The Desoto Hour

The Desoto Hour 12/9/17

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Hope you’re keeping warm!

“Ice” of you to stop by!

Vince Guaraldi Trio

    O Tannenbaum

John Coltrane

    Giant Step

Ornette Coleman

    Lonely Woman

Eddie Harris

    Listen Hear

Joe Zawinul

    In a Silent Way

Kevin Jarrett

    Pardon My Rags

Jean-Luc Ponty

    Egocentric Molecules

Benny Goodman

    Lucky (You’re Right, I’m Wrong)
    Rattle and Roll
    Swing Angel
    All the Cats Join In
    Oh, Baby!
    Put That Kiss Back Where You Found It

Art Hodes Trio

    I’ve Found a New Baby
    Four or Five Times

Erroll Garner

    Loot to Boot
    Sweet Lorraine

Frankie Carle & His Orchestra

    Semper Fidelis
    The Trolley Song
    Stars in Your Eyes
    A Little Consideration
    I’d Rather Be Me
    Whistler’s Mother-in-Law

Ted Lewis

    Wear a Hat With a Silver Lining
    Just Around the Corner
    Down the Old Church Aisle
    The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
    Three O’Clock in the Morning

The Desoto Hour 12/2/17

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Grab a handful!

Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five

    Cross Your Heart
    The Sad Sack
    My Blue Heaven
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    The Grabtown Grapple

Billie Holiday

    What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Mongo Santamaria

    La Bamba

Percy Faith


Bobby Hackett

    Blue Moon

Les & Larry Elgart


Andre Kostelanetz

    Semper Fidelis

Benny Goodman

    Honeysuckle Rose
    Body and Soul
    The Man I Love

Frank Sinatra

    Get Happy
    All of Me
    How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me
    Why Should I Cry Over You
    Just One of Those Things

The New Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Caribbean Clipper
    Polka Dots and Moonbeams
    Rockin’ the Bass
    Home on the Range
    Take the “A” Train

Vince Guaraldi Trio

    Christmas Time Is Here

The Desoto Hour 11/27/17

Happy Thanksgiving from the Desoto Hour!

Here’re some leftovers for you!

The Complete Artie Shaw, Vol. II

  1. “One Night Stand”
  2. “One Foot in the Groove”
  3. “Octoroon”
  4. “I Poured My Heart Into a Song”
  5. “When Winter Comes In”
  6. “All I Remember Is You”
  7. “Out of Nowhere”
  8. “I Can’t Afford to Dream”

Atlantic Jazz Anthology Sampler

  1. “Not Really the Blues” – Shorty Rogers
  2. “Evidence” – Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk
  3. “Bags Groove” – Modern Jazz Quartet & Sonny Rollins
  4. “Stuffy” – Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins

Benny Goodman Sextet

  1. “Lullaby of the Leaves”
  2. “Temptation Rag”
  3. “How Am I to Know?”
  4. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”
  5. “I’ll Never Be the Same”
  6. “Farewell Blues”

Joe Haymes & His Orchestra, 1932-35

  1. “Hummin’ to Myself”
  2. “Lullaby of the Leaves”
  3. “Is I in Love, I Is”
  4. “Am I Wasting My Time”
  5. “There’s Oceans of Love by the Beautiful Sea”
  6. “Can’t Do Without His Love”
  7. “Get Cannibal”
  8. “Here’s a Little Package”

Les Brown – The Jazz Song Book

  1. “The Claw”
  2. “Pizza Boy”
  3. “Let’s Get Away From It All”
  4. “Love Is Here to Stay”

The Desoto Hour 10/14/17

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Go ahead, open it up.

Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray – “The Hunt”

Miles Davis & Charlie Parker – “Ornithology”

Ella Fitzgerald – “Lullaby of Birdland”

Dick Hyman – Charleston: The Song That Made the Twenties Roar

  1. “Eccentricity”
  2. “Carolina Balmoral”
  3. “Just Before Daybreak”
  4. “Jingles”
  5. “Carolina Shout”
  6. “You’ve Got to Be Modernistic”

Errol Garner, Earl Hines, James Johnson, & Art Hodes – Classic Pianos

  1. “Blueberry Rhyme”
  2. “Blues for Fats”
  3. “Honeysuckle Rose”
  4. “Squeeze Me”
  5. “My Fate Is in Your Hands”
  6. “I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Fallin'”

Harry James & His Orchestra – The King James Version

  1. “Corner Pocket”
  2. “Lara’s Theme”
  3. “Cherokee”
  4. “More Splutie, Please”

Benny Goodman – Pure Gold

  1. “Don’t Be That Way”
  2. “Sing, Sing, Sing”
  3. “And the Angels Sing”
  4. “Loch Lomond”
  5. “King Porter Stomp”

Laughing in Rhythm

  1. “Laughing in Rhythm” – Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Footwarmers
  2. “Barnacle Bill the Sailor” – Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra
  3. “Hyena Stomp” – Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers
  4. “The Mosquito Song” – Wingy Manone & His Orchestra
  5. “Laughin’ Louis” – Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  6. “It’s a Great World After All” – Don Redman & His Orqestra
  7. “You Run Your Mouth, I’ll Run My Business” – Fats Waller & His Rhythm

The Desoto Hour 10/7/17

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Today we get groovy!

Ryo Fukui – Scenery

“Willow Weep for Me”
“Autumn Leaves”

Glenn Miller Orchestra – Makes the Goin’ Great

  1. “Goin’ Great”
  2. “Try to Remember”
  3. “Holiday for Strings”
  4. “I Remember When”
  5. “Bull Ring Thing”
  6. “Stranger in Paradise”

Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton, Buddy Collette, & Gerald Wiggins

  1. “Joggin'”
  2. “Criss Cross”
  3. “Gray Skies”
  4. “X-15”
  5. “Gerald’s Train”
  6. “Lights Out”

Jazz: The 60s, Volume I

  1. “One More Hamhock Please” – Les McCann
  2. “Far Wes” – Wes Montgomery
  3. “Good Groove” – Groove Homes
  4. “A Little 3/4 for God and Co.” – Les McCann
  5. “That’s It” – Jazz Crusaders

Stan Getz – Captain Marvel

  1. “La Fiesta”
  2. “Five-Hundred Miles High”
  3. “Captain Marvel”

Les and Larry Elgart & Their Orchestra – Sound Ideas

  1. “Willie Boy”
  2. “When the Sun Comes Out”
  3. “Vagabond Shoes”
  4. “I’ve Got a Crush on You”
  5. “But Not for Me”
  6. “The Coffee Song (They’ve Got a Lot of Coffee in Brazil)”