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2024-04-IHTSB-April-14 some of the music on today’s episode include vocalist Buddy Clark, the great Sidney Bechet as well as The Bud Freeman Trio.

IHTSB April 14, 2024 On Today’s show we’ll listen to a mixture of recordings from the 1920s through to the 1950s. Buddy Clark starts us off with a Cole Porter number, and we’ll also hear the delightful voice of Helen Forrest. There’s a special feature of songs from over 90 years ago, with Ben Selvin, […]

2024-04-IHTSB-April-14 some of the music on today’s episode include vocalist Buddy Clark, the great Sidney Bechet as well as The Bud Freeman Trio. Read More »

2024-03-IHTSB-April-07 Fantastic music on this episode including Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey as well as the great band leader and drummer Chick Webb…

This morning’s show features recordings made from the 1930s to the 1950s, showcasing musicians and singers from the US and the UK active during that time. We’ll listen to a short feature on the topic of “dreams”, with three recordings highlighting the approach of songwriters to this theme. Other highlights include Tommy Dorsey and his

2024-03-IHTSB-April-07 Fantastic music on this episode including Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey as well as the great band leader and drummer Chick Webb… Read More »

2024-03-IHTSB-March-31 music from vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, and Doris Day, as well as trumpet player Jonah Jones…

IHTSB Mar 31, 2024 On today’s show we listen to recordings from the 1940s and 1950s, featuring some of the fine singers who graced the silver screen, stage and the recording studio during that time. We listen to their unique contribution to jazz and popular music of the day and enjoy their lovely interpretations of

2024-03-IHTSB-March-31 music from vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, and Doris Day, as well as trumpet player Jonah Jones… Read More »

2024-03-IHTSB-March-24 Some of the featured artists include trumpet great Chet Baker, pianist Jess Stacey as well as vibist Red Norvo.

IHTSB Mar 24, 2024 On today’s show we feature more of the wonderful recordings made in the 1940s and 1950s for the independent jazz labels that were flourishing at the time. Labels like Commodore, Keynote Blue Note produced some of the finest jazz of the era, in sessions where artists who were in town could

2024-03-IHTSB-March-24 Some of the featured artists include trumpet great Chet Baker, pianist Jess Stacey as well as vibist Red Norvo. Read More »

2024-03-IHTSB-March-17 Some of the featured musicians include The Bobcats, vocalist Margaret Whiting as well as Eddie Condon.

IHTSB Mar 17, 2024 Today we listen to a selection of small jazz groups and fine voices in recordings from 1931 through to 1956. The Bobcats, a group carved out of the fine Bob Crosby orchestra start us off with “Washington and Lee Swing”, and we hear as well the brilliant combination of Sidney Bechet

2024-03-IHTSB-March-17 Some of the featured musicians include The Bobcats, vocalist Margaret Whiting as well as Eddie Condon. Read More »

2024-03-IHTSB-March-10 This episode features a host of great musicians from the golden age of popular music. Vocalist Buddy Clark, drummer Chick Webb, and bandleader Artie Shaw are some of the featured artists.

IHTSB Mar 10, 2024 One of the most popular themes for songwriters features songs about dreams and dreaming, and each year we celebrate recordings of some of these songs in a special show. Our recordings today are from the mid 1930s to the late 1950s and bring us a range of interpretations of these delightful

2024-03-IHTSB-March-10 This episode features a host of great musicians from the golden age of popular music. Vocalist Buddy Clark, drummer Chick Webb, and bandleader Artie Shaw are some of the featured artists. Read More »

2024-03-IHTSB-March-03 This episode features some of the greatest musicians from the early 20th century. The great vocalists Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, as well as Benny Goodman in a trio setting …

IHTSB Mar 3, 2024 This morning we listen to a selection of original recordings from 1932 through to 1966. Highlights of this morning’s show include tributes to the work of songwriter, pianist and entertainer Fats Waller, paid by the Casa Loma orchestra, Bunny Berigan and pianist Johnny Guarnieri. Among our lovely singers today we hear

2024-03-IHTSB-March-03 This episode features some of the greatest musicians from the early 20th century. The great vocalists Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, as well as Benny Goodman in a trio setting … Read More »

2024-02-IHTSB-February-25 Week four of Black History Month featuring the great Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong, pianist Fats Waller, as well as vocalist Helen Humes among others.

IHTSB Feb 25, 2024 Some great singers are featured in recordings from the 1930s to the 1960s on today’s show, and we’ll start out with the legendary tones of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Nat King Cole and his trio join us as well, and among our other voices we’ll hear Dinah Washington, and lovely

2024-02-IHTSB-February-25 Week four of Black History Month featuring the great Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong, pianist Fats Waller, as well as vocalist Helen Humes among others. Read More »

2024-02-IHTSB-February-18 Week three of Black History Month features trumpet player Henry Red Allan, pianist and bandleader Count Basie as well as bandleader Erskine Hawkins are part of this episode.

