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IPR's Monthly Jazz Digest

The Swing Era

Warm up your January with hot jazz from the big bands and vocalists of the Swing Era! And, join host Larry Beck for a special observance of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with songs written specifically for the war effort.

BlueNotes airs Saturday, January 25 at 8pm.


Hour One


“King Porter Stomp” Benny Goodman

“It Don’t Mean a Thing” Duke Ellington

“New King Porter Stomp” Fletcher Henderson

“Blue Skies” Tommy Dorsey

“Remember Pearl Harbor” Eddy Howard

“The Munson Street Breakdown” Lionel Hampton

“Fighting Sons of the Navy Blue” Bob Crosby

“The Skeleton in the Closet” Artie Shaw

“Back Beat Boogie” Harry James

“G.I. Jive” Johnny Mercer

“Lilli Marlene” Lale Andersen

“Smoke Rings” Glenn Gray

“Rosie the Riveter” The Four Vagabonds

“Arms for the Love of America” Barry Wood

“Why Don’t You Do Right?” Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee

“Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition” Kay Kyser

“Annie Laurie” Jimmy Lunsford


Hour Two


“American Patrol” Glenn Miller

“Jammin’ in Four” Charlie Christian

“Corns for My Country” The Andrews Sisters

“Deep in the Heart of Texas” Woody Herman & Bing Crosby

“New San Antonio Rose” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

“Stomp” Hot Club of Frankfort

“Stormy Weather” Charlie & His Orchestra

“Goody, Goody” Charlie & His Orchestra

“Jack the Bell Boy” Nat King Cole & Lionel Hampton

“Lilli Marlene” Marlene Dietrich

“Body and Soul” Glenn Miller

“When the Lights Go On Again” Vaughn Monroe

“The Fuehrer’s Face” Spike Jones

“Jeep’s Blues” Duke Ellington

“Swedish Suite” Dizzy Gillespie

“Buster’s Last Stand” Claude Thornhill

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