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 10/14/17

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Go ahead, open it up.

Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray – “The Hunt”

Miles Davis & Charlie Parker – “Ornithology”

Ella Fitzgerald – “Lullaby of Birdland”

Dick Hyman – Charleston: The Song That Made the Twenties Roar

  1. “Eccentricity”
  2. “Carolina Balmoral”
  3. “Just Before Daybreak”
  4. “Jingles”
  5. “Carolina Shout”
  6. “You’ve Got to Be Modernistic”

Errol Garner, Earl Hines, James Johnson, & Art Hodes – Classic Pianos

  1. “Blueberry Rhyme”
  2. “Blues for Fats”
  3. “Honeysuckle Rose”
  4. “Squeeze Me”
  5. “My Fate Is in Your Hands”
  6. “I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Fallin'”

Harry James & His Orchestra – The King James Version

  1. “Corner Pocket”
  2. “Lara’s Theme”
  3. “Cherokee”
  4. “More Splutie, Please”

Benny Goodman – Pure Gold

  1. “Don’t Be That Way”
  2. “Sing, Sing, Sing”
  3. “And the Angels Sing”
  4. “Loch Lomond”
  5. “King Porter Stomp”

Laughing in Rhythm

  1. “Laughing in Rhythm” – Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Footwarmers
  2. “Barnacle Bill the Sailor” – Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra
  3. “Hyena Stomp” – Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers
  4. “The Mosquito Song” – Wingy Manone & His Orchestra
  5. “Laughin’ Louis” – Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  6. “It’s a Great World After All” – Don Redman & His Orqestra
  7. “You Run Your Mouth, I’ll Run My Business” – Fats Waller & His Rhythm

The Desoto Hour 10/7/17

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Today we get groovy!

Ryo Fukui – Scenery

“Willow Weep for Me”
“Autumn Leaves”

Glenn Miller Orchestra – Makes the Goin’ Great

  1. “Goin’ Great”
  2. “Try to Remember”
  3. “Holiday for Strings”
  4. “I Remember When”
  5. “Bull Ring Thing”
  6. “Stranger in Paradise”

Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton, Buddy Collette, & Gerald Wiggins

  1. “Joggin'”
  2. “Criss Cross”
  3. “Gray Skies”
  4. “X-15”
  5. “Gerald’s Train”
  6. “Lights Out”

Jazz: The 60s, Volume I

  1. “One More Hamhock Please” – Les McCann
  2. “Far Wes” – Wes Montgomery
  3. “Good Groove” – Groove Homes
  4. “A Little 3/4 for God and Co.” – Les McCann
  5. “That’s It” – Jazz Crusaders

Stan Getz – Captain Marvel

  1. “La Fiesta”
  2. “Five-Hundred Miles High”
  3. “Captain Marvel”

Les and Larry Elgart & Their Orchestra – Sound Ideas

  1. “Willie Boy”
  2. “When the Sun Comes Out”
  3. “Vagabond Shoes”
  4. “I’ve Got a Crush on You”
  5. “But Not for Me”
  6. “The Coffee Song (They’ve Got a Lot of Coffee in Brazil)”

The Desoto Hour 9/30/17

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So long, September!

Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five

  1. “Cross Your Heart”
  2. “The Sad Sack”
  3. “My Blue Heaven”
  4. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”
  5. “The Grabtown Grapple”
  6. “Dr. Livingston, I Presume?”
  7. “Scuttlebutt”
  8. “Keepin’ Myself for You”
  9. “Special Delivery Stomp”

Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra, 1935-36

  1. “Varsity Drag”
  2. “You’re My Everything”
  3. “The One I Love”
  4. “Every Little Moment”
  5. “You Are My Lucky Star”
  6. “Chicago”
  7. “Goofus”
  8. “Lady Be Good”

Design Stereo Spotlight Series #183

  1. “And the Angels Swing” – Stan Getz
  2. “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me” – Stan Getz
  3. “That’s Earl, Brother” – Charlie Parker
  4. “JC’s Theme” – Frank Motley
  5. “Double or Nothing” – Frank Motley
  6. “Gray’s Thing” – Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray
  7. “GG Tenor” – Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray
  8. “Salt Peanuts” – Charlie Parker
  9. “High and Low” – Frank Motley
  10. “Motley’s Jazz” – Frank Motley

