Swing, Big Band & Trad Jazz

Join us today for a col­lec­tion of music that spans the peri­od 1920–50 and broad­ly con­tin­ues the trad jazz ele­ment of this week’s Mar­di Gras theme.

You’ll hear the Charleston to Glenn Miller and every­thing in between, with both instru­men­tal and vocal selec­tions. In addi­tion I’ve thrown in a few peri­od nov­el­ty songs for your amuse­ment.

And don’t for­get, if you like what you hear today, this is the kind of music you can hear all the time on Radio Riel’s Dieselpunk stream.

I’ll also be play­ing music like this (well, with per­haps some rather mod­ern influ­ences too) tomor­row at the 24hr marathon One Bil­lion Ris­ing in Sec­ond Life event. I’m play­ing for an hour start­ing at 1pm Pacif­ic / 21:00 GMT. Oth­er Radio Riel DJs are on the bill too — please come and join us!

Then at 11am or 7pm Pacif­ic Time (19:00 or 03:00 GMT) tune in for the lat­est in our series Zee­ber Gold, where we hear an inter­view with voice artist Mel Blanc from 1970. The voice of Bugs Bun­ny, Slyvester Cat, Tweety Bird, Frito Ban­di­to, Speedy Gon­za­les, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig and lots and lots of oth­ers run­ning around in our heads, Mel Blanc tells of how he came to cre­ate each voice. He’s kind of a car­toon char­ac­ter him­self. Fine, fine pro­gramme. Record­ed 1970.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in
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