bing was born on May 3, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - April 30: Bea Wain

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a very talented vocalist - Bea Wain.  Bea was born on April 30, 1917 in The Bronx, New York. 


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Smoke and Bopple Sauce (Show 109)

Features vintage music from The Dinning Sisters, Buddy Morrow, Les Brown and Duke Ellington.  We also hear an Esso ad that appeared in movie theaters in 1938.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - April 29: Duke Ellington

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of legendary bandleader - Duke Ellington.  The Duke was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Tea for Two but Coffee for Me (Show 108)

Features recordings by Jimmy Mundy, Gene Krupa, Hal McIntyre and more.  We also listen to a Snader Telescription and an old ad for None Such Coffee.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast. 


Big Band Birthdays - April 20: Lionel Hampton

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and vibraphone virtuoso - Lionel Hampton.  Lionel was born on April 20, 1908 in Louisville, Kentucky. 


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


White Rain Smiles (Show 107)

Features vintage music from the Archives of Old Time Radio including tracks by Bill Heathcock, Charlie Barnet and Eugenie Baird.  We also learn the secret behind getting your hair to appear "Sunshine Bright".


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - April 12: Helen Forrest

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of famed female vocalist - Helen Forrest.  Helen was born on April 12, 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Apple Tree Suite (Show 106)

Features songs by Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Kay Kyser and more.  That famous Apple Tree we heard so much about in the 1940's takes center stage.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - April 7: Billie Holiday

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist, "Lady Day" herself - Billie Holiday. Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - April 3: Doris Day

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist Doris Day.  Doris was born on April 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Your Navy Show and Jig Time (Show 105)

Features vintage recordings by Woody Herman, Noble Sissle, Ella Fitzgerald and Tommy Dorsey. We also learn a little bit about an AFRS program called "Your Navy Show".


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - March 28: Paul Whiteman

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader Paul Whiteman.  Paul was born on March 28, 1890 in Denver, Colorado.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


V-Discs and a Flight To Mars (Show 104)

Features songs by Lee Castle, Gene Krupa and The Ink Spots.  We also listen to a bunch of V-Discs.  Fun times for all.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - March 20: Ozzie Nelson

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and actor - Ozzie Nelson.  Ozzie was born on March 20, 1906 in Jersey City, New Jersey.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Two Jumps at the End (Show 103)

Features vintage recordings by The Pied Pipers, Glenn Miller, Count Basie and more.  Ronnaldo also plays some tracks from the AFRS show "One Night Stand".


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Big Band Birthdays - March 15: Harry James

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader and legendary trumpeter - Harry James.  Harry was born on March 15, 1916 in Albany, New York.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - March 13: Ina Ray Hutton

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader, vocalist and entertainer - Ina Ray Hutton.  Ina Ray was born on March 13, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois.


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Molly Malone and a Tired Teddy Bear (Show 102)

Features vintage tracks by Raymond Scott, Charlie Barnet, Sam Donahue and Guy Lombardo.  We also listen to an old Chesterfield ad.


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Big Band Birthdays - March 10: Marion Hutton

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of the female vocalist - Marion Hutton.  Marion was born on March 10, 1919 in Sacramento, California.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


A Dose of Swing Tonic (Show 101)

Features recordings by Abe Lyman, Benny Goodman, Ray Noble and more.  Ronnaldo also plays some Glenn Miller to celebrate his recent birthday.


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Big Band Birthdays - March 1: Glenn Miller

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of legendary bandleader - Glenn Miller.  Glenn was born on March 1, 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - February 27: Mildred Bailey

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a very talented vocalist,  The Queen of Swing herself - Mildred Bailey.  Bailey was born on February 27th, 1907 in Tekoa, Washington. 


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Another Jukebox Saturday Night (Show 100)

Features vintage music from the Archives of Old Time Radio by Jerry Grey, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller and more.  Ronnaldo also plays the audio from a great Soundie by Louis Jordan.


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Big Band Birthdays - February 22: Cee Pee Johnson

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a lesser known name from the Big Band Era. Drummer, vocalist and bandleader, Cee Pee Johnson. Johnson was born on February 22, 1915 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Kick It, Gene (Show 99)

Features vintage recordings by Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and others.  The Panoram 2000 makes it's first appearance of the year.


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Big Band Birthdays - February 12: Tex Beneke

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist, saxophonist and bandleader - Tex Beneke.  Beneke was born on February 12, 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Starr, Wain and The Robot Monster (Show 98)

Includes vintage Big Band recordings by Duke Ellington, Kay Starr, Bea Wain and The Dorsey Brothers.  We also learn Ronnaldo still needs a lot of work with his German and we are introduced to the Robot Monster.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


A String Bean Boy and a Dolly (Show 97)

Features vintage Big Band music by Jerry Gray, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter and others.  We also learn about some of the changes at Swing City Radio.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - February 3: Dolly Dawn

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist Dolly Dawn.  Dolly was born on February 3, 1916 in Newark, New Jersey.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Three Songs From Sisters (Show 96)

Includes Big Band recordings by Vaughn Monroe, Raymond Scott and Les Brown.  We also listen to a track by yet another one of those great Belgian bandleaders, Gus Deloof.


