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 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

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