Swingin' Down the Lane

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KPBX 91.1
Friday 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.

Program Listings:
September 5, 2014
Big Band Era from A to Z 4

Fourth in a series saluting music headliners.

September 12, 2014
Eddy Howard Centennial

Vocalist would be celebrating his 100th birthday.

September 19, 2014
Live In Concert

Bands and vocalists performing in person.

September 26, 2014
Top 300 Countdown 19

Revealing the twelve most requested recordings.

October 3, 2014
May I Borrow A Tune? 29

Familiar song, unfamiliar arrangement.

October 10, 2014
Big Band Era from A to Z 5

Fifth in a series saluting music headliners.

October 17, 2014
Swingin' The Classics 9

Big bands pay homage to the masters.

October 24, 2014
Johnny Burke, Brilliant Lyricist

Hollywood's favorite wordsmith.

October 31, 2014
Musical Dendrology

I talk to the trees.

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