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 2/2/2019

Happy Groundhog Day from the Desoto Hour! It’s looking like at least six more weeks ’til swing.

Bebop ’til ya drop!

Guy Lombardo

    “Red Sails in the Sunset”
    “Boo-Hoo”
    “A Sailboat in the Moonlight”
    “I Must See Annie Tonight”
    “Easter Parade”
    “South of the Border”
    “Scatter-Brain”

Glenn Miller

    “Moonlight Serenade”
    “Running Wild”
    “Sunrise Serenade”
    “Little Brown Jug”
    “Stairway to the Stars”
    “To You”
    “One o’ Clock Jump”

Herb Alpert

    “What Now My Love”
    “Without Her”
    “Casino Royale”
    “A Banda”
    “Summertime”
    “Acapulco 1922”
    “Wade in the Water”

The Desoto Hour 1/26/2019

The big band sound is in here!

Red Nichols

    “Mama’s Gone, Goodbye”
    “Ida”
    “Farewell Blues”
    “Blues at Midnight”
    “Row, Row, Row”

Benny Goodman

    “Clarinet a la King”
    “Six Flats Unfurnished”
    “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love”
    “Jersey Bounce”
    “Memories of You”

Jan Garber

    “I Love My Baby”
    “You Turned the Tables on Me”
    “Three Little Words”
    “I Hear a Rhapsody”
    “Blue (and Brokenhearted)”
    “At Sundown”

The Desoto Hour 1/12/2019

First show of the new year!

We’ve got the goods!

Orrin Tucker

    “Let’s All Sing Together”
    “Darn That Dream”
    “The Gaucho Serenade”
    “The Starlit Hour”
    “Ooh! What You Said”
    “Believe It Beloved”
    “The Isle of May”
    “I Know That You Know”
    “All of Me”

Jimmy Dorsey

    “June Night”
    “Amapola”
    “Just Swingin'”
    “Sophisticated Swing”
    “No One Ever Lost More”
    “So Rare”
    “Contrasts”

Cab Calloway

    “Black Rhythm”
    “Six or Seven Times”
    “Bugle Call Rag”
    “You, Rascal You!”
    “Ain’t Got No Gal in This Town”

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”