The Desoto Hour

The Desoto Hour 9/30/17

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So long, September!

Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five

  1. “Cross Your Heart”
  2. “The Sad Sack”
  3. “My Blue Heaven”
  4. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”
  5. “The Grabtown Grapple”
  6. “Dr. Livingston, I Presume?”
  7. “Scuttlebutt”
  8. “Keepin’ Myself for You”
  9. “Special Delivery Stomp”

Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra, 1935-36

  1. “Varsity Drag”
  2. “You’re My Everything”
  3. “The One I Love”
  4. “Every Little Moment”
  5. “You Are My Lucky Star”
  6. “Chicago”
  7. “Goofus”
  8. “Lady Be Good”

Design Stereo Spotlight Series #183

  1. “And the Angels Swing” – Stan Getz
  2. “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me” – Stan Getz
  3. “That’s Earl, Brother” – Charlie Parker
  4. “JC’s Theme” – Frank Motley
  5. “Double or Nothing” – Frank Motley
  6. “Gray’s Thing” – Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray
  7. “GG Tenor” – Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray
  8. “Salt Peanuts” – Charlie Parker
  9. “High and Low” – Frank Motley
  10. “Motley’s Jazz” – Frank Motley

The Complete Charlie Barnet, Vol. I

  1. “The First Time I Saw You”
  2. “In Your Own Little Way”
  3. “You’re Looking for Romance”
  4. “Love Is a Merry-Go-Round”
  5. “A Sailboat in the Moonlight”
  6. “He Walked Right In”
  7. “I Get Along Without You Very Well”
  8. “I’m Praying Humble”

Benny Goodman – Seven Come Eleven

  1. “Alone Together”
  2. “I Cover the Waterfront”
  3. “A Smooth One”
  4. “Send in the Clowns”
  5. “You are the Sunshine of My Life”

The Desoto Hour 9/23/17

Fall sure is a stand-up season.

Ted Lewis & His Orchestra – The Best Of

  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”
  6. “The Best Things in Life Are Free”
  7. “Jealous”
  8. “King for a Day”
  9. “Sing a Little Love Song for Your Baby”
  10. “Good Night”

A Tribute to Duke

  1. “Prelude to a Kiss” – Tony Bennett
  2. “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” – Pierce, Hamilton, Berry, Budwig, & Hanna
  3. “I’m Just a Lucky So and So” – Tony Bennett
  4. “What Am I Here For?” – Pierce, Hamilton, Berry, Budwig, & Hanna
  5. “Sophisticated Lady” – Rosemary Clooney

The Complete Benny Goodman, Vol. 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”
  9. “Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider”
  10. “Tea for Two”
  11. “Runnin’ Wild”
  12. “Peckin'”
  13. “Can’t We Be Friends”
  14. “Sing, Sing, Sing”

Larry Clinton & His Orchestra – Recordings From 1941 and ’49

  1. “The Dipsy Doodle”
  2. “Careless Hands”
  3. “My Reverie”
  4. “Lonesome Road”
  5. “I’m Beginning to Miss You”
  6. “Study in Brown”
  7. “Isn’t It Time to Fall in Love?”
  8. “Dance of the Reed Flutes”
  9. “Sahara”
  10. “Bread and Butter”
  11. “Our Love”
  12. “Bach to Boogie”

The Desoto Hour 9/9/17

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Tonight’s list is incomplete. It is missing the tracks from Bennie Moten played in the last half hour. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope you are still able to enjoy the Desoto Hour as usual.

Take shelter!

Les Brown & His Band of Renown – Bandland

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

Red Nichols – Hot Pennies

  1. “Louisiana”
  2. “Mood Indigo”
  3. “Maple Leaf Rag”
  4. “Peg o’ My Heart”
  5. “Marchin’ With the Saints”

Benny Goodman – All the Cats Join In

  1. “Not Mine”
  2. “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball”
  3. “You’re Easy to Dance With”
  4. “Six Flats Unfurnished”
  5. “Why Don’t You Do Right?”
  6. “After You’ve Gone”
  7. “Mission to Moscow”
  8. “Clarinade”
  9. “Fascinating Rhythm”

Jimmy Dorsey & His Band – The Fabulous Jimmy Dorsey

  1. “Contrasts”
  2. “Jay-Dee’s Boogie Woogie”
  3. “Mambo En Sax”
  4. “Maria Elena”
  5. “Speak Low”
  6. “It’s the Dreamer in Me”

 

The Desoto Hour 8/26/17

Welcome back, students!

We’ve got music for RATs.

Griff Williams & His Orchestra – We Could Have Dance All Night

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

Stage Door Canteen

  1. “I’ve Heard That Song Before” – Harry James & Helen Forrest
  2. “You’ll Never Know” – Dick Haymes
  3. “Rum and Coca-Cola” – The Andrews Sisters
  4. “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” – Harry James & Kitty Kallen
  5. “Dance With a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking)” – The Russ Morgan Orchestra

Bob Crosby & 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”

Count Basie –Basie’s Best

  1. “One O’ Clock Jump”
  2. “Moten Swing”
  3. “Study in Brown”
  4. “Dinah”
  5. “Good Morning Blues”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Best Of

  1. “Tiger Rag”
  2. “Mood Indigo”
  3. “The Bucket’s Got a Hole in It”
  4. “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”
  5. “St. Louis Blues”
  6. “Georgia on My Mind”
  7. “Joe Avery”
  8. “I Ain’t Got Nobody”
  9. “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”

The Desoto Hour 8/19/17

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Music for cosmic rarities!

The Complete Glenn Miller, Vol. VII

  1. “Chattanooga Choo Choo”
  2. “Baby Mine”
  3. “Long Tall Mama”
  4. “Day Dreaming”
  5. “Moonlight Sonata”
  6. “Slumber Song”
  7. “(There’ll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover”
  8. “We’re the Couple in the Castle”
  9. “It Happened in Hawaii”

Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra – Twelve Selections From Radio Broadcasts of the 1940s

  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”
  7. “Kilroy Was Here”
  8. “Pet My Pup”
  9. “Whatta You Gonna Do?”
  10. “Laughing on the Outside”
  11. “I’ll Never Love Again”
  12. “How Cute Can You Be”

Alvino Rey & His Orchestra – Uncollected Material From 1946

  1. “How High the Moon”
  2. “Bumble Boogie”
  3. “(From the) Land of the Sky Blue Water”
  4. “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”
  5. “April in Paris”
  6. “Yesterdays”
  7. “Dardanella”
  8. “Stocking Horse”

Bethlehem’s Grab Bag

  1. “Bess You Is My Woman Now”
  2. “Old Devil Moon”
  3. “The Varsity Drag”
  4. “Pick Yourself Up”
  5. “Route 66”
  6. “House of Bread Blues”
  7. “Stompy Jones”