IHTSB Feb 18, 2024 On today’s show we listen to some of the fabulous bands that were around in the years from the 1920s to the 1940s. Our opening and closing numbers are brought to us by the wonderful band led by Count Basie. Joining us as well are jazz bands from almost one hundred

2024-02-IHTSB-February-18 Week three of Black History Month features trumpet player Henry Red Allan, pianist and bandleader Count Basie as well as bandleader Erskine Hawkins are part of this episode. Read More »

2024-02-IHTSB-February-11Some of the featured artists include sax great Benny Carter, another great sax and clarinet great Sidney Bechet, and finally two trumpet players of great renown, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie.

IHTSB Feb 11. 2024 Our show today celebrates some of the small group jazz recordings made in the 1930s to the 1950s. Our selection today includes classic pieces, such as “Monnglow”, “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” and “Weary Blues”. We listen to some brilliant musicians in a variety of line ups, including Sidney Bechet, Teddy

2024-02-IHTSB-February-11Some of the featured artists include sax great Benny Carter, another great sax and clarinet great Sidney Bechet, and finally two trumpet players of great renown, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie. Read More »

2024-02-IHTSB-February-04 Music from the great vocalists Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby kick off week one of Black History Month.

This morning on IHTSB we are going to pay tribute to one of the major figures in popular music and jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Ella Fitzgerald had one of the loveliest voices in popular music and jazz. With the rich, warm rich quality of her voice, and her amazing diction and versatility, Ella was at home

2024-02-IHTSB-February-04 Music from the great vocalists Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby kick off week one of Black History Month. Read More »

2024-01-IHTSB-January-28 Some of the featured artists include vocalist Peggy Lee, bandleader Duke Ellington, as well as pianist Fats Waller.

IHTSB Jan 28, 2024 Today’s show features some lovely female vocalists, among whom we’ll hear from Dinah Shore, Helen Humes and June Christy. We’ll also listen to a fine duet from Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan from their 1957 album “Passing Strangers”, showcasing the work of Irving Berlin. Bobby Hackett brings us some fine trumpet

2024-01-IHTSB-January-28 Some of the featured artists include vocalist Peggy Lee, bandleader Duke Ellington, as well as pianist Fats Waller. Read More »

2024-01-IHTSB-January-21 Some of the great musicians featured today include vocalists Frank Sinatra, Helen Forest as well as Vic Damone.

Today we listen to a selection of jazz and popular tunes written by the great songwriters during the first half of the twentieth century. We hear the lovely melodies from the pens of the composers and the delightful words from the lyricists of the time. Our recordings are taken from the 1940s to the 1960s,

2024-01-IHTSB-January-21 Some of the great musicians featured today include vocalists Frank Sinatra, Helen Forest as well as Vic Damone. Read More »

2024-01-IHTSB-January-14 Jimmy Mcpartland’s group as well as vocalists Ella Fitzgerald and Vic Damone are some of the musicians featured on today’s episode.

IHTSB Jan 14, 2024 Today we listen to a selection of singers and big bands in recordings from the 1930s to the 1950s. Among our singers we feature Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby along with Doris Day and Frank Sinatra. We’re joined by the big band led by Count Basie as well as three fine

2024-01-IHTSB-January-14 Jimmy Mcpartland’s group as well as vocalists Ella Fitzgerald and Vic Damone are some of the musicians featured on today’s episode. Read More »

2023-12-IHTSB-December-17 Songs about winter weather featured on today’s episode. Some of the musicians include vocalists Ethel Waters, Peggy Lee and Buddy Clark.

IHTSB Dec 17, 2023 As we get into the holiday season this year, we’ll be celebrating the arrival of winter with songs about the season, the weather and the time of year. Enjoy wonderful seasonal favourites in recordings from the 1920s through to the 1950s, brought to us by some fine singers and musicians, as

2023-12-IHTSB-December-17 Songs about winter weather featured on today’s episode. Some of the musicians include vocalists Ethel Waters, Peggy Lee and Buddy Clark. Read More »

2023-12-IHTSB-December-10 A birthday celebration of a true legend, the great vocalist Frank Sinatra.

IHTSB Dec 10, 2023 Today we’ll be having a birthday celebration of a very successful entertainer in the popular music field, and that’s Frank Sinatra, who was born on December 12, 1915. During his time Frank Sinatra was one of the most important and enduring popular music figures of the 20th century. His career spanned

2023-12-IHTSB-December-10 A birthday celebration of a true legend, the great vocalist Frank Sinatra. Read More »

2023-12-IHTSB-December-03 Some of the featured musicians include vocalist Doris Day, bandleader Artie Shaw as well as trumpet great Billy Butterfield.

IHTSB Dec 3, 2023 Today we are joined by singers, musicians and big bands from the US and the UK in recordings from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Enjoy amongst others the gorgeous voices of Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald, big bands led by Billy Butterfield, Woody Herman and Artie Shaw and a small

2023-12-IHTSB-December-03 Some of the featured musicians include vocalist Doris Day, bandleader Artie Shaw as well as trumpet great Billy Butterfield. Read More »

2023-11-IHTSB-November-26 Vocalist Doris Day with pianist Andre Previn, bandleader Bob Crosby and bass saxist Adrian Rollini are some of the featured musicians.

