213 episodes

The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the music, artists and history of the Big Band Era of the 1930's and 1940's. You will hear both classic and forgotten Big Band recordings and performances rescued from Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR), Soundies, V-Discs and other AFRS archives.

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    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the music, artists and history of the Big Band Era of the 1930's and 1940's. You will hear both classic and forgotten Big Band recordings and performances rescued from Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR), Soundies, V-Discs and other AFRS archives.

    The Great Tobacco Wars (Show 124)

    The Great Tobacco Wars (Show 124)

    Features vintage music by Glenn Miller, The Boswell Sisters, Tony Pastor and Count Basie.  We also listen to old radio ads from the most popular cigarette companies of the 1940's.

    Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.

    * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

    • 35 min
    Big Band Birthdays - August 8: Lucky Millinder

    Big Band Birthdays - August 8: Lucky Millinder

    In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of the more unique bandleaders from the Swing Era - Lucky Millinder. Lucky was born on August 8, 1910 in Anniston, Alabama.

    * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

    • 9 min
    Kool Smoke Dreams (Show 123)

    Kool Smoke Dreams (Show 123)

    Features vintage recordings by Teddy Powell, Cootie Williams, The Mills Brothers and Les Elgart.  Ronnaldo also plays tracks from "Let's Go Clubbing" and the "Jack Pearl Show". 

    Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.

    * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

    • 35 min
    A Bonus Show and the Time Machine

    A Bonus Show and the Time Machine

    This Special Bonus Show features vintage music by Count Basie, Les Brown, The Pied Pipers and Benny Goodman.  Ronnaldo talks about the importance of supporting this podcast and also takes the Time Machine back to September of 1944.

    Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.

    * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

    • 42 min
    In Search of Pep (Show 122)

    In Search of Pep (Show 122)

    Features vintage music by both Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey, Vaughn Monroe and Johnny Desmond.  We also follow young Ralph on his quest for better dietary health.

    Consider supporting The Big Band and Swing Podcast by becoming a Hepcat.  Learn more at SupportSwing.com.

    * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

    • 32 min
    Big Band Birthdays - July 24: Bob Eberly

    Big Band Birthdays - July 24: Bob Eberly

    In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of vocalist Bob Eberly. Bob was born on July 24, 1916 in Mechanicville, New York.

    * All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Erfisher7 ,

Truly, the greatest big band music ever recorded!

This podcast has become one of my favorites! The music of the 30s and the 40s has always been the music I like best. But Renaldo has gone beyond old recorded records, many of which are often still available. He plays music from V-discs and recorded radio shows, most of which is not available to the ordinary listener

GlickofWizzard ,

Wildly Addictive Even in 2021

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this podcast.

I wasn’t prepared for my favorite Big Band and Swing music but with the freshness and contemporariness of today. Ronaldo is a born ‘radio voice’ and makes his podcast fun, listenable, and VERY enjoyable. Wasn't as much of a fan of vocalists from the era (except for Sinatra) but this podcast is starting to convert me 😀

Keep it up !!!

SouthJerseySteve🎺 ,

Thank you!

This is wonderful. Your story about how you got involved in Big Band music was very touching. Keep up the great work. Please!
~Steve

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