Swing, Big Band & Trad Jazz

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 13 February, 2013

Swing, Big Band & Trad Jazz

Bert Ambrose And His Orchestra - from the film Soft Lights and Sweet Music (1936)

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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