The Desoto Hour

Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genres: Big Band, Jazz, Bebop, Swing
Host: Joshua Bowling

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 Runde Jr, who passed away on February 13th, 2004. The show was then hosted by his son, Fred Runde III, then Collin Caldwell, and finally to our current host Josh Bowling.

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The Desoto Hour 12/1/2018

The weather outside sure is frightful!

Billie Holiday

    “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”

Benny Goodman

    “In a Mist”
    “Margie”
    “You Go to My Head”
    “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
    “Lullaby in Rhythm”
    “Bumble Bee Stomp”

Vince Guaraldi

    “Skating”

Art Tatum

    “Tiger Rag”

Teddy Wilson

    “Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)”

A. Ammons & M. L. Lewis

    “Boggie Woogie Prayer”

Mary Lou Williams

    “Little Joe From Chicago”

Clarence Profit

    “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”

Mel Powell

    “For Miss Black”

Count Basie

    “Way Back Blues”

Duke Ellington

    “Yearning for Love”
    “Waltz of the Flowers”

The Desoto Hour 11/24/2018

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Tunes as tasty as turkey!

Alvino Rey

    “How High the Moon”
    “Bumble Boogie”
    “(From the) Land of the Sky Blue Water”
    “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”
    “April in Paris”
    “Yesterdays”
    “Dardanella”
    “Stocking Horse”

Benny Goodman

    “Roll ‘Em”
    “When It’s Sleepytime Down South”
    “Afraid to Dream”
    “Changes”
    “Avalon”
    “Handful of Keys”
    “The Man I Love”
    “Smiles”
    “Liza (All the Clouds Will Roll Away)”

Les Brown

    “Caravan”
    “A String of Pearls”
    “April in Paris”

The Desoto Hour 11/17/2018

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Click here for a swingin’ good time!

Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra

    “Let’s Dance”
    “I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You”
    “Redskin Rhumba”
    “Moonlight Serenade”
    “Leap Frog”
    “I Can’t Get Started”

Woody Herman

    “I Got News For You”

Rich Szabo

    “Take the ‘A’ Train”

Sammy Kaye

    “Daddy”

Al Pierson

    “Whispering”

Bo Thorpe

    “Again”

Zim Zemarel

    “Bev’s Theme”

Charlie Barnet

    “Fantasia”
    “Little John Ordinary”
    “I Hear a Rhapsody”
    “Blue Juice”
    “Haunted Town”
    “Lumby”

The Desoto Hour 11/10/2018

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Gettin’ into the swing of things!

Cab Calloway

    “Six or Seven Times”
    “Bugle Call Rag”
    “You, Rascal You!”
    “Ain’t Got No Gal in This Town”
    “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”
    “Trickeration”
    “Kickin’ the Gong Around”

Count Basie

    “Lady Be Good”
    “Flat Foot Floogie”
    “Every Tub”
    “Boogie Woogie Blues”

Harry James

    “Traces”
    “Don’t Be That Way”
    “Sweet Georgia Brown”
    “Shiny Silk Stockings”
    “Blues Stay Away From Me”

The Desoto Hour 10/20/2018

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Here’s the beef! (You got that right!!)

Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman

    “How Long Has This Been Going On?”
    “That Did It, Marie”
    “Elmer’s Tune”
    “I Threw a Kiss in the Ocean”
    “We’ll Meet Again”

Artie Shaw

    “It Had to Be You”
    “April in Paris”
    “Summertime”
    “I Cover the Waterfront”
    “I Could Write a Book”
    “Back Bay Shuffle”

Benny Goodman

    “Cherry”
    “I Found a Million Dollar Baby”
    “When the Sun Comes Out”
    “Pound Ridge”
    “How Deep Is the Ocean?”
    “The Earl”
    “Caprice XXIV Paganini”