Podcast: Show 213 - A Full Dress Hop At High Tide

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - A Full Dress Hop At High Tide - Show 213 - 

Features vintage music by Les Brown, Mildred Bailey and Gene Krupa.  Ronnaldo reads some listener mail.

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

Listen to: A Full Dress Hop At High Tide (Show 213)

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Playlist Additions - May 2024



I just recently added the following to the Swing City Radio Playlist:

Songs from The Raymond Scott Show:

Various tracks from "The Raymond Scott Show" that were featured on an Voice of America Transcription series called "Music From America".  These contain some fantastic tracks by Raymond.  Listen for gems like "Mash Pash", "Mohawk Special", "Tired Little Teddy Bear" and a unique version of "Begin the Beguine".  Dorothy Collins provides the vocals on many other tracks as well.

Listen to: "Mash Pash" by Raymond Scott

Music from Dance Time U.S.A:

Dance Time U.S.A. aired over Voice Of America during the 1950's and showcased some of the biggest names in hot and sweet Jazz dance music of that time.  Keep an ear out for songs by icons like Guy Lombardo and Ray Anthony, as well as some lesser known names like Larry Faith, Henry Jerome and Oscar Dumont.  Good quality recordings of some better Swing from the 1950's.

Also added this month are some various tracks by Jack Teagarden, The Dinning Sisters, Buddy Clark and Nan Wynn.

Enjoy!


Podcast: Show 212 - Bouncy Music and Biological Warfare

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Bouncy Music and Biological Warfare - Show 212 - 

Features vintage recordings by Harry James, Ralph Flanagan and Andy Kirk.  We also listen to select clips from a short film released in 1952 called "What You Should Know About Biological Warfare".

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

Listen to: Bouncy Music and Biological Warfare (Show 212)

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Podcast: Show 211 - Spinach and Camels

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - Spinach and Camels - Show 211 - 

Features vintage music by Skinnay Ennis, The Crew Chiefs and Louis Prima.  We also listen to a couple of Camel Cigarette Radio Ads and Ronnaldo reads some listener mail.

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

Listen to: Spinach and Camels (Show 211)

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Music from "Let's Go To Town"

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This month I've added many songs to the Swing City Radio rotation from a show called "Let's Go To Town".  "Let's Go To Town" was a variety show sponsored by the U.S. National Guard, and it was used as a public relations and recruitment tool. The show had a few hosts while on the air, but the most notable was Mason Adams, who appears in the persona of "Corporal Eddie Carter" of the National Guard. Let's just say he was a very energetic fellow.

The broadcasts took place at The Armory and also included information about veterans' benefits and the advantages of joining the National Guard. It was distributed to radio stations via transcription discs and aired on radio stations in the early to mid 1950's.

Listen to: "Lean Baby" by Billy May and His Orchestra from the show "Let's Go To Town".

The show featured some great music by some of the most popular Big Band artists of the early 50's.  I was able to extract songs by Billy May, The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers, Johnny Long, Les Elgart, Ralph Flanagan, Tony Pastor and many more.  The music has been "cleaned up" and has already been added to Swing City Radio.  So keep an ear out for these fantastic performances.  I also plan on featuring some of this music on the podcast in early June.

Enjoy!


Podcast: Show 210 - One Mint Julip at the Séance

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The Big Band and Swing Podcast - One Mint Julip at the Séance - Show 210 - 

Features vintage recordings by Nan Wynn, Art Mooney and Art Kassel.  We also listen to a Soundie by Connie Haines and a Public Service Announcement by Groucho Marx.

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

Listen to: One Mint Julip at the Séance (Show 210)

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