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 10/18/2014

The October Show!

It’s October! Hence, the October Show.


Bennie Goodman

Bob White
Sugarfoot Stomp
I Can’t Give Anything But Love Baby
Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day
Let That Be A Lesson To You
Can’t Teach My Old Heart New Tricks
I’ve Hitched My Wagon To A Star
Pop Corn Man

Artie Shaw – Stardust
Al Cohn – I Remember You
Isham Jones – It Had to Be You

Stan Kenton

You and The Night and the Music
My Reverie
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Autumn In New York
April In Paris
How High The Moon

Charlie Barnet and His Rhythmakers

Song of the Volga Boatman
The Bar Is Open
I’ve got To Be A Rug Cutter
Dutch Kitchen Stomp

Duke Ellington – Satin Doll
Glenn Miller – In The Mood
Benny Goodman – HoneySuckle Rose
The Andrews Sisters – Chatanooga Choo Choo
Count Basie – One O’Clock Jump

King Oliver

Struggle Buggy
Don’t You Think I Love You
Shake It and Break It
Stingaree Blues
What’s the Use of Living Without Love?
You Were Only Passing Time With Me
Nelson Stomp
Stealing Love

Desoto Hour – 8/11/14

The Fall Break Show!

I pre-recorded the show this week because of fall break. We’ll be back in the studio next week!


Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five

Cross Your Heart
The Sad Sack
My Blue HEaven
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
The Grabtown Grapple

Charleston by James P Johnson

If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Caprice Rag
Selections From Running Wild
Snowy Morning Blues
Steeplechase Rag

Artie Shaw

Dr. Livingston, I Presume?
Keepin’ Myself for You
Special Delivery Stomp

The Swing Era

Bugle Call Rag – Benny Goodman
Gin Mill Blues – Bob Crosby
Marie – Tommy Dorsey
Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie! – Chick Webb
Down South Camp Meetin’ – Benny Goodman
One O’clock Jump – Count Basie
It’s Been So Long – Benny Goodman
Toy Trumpet – Raymond Scott
Organ Grinder Swing – Jimmie Lunceford
Moten Sing – Andy Kirk
I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You – Tommy Dorsey
Stompin’ at the Savoy – Benny Goodman
Topsy – Count Basie
Moon Glow – Benny Goodman
Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps – Jimmy Dorsey

Desoto Hour 10/4/2014

The Fall is Here and People are Playing Sports Show!

I randomly played Ray Anthony first tonight, and it ended up setting the perfect mood for this wonderful day.


Ray Anthony

I Wonder What’s Become of Sally
The Contenental
You and The Night and the Music
Taking a Chance on Love
You’re the Cream in my Coffee
It’s Delovely
For Dancers Only
House Party Hop
Little Peach from East Orange, New Jersey
Trumpet Boogie
Dancing in the Dark
True Blue Lou
Begin The Beguine
I Get A Kick Out of You
Cheek To Cheek
Dancing on the Ceiling
Nice to Know You Care
Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love Letters
Campus Rumpus
Slaghter on Tenth Avenue

Frank Sinatra – You Make Me Feel So Young

Glen Miller

On a Little Street In Singapore
Oh SO Good
Baby Me
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Moon Over Miami
A Million Dreams Ago
Sun Valley

Benny Goodman – There’ll Be Some Changes Made
The Andrews Sisters – THe Lady

Fletcher Henderson

Sing You SInners
Back In Your Own BackYard
New King Porter Stomp
What-cha-call em Blues
Yeah Man
The Stampede
Singling the Blues

Desoto Hour – 9/27/2014

The Felipe is Back Show!

We started using a Goodman track as bump music! Good idea, Felipe!


Glenn Miller – Moonlight Cocktail
Harry James – Sleepy Lagoon
Jimmy Dorsey – Tangerine
Benny Goodman – Jersey Bounce

Kay Kyser – Who Wouldn’t Love You?
Harry James – I Don’t Want to Walk Without You
Benny Goodman – Somebody Else is Taking My Love
Dinah Shore – Blues in the Night
Alvino Rey – Deep In The Heart of Texas
Glenn Miller – Serenade In Blue
Johnny Mercer – On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe

Jimmy Dorsey

Green Eyes
I Understand
John Silver
Maria Elena
Dusk In Upper Sandusky

Benny Goodman

One Sweet Letter From You
I’ve Been There
Make With The Kisses
I Thought About You
Bluebirds In The Moonlight
Peace Brother!
Beyond The Moon
Honeysuckle Rose

Glenn Miller – Pennsylvania Six Five Thousand
Billie Holiday – Blue Moon
Isham Jones – China Boy
Isham Jones – The Blue Room
Glenn Miller – Kalamazoo
Glenn Miller – I know Why
Glenn Miller – Once Upon A Keyboard

Billy Holiday – I Cried For You
Steve Hidig – Feelin Free
Keith Williams – Caravan
Abe Most – Begin the Beguine

Desoto Hour – 9/20/2014

The Extra Short Show

A WREK Alumni, Felipe Archila, dropped by to help do the show! We had to cut it short due to some volleyball though :(


Frankie Carle Plays Music For Dancing

If I had You
Swinging Down The Line
At Sundown
Yes We have No Bananas
That’s My Weakness Now
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Diane Charmaine
Doodle Doo Doo
Doo Wacka Doo
DO you Ever Think OF Me

Django Reinhardt

You Rascal You
St. Louis Blues
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Improvisation No. 3, Part 2
Eddie’s Blues
Echoes Of Spain

Clyde McCoy

Sugar Blues
HoneySuckle Rose
Rose Room
Blue Fantasy
Beale Street Blues