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

Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase Impromptu Interview

Today at 2 PM we interviewed Brian Beattie, currently touring and supporting his new album “Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase”. As always, the interview can be heard on our two week archive.

Brian is playing tomorrow at 1 PM at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. It’s a free show! Go see it!

Songs played from the album include:

Busy, Busy, Busy / Nothing is Something

Nobody Understands Me

Iron Skillet

Caliche Road

I was Sleeping

So Far Away

Ivy Falls Home

WREK says farewell to The Desoto Hour

WREK is sad to announce the end to one of our longest running shows The Desoto Hour. Started by his father, Fred Runde III has hosted the nationally acclaimed show since 2004. Please join Fred as he hosts his last show this Saturday, March 8th at 6pm. If you’d like to say thanks for the many years of big band jazz, feel free to email Fred at desoto@wrek.org



I regret to inform you that WREK is off air until 4 PM on 9/14/2013 for engineering purposes. Streaming services should still be working.

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience,
Alexander Leavitt
Webmaster at WREK

50 Lbs of Rice 9/2/2013

Here is the set list for the show tonight

  1. Vong Co Geisha by Vinh Thuyen Kim
  2. Mat Chiec Nhan by Vinh Thuyen Kim
  3. Xuan Cuoi by Thuy Chi-Pham Minh Tien
  4. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  5. Koi by Kojki
  6. Hiten Ryu by joji Hiroto & Hiten Ryu Daiko
  7. Cai Trong Com by Bau Tranh Sao
  8.  Eternal Silence by Gensou Kyoku