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 – August 30, 2014

The Rainy Football Day Show

Special Guests: The Doresy Brothers



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

Jimmie Grier

Varsity Drag
You’re my Everything
The One I love
Every Little Moment
You Are My Lucky Star
Lady Be Good


Ruth Etting – Button Up Your Overcoat (Dipping into the 20′s …. 1929)


Artie Shaw

One Night Stand
One Foot in the Groove
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


Desi Arnaz – Babalu’
Desi Arnaz – Tico Tico
Desi Arnaz – Peanut Vendor, El Manisero
Desi Arnaz – Tabu
Bunny Berigan – The Prisoners Song
Glenn Miller – Pensylvania 6-5000
Fletcher Henderson – Variety Stomp
Fletcher Henderson – Hocus Pocus
Fletcher Henderson – Money Blues
Fletcher Henderson – Christopher Columbus


Glenn Miller

Juke Box Saturday Night
I Got a Girl In Kalamazoo


Desoto Hour 8/23/14

The ’30s Show

I don’t think we actually played anything from the ’40s tonight….

Casa Loma Orchestra – San Sue Strut
Claude Hopkins – Mush Mouth
Duke Ellington – Lazy Rhapsody
Don Redman – That Blue Eyed Baby From Memphis
Cab Calloway – THe Man From Harlem
FLetcher Henderson – Can YOu Take It?
Chick Web – Let’s Get Together
Teddy Hill – Passionette

Paul Whiteman

Are You Makin’ Any Money
Love In Bloom
I’m In Love Again
I Get a Kick Out Of You
Sittin On A Backyard Fence
Picture of Me Without You
Jubilee Melody

Anson Weeks

Let’s Fly Away
Who’s Your Little Who-zits
Dancing on the Ceiling
You’re My Everything
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Was that the Human Thing To do
Fine and Dandy

The Andrews Sisters

The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Straighten Up And Fly High
Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar
Says My Heart
Rum and Coca-cola
Money Is The Root Of All Evil
Guys and Dolls
Joesph, Joesph
Hold Tigh

Desoto Hour 8/16

The Half And Half Show

First half: Recorded. Last Half: LIVE!


Les Brown and His Band Renown

A String of Pearls
April in Paris
And The Angels Sign
God A Date With Angel

Joe Haymes and His Orchestra

Old Fashioned Love
He’s the Life of the Party
Pray For The Lights To Go Out
It’s About Time
Ev’ry LIttle Bit of Me
When I Put on My Long White Robe
If It Ain’t Love

Cab Calloway and His Orchestra

Gotta Darn Good Reason Now
Saint-Louis Blues
Is That Religion
Some of These Days
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Saint-James Infirmary
Minnie The Moocher

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

September Song
Deep Purple
Don’t Take Your Love From Me

Elsie Carlile – The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
Louis Jordan – Beware Brother, Beware
Isham Jones – I’ll never Have to Dream Again
Isham Jones – Stardust
Artie Shaw – Lover Come Back To Me

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra

Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand
Rainbow Rhapsody
Johnson Rag Cha Cha
I Know Why
Once Upon A Keyboard

Bennie Moten

SHe’s No Trouble
Terrific Stomp
Let’s Get It

Desoto Hour 8/9

The Benny Goodman Show

The Benny Goodman Show! We’ll be back in the studio next week for a LIVE DESOTO HOUR! YAY!


Stompin’ At The Savoy
Can’t We Be Friends
Sing, Sing, Sing
When It’s Sleepytime Down South

Smoke House
My Honey’s Lovin Arms
Farewell Blues
It Had To Be You
I Cried For You
I Know That You Know

Handful of Keys
Sugarfoot Stomp
I’m a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas
The Blue Room
Lullaby In Rhythm
My Melancholy Baby
Wrappin’ It Up

Blue Lou
The Blues
Kingdom of Swing
The Siren’s Song
You and YOur Love
Who’ll Buy My Bublitchki

Not Mine
The Darktown Strutter’s Ball
You’re Easy TO Dance WIth
Six Flats Unfurnished
Why Don’t You Do Right
After You’ve Gone
Mission To Moscow
Fascinating Rhythm

I’ve got a Feeling I’m Falling
East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)

Desoto Hour 8/2

The August 2nd Show

July is already over….

Playlist (Click the songs to view the show notes)

Bob Crosby and His Orchestra

Honky Tonk Train Blues
It’s Easier Said Than Done
In the Shade of the New Apple Tree
Please Be Kind

Bobby Sherwood and his Orchestra

365 in the Books
It’s Anybody’s SPring
Salt Water Cowboy
In The Dark
Honolulu Blues
Snuf Stuff

Peggy Lee Sings with Benny Goodman

My Old Flame
That’s the Way It GOes
All I Need is You
Not a Care in the World
Full Moon

Artie Shaw

It Had to Be You
April In Paris
I Cover the Waterfront
I Could Write a Book
Back Bay Shuffle

Ben Bernie

A Recording from 1935

Charlie Barnett and His Orchestra

Redskin Rhumba
You Walk By
Wings over Manhattan
All I Desire

Ted Lewis

The Best Things In Life
King For A Day
SIng A Little Love Song For Your Baby