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1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 July 2010

Clare Teal plays the best in big band sound from the 1930s to the present day. With recordings from Billy May, Sy Oliver, Tommy Dorsey and Buddy Rich and the British dance bands of Harry Leader, Charlie Kunz and Louis Levy. Plus there's some vocals from Kay Starr and Andy Prior.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Sy Oliver

    Sy Oliver For Dancers Only

    The Original Arrangements of Jimmie Lunceford, Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10336

  • Image for Jimmie Lunceford

    Jimmie Lunceford Lunceford Special

    The Classic Tracks, Kaz Records KAZ CD 317

  • Image for Billy May

    Billy May Uptown Blues

    The Original Arrangements of Jimmie Lunceford, Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10336

  • Image for Harry Leader with Alan Kane

    Harry Leader with Alan Kane All Over The Place

    The Songs of Noel Gay, Flapper PAST CD 7035

  • Image for Charlie Kunz

    Charlie Kunz Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie

    With Casani Club Orchestra, Flapper PAST CD 9730

  • Image for Louis Levy with Sam Browne

    Louis Levy with Sam Browne Meet the Sun Halfway

    Remembering the Forties/Goodnight Wherever You Are, Parade PAR 2022

  • Image for Will Bradley/Ray McKinley

    Will Bradley/Ray McKinley Five O'clock Whistle

    Beat Me Daddy to a Boogie Woogie Beat, Jasmine JASCD 2553

  • Image for Ray McKinley

    Ray McKinley Movin' Along

    Ray McKinley and the New Glenn Miller Orchestra, Vocalion CDVS 1962

  • Image for Count Basie with Lester Young

    Count Basie with Lester Young Taxi War Dance

    Lester Leaps In, Living Era CDAJA 5176

  • Image for Tommy Dorsey

    Tommy Dorsey Opus One

    Tommy Dorsey and His Greatest Band, Jasmine JASCD 2537

  • Image for Buddy Rich

    Buddy Rich Robbins Nest

    Quiet Riot, Proper INTRO CD 2054

  • Image for Kay Starr

    Kay Starr Lazy River

    Kay Starr Capitol Collectors Series, Capitol CDP 794 0802

  • Image for Andy Prior

    Andy Prior I've Got You under My Skin

    Alright, Ok, You Win, DG Records CDG 10

  • Image for Harry Arnold Big Band

    Harry Arnold Big Band Satin Doll

    Harry Arnold Big Band 1964-65 Vol.2, Dragon DRCD 382

  • Image for Big 18

    Big 18 Swingtime in the Rockies

    The Legendary Swing Sessions - Echoes of the Swinging Bands, Jasmine JASCD 525


    Monday 5 July
    Bert Firman’s Rhythmic Eight led by Peter March
    Black Country Arms

    Tuesday 6 July
    Manhattan Sound Big Band
    Spenborough Ex-Servicemen’s Club

    Tuesday 6 July
    City of London Festival

    Thursday 8 July
    Frank Griffith Nanette with Iain Mackenzie vocals
    Perform the songs of Mel Tormé
    Guildhall Yard

    Friday 9 – Sunday 11 July
    Marlborough Jazz Festival

    Friday 9 – Sunday 11 July
    Jeff Short Big Band
    Dance weekend
    Seacroft Holiday Village

    Friday 9 July
    In Full Swing featuring The Jive Aces
    Back to Basie Band and Top Shelf Jazz
    Royal Albert Hall

    Friday 9 – Sunday 11 July
    George Thorby Big Band
    With John Brennan
    Sand Bay Leisure Resort
    Weston Super Mare

    Friday 9 July
    Nick Ross Orchestra
    Customs House
    South Shields

    Saturday 10 July
    Nick Ross Orchestra
    Theatre Royal

    Sunday 11 July
    Gordon Campbell Big Band
    Tribute to Tommy Dorsey Show
    Lowri-Beck Celebration Hall
    Wigan Jazz Festival

    Sunday 11 July
    Brass Impact
    Jazz at the Manor
    Manor Sports and Social Club


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