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 1/6/18

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First show of 2018!

Let your resolution be looking at this list.

Benny Goodman

    Farewell Blues
    It Had to Be You
    Bach Goes to Town
    I’ll Always Be in Love With You
    We’ll Never Know

Glenn Miller

    The Angels Came Thru
    Under Blue Canadian Skies
    The Cowboy Serenade (While I’m Rollin’ My Last Cigarette)
    You and I
    It Happened in Sun Valley
    I’m Thrilled
    The Kiss Polka

Sam Most

    I Hear a Rhapsody
    The Night We Called It a Day
    A Cuss Called Coss
    Notes to You
    There Will Never Be Another You

Count Basie

    One o’ Clock Jump
    Moten Swing
    Study in Brown
    Good Morning Blues

Lester Lanin

    The Sweetest Sounds
    A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Ray Conniff

    Never on Sunday
    Stella by Starlight

Andre Kostelanetz

    Lullaby of Broadway
    I Wish You Love

Charlie Barnet

    Afternoon of a Moax
    The Reverie of a Moax
    Leapin’ at the Lincoln
    Echoes of Harlem
    Lament for a Lost Love

The Desoto Hour 12/23/17

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Happy Holidays from the Desoto Hour!

Let it snow (again?)!

Vince Guaraldi Trio

    Christmas Is Coming

Benny Goodman

    My Little Cousin
    Time on My Hands (You in My Arms)
    Fiesta in Blue
    The Count

Ray Anthony

    Birth of the Blues

Pat Longo

    When You’re Smiling

Keith Williams

    Sunrise Serenade

Johnny Catron

    Rapid Transit

Steve Hideg

    Stella by Starlight

Abe Most

    Put on a Happy Face

Bob Crosby & His Orchestra

    South Rampart Street Parade
    More Than Ever
    Little Rock Getaway
    It’s Wonderful
    You’re an Education
    Sugar Foot Strut

The Ink Spots

    If I Didn’t Care
    We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, and Me)
    My Prayer
    Whispering Grass (Don’t Tell the Trees)
    It’s Funny to Everyone But Me
    I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire

Ziggy Elman

    Three Little Words
    Judy’s Eyes
    Lover Come Back to Me
    Zaggin’ With Zig
    Body and Soul
    Samba With Zig

Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five

    Dr. Livingston, I Presume
    Keepin’ Myself for You
    Special Delivery Stomp

Frank Sinatra

    Jeepers Creepers
    Taking a Chance on Love
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The Desoto Hour 12/9/17

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Hope you’re keeping warm!

“Ice” of you to stop by!

Vince Guaraldi Trio

    O Tannenbaum

John Coltrane

    Giant Step

Ornette Coleman

    Lonely Woman

Eddie Harris

    Listen Hear

Joe Zawinul

    In a Silent Way

Kevin Jarrett

    Pardon My Rags

Jean-Luc Ponty

    Egocentric Molecules

Benny Goodman

    Lucky (You’re Right, I’m Wrong)
    Rattle and Roll
    Swing Angel
    All the Cats Join In
    Oh, Baby!
    Put That Kiss Back Where You Found It

Art Hodes Trio

    I’ve Found a New Baby
    Four or Five Times

Erroll Garner

    Loot to Boot
    Sweet Lorraine

Frankie Carle & His Orchestra

    Semper Fidelis
    The Trolley Song
    Stars in Your Eyes
    A Little Consideration
    I’d Rather Be Me
    Whistler’s Mother-in-Law

Ted Lewis

    Wear a Hat With a Silver Lining
    Just Around the Corner
    Down the Old Church Aisle
    The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
    Three O’Clock in the Morning

The Desoto Hour 12/2/17

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Grab a handful!

Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five

    Cross Your Heart
    The Sad Sack
    My Blue Heaven
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    The Grabtown Grapple

Billie Holiday

    What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Mongo Santamaria

    La Bamba

Percy Faith


Bobby Hackett

    Blue Moon

Les & Larry Elgart


Andre Kostelanetz

    Semper Fidelis

Benny Goodman

    Honeysuckle Rose
    Body and Soul
    The Man I Love

Frank Sinatra

    Get Happy
    All of Me
    How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me
    Why Should I Cry Over You
    Just One of Those Things

The New Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Caribbean Clipper
    Polka Dots and Moonbeams
    Rockin’ the Bass
    Home on the Range
    Take the “A” Train

Vince Guaraldi Trio

    Christmas Time Is Here

The Desoto Hour 11/27/17

Happy Thanksgiving from the Desoto Hour!

Here’re some leftovers for you!

The Complete Artie Shaw, Vol. II

  1. “One Night Stand”
  2. “One Foot in the Groove”
  3. “Octoroon”
  4. “I Poured My Heart Into a Song”
  5. “When Winter Comes In”
  6. “All I Remember Is You”
  7. “Out of Nowhere”
  8. “I Can’t Afford to Dream”

Atlantic Jazz Anthology Sampler

  1. “Not Really the Blues” – Shorty Rogers
  2. “Evidence” – Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk
  3. “Bags Groove” – Modern Jazz Quartet & Sonny Rollins
  4. “Stuffy” – Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins

Benny Goodman Sextet

  1. “Lullaby of the Leaves”
  2. “Temptation Rag”
  3. “How Am I to Know?”
  4. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”
  5. “I’ll Never Be the Same”
  6. “Farewell Blues”

Joe Haymes & His Orchestra, 1932-35

  1. “Hummin’ to Myself”
  2. “Lullaby of the Leaves”
  3. “Is I in Love, I Is”
  4. “Am I Wasting My Time”
  5. “There’s Oceans of Love by the Beautiful Sea”
  6. “Can’t Do Without His Love”
  7. “Get Cannibal”
  8. “Here’s a Little Package”

Les Brown – The Jazz Song Book

  1. “The Claw”
  2. “Pizza Boy”
  3. “Let’s Get Away From It All”
  4. “Love Is Here to Stay”