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 – 9/13/2014

The Alvino Rey Show

I really liked what I heard from Mr. Rey tonight, so I decided to play a whole bunch


Alvino Rey

How High The Moon
Bumble Boogie
Land of the Sky Blue Water
You’ve Got Me Crying Again
April in Paris
Stocking Horse

Bix Beiderbeck and the Wolverines

Fidgety Feet
Jazz Me Blues
Riverboat Shuffle
Oh, Baby

ALvino Rey

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

Bix Beiderbeck and the Wolverines

Tiger Rag
Lazy Daddy
Big Boy
Tia Juana

Perry Como – Prisoner Of Love
Ella Fitzgerald – Heard Hearted Hanna
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Sings The Blues

Peggy Lee

He Needs Me
Sing a Rainbow
Oh, Didn’t He Ramble

The Andrews Sisters – Gimme Some Skin, My Friend
Manana – Peggy Lee
Ray Anthony – Laura
Frank Sinatra – I Thought About You

Jimmy Grier

The Rickety Rickshaw Man
The Same Old You
The Flying FIsh
COme Rain or COme Shine
Coyote Canyon

Desoto Hour 9/6/14

The Packed Into The Studio Show



Benny Goodman

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

Cafe Society

The Walk
HEard But Not Seen
Azure Bouncing for Barney
He’s Funny That Way
Rhumba ReBop
Blues at Mary Louse

Benny Goodman

Don’t Be That Way
Sing, Sing, Sing,
And the Angels Sing
Loch Lomond
King Porter Stomp

Cafe Society

Continental Blues
Lonely Moments
Ellis Island
The Story of our Love Affair
Confession Is Good For The Soul
Behavin’ Myself for You
I Carry The Torch for You

Al Jolsen

Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with A Dixie MElody
Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula
Easter Parade
She’s A Latin Form Manhattan
For Me and My Gal
The Best Things In Life Are Free

Tommy Doresy – East of the Sun

Artie Shaw

It Had To Be You
The Donkey Serenade
Jungle Drums
Deep Purple
All The Things You Are

Charlie Barnet


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