Swingin' Down the Lane
7pm - 8pm
Swingin' Down the Lane is dedicated to keeping the big band sound alive and well. Big bands have been around since the 1920's, and the recent interest in swing music has rekindled the flame. New generations are thrilling to Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and of course the illustrious Duke Ellington. Swing music went into hibernation for a while, as vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and Perry Como stole the spotlight away. With a collection of over 9,000 recordings, host David Miller keeps the old sound alive in this weekly radio program, which went on the air in 1983. During the hour-long syndicated show Miller plays about 15 songs and weaves in background on the musicians and composers, interviews, and tributes to the great artists of the era.
July 18, 2014
The Dorseys, Elgarts, McFarlanes, etc.
July 25, 2014
Erskine Hawkins Centennial
The 20th century Gabriel would be 100 years old.
August 1, 2014
Big Band Era from A to Z 3
Third in a series saluting music headliners.
August 8, 2014
Desert Island 70
Favorite recordings of one of my students.
August 15, 2014
Top 300 Countdown 18
Closing in on the #1 requested recording.
August 22, 2014
Performers following in their parents' footsteps.
August 29, 2014
Book Review 5
Recordings inspired by biographies of musicians.