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 10/22/16


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

The Desoto Hour 10/15/16

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Still swingin’ after all these years!


What are the cats listenin’ to this week?


The Complete Tommy Dorsey, Volume IV

  1. “That Stolen Melody”
  2. “Barcarolle”
  3. “Hymn to the Sun”
  4. “My Cabin of Dreams”
  5. “You’re My Desire”
  6. “Am I Dreaming”
  7. “In My Meditations”
  8. “Am I Dreaming (Reprise)”

Louis Armstrong – Mack the Knife

  1. “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South”
  2. “(Back Home Again in) Indiana”
  3. “Now You Has Jazz”
  4. “High Society Calypso”
  5. “Mahogany Hall Stomp”
  6. “Blue Moon”

Cab Calloway – Mr. Hi-De-Ho

  1. “Gotta Darn Good Reason Now”
  2. “Saint-Louis Blues”
  3. “Is That Religion?”
  4. “Some of These Days”
  5. “Nobody’s Sweetheart”
  6. “Saint-James Infirmary”
  7. “Minnie the Moocher”
  8. “Doin’ the Rhumba”

Stan Getz – Another World

  1. “Blue Serge”
  2. “Brave Little Pernille”
  3. “Club 7 and Other Wild Places”

One Night Stand with Ziggy Elman

  1. “Three Little Words”
  2. “Judy’s Eyes”
  3. “Lover Come Back to Me”

Benny Goodman – Seven Come Eleven

  1. “Alone Together”
  2. “I Cover the Waterfront”
  3. “A Smooth One”
  4. “Send in the Clowns”

The Desoto Hour 10/8/16

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The Desoto Hour is now under new management! We’re finally back to posting our weekly playlists, so check in if you want to know what was played!


What’s cookin’ this week?


A Tribute to Duke

  1. “Tulip or Turnip”
  2. “Don’t Get Around Much Any More” – Bing Crosby
  3. “Main Stem”
  4. “In a Sentimental Mood” – Woody Herman
  5. “I’m Checking Out–Goom Bye” – Rosemary Clooney

Classic Pianos

  1. “I’ve Found a New Baby”
  2. “Four or Five Times”
  3. “Yesterdays”
  4. “Loot to Boot”
  5. “Gaslight”
  6. “Sweet Lorraine”

Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra, 1935-36

  1. “Darktown Strutters Ball”
  2. “Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round”
  3. “Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Gave to Me”
  4. “Canadian Capers”
  5. “Let’s Sing About Something”
  6. “Hollywood and Vine”
  7. “My Rhythm Mood”
  8. “Stompin’ at the Savoy”

All-Time Greatest Hits: Benny Goodman

  1. “I Got Rhythm”
  2. “Benny Rides Again”
  3. “A Smo-o-oth One”
  4. “A String of Pearls”
  5. “After You’ve Gone”
  6. “Why Don’t You Do Right”

We Could Have Danced All Night

All songs by Griff Williams and His Orchestra.

  1. “Just One of Those Things”
  2. “Jalousie”
  3. “Medley”
  4. “The Girl Friend”
  5. “The Petite Waltz”

Themes of the Great Bands

All songs performed by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

  1. “Nightmare”
  2. “Ciribiribin”
  3. “Blue Flame”
  4. “Quaker City Jazz”
  5. “Tuxedo Junction”
  6. “Artistry in Rhythm”



Desoto Hour – 09/03/2016

The First Playlist’d Show!

We’re back!!

The Playlist

Charlie Barnett

I’m Keepin Those Keepsakes
Fare Thee Well Annabelle
On A Old Cowhand
But Definiately
Long Ago and Far Away
When I’m With You

Billy May

There’s No Greater Love
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

The Sounds That Swing

Andre Kostelanetz – I Wish You Love
Village Stompers – Fidder on the Roof
The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Bobby Hackett – The Girl from Ipanema
Andre Previn – Bluesette
Percy Faith – Brazil
Dave Brubeck – Broadway Bossa Nova
Art Van Damme – Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Neil Wolfe – Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
J.J. Johnson – Bloozineff
Duke Ellington – I Can’t Get Started

Bebop Revisited, Vol. 3

Kai Winding – I’m Shooting High; You’re Blase; The Moonshower; Deep Purple
Tony Fruscella – P.U. Stomp; Darn That Dream; Tangerine; Loo-Padoo

The King James Version

All songs conducted by Frank “Pee Wee” Monte
Corner Pocket
Lara’s Theme
More Splutie, Please

The Big Band Sound

Ernie Heckscher – I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Don Costa – Mutiny of the Bounty
Glenn Miller Orchestra – Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Woody Herman – Who Can I Turn To
Lester Lanin – Maria

Desoto Hour – 02/13/16

The TRI Show!

Artie Shaw

Deep Purple
I’m Coming Virginia
Pastel Blue
You Grow Sweeter as the Years Go By
You’re So Different
Snug as a Bug in a Rug
If You Ever Change Your Mind

Cab Calloway

Gotta Darn Good Reason Now
Saint-Louis Blues
Is That Religion?
Some of These Days
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Saint-James Infirmary

Artie Shaw

Alone Together
Rose Room
I Want My Share Of Love
It’s All Yours
This Is It
Delightful Delirium
Any Old Time
I’m In Love With The Honorable So And So

Cafe Society

Continental Blues
Lonely Moments
Ellis Island
The Story of our Love Affair
Confession is Good For the Soul
Behavin’ Myself For You
I Carry the Torch For You