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 – 2/28/15

The Last Day of February Show!


So long, February!

The Playlist

Jan Savitt

Rose of the Rio Grande
Blues in the Groove
It’s Time to Jump And Shout
Green Goon Jive
My Heart at thy Sweet Voice
Meadowbrook Shuffle
Big Beaver

That’s A Plenty
When Buddha Smiles
I’ll Always Be IN Love With You
Vol Vistu Gaily Star
720 on the Books
Alla En El Rancho Grande
It’s A Wonderful World

Blue Rhythm Band – St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm
Erskine Hawkins – Uproar Shout
Red Norvo – Remember
Ben Pollack – Jimtown Blues
Earl Hines – Flanny Doodle Swing
Jimmie Lunceford – Uptown Blues
Count Basie – Riff Interlude
Benny Goodman – Stealin’ Apples

Ella Fitzgerald – Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey
Duke Ellington – Trumpet no end
Xavier Cugat – Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Xavier Cugat – Perfidia
Benny Goodman – Sing Sing Sing from Carnegie Hall

Casa Loma Orchestra – San Sue Strut
Claude Hopkins – Mush Mouth
Lazy Rhapsody – Duke Ellington
Don Redman – That Blue Eyed Baby From Memphis
The Man From Harlem – Cab Calloway
Fletcher Henderson – Let’s Get Together
Teddy Hill – Passionette

Bobby Hackett – Street of Dreams
Louis Armstrong – Mack the Knife
Billy Holiday – Fine and Mellow

Desoto Hour – 2/21/2015

The Valentine’s Show PART 2!


❤ We didn’t get to play all our music last week, so here’s part two of the Valentine’s Show! ❤

The Playlist
Artie Shaw – It Had To Be You
Artie Shaw – Night And Day
Bob Crosby ft. Kay Weber – It’s Wonderful
Bob Crosby – Pagan Love Song
Easy To Love – Ella Fitzgerald

Larry Clinton – Isn’t It Time To Fall In Love
Frank Sinatra – I Only Have Eyes For You
Ted Weems – You’re the Cream in my Coffee
The Andrews Sisters – I Love You Much Too Much
Louis Prima and Kelly Smith – I Love You Too Much
Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee – All I Need Is You

Frank Sinatra – I Get A Kick Out Of You
Jo Stafford – I Love You
Tommy Dorsey – You’re My Desire
Roy Fox & Sid Buckman – All I Do Is Dream of You
Frank Sinatra – You Make Me Feel So Young
Django Reinhardt – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Ella Fitzgerald – Embraceable You

Bix Bederbeck

Fidgety Feet
Jazz Me Blues
Copenhagen

Guy Lombardo

Boo Hoo
September in the Rain
How Deep is the Ocean
That Old Feeling

Dick Richards

So Rare
Swanee River
Song of India
Chicago Flyer
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

James Johnson

Eccentricity
Carolina Balmoral
Just Before Daybreak
Jingle
Carolina Shout
You’ve Got To Be Modernistic

Django Reinhardt

I’ll See you In My Dreams
Improvisation

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Desoto Hour – 02/14/2015

The Valentine’s Show!


❤ Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

The Playlist
Tommy Dorsey – Our Love

Irving Aaronson – Let’s Misbehavin’
Fats Waller – Ain’t Misbehavin’
Sarah Vaughn – All of Me
Ella Fitzgerald – All of You
Frank Sinatra – What’ll I Do
Ella Fitzgerald – Let’s Fall In Love

Vera Lynn – A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
The Boswell Sisters – We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
The Boswell Sisters – Everybody Loves My Baby
Nat King Cole Trio – When I Take My Sugar To Tea
Gene Austin – My Blue Heaven

Lee Morse – Yes, Sir! That’s My Baby!
Al Bowlly – Guilty
Al Bowlly – Midnight The Stars And You
Al Bowlly – The Very Thought of You
Al Bowlly – You’re My Everything

Billy Holiday – Body and Soul
Frank Sinatra – Someone to Watch Over Me

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Desoto Hour – 02/07/15

The Week Before Valentine’s Show!


Played some Elliot Lawrence for the first time tonight!

The Playlist

Glenn Miller

The Angels Came Through
Under Blue Canadian Skies
The Cowboy Serenade
You And I
Adios

Al Jolson

Chicago
Rock-a-bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula
Easter Parade
She’s a Latin From Manhattan
For Me and My Gal
The Best Things in Life Are Free

Elliot Lawrence

Elevation
Near You
Who Do you Love I Hope
Apple Blossom Time
The Rocker
Fascinating Rhythm
Speak Low

Glenn Miller

Delilah
From One Love to Another
Elmer’s Tune
Says Who? Says you, Says I

Fred Astaire – Dancing in the Dark

Mills Brothers

Caravan
How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey
Glow Worm
Sweet Lucy Brown
You Always Hurt the One You Love
Paper Doll

Desi Arnaz

Holiday in Havana
I Come From New York
Rumba Matumba
Straw Hat Song
You Can In Yucatan

Alvino Rey

Shiek of Araby
Just You, Just Me
Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Should I
Russain Lullaby
Hey Frantic, Relax
High Octane
Blue Lou

Desoto Hour – 01/31/15

The Almost February Show!


We played some really neat Gene Krupa tonight!

The Playlist

Anson Weeks

Let’s Fly Away
You DO Something To Me
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
With a Song in my Heart
Who’s You’re Little WHo-zits
Dancing on the Ceiling
You’re My Everything
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South

Boyd Raeburn

Memphis In June – With Ginnie Powell and David Allyn
Body and Soul – with Ginnie Powell
Interlude
Boyd Meets Stravinsky
Who Started Love – with Dorothy Claire and Harry James
Crazy Rhythm

Gene Krupa

Leave Us Leap
Boogie Blues
Jungle Madness
Big Noise From Winnetka

Benny Goodman

Not Mine
The Darktown Strutters Ball
You’re Easy To Dance WIth
Six FLats Unfurnished
Why Don’t You Do Right
After YOu’ve GOne
Mission To Moscow
Clariniade
Fascinating Rhythm
Lucky
Rattle and Roll
Swing Angel
All The Cats Join In
Oh, Baby!
Fly By Night
Put That Kiss Back Where It Came From

Artie Shaw

It Had To Be You
April In Paris
Summertime
I Cover The Waterfront
I could Write A Book
Back Bay Shuffle