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Big Band Jazz: From the Beginnings to the Fifties Part 1

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Big Band Jazz: From the Beginnings to the Fifties Part 1: Today we start a two part series that was put together from Smithsonian Collections. This set is no longer available but it is called Big Band Jazz: From the Beginnings to the Fifties. It was originally released as a six vinyl album set and then re-released on 4 CDs. In 1973, Smithsonian Collections released 'The History of Classic Jazz'. Compiled by jazz essayist and historian Martin Williams, the album featured tracks from over a dozen record labels spanning several decades and genres of American jazz, from ragtime and big band to post-bop and free jazz. But there was a flaw in this set, there wasn't any big band recordings. So to fix this, another set was released compiled by Martin Williams and Gunther Schuller that featured the Big Bands. This week I'll be playing selections from CDs one and two. There is some great music in this set and I hope you enjoy the selections. Please visit this podcast at http://bigbandbashfm.blogspot.com

Artie Shaw 381206 - From Hotel Lincoln

Monday, July 8, 2019

Artie Shaw 381206 - From Hotel Lincoln: Artie Shaw 381206 - From Hotel Lincoln http://oldtimeradiodvd.com

Big Band Serenade 123 Frank Sinatra & His Music 1939-1947

Big Band Serenade 123 Frank Sinatra & His Music 1939-1947: Big Band
Serenade presents Frank Sinatra and His Music  1939-1947 The music in this program is listed in order of play;1) 'But Beautiful'  19472) 'It Started All Over Again' Tommy Dorsey w/Frank Sinatra3) 'They Say It's Wonderful' 19464) 'Without A Song' Tommy Dorsey w/Frank Sinatra5) 'All Or Nothing At All' 1939 Frank Sinatra w/Harry James6) 'Time After Time' 19467) 'Day By Day' 19458) 'Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night of The Week' 1944 9) 'You'll Never Know' 194210)'Some E...

July Fourth with Glenn Miller's AAF Orchestra

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July Fourth with Glenn Miller's AAF Orchestra: This coming Thursday is the Fourth of July which for us in the United States is celebrated as a day of independence. I don't have a lot of patriotic songs in my collection that I haven't presented at one time or another. So to celebrate July 4th I thought I would present some radio programs that Major Glenn Miller was in charge of. They are called 'I Sustain The Wings' and were broadcast in 1944 in the latter part of World War II. The first two are about 15 minutes in length and the last one is about 26 minutes. There are some Miller favorites in the mix and Glenn, himself, does the announcing. I hope you have a safe and happy July 4th this Thursday as we celebrate Independence day. I even threw in a few facts about why we celebrate independence on July 4th. I hope you enjoy the music. Please visit this podcast at http://bigbandbashfm.blogspot.com

Wicked as They Come (1956) (Murder-Mystery)

Sunday, April 7, 2019



A poor but beautiful woman sets her sights on rising to the top, and lets nothing stand in her way - including murder. - Source

Arlene Dahl ... Kathleen 'Kathy' Allen, nee Allenborg Philip Carey ... Tim O'Bannion (as Phil Carey) Herbert Marshall ... Stephen Collins Michael Goodliffe ... Larry Buckham Ralph Truman ... John Dowling Sidney James ... Frank Allenborg David Kossoff ... Sam Lewis Faith Brook ... Virginia Collins Marvin Kane ... Mike Lewis Patrick Allen ... Willie Gil Winfield ... Chuck (as Gilbert Winfield) Larry Cross ... T.V. Announcer Alastair Hunter Jacques B. Brunius ... Inspector Caron (as Jacques Brunius) Anthony Sharp