Podcast: Show 200 - A Double Dose Of Duz

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - A Double Dose Of Duz - Show 200 - 

Features vintage recordings by Erskine Butterfield, Benny Goodman and Sammy Kaye.  We also celebrate the Podcast's 200th Weekly Episode.

* The musical performances and recordings featured in this podcast are in the Public Domain.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

Listen to: A Double Dose Of Duz (Show 200)

Listen to more episodes of The Big Band and Swing Podcast at: BigBandPodcast.com

Podcast Update: Spotify

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Hey everyone!  This message is for those of you that listen to The "Big Band and Swing Podcast" with Spotify. Unfortunately, the podcast will no longer be carried on the platform.  

A few listeners have already reached out to me via email asking what other platforms the podcast is on so they can continue to listen.  The good news is that "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" is on nearly every large podcast platform (and many, many small platforms) and can be accessed through their apps.

Here just a small list of Podcast platforms you can listen on:
Apple Podcasts
Podbean
Amazon Music
Antenna Pod
Castbox
Deezer
Google Podcasts
iHeartRadio
iVoox
Listen Notes
Podchaser
Podcast Addict
Podfriend
and MANY, MANY, more.

You can always listen to it on the webpage I've set up specifically for the podcast at: https://podcast.swingcityradio.com/.

Or you can join my Patreon Page at SupportSwing.com and receive all new episodes via email every release day.

Let me know if you have any questions and sorry for the confusion. Most importantly, keep listening! :)

~ Ronnaldo 









Podcast: Show 199 - A Holiday For The Low, Short and Squatty

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - A Holiday For The Low, Short and Squatty - Show 199 - 

Features music by Jan Garber, Ray McKinley, Woody Herman and more.  We also listen to a catchy little jingle from Falstaff Beer.

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

Listen to: A Holiday For The Low, Short and Squatty (Show 199)

Listen to more episodes of The Big Band and Swing Podcast at: BigBandPodcast.com

Added To The Playlist - Feb 2024

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Hey there everyone.  I finally got my computer and studio up and running again! That means I've returned to the dusty archives of Old Time Radio Broadcasts looking for songs to play for you on Swing City Radio and the podcast.

Here's a breakdown of what was recently added to Swing City Radio:

Alvino Rey and The King Sisters
"At Ease" (AFRS) - Date Unknown
This includes some very interesting music from an AFRS Show called "At Ease".  "At Ease" usually featured tracks that I consider a little "too soft" for the format.  But, this particular episode featured Alvino Rey leading the AFRS Orchestra and he brought The King Sisters along with him.  Keep an ear out for "Who's Sorry Now / Stardust" which contains some beautiful guitar work by Alvino and "I Surrender Dear" by The King Sisters.  (I included "I Surrender Dear" in this post.)  Looks like I'll be spending more time scanning through those "At Ease" programs looking for more gems like this one.

Listen to: "I Surrender Dear" by The King Sisters and Alvino Rey

Artie Shaw
"Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands" (AFRS) - Sep 26, 1945 - Camp San Luis Obispo, CA
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra were in fine form on this night. "Jumping On The Merry-Go-Round" and "Hop, Skip and Jump" are just a couple of the tracks added to the rotation.

Benny Goodman
One Night Stand (AFRS) - Mar 22, 1949 - Los Angeles
This performance was recorded late in the 1940's and his orchestra did not have the huge names that were featured in the late 30's and earlier part of the decade.  But, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra put together a very strong performance.  Songs include: "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Undercurrent Blues" and "Don't Worry 'Bout Me". I also added a great version of "Blue Lou" by The Goodman Sextet. 

~ Ronnaldo

Erskine Butterfield

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Erskine Butterfield got his start in the 1930's playing piano for Noble Sissle and his Orchestra.  In 1937, Butterfield formed a band of his own and started to record for the Variety record label.  By 1938, he made the jump to Decca Records where he recorded over forty titles.  During the 1940's his band was known as "Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys".

Butterfield was drafted into the military in 1943.  He continued to play music during World War II and was even featured on a couple of V-Discs.  After World War II, Butterfield formed a trio and toured extensively, but his music didn't have the same amount of commercial appeal as it did in the past.

During his career, Butterfield made many appearances on The Nat King Cole Show, The Tony Martin Program and The Jo Stafford Show.

Listen to: "The Boogie Beat'll Get You" by Erskine Butterfield from 1944

You can hear the music of Erskine Butterfield right here on Swing City Radio.

Podcast: Show 198 - A Dozen Roses For You

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - A Dozen Roses For You - Show 198 - 

Features vintage recordings by Johnny Long, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller. Ronnaldo also plays a Snader Telescription by The Dinning Sisters.

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

Listen to: A Dozen Roses For You (Show 198)

Listen to more episodes of The Big Band and Swing Podcast at: BigBandPodcast.com

Soundie: Eager Beaver - Stan Kenton

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Today's Soundie is "Eager Beaver" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra.  This was filmed on a stage set in 1945 and also features the dancing of Jean Ivory (Pictured Below).  This is just one of eighteen Soundies that featured Stan Kenton.

I've always enjoyed watching Stan at work.  His passion for the music and his musical leadership really comes through on film. Plus, it's also great to see Ray Wetzel, Freddie Zito, Boots Mussulli and the other boys of Kenton's talented band in action. Enjoy!

Watch: "Eager Beaver" by Stan Kenton from 1945

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Podcast: Show 197 - A Jitterbug Meets A Flu Bug

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - A Jitterbug Meets A Flu Bug - Show 197 - 

Features music by Glen Gray, Alvino Rey, Ray Anthony and more.  Ronnaldo is battling the flu and also plays a Ted Heath track for a listener. 

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

Listen to: A Jitterbug Meets A Flu Bug (Show 197)

Listen to more episodes of The Big Band and Swing Podcast at: BigBandPodcast.com

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