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 7/26

The July 26th Show

Frankie Carle was a nice change of pace in the second half of the show!

Playlist (Click the songs to view the show notes)

Nat Brandywynne and His Orchestra

I Hear A Rhapsody
My Sister and I
You and I
The Last Time I Saw Paris
There I Go
Maria Elena
The Band Played On
Rose O’Day
I don’t Want to Set the World On Fire
In Apple Blossom Time
I Understand

Everett Hoagland and His Orchestra

Stop Kicking My Heart Around
Each Time You Say “Goodbye” (I Die A Little)
This Heart of Mine
Little Old Band of Gold
Drifting Down the River of Dreams
The Song of the Metronome

Nat Brandywynne and His Orchestra

Green Eyes
Down Argentina Way
This Love of Mine
Tonight We Love
Chattanooga Choo Choo
You Are My Sunshine
Elmer’s Tune
The Hut-Sut Song
Beat Me Daddy Eight To the Bar

Everett Hoagland and His Orchestra

Bless You
It’s All Over Town (We’re Thru)
Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells
My Son, My Son
The Moon and the Willow Tree
I’m Too Romantic

Frankie Carle and His Orchestra

Semper Fidelis
The Trolley Song
Stars in Your Eyes
A Little Consideration
I’d Rather Be Me
Whistler’s Mother-In-Law

Ted Weems and His Orchestra

Oh! IF I Only Had You
From Saturday Night To Sunday Morning
She’ll Never Find A Fellow Like Me
Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken
You’re The Cream In My Coffee
My Troubles are Over
Piccolo Pete
The Man From The South

Frankie Carle and His Orchestra

I’m Gonna See My Baby
Lonely Love
La Rosita
I Surrender, Dear
My Baby Said Yes

Desoto Hour 7/19

The People Named “Bennie” Show

Today, while digging through the WREK Vault, I found a really nice Benny Moten album. He’s featured prominently in the second half of the Desoto Hour!


Benny Goodman : Stompin at the Savoy
Benny Goodman : One O’Clock Jump
Benny Goodman : After You’ve Gone
Benny Goodman : Goodnight My Love
Benny Goodman : Goodbye

Blue Rhthm Band : St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm
Erskine Hawkins : Uproar Shout
Red Norvo: REmember
Ben Pollack : Jamestown Blues
Earl Hines : Flany Doodle Swing
Jimmie Lunceford : Uptown Blues
Count Basie : Riff Interlude

Ethel Waters : I Got Rhythm
Paul Whiteman : Body and Soul
Frankie Trumbauer : Happy Feet
Isham Jones : Star Dust
Ruth Etting : Falling In Love Again
Louis Armstrong : The Peanut Vendor
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra : I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You

Bennie Moten : She’s No Trouble
Bennie Moten : South
Bennie Moten : Terrific Stomp
Bennie Moten : Let’s Get It
Bennie Moten : Kansas City Squabble
Bennie Moten : Rite Tite
Bennie Moten : Moten Blues

Bennie Moten : Rumba Negro
Bennie Moten : Jones Law Blues
Bennie Moten : Band Box Shuffle
Bennie Moten : Small Black
Bennie Moten : Small Black
Bennie Moten : Every Day Blues

Bennie Moten : That’s What I’m Talking About
Bennie Moten : That Certain Motion
Bennie Moten : It Won’t Be Long
Bennie Moten : WHen Life Seems So Blue
Bennie Moten : Loose Like A Goose
Bennie Moten : Just Say It’s Me

Desoto Hour 7/12

The Tom and Shirley Show

Bob Crosby and his Bobcats

Show Playlist

Dinah Shore : And So To Bed
Bob Crosby : Royal Garden Blues
Dinah Shore : Sooner Or Later
Benny Goodman : You Turned The Tables on Me
Tommy Dorsey : By The Sleepy Lagoon 1
Tommy Dorsey : Song Of India
Tommy Dorsey : Melody 2
Red Norvo : Remember
Benny Goodman : Swingtime in the Rockies

Vaughn Monroe : Moon Love Fox Trot
Fletcher Henderson : Christopher Columbus
Vaughn Monroe : Carolina Moon Waltz
Benny Goodman : Goodbye
Duke Ellington : IN a Sentimental Mood
Bing Crosby and Al Jolson : The Spaniard That Blighted My Life
Benny Goodman : Benny Goodman
Bing Crosby and Al Jolson : Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Bunny Berigan : Prisoner’s Song

