Podcast: Show 196 - Globetrotters and Showstoppers

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Globetrotters and Showstoppers - Show 196 - 

Features vintage recordings by Benny Carter, Ziggy Elman and Hal McIntyre.  We also listen to a PSA about Gas and Sugar Rationing.

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

Listen to: Globetrotters and Showstoppers (Show196)

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Podcast: Show 195 - Keep Smiling

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Keep Smiling - Show 195 - 

Features music by Jimmie Lunceford, The Pied Pipers, Sam Donahue and more.  Ronnaldo also plays a Soundie by The Four Ginger Snaps.

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

Listen to: Keep Smiling (Show 195)

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Podcast: Show 194 - A Tonsillectomy, Blisters and Sisters

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - A Tonsillectomy, Blisters and Sisters - Show 194 - 

Features vintage recordings by Boyd Raeburn, Will Bradley, The King Sisters and many more.  We also learn how to treat those annoying Cold Sores and Fever Blisters.

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

Listen to: A Tonsillectomy, Blisters and Sisters (Show 194)

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Soundie: Jukebox Saturday Night

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In this video, The Modernaires do a great job with Glenn Miller's classic, "Jukebox Saturday Night".  The Glenn Miller Modernaires, as they are billed in this 1944 Soundie are Tommy Morgan, Hal Dickinson, Fran Scott, and Ralph Brewster. Dickinson and Brewster were members of the Modernaires with Glenn Miller.  The female vocalist is Harriet Clark.  Clark sang with Sonny Dunham and Charlie Barnet at different points of her career and did a fantastic job standing in for Paula Kelly.  Paula Kelly was pregnant at the time this was filmed.  

In my opinion, this is a wonderful cover of the song.  Harriet Clark is a very good vocalist and I wish she would have made more recordings.  Ralph Brewster is also an amazing singer and a true talent.  The song is just as upbeat and fun as the original and the filming for this Soundie was done well.  In 1944, The Modernaires were still associated with Glenn Miller who was in the military leading the Army Air Force Band at that time.

Watch: The Glenn Miller Modernaires perform "Jukebox Saturday Night" from 1944

Note: There are also rumors that Harry James was on set and provided the famous Trumpet solo for this recording. I have not been able to confirm that, and I strongly doubt that it's him.

So, when you get a chance check out this entertaining Soundie and maybe have a Soda Pop Rickey while watching.  Enjoy!

Podcast: Show 193 - Keyholes at the Woodside

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Keyholes at the Woodside - Show 193 - 

Features music by Buddy Rich, Johnny Long, Andy Kirk and The Andrews Sisters.  We also listen to a Soundie by Cab Calloway and learn about changes with the newsletter.

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

Listen to: Keyholes at the Woodside (Show 193)

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