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 – 09/03/2016

The First Playlist’d Show!


We’re back!!

The Playlist

Charlie Barnett

Growlin’
Nagasaki
I’m Keepin Those Keepsakes
Fare Thee Well Annabelle
On A Old Cowhand
But Definiately
Long Ago and Far Away
When I’m With You

Billy May

There’s No Greater Love
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
Mayhem
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

The Sounds That Swing

Andre Kostelanetz – I Wish You Love
Village Stompers – Fidder on the Roof
The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Bobby Hackett – The Girl from Ipanema
Andre Previn – Bluesette
Percy Faith – Brazil
Dave Brubeck – Broadway Bossa Nova
Art Van Damme – Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Neil Wolfe – Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
J.J. Johnson – Bloozineff
Duke Ellington – I Can’t Get Started

Bebop Revisited, Vol. 3

Kai Winding – I’m Shooting High; You’re Blase; The Moonshower; Deep Purple
Tony Fruscella – P.U. Stomp; Darn That Dream; Tangerine; Loo-Padoo

The King James Version

All songs conducted by Frank “Pee Wee” Monte
Corner Pocket
Lara’s Theme
Cherokee
More Splutie, Please

The Big Band Sound

Ernie Heckscher – I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Don Costa – Mutiny of the Bounty
Glenn Miller Orchestra – Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Woody Herman – Who Can I Turn To
Lester Lanin – Maria

Desoto Hour – 02/13/16

The TRI Show!

Artie Shaw

Prosschai
Deep Purple
I’m Coming Virginia
Pastel Blue
You Grow Sweeter as the Years Go By
You’re So Different
Snug as a Bug in a Rug
If You Ever Change Your Mind

Cab Calloway

Gotta Darn Good Reason Now
Saint-Louis Blues
Is That Religion?
Some of These Days
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Saint-James Infirmary

Artie Shaw

Alone Together
Rose Room
I Want My Share Of Love
It’s All Yours
This Is It
Delightful Delirium
Any Old Time
I’m In Love With The Honorable So And So

Cafe Society

Face
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

Desoto Hour – 3/14/2015

The First March Show!


Hello March!

The Playlist

Benny Goodman

Cherry
I Found A Million Dollar
When The Sun Comes out
Pound Ridge
How Deep is the Ocean?
The Earl
Caprice XXIV Paganini
Clarinet A La King

Chick Webb

You’ll Have to Swing It
Breakin’ ‘Em Down
Liza
The Dipsy Doodle
Blues in my Heart
Undecided

Bob Wills – Hawaiian War Chant

Lee Wiley with Victor Young – I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Betty Hutton – Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
The Boswell Sisters – Forty Second Street
Joe Sullivan – Honeysuckle Rose
Mildred Bailey and Dorsey Brothers – Doin’ the Uptown Lowdown
Karl Kress and Dick McDonough – Heat Wave
Fred Astaire – Music Makes Me

Chick Webb

Green Eyes
I Understand
John Silver
Maria Elena
AMapola
Dusk in Upper Sandusky

Desoto Hour – 3/7/2015

The First March Show!


Hello March!

The Playlist
Bennie Moten – South
Tommy Dorsey – Song of India
Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing
Bunny Berigan – I cant Get Started
Benny Goodman – Don’t Be That Way

Benny Goodman

In A Mist
Margie
You Go To My Head
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Lullaby In Rhythm
Bumble Bee Stomp

Glenn Miller – A String of Pearls
Tommy Dorsey – Opus One
Erskine Hawkins – Tippin’ In
Count Basie – Mister Robert’s Roost
Larry Clinton – Study in Brown

Benny Goodman

Chicago
Moten Swing
You’re Blase
I’ve Got a Pocket Full of Dreams
Stardust
Russian Lullaby

Ted Heath

Bond Street
Begin The Beguine
Perdido
And the Angels Sing

Desi Arnaz

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Tia Juana
La Cumparsita

Griff Williams

Just one of Those Things
Jalousie
Medlie
The Girl Friend
The Petite Waltz
Let’s Fly Away
In Love In Vain
Medley 2
I Know That You Know
When Day Is Done

Desoto Hour – 2/28/15

The Last Day of February Show!


So long, February!

The Playlist

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

That’s A Plenty
When Buddha Smiles
I’ll Always Be IN Love With You
Vol Vistu Gaily Star
720 on the Books
Alla En El Rancho Grande
It’s A Wonderful World

Blue Rhythm Band – St. Louis Wiggle Rhythm
Erskine Hawkins – Uproar Shout
Red Norvo – Remember
Ben Pollack – Jimtown Blues
Earl Hines – Flanny Doodle Swing
Jimmie Lunceford – Uptown Blues
Count Basie – Riff Interlude
Benny Goodman – Stealin’ Apples

Ella Fitzgerald – Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey
Duke Ellington – Trumpet no end
Xavier Cugat – Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Xavier Cugat – Perfidia
Benny Goodman – Sing Sing Sing from Carnegie Hall

Casa Loma Orchestra – San Sue Strut
Claude Hopkins – Mush Mouth
Lazy Rhapsody – Duke Ellington
Don Redman – That Blue Eyed Baby From Memphis
The Man From Harlem – Cab Calloway
Fletcher Henderson – Let’s Get Together
Teddy Hill – Passionette

Bobby Hackett – Street of Dreams
Louis Armstrong – Mack the Knife
Billy Holiday – Fine and Mellow