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

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Please, get jazzy on it.

Count Basie – Basie’s Best

  1. “Lady Be Good”
  2. “Flat Foot Floogie”
  3. “Every Tub”
  4. “Boogie Woogie Blues”

Ted Weems and His Orchestra – Marvellous!

  1. “Come On, Baby!”
  2. “Harmonica Harry”
  3. “Mysterious Mose”
  4. “Slappin’ the Bass”
  5. “Washing Dishes With My Sweetie”
  6. “Egyptian Ella”
  7. “Jig Time”
  8. “Play That Hot Guitar!”
  9. “Oh, Mo’Nah!”
  10. “My Favourite Band”

Benny Goodman – Seven Come Eleven

  1. “Seven Come Eleven”
  2. “Sweet Lorraine”
  3. “And the Angels Sing”
  4. “I Only Have Eyes for You”
  5. “Slipped Disc”
  6. “Limehouse Blues”

The Complete Artie Shaw, Volume II

  1. “Prosschai”
  2. “Deep Purple”
  3. “I’m Coming Virginia”
  4. “Pastel Blue”
  5. “You Grow Sweeter as the Years Go By”
  6. “You’re So Indifferent”
  7. “Snug as a Bug in a Rug”
  8. “If You Ever Change Your Mind”

Charlie Barnet, Vol. II

  1. “Afternoon of a Moax”
  2. “The Reverie of a Moax”
  3. “Leapin’ at the Lincoln”
  4. “Echoes of Harlem”
  5. “Lament for a Lost Love”
  6. “Spanish Kick”
  7. “The Wrong Idea”
  8. “Lois”

The Desoto Hour 2/18/17

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Welcome to The Desoto Hour!

Billy May – A Band Is Born!

  1. “There Is No Greater Love”
  2. “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan”
  3. “Mayhem”
  4. “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street”

Benny Goodman – Roll ‘Em, Volume 1

  1. “One Sweet Letter From You”
  2. “I’ve Been There Before”
  3. “Make With the Kisses”
  4. “I Thought About You”
  5. “Bluebirds in the Moonlight”
  6. “Peace, Brother!”
  7. “Beyond the Moon”
  8. “Honeysuckle Rose”

Tootin’ Through the Roof, Volume I

  1. “When You’re Smiling” – Joe Thomas
  2. “Love Walked In” – Joe Thomas
  3. “You Were Meant for Me” – Joe Thomas
  4. “East of the Sun” – Joe Thomas
  5. “Love You Funny Thing” – Hot Lips Page
  6. “Bloodhound (Take 1)” – Hot Lips Page
  7. “Bloodhound (Take 2)” – Hot Lips Page
  8. “You Come in Here, Woman” – Hot Lips Page

Big Bands at the Waldorf, Live Broadcasts 1938-40

  1. “You Got Me” – Richard Himber
  2. “They Say” – Richard Himber
  3. “The Yam” – Richard Himber
  4. “Please Come Out of Your Dream” – Richard Himber
  5. “I Was Only Window Shopping” – George Olsen
  6. “My Souvenir” – George Olsen
  7. “There’s a Rainbow Around the Moon Tonight” – George Olsen
  8. “Where in the World” – George Olsen
  9. “Silver on the Sage” – George Olsen
  10. “Isn’t It Wonderful” – George Olsen

One Night Stand With Ziggy Elman

  1. “Hup-Je-De-Bee”
  2. “The Girl From Texas”
  3. “You’re Mine You”
  4. “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”
  5. “The Night Is You”
  6. “Dolores”

Soft and Swinging

  1. “The Sweetest Sounds” – Lester Lanin
  2. “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” – Lester Lanin
  3. “Never on Sunday” – Ray Conniff
  4. “Stella by Starlight” – Ray Conniff

The Desoto Hour 2/11/17

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Special thanks to David Buchbinder for coming on the show! Odessa Havana will be at City Winery on March 2, 2017.

What’s the news?

“Walk to the Sea” – Odessa Havana

Benny Goodman – Air Play

  1. “In a Mist”
  2. “Margie”
  3. “You Go to My Head”
  4. “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
  5. “Lullabye in Rhythm”
  6. “Bumble Bee Stomp”

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”

On Tour With the New Glenn Miller Orchestra

  1. “Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand”
  2. “Rainbow Rhapsody”
  3. “Johnson Rag Cha Cha”
  4. “Kalamazoo”
  5. “I Know Why”
  6. “Once Upon a Keyboard”

The Fabulous Dance Band of Jan Garber

  1. “I Love My Baby”
  2. “You Turned the Tables on Me”
  3. “Three Little Words”
  4. “I Hear a Rhapsody”
  5. “Blue (and Brokenhearted)”
  6. “At Sundown”

Charlie Barnet, Vol. II

  1. “Harlem Speaks”
  2. “Wild Mab of the Fish Pond”
  3. “Phyllysse”

The Desoto Hour 2/4/17

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Please, step inside.

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”

Benny Goodman – Live at Carnegie Hall

  1. “I Got Rhythm”
  2. “Blue Skies”
  3. “Lock Lomond”
  4. “Blue Room”
  5. “Swingtime in the Rockies”
  6. “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon”
  7. “China Boy”

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”

The Big Band Sound

  1. “La Bamba” – Mongo Santamaria
  2. “Thunderball” – Percy Faith
  3. “Blue Moon” – Bobby Hackett
  4. “Downtown” – Les & Larry Elgart
  5. “Semper Fidelis” – Andre Kostelanetz

James P. Johnson – Charleston

  1. “Charleston”
  2. “If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight”
  3. “Caprice Rag”
  4. “Selections from ‘Runnin’ Wild'”
  5. “Snowy Morning Blues”
  6. “Steeplechase Rag”

A Jazz Piano Anthology

  1. “Tiger Rag” – Art Tatum
  2. “Liza” – Teddy Wilson



The Desoto Hour 1/28/17

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What’s shakin’ at the studio?

Cole Porter – Delightful, Delicious, De-lovely

  1. “From This Moment On” – Doris Day
  2. “Ca C’est l’Amour” – Tony Bennett
  3. “Begin the Beguine” – Tony Martin
  4. “You’re the Top” – Ethel Merman
  5. “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” – Les and Larry Elgart

Benny Goodman – All-Time Greatest Hits

  1. “Let’s Dance”
  2. “Avalon”
  3. “Stompin’ at the Savoy”
  4. “Body and Soul”
  5. “One o’ Clock Jump”

Frankie Carle and His Orchestra, 1944-46

  1. “Semper Fidelis”
  2. “The Trolley Song”
  3. “Stars in Your Eyes”
  4. “A Little Consideration”
  5. “I’d Rather Be Me”
  6. “Whistler’s Mother-in-Law”

Bebop Revisited, Vol. 3

    All tracks by Sam Most.

  1. “Scroobydoo”
  2. “I Hear a Rhapsody”
  3. “The Night We Called It a Day”
  4. “A Cuss Called Coss”
  5. “Eullalia”
  6. “Notes to You”
  7. “There Will Never Be Another You”

Chicago Dixieland in the Forties

    All tracks by the Richard M. Jones Jazzmen.

  1. “29th & Dearborn”
  2. “New Orleans Hop Scop Blues”
  3. “Jazzin’ Babies Blues”
  4. “Canal Street Blues”

Red Nichols – Hot Pennies

  1. “Louisiana”
  2. “Mood Indigo”
  3. “Maple Leaf Rag”
  4. “Peg o’ My Heart”