Added To The Playlist - Feb 2024

Pic of "At Ease"

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

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