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Swing and The Johnny Thing (Show 95)

Features vintage Big Band music by Ozzie Nelson, Bob Crosby, Duke Ellington and more.  Ronnaldo plays clips from a 1946 educational film titled "Johnny Learns His Manners" and also answers listener mail.


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Big Band Birthdays - January 20: Ray Anthony

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader, and one heck of a trumpet player - Ray Anthony.  Ray was born on January 20, 1922 in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - January 15: Gene Krupa

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most popular and influential drummers of the Big Band Era - Gene Krupa.  Krupa was born on January 15, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Boog It and Budgets (Show 94)

Includes some great Big Band recordings by Cab Calloway, Sam Donahue and Johnny Mercer.  Ronnaldo also plays a track by Belgian bandleader Fud Candrix and we listen to a couple of clips from "Your Thrift Habits".


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Big Band Birthdays - January 9: Dick Jurgens

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of bandleader - Dick Jurgens.  Jurgens was born on January 9, 1910 in Sacramento, California.


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Flat Foot Floogie Difficulties (Show 93)

Features vintage Big Band music by Count Basie, Bing Crosby, The Hudson-DeLange Orchestra and many more. We also listen to a great Soundie by Louis Jordan.


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Big Band Birthdays - January 3: Maxene Andrews

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of Maxene Andrews.  Maxene was born on January 3, 1916 in Mound, Minnesota.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 2

Ronnaldo ends 2021 by playing some of his favorite tracks from the past year.  Includes vintage music from Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton.  Also, a suggestion for a new holiday is discussed. Deco Down Day.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - December 25: Cab Calloway

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most charismatic and influential performers of the Big Band Era - Cab Calloway.   Calloway was born on December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Collection of Favorites (2021) - Part 1

This collection of vintage Big Band recordings features Ronnaldo's favorites that he played on the podcast this year.  Includes tracks from Raymond Scott, Ben Pollack, Harry James, Jerry Gray and more.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - December 18: Fletcher Henderson

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders of the Big Band Era - Fletcher Henderson.  Henderson was born on December 18, 1897 in Cuthbert, Georgia.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Emily Brown At Sundown (Show 92)

Includes some great Big Band recordings by Harry James, John Kirby and Gus Arnheim.  We also learn what kept cars looking brand new.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - December 15: Stan Kenton

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of influential pianist and bandleader, a true innovator - Stan Kenton.  Kenton was born December 15, 1911 in Wichita, Kansas.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Mr. Zip and Tomato Soup (Show 91)

Features vintage Big Band music by Bea Wain, Frank Sinatra, Tony Pastor and more.  Ronnaldo plays a bunch of Soundies and we hear an old ad from Campbell's Tomato Soup.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - December 7: Louis Prima

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of singer, songwriter, trumpeter and bandleader - the one and only - Louis Prima.  Prima was born on December 7, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - December 3: Connee Boswell

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a female vocalist who was such a major influence of singers like Ella Fitzgerald and The Andrews Sisters - Connee Boswell.  Boswell was born on December 3, 1907 in Kansas City, Missouri.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Swing and Kitchen Safety (Show 90)

Ronnaldo plays some vintage recordings by Johnny Otis, Don Redman and Les Brown.  We also listen to some very important clips about Kitchen Safety.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Celebrating: Another Big Band Christmas

In this special episode we celebrate Christmas music from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. We listen to some timeless holiday favorites from Bing Crosby, Martha Tilton, Perry Como and more. We also learn who made the best eggnog back in the day.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Sweet Eloise with the Green Eyes (Show 89)

Includes some vintage music by The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey.  We also learn about Jimmy Joy and His Orchestra.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - November 24: Teddy Wilson

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of pianist and sometimes bandleader - Teddy Wilson.  Wilson was born on November 24, 1912 in Austin, Texas.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - November 19: Tommy Dorsey

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing himself - Tommy Dorsey.   Dorsey was born on November 19, 1905 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. 


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Cocktails and The Mole (Show 88)

Features vintage Big Band recordings by Louis Prima, Freddy Martin, Kay Kyser and Benny Goodman.  We also listen to a couple of catchy Soundies.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - November 18: Johnny Mercer

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a very good vocalist.  But, he is most know for his work as a prolific and successful songwriter - Johnny Mercer.  Mercer was born November 18, 1909 in Savannah, Georgia.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - November 14: Martha Tilton

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a popular female vocalist that featured such a large voice wrapped up in a petite, tiny package - Martha Tilton.  Tilton was born on November 14, 1915 in Corpus Christi, Texas.


* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Crosby and Keto (Show 87)

This episode includes some vintage recordings by Red Nichols, Bing Crosby, Ina Ray Hutton and Bob Chester.  We also learn a little bit about the struggles of Mr. and Mrs. Chubby.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Celebrating: Fletcher Henderson

In this Podcast Extra of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of Fletcher Henderson. He was one of the most influential arrangers of the Big Band Era.  Join me in this musical celebration of the great Fletcher Henderson.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Two Jumps Especially For You (Show 86)

This episode features some vintage music by Benny Carter, Andy Kirk, Artie Shaw and more.  Ronnaldo drops some coins into The Panoram 2000 so we can listen to some Soundies.


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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.




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