The Desoto Hour

Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genres: Big Band, Jazz, Bebop, Swing
Hosts: Fred Runde III, Collin Caldwell

A nationally acclaimed Big Band Jazz Show with your host, Fred Runde III. This show even got WREK on the national news. The Kings of Swing, the Barons of BeBop. This might be the best show on radio anywhere.

This show was hosted for many years by Fred’s father, Fred Runde Jr, who passed away on February 13th, 2004.

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Desoto Hour – 12/13/14

The Winter Break I Show!

The Benny Goodman Special!

When Buddah Smiles
It’s Been So Long
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Goody Goody
Breakin’ In A Pair of Shoes
I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
Mutiny In The Parlor
I’m Gonna Clap My Hands

Walk Jennie Walk
China Boy
More Than You Know
All My Life
Oh Lady Be Good
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Too Good To Be True
House Hop

Swing Is Here
Get Happy
Christopher Columbus
I Know That You Know
You Can’t Pull The Wool Over My Eyes
The Glory Of Love

Sing Me A Swing Song
I Would Do Anything For You
In A Sentimental Mood
I’ve Found A New Baby
Swingtime in the Rockies
These Foolish THings Remind me of You
House Hop
THere’s A Small Hotel

THis Can’t Be Love
Sing For Your Supper
Smoke House
I Must See Annie Tonight
Kinda Lonesome
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms

Good for Nothing But Love
Pick A Rib
I Cried For You
I Know That You Know
Shut Eye
Cuckoo In The Clock
And The Angels Sing

Desoto Hour – 12/6/14

The Pre-Finals Week Show!

Today’s show is brought to you by JJ O’Brien!


Cab Calloway – St. James Infirmary
Cab Calloway – Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway – Doin’ the Rhumba
Glenn Miller – Sweet Eloise
Glenn Miller – Rhapsody in Blue
Ella Fitzgerald – I’m Old Fashioned
Sarah Vaughan – Lazy Afternoon
Victor Salon Orchestra – Apache Dance
Jack Teagarden – Stars Fell on Alabama
Jack Teagarden – Hope Gabriel Like My Masie
Kay Kyser – Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo
Ernest Hawkins – Uproar Shout
Red Norvo – REmember
Benny Goodman – When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Benny Goodman – Afraid to Dream
Benny Goodman – Changes
Les Brown – In the Mood
Bing Crosby – Brother Can You Spare a Dime
Les Reisman – The Convental
Connie Doswell – Blue Moon
Fats Waller – Love Me Or Leave Me
Fats Waller – Gladyse
Alvino Rey – Sweet Georgia Brown
Kay Kyser – I Came Here to Talk for Joe
Frankie Carle – Medley
Ted Lewis – St. Louis Blues
Ted Lewis – Jazz Me Blues
Richard Limber – You’ve GOt Me
Ted Lewis – Tiger Rag
Charlie Barnet – Haunted Town
Charlie Barnet – Lumby
Bob Crosby – It’s Wonderful
Bob Crosby – You’re an Education
Bob Crosby – Sugar Foot Stomp
Artie Shaw – It Had to Be You
Artie Shaw – April in Paris
Claude Thornhill – Just About This TIme Last NIght
Claude Thornhill – Donna Lee

Desoto Hour – 11/29/14

The Thanksgiving Break Show!

Everything is Glenn Miller today! I hope you enjoy the show!


String Of Pearls
Love With A Capital “You”
Wishing Will Make It So
Rug Cutter’s Swing
Angel Child
King Porter Stomp

American Patrol
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
Glen Island Special
My Darling
Blueberry Hill
I Can’t Get Started
Bugle Call Rag

On A Little Street In Singapore
Oh So Good
Baby Me
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Moon Over Miami
A Million Dreams Ago
Sun Valley Jump

Chattanooga Choo Choo
My Melancholy Baby
Moon Love
Stomping At The Savoy
Blue Moon
Sleepy Town Train
My Devotion
Fresh As A Daisy

One O’clock Jump
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
Lady Be Good
Fools Rush In
Twenty-Four Robbers
The Hop

Caribbean Clipper
Make Believe
Say Si Si
Introduction To A Waltz
Japanese Sandman
What’s The Matter With Me
Let’s Dance
Blue Room
Down For The Count

Rainbow Rhapsody
Little Brown Jug
It Must Be Jelly

Desoto Hour – 11/22/2014

The Variety Show!

Since we’re playing a lot of different artists tonight, I felt like this picture would be perfect. You can find out more about it at here!


Harry James – You Made Me Love You
Artie Shaw – Frenesi
Les Brown – Bizet Has His Day
Tommy Doresy – Deep River
Artie Shaw – Temptation
Glenn Miller – Tuxedo Junction
Woody Herman – Blues On Parade
Charlie Barnet – Cherokee
Earl Hines – Boogie Woogie On St.Louis Blues
Benny Goodman – Stealin’ Apples
Artie Shaw – Stardust
Glenn Miller – Little Brown Jug
Jimmy Lunceford – Well All Right Then
Harry James – Two O’Clock Jump
Glenn Miller – Sunrise Serenade
Charlie Barnet – Redskin Rhumba
Tommy Dorsey – Lonesome Roads Part I
Tommy Dorsey – Lonesome Roads Part II
Xavier Cugat – Miami Beach Rhumba
Xavier Cugat – Maria Elena
Xavier Cugat – El Cumbanchero

Harry James – Ciribiribin
Tommy Dorsey – Swanee River
Harry James – Music Makers
Benny Goodman – Let’s Dance
Desi Arnaz – Brazil
Desi Arnaz – Carnival In Rio
Desi Arnaz – Tres Palabras
Cab Calloway – Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher
Cab Calloway – Blues in the Night
Charlie Barnet – Pompton Turnpike
Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade
Count Basie – Jumping At the Woodside
Carmen Miranda – Cuanto La Gusta (From A Date with Judy)

Jan Savitt – 720 In The Books
Duke Ellington – Take The “A” Train
Claude Thornhill – Snowfall
Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller – Anvil Chorus Part I
Glenn Miller – Anvil Chorus Part II

Desoto Hour – 11/15/2014

The Laid-Back Show!

We had some requests for Desi and Carmen tonight, and they were absolutely wonderful! We’ll be playing them in the future!


Jan Garber

Should I
Tumbling tumbleweeds
i can’t believe hat you’re in love with me
because of you
tea for two
my dear
my dear
its a wonderful world
somebody loves me
s wonderful
lovely to look at
lady be good
I Love My Baby
You Turned The Tables ON Me
Three Little Words
I Hear A Rhapsody
Blue and Brokenhearted
At Sundown
Do You Ever Think Of Me
Rose Room
My Melancholy Baby
Just Friends
I’ll See You In My Dreams

Duke Ellington

East St. Louis Blues
The Duke Steps Out
Creole Love Call

Glenn Miller

Anchors Aweigh
St. Louis Blues March
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
String of Pearls
Fools Rush In
The Lamplighter’s Serenade

The Andrews Sisters

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
Last Night On The Back Porch
Proper Cup of Coffee

The Andrews Sisters – Rum and Coca Cola
Spike Jones – My Old Flame
Spike Jones – That Old Black Magic
Spike Jones – The Blue Danube (CHARTREUSE!)

Joe Haymes

Just Hummin to Myself
Lullaby of the Leaves
Is I In Love, I is