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 10/6/2018

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Don’t miss out on the hot tunes!

Everett Hoagland

    “Bless You”
    “It’s All Over Town (We’re Thru)”
    “Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells”
    “My Son, My Son”
    “The Moon and the Willow Tree”
    “I’m Too Romantic”

Benny Goodman

    “He Ain’t Got Rhythm”
    “Never Should Have Told You”
    “This Year’s Kisses”
    “You Can Tell She Comes From Dixie”
    “Goodnight My Love”
    “I Want to Be Happy”
    “Chloe”
    “Rosetta”

Al Jolson

    “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”
    “Ma (She’s Makin’ Eyes at Me)”
    “Dinah”
    “A Tree in the Meadow”
    “Don’t Let It Get You Down”
    “Just One of Those Things”
    “Nearest Thing to Heaven”

The Desoto Hour 9/29/2018

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An incredible soundscape of wonder and whimsy!

Benny Goodman

    “Down South Camp Meeting”
    “You Turned the Tables on Me”
    “Jam Session”
    “Ridin’ High”
    “St. Louis Blues”
    “Roll ‘Em”
    “There’ll Be Some Changes Made”
    “Night and Day”

Larry Clinton

    “Isn’t It Time to Fall in Love?”
    “Dance of the Reed Flutes”
    “Sahara”
    “Bread and Butter”
    “Our Love”
    “Bach to Boogie”

Jimmy Grier

    “Sepulveda”
    “The Rickety Rickshaw Man”
    “The Same Old You”
    “The Flying Fish”

Glenn Miller

    “In the Mood”
    “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo”

The Desoto Hour 9/15/2018

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The most cash money show on the air!

Tommy Dorsey

    “Strangers in the Dark”
    “Beale Street Blues”
    “Is This Gonna Be My Lucky Number”
    “If You Ever Should Leave”
    “Who’ll Be the One This Summer”
    “Don’t Ever Change”
    “Our Love Was Meant to Be”
    “Posin'”

Lee Wiley & Bobby Hackett

    “Street of Dreams”

Louis Armstrong

    “Mack the Knife”

Billie Holiday & Mal Waldron

    “Fine and Mellow”

Jimmy Rushing

    “Russian Lullaby”

Sara Vaughan & George Treadwell

    “Mean to Me”

Johnny Mathis

    “Easy to Love”

Benny Goodman

    “When Buddha Smiles”
    “It’s Been So Long”
    “Stompin’ at the Savoy”

The Desoto Hour 9/8/2018

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It’s the hip new sound!

Kai Winding

    “I’m Shooting High”
    “You’re Blase”
    “The Moonshower”
    “Deep Purple”

Tony Fruscella

    “P.U. Stomp”
    “Darn That Dream”
    “Tangerine”
    “Loo-Padoo”

Les Brown

    “Undecided”
    “It’s a Wonderful World”
    “Begin the Beguine”
    “Night in Tunisia”
    “So Rare”
    “Woodchopper’s Ball”

Benny Goodman

    “Down South Camp Meeting”
    “You Turned the Tables on Me”
    “Jam Session”
    “Ridin’ High”
    “St. Louis Blues”

The Desoto Hour 9/1/2018

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All the cats join in!

Dave Brubeck

    “Take Five”

Benny Goodman

    “Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)”
    “Estrellita (Little Star)”
    “A Home in the Clouds”
    “Opus 3/4”
    “Show Your Linen Miss Richardson”
    “The Lady’s in Love With You”
    “Kingdom of Swing”
    “Rose of Washington Square”

Glenn Miller

    “This Time the Dream’s on Me”
    “Dreamsville, Ohio”
    “Papa Niccolini (The Happy Cobbler)”
    “Jingle Bells”
    “This Is No Laughing Matter”
    “Humpty Dumpty Heart”
    “Everything I Love”
    “A String of Pearls”

Kai Winding

    “I’m Shooting High”