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01/05/2011

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 May 2011

Clare Teal unwraps the sounds of the big bands of Harry James, Glenn Miller and Shorty Rogers. There's also the British dance bands of Joe Loss, Henry Hall and Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson. And a collaboration between Count Basie and Bing Crosby from the early 1970s.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Van Alexander

    Van Alexander Let's Get Together

    Home of Happy Feet/Swing Staged for Sound, Capitol 7243 53521127

  • Image for Harry James

    Harry James Strictly Instrumental

    And His New Swinging Bands, Jazz Beat 515

  • Image for Charlie Spivak

    Charlie Spivak Tenderly

    Moonglow, Montpellier MONT CD 055

  • Image for Billy Butterfield

    Billy Butterfield The Folks Who Live On the Hill

    The Song Is You, Montpellier MONTCD 037

  • Image for Joe Loss with Chick Henderson

    Joe Loss with Chick Henderson You're An Education

    Remember Me, Parade PAR 2025

  • Image for Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson

    Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson Washington Squabble

    Black British Swing, Topic TSCD 781

  • Image for Leslie “Jiver” Hutchinson

    Leslie “Jiver” Hutchinson Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    Black British Swing, Topic TSCD 781

  • Image for Henry Hall

    Henry Hall It Had To Be You

    Henry Hall’s Hour Vol. 2, Radiogram RGM 002

  • Image for Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires

    Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires Elmer's Tune

    In the Mood Definitive Glenn Miller collection, Bluebird 82876 560302

  • Image for Sam Donahue

    Sam Donahue Robbin's Nest

    Jingle Jangle Jump, Montpellier MONT CD043

  • Image for Bing Crosby backed by Count Basie Orchestra

    Bing Crosby backed by Count Basie Orchestra Gentle on My Mind

    Bing and Basie, Emarcy Records 824 705 2

  • Image for Garry Allcock & His Midland Allstars

    Garry Allcock & His Midland Allstars Shiny Stockings

    Big Band Swing, Regis DROY 5001

  • Image for John Dankworth Big Band

    John Dankworth Big Band Stardust

    The Vintage Years 1953 - 1959, Sepia RSCD 2014

  • Image for Shorty Rogers

    Shorty Rogers Taps Miller

    West Coast Jazz Shorty Rogers, Proper Records PROPERBOX 92

  • Image for Shorty Rogers

    Shorty Rogers Over and Out

    West Coast Jazz Shorty Rogers, Proper Records PROPERBOX 92

  • CONCERTS FOR THE COMING WEEK

    Tuesday 3 May
    Manhattan Sound Big Band
    Spenborough United Ex-Servicemen’s Club
    Cleckheaton

    Friday 6 May
    Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Brewhouse Theatre
    Taunton

    Friday 6 May
    Charleston Chasers
    Hertford Theatre
    Hertfordshire

    Friday 6 May
    Willie Garnett’s Big Band
    Bull’s Head
    Barnes

    Friday 6 May
    Five Star Swing
    Dovehouse Theatre
    Solihull

    Saturday 7 May
    Swing Unlimited Big Band
    Food Festival
    Christchurch

    Saturday 7 May
    Back to Basie Orchestra
    Stag Theatre
    Sevenoaks

    Saturday 7 May
    Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Walker Theatre
    Shrewsbury

    Sunday 8 May
    Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Medina Theatre
    Isle of Wight

    Sunday 8 May
    Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra
    Performing The Atomic Mr Basie
    Ronnie Scott’s Club
    London

    Sunday 8 May
    Glenn Miller Orchestra UK
    The Mill at Sonning
    Nr Reading

    Sunday 8 May
    Richard Shepherd Big Band
    Jazz at the Manor
    Manor Sports and Social Club
    Ruislip

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