The Complete Charlie Barnet, Vol. I

  1. “The First Time I Saw You”
  2. “In Your Own Little Way”
  3. “You’re Looking for Romance”
  4. “Love Is a Merry-Go-Round”
  5. “A Sailboat in the Moonlight”
  6. “He Walked Right In”
  7. “I Get Along Without You Very Well”
  8. “I’m Praying Humble”

Benny Goodman – Seven Come Eleven

  1. “Alone Together”
  2. “I Cover the Waterfront”
  3. “A Smooth One”
  4. “Send in the Clowns”
  5. “You are the Sunshine of My Life”

The Desoto Hour 9/23/17

Fall sure is a stand-up season.

Ted Lewis & His Orchestra – The Best Of

  1. “When My Baby Smiles at Me”
  2. “I’m the Medicine Man for the Blues”
  3. “St. Louis Blues”
  4. “Jazz Me Blues”
  5. “Tiger Rag”
  6. “The Best Things in Life Are Free”
  7. “Jealous”
  8. “King for a Day”
  9. “Sing a Little Love Song for Your Baby”
  10. “Good Night”

A Tribute to Duke

  1. “Prelude to a Kiss” – Tony Bennett
  2. “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” – Pierce, Hamilton, Berry, Budwig, & Hanna
  3. “I’m Just a Lucky So and So” – Tony Bennett
  4. “What Am I Here For?” – Pierce, Hamilton, Berry, Budwig, & Hanna
  5. “Sophisticated Lady” – Rosemary Clooney

The Complete Benny Goodman, Vol. IV

  1. “He Ain’t Got Rhythm”
  2. “Never Should Have Told You”
  3. “This Year’s Kisses”
  4. “You Can Tell She Comes From Dixie”
  5. “Goodnight My Love”
  6. “I Want to Be Happy”
  7. “Chloe”
  8. “Rosetta”
  9. “Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider”
  10. “Tea for Two”
  11. “Runnin’ Wild”
  12. “Peckin'”
  13. “Can’t We Be Friends”
  14. “Sing, Sing, Sing”

Larry Clinton & His Orchestra – Recordings From 1941 and ’49

  1. “The Dipsy Doodle”
  2. “Careless Hands”
  3. “My Reverie”
  4. “Lonesome Road”
  5. “I’m Beginning to Miss You”
  6. “Study in Brown”
  7. “Isn’t It Time to Fall in Love?”
  8. “Dance of the Reed Flutes”
  9. “Sahara”
  10. “Bread and Butter”
  11. “Our Love”
  12. “Bach to Boogie”

The Desoto Hour 9/9/17

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Tonight’s list is incomplete. It is missing the tracks from Bennie Moten played in the last half hour. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope you are still able to enjoy the Desoto Hour as usual.

Take shelter!

Les Brown & His Band of Renown – Bandland

  1. “Undecided”
  2. “It’s a Wonderful World”
  3. “Begin the Beguine”
  4. “Night in Tunisia”
  5. “So Rare”
  6. “Woodchopper’s Ball”

Red Nichols – Hot Pennies

  1. “Louisiana”
  2. “Mood Indigo”
  3. “Maple Leaf Rag”
  4. “Peg o’ My Heart”
  5. “Marchin’ With the Saints”

Benny Goodman – All the Cats Join In

  1. “Not Mine”
  2. “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball”
  3. “You’re Easy to Dance With”
  4. “Six Flats Unfurnished”
  5. “Why Don’t You Do Right?”
  6. “After You’ve Gone”
  7. “Mission to Moscow”
  8. “Clarinade”
  9. “Fascinating Rhythm”

Jimmy Dorsey & His Band – The Fabulous Jimmy Dorsey

  1. “Contrasts”
  2. “Jay-Dee’s Boogie Woogie”
  3. “Mambo En Sax”
  4. “Maria Elena”
  5. “Speak Low”
  6. “It’s the Dreamer in Me”