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 11/26/16

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Happy Thanksgiving!

What’s the story this Saturday?

The Complete Benny Goodman, Volume 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”

The Complete Artie Shaw, Volume II

  1. “Comes Love”
  2. “Go Fly a Kite”
  3. “A Man and His Dream”
  4. “Traffic Jam”
  5. “Easy to Say”
  6. “I’ll Remember”
  7. “Serenade to a Savage”
  8. “Moon Ray”
  9. “Melancholy Mood”

Bobby Hackett & Jack Teagarden – Jazz Ultimate

  1. “Everybody Loves My Baby”
  2. “Mama’s Gone, Good Bye”
  3. “‘Way Down Yonder in New Orleans”
  4. “55th and Broadway”
  5. “‘S Wonderful”

The Best of Ted Lewis

  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”

Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra, 1944-1946

  1. “And Suddenly It’s Spring”
  2. “A Sure Thing”
  3. “After Hours”
  4. “Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho”
  5. “Like Someone in Love”
  6. “Blue Lou”

Jimmy Grier and His Orchestra

  1. “Sepulveda”
  2. “The Rickety Rickshaw Man”
  3. “The Same Old You”
  4. “The Flying Fish”
  5. “Come Rain or Come Shine”
  6. “Coyote Canyon”

Count Basie – Basie’s Best

  1. “One O’Clock Jump”
  2. “Moten Swing”

The Desoto Hour 11/12/16

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What’s new this week?

Benny Goodman – Roll ‘Em, Volume 1

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

Jack Teagarden – Original Dixieland

  1. “High Society”
  2. “Eccentric”
  3. “Milenberg Joys”

Stan Getz – Captain Marvel

  1. “Times Lie”
  2. “Lush Life”
  3. “Day Waves”

The Complete Tommy Dorsey, Volume IV

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

Red Nichols – Hot Pennies

  1. “Mama’s Gone, Goodbye”
  2. “Ida”
  3. “Farewell Blues”
  4. “Blues at Midnight”
  5. “Row, Row, Row”

Les Brown – Bandland

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

The Desoto Hour 11/5/16

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Fall back with the Desoto Hour!

What’s new this Saturday night?

The Decade of the ’40s

  1. “Cruising Down the River” – The Crew-Cuts
  2. “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” – Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
  3. “How High the Moon” – Pat Suzuki
  4. “Ballerina” – Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
  5. “In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town” – Art Mooney

Billy May and His Orchestra – A Band Is Born!

  1. “There Is No Greater Love”
  2. “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan”

Harry James and His Big Band – The King James Version

  1. “Traces”
  2. “Don’t Be That Way”
  3. “Sweet Georgia Brown”
  4. “Shiny Silk Stockings”
  5. “Blues Stay Away From Me”

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra – Back Bay Shuffle

  1. “It Had to Be You”
  2. “April in Paris”
  3. “Summertime”
  4. I Cover the Waterfront”
  5. “I Could Write a Book”
  6. “Back Bay Shuffle”

The Desoto Hour 10/29/16

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Happy Halloween from The Desoto Hour!

Can you dig this?

Benny Goodman – Air Play

  1. “Chicago”
  2. “Moten Swing”
  3. “You’re Blase”
  4. “I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams”
  5. “Stardust”
  6. “Russian Lullaby”

Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra – Volume II

  1. “Harlem Speaks”
  2. “Wild Mab of the Fish Pond”
  3. “Phyllysse”
  4. “The Gal From Joe’s”
  5. “Haunted Town”
  6. “Good-for-Nothin’ Joe”
  7. “Wings Over Manhattan”

Kyu Sakamoto – “Ue o Muite Arukou (Sukiyaki)”

Joe Haymes and His Orchestra – 1932-1935

  1. “Old Fashioned Love”
  2. “He’s the Life of the Party”
  3. “Pray for the Lights to Go Out”
  4. “Let’s Have a Party”
  5. “It’s About Time”
  6. “Ev’ry Little Bit of Me”
  7. “When I Put on My Long White Robe”
  8. “If It Aint’ Love”

Frank Sinatra – Swing Easy

  1. “Jeepers Creepers”
  2. “Taking a Chance on Love”
  3. “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams”
  4. “Lean Baby”
  5. “I Love You”
  6. “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”

The Sounds That Swing

  1. “I Wish You Love” – Andre Kostelanetz
  2. “Fiddler on the Roof” – Village Stompers
  3. “The Girl From Ipanema” – The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Bobby Hackett
  4. “Bluesette” – Andre Previn
  5. “Brazil” – Percy Faith

Jazz Violins of the Forties

  1. “The Hot Canary” – Paul Nero
  2. “Pitzi-Cats” – Paul Nero
  3. “As the Crow Jumps” – Paul Nero
  4. “The Hep Hippo” – Paul Nero
  5. “Patches” – Joe Kennedy
  6. “Desert Sands” – Joe Kennedy

Charlie Parker – “Another Hair-do”

The Desoto Hour 10/22/16


Get a look at this!

Stage Door Canteen

  1. “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)” – Glenn Miller
  2. “Daddy” – Sam Kaye and His Orchestra
  3. “In the Mood” – Glen Miller and His Orchestra
  4. “There! I’ve Said It Again” – Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
  5. “Piano Concerto in B Flat” – Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
  6. “I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen” – Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra
  7. “Chattanooga Choo Choo” – Glenn Miller

The Immortal Al Jolson

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

Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines 1924

  1. “Susie”
  2. “Tiger Rag”
  3. “Lazy Daddy”
  4. “Big Boy”
  5. “Tia Juana”

“Aquarela do Brasil” – Francisco Alves

Jack Teagarden – Original Dixieland

  1. “Original Dixieland One Step”
  2. “Riverboat Shuffle”
  3. “King Porter Stomp”

Bob Crosby and His Orchestra 1938

  1. “South Rampart Street Parade”
  2. “More Than Ever”
  3. “Little Rock Getaway”
  4. “It’s Wonderful”
  5. “You’re an Education”
  6. “Sugar Foot Strut”

Benny Goodman – Solid Gold Instrumental Hits

  1. “Clarinet a la King”
  2. “Clarinade”
  3. “Love Walked In”
  4. “Moonlight on the Ganges”
  5. “String of Pearls”

The 1930s – Big Bands

  1. “San Sue Strut” – Casa Loma Orchestra
  2. “Mush Mouth” – Claude Hopkins
  3. “Lazy Rhapsody” – Duke Ellington
  4. “That Blue-Eyed Baby From Memphis” – Don Redman