Podcast: Celebrating - Christmas Music

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Celebrating: Christmas Music - 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!  This special show features vintage Big Band Christmas recordings by Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer, Henry Hall, Horace Heidt and many more.

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

Listen to: Celebrating - Christmas Music

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Soundie: Skylark by Sonny Dunham

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Today's Soundie features Sonny Dunham and His Orchestra performing their version of "Skylark".  This was released to Panoram in June of 1942 and is just one of eight Soundies put out by this respected trumpeter.  The vocal are handled by the beautiful Harriett Clark, who seems to be quite relaxed while performing her singing duties.  Look for the superimposed caption that identifies Sonny Dunham during his solo.


Watch: Sonny Dunham and His Orchestra perform "Skylark" from 1942.

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Soundie: It's Been a Long, Long Time

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Today's Soundie is yet another one from Stan Kenton. "It's Been A Long, Long Time" was released to Panoram in December of 1945 and just one of the eighteen Soundies Kenton and His Band filmed through the years.  It features the beautiful June Christy on vocals along with the postwar lineup of the Band.

This Soundie was filmed very well and manages to capture Stan Kenton being Stan Kenton.  Enjoy!

Watch: A Soundie by Stan Kenton - "It's Been a Long, Long Time" from 1945

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