Big Band Jazz

Artie Shaw - live at Camp San Luis Obispo - 1945

Artie Shaw Swings Camp San Luis Obispo – 1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra/Gramercy Five – Camp San Luis Obispo – September 26, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Patrons get to download this one: Become a Patron! Artie and his Orchestra, along with his Gramercy Five in an appearance at Camp San Luis Obispo from September 26,...

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong, Theresa Harris, Red Callender, Sonny Woods – On The Air – 1943 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jubilee – Armed Forces Radio – May 24, 1943 – Louis Armstrong, Theresa Harris, Red Callender, Sonny Woods – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jumping into some wartime Big Band this weekend with a broadcast via Armed Forces Radio of the legendary Jubilee program from 1943. This one featuring the...

Christian Garros - Four By . . .1957

Four By Christian Garros – Jazz From Paris – 1957 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Christian Garros et son Orchestre – Jazz-Danse Nr. 1 – French Columbia Records – EP ESDF – 1218 – EMI/Columbia – France – Subscribers get the proverbial backstage pass: Become a Patron! Pulling records off the shelf tonight, running into sounds of French Big Band from the 1950s. Lest you...

Stan Kenton and his orchestra - 1952

Stan Kenton – Concert In Miniature – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

Stan Kenton and His Orchestra – NBC Radio – Concert In Miniature -August 12, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Stan Kenton: A name synonymous with the revolution in Modern Jazz by taking it from the dance hall to the concert hall and achieving mixed results in the process....

Joe Liggins - Jubilee 1945

Jimmie Lunceford, Joe Liggins, Effie Smith – Jubilee -1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jubilee – Armed Forces Radio Service – June 11, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Here is a prime example of just how diverse and all-inclusive Jazz was (and still is). Jubilee was one of the most popular programs aired to service personnel during and just after World War...

Benny Goodman - King Of Swing

Benny Goodman – Live From Philadelphia – 1939 – Past Daily Downbeat

Benny Goodman – Camel Caravan program – February 14, 1939 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Benny Goodman and a dose of Swing this weekend. Listening to this broadcast, made some 80 years ago, you wonder what the status of Popular music was during...

Stan Kenton – Live From Birdland — 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

Stan Kenton and His orchestra -live from Birdland, New York City – June 20, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A little reminder: Stan Kenton and his orchestra, live from Birdland in New York and broadcast on June 20, 1953 by NBC Radio as part of their All-Star Parade...

Earl “Fatha” Hines – Live From The Grand Terrace, Chicago – 1938 – Past Daily Downbeat

Earl Fatha Hines – live at The Grand Terrace, Chicago – August 3, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Earl “Fatha” Hines and his band at a club date in Chicago, from August 3, 1938 and broadcast by the NBC Red Network. Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl...