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 2/17/18

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Desoto Hour!

Always in the mood for love.

Benny Goodman

    Chicago
    Moten Swing
    You’re Blase
    I’ve Got a Pocket Full of Dreams
    Stardust
    Russian Lullaby

Ted Lewis

    (I’ve Got a Woman, She’s Crazy For Me) She’s Funny That Way
    My Blue Heaven
    My Melancholy Baby
    Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine
    Blue Skies

Frankie Carle

    I’m Gonna See My Baby
    Lonely Love
    La Rosita
    I Surrender, Dear
    My Baby Said Yes
    Swannee River

Bob Crosby

    South Rampart Street Parade
    More Than Ever
    Little Rock Getaway
    It’s Wonderful

The Desoto Hour 1/27/18

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Hey, you should look in here.

Alvino Rey & His Orchestra

    Should I
    Russian Lullaby
    Hey Frantic, Relax
    High Octane
    Blue Lou

Frank Sinatra

    When Somebody Loves You
    Somewhere in Your Heart
    I’ve Never Been in Love Before
    When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love
    Luck Be a Lady

Jimmy Dorsey

    Contrasts
    Tangerine
    All or Nothing at All
    Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
    Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)
    Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps

Benny Goodman

    Chicago
    Moten Swing

The Desoto Hour 1/20/18

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Hope you enjoyed the snow!

Django Reinhardt

    It’s Only a Paper Moon
    Minor Swing

Richard M. Jones Jazzmen

    29th & Dearborn
    New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
    Jazzin’ Babies Blues
    Canal Street Blues

Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra

    The Flying Fish
    Come Rain or Come Shine
    Coyote Canyon

Benny Goodman

    I Got Rhythm
    Benny Rides Again
    A Smo-o-oth One

Larry Clinton & His Orchestra

    Isn’t It Time to Fall in Love?
    Dance of the Reed Flutes
    Sahara
    Bread and Butter

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
    Louise
    Whispering
    Bach Goes to Town
    I’ll Always Be in Love With You
    >Undecided
    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
    Adios
    It Happened in Sun Valley
    I’m Thrilled
    The Kiss Polka

Sam Most

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

Count Basie

    One o’ Clock Jump
    Moten Swing
    Study in Brown
    Dinah
    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

    Idaho
    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
    Scuttlebutt
    Keepin’ Myself for You
    Special Delivery Stomp

Frank Sinatra

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