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.
April 11, 2014
The Ella Award
Vocalists honored by the Society of Singers.
April 18, 2014
What they had on their iPods 70 years ago.
April 25, 2014
Top 300 Countdown 16
Getting ever closer to the #1 requested recording.
May 2, 2014
Trumpet Rhapsody 2
Parade of master soloists continues.
May 9, 2014
Big Band Era from A to Z 1
First in a series saluting music headliners.
May 15, 2014
Big Band Era from A to Z 2
Second in a series saluting music headliners.
May 22, 2014
The Singing Maestro
Vocalists who led their own bands.
May 29, 2014
May I Borrow A Tune? 28
Familiar song, unfamiliar arrangement.