Will Bradley : Scrub me, Mama, With aboogie beat
Les and Larry Elgart : Downtown
Will Bradely : Boogie Woogie Conga
Bob Crosby : Honky Tonk Train Blues
Bob Crosby : It’s Easier Said Than Dones
Bob Crosby : In the Shade of the New Apple Tree
Bob Crosby : Please Be Kind
Ray Mckinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra : Red Roses for the Blue Lady
Will Bradely : Celery Stalks at Midnight
Bob Crosby : Dixieland Shuffle
Bob Crosby : The Old Apple Tree

Will Bradely : Fry Me Cookie, With A Can of Lard
Bob Crosby : South Rampart Street Parade
Bob Crosby : More Than Ever
Bob Crosby : Little Rock Getaway
Bob Crosby : It’s Wonderful
Bob Crosby : You’re An Education
Bob Crosby : Sugar Foot Strut

Ethel Waters : I Got Rhythm

Desoto Hour 7/5

The “Day after the Fourth” Show

The Stage Door Canteen

  • Glenn Miller and His Orchestra : Jingle, Jangle, Jingle
  • Dinah Shore with Harry Zimmerman and his Orchestra : Sentimental Journey
  • Spike Jones and His City Slickers : Cocktails for Two
  • The Ames Brothers : To Each His Own

  • Glenn Miller w/ Mario Hutton : Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
  • Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra : Daddy
  • Glenn Miller and His Orchestra :  In the Mood
  • Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra : There! I’ve Said it Again
  • Freddy Martin and His Orchestra : Piano Concerto in B Flat
  • Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra : I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen
  • Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke : Chatanooga Choo Choo

  • Harry James Orchestra : I’ve Heard That Song Before
  • Dick Haymes : You’ll Never Know
  • The Andrews Sisters : Rum and Coca-Cola
    • Lost in the Stacks: Millitary Archives Part 2
  • Harry James with Kitty Kallen : It’s Been A Long, Long Time
  • Russ Morgan Orchestra : Dance With A Dolly

  • Jan Garber :
    • Should I
    • Tumbling Tumbleweeds
    • I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
    • Because of You
    • Tea For Two
    • My Dear

  • Artie Shaw :
    • One Night Stand
    • One Foot In the Groove
    • Octoroon
    • I Poured My Heart Into A Song
    • When Winter Comes In
    • All I Remember Is You
    • Out Of Nowhere
    • I Can’t Afford To Dream

  • Jan Garber
    • My Dear
    • It’s A Wonderful World
    • Whispering
    • Somebody Loves Me
    • ‘s Wonderful
    • Lovely To Look At
    • Lady Be Good

  • Charlie Barnett
    • Afternoon of a Moax
    • The Reverie of a Moax
    • Leapin’ At the Lincoln
    • Echoes of Harlem
    • Lament For A Lost Love
    • Spanish Kick
    • The Wrong Idea
    • Lois

Desoto Hour 6/28/14

The Glen Miller Show

Annex - Stewart, James (Glenn Miller Story, The)_01

  • Glenn Miller
    • Moonlight Serenade
    • Wonderful One
    • Weekend of a Private Secretary
    • Always in my Heart
    • Boulder Buff
    • Caribbean Clipper
    • Make Believe
    • Say Si Si
    • Introduction To A Waltz
    • Medley (Japanese Sandman, What’s the Matter With Me)
    • Lets Dance
    • Down for the Count
    • Rainbow Rhapsody
    • Little Brown Jug
    • Imagination
    • It Must Be Jelly
    • Devil May Care
    • Chip off the old block
    • American Patrol
    • and part of IDA
  • Benny Goodman
    • Bugle Call Rag
  • Bob Crosby
    • Gin Mill Blues
  • Tommy Dorsey
    • Marie
  • Chick Webb
    • Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!
  • Benny Goodman
    • Down South Camp Meetin’
  • Count Basie
    • One O’Clock Jump
  • Benny Goodman
    • It’s been so long
  • Raymond Scott
    • Toy Trumpet
  • Jimmy Lunceford
    • Organ Grinder’s Swing
  • Andy Kirk
    • Moten Swing
  • Tommy Dorsey
    • I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
  • Benny Goodman
    • Stompin at the Savoy
  • Count Basie
    • Topsy
  • Benny Goodman
    • Moon Glow
  • Jimmy Dorsey
    • Parade of the milk bottle caps
  • Duke Ellington
    • Caravan
  • Andy Kirk
    • Walkin’ and Singin’
  • Jimmy Lunceford
    • My Blue Heaven
  • Tommy Dorsey
    • Stop Look and Listen Part 1 and 2