IHTSB Nov 26, 2023 Today we listen to a range of singers, musicians and big bands in recordings from the 1930s through to the 1960s. Doris Day joins us in a lovely duet with Andre Previn, and we hear too from Billie Holiday and Beryl Davis. Big Bands, including those led by Artie Shaw, Duke

2023-11-IHTSB-November-26 Vocalist Doris Day with pianist Andre Previn, bandleader Bob Crosby and bass saxist Adrian Rollini are some of the featured musicians. Read More »

2023-11-IHTSB-November-19 Some of the featured artists include trumpet players Roy Eldridge and Miles Davis as well as pianist Teddy Wilson.

IHTSB Nov 19, 2023 Today we listen to several small jazz groups in recordings from the 1950s. Among the artists featured are some of the great trumpeters of the time: Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett and Clyde Hurley, who is playing in two numbers with the Rampart Street Paraders. We hear too from the

2023-11-IHTSB-November-19 Some of the featured artists include trumpet players Roy Eldridge and Miles Davis as well as pianist Teddy Wilson. Read More »

2023-11-IHTSB-November-12 Vocalist Alice Faye plus band leaders Count Basie and Artie Shaw are some of the musicians featured on today’s episode.

IHTSB Nov 12, 2023 On today’s show we have a selection of recordings from the 1930a through to the 1950s. We hear from big bands led by Count Basie and Benny Goodman, trumpeters Bobby Hackett and Roy Eldridge, and a duet from Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford. Benny Carter joins us from 1933, also featuring

2023-11-IHTSB-November-12 Vocalist Alice Faye plus band leaders Count Basie and Artie Shaw are some of the musicians featured on today’s episode. Read More »

2023-11-IHTSB-November-05 Some of the artists featured on today’s episode include vocalists Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, as well as Mildred Bailey.

IHTSB Nov 5, 2023 Look forward on today’s show to some fabulous voices! We start out in 1949 with Billie Holiday from her days with Decca. We’ll hear Vic Damone with “O Sole Mio”, from 1958. We’re joined by Helen Forrest on Corn Silk with Benny Goodman as well as by Bing Crosby and Ella

2023-11-IHTSB-November-05 Some of the artists featured on today’s episode include vocalists Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, as well as Mildred Bailey. Read More »

2023-10-IHTSB-October-29 drummer Cozy Cole, tenor sax great Bud Freeman and clarinetist Benny Goodman are some of the musicians on today’s show.

IHTSB Oct 29, 2023 Today’s show features small jazz groups from the 1920s to the 1950s. Made up of some of the greatest of the jazz musicians of the time, recordings by these groups are a tiny selection of a huge treasury of jazz as it was developing over the period. We hear a variety

2023-10-IHTSB-October-29 drummer Cozy Cole, tenor sax great Bud Freeman and clarinetist Benny Goodman are some of the musicians on today’s show. Read More »

2023-10-IHTSB-October-22 Trumpet player Bobby Hackett, and vocalists Bing Crosby and Vic Damone are some of the musicians featured on today’s episode.

IHTSB Oct 22, 2023 On today’s show we’ll be listening to six songs, not once but twice or three times. We’ll hear different artists, both singers and musicians, bring us their interpretations of these wonderful songs from the pens of the day. This gives us the opportunity to enjoy the varied approaches the artists took

2023-10-IHTSB-October-22 Trumpet player Bobby Hackett, and vocalists Bing Crosby and Vic Damone are some of the musicians featured on today’s episode. Read More »

2023-10-IHTSB-October-15 Sine of the featured musicians include the great singer Billie Holiday, Bob Crosby, as well as bandleader Benny Goodman.

IHTSB Oct 15, 2023 Today we listen to a mixed selection of recordings from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, featuring singers and musicians of the time. We’ll hear from big bands led by Woody Herman, Bob Crosby and Glenn Miller. Our singers bring us several recordings, including a young Billie Holiday and a duet from

2023-10-IHTSB-October-15 Sine of the featured musicians include the great singer Billie Holiday, Bob Crosby, as well as bandleader Benny Goodman. Read More »

2023-10-IHTSB-October-08 On today’s show we’ll be listening to big bands in recordings from the Swing Era. Artie Shaw, Chick Webb, and Benny Goodman are some of the featured musicians.

IHTSB Oct 8, 2023 On today’s show we’ll be listening to big bands in recordings from the Swing Era. Also known as the Big Bands era, this period spanned the years from the mid 1930s through to the late 1940s. Many of the jazz artists from earlier days got together in large orchestras, performing in

2023-10-IHTSB-October-08 On today’s show we’ll be listening to big bands in recordings from the Swing Era. Artie Shaw, Chick Webb, and Benny Goodman are some of the featured musicians. Read More »

2023-10-IHTSB-October-01 Some of the featured musicians include vocalist Billie Holiday, jazz legend Sidney Bechet as well as the great Fats Waller.

Today we go back in time and listen to recordings made in the 1920s to the mid 1930s, from the US and the UK. We hear the first recording made by Sidney Bechet in 1923, still as lively as it was 100 years ago. Billie Holiday joins us with her first recording made one decade

2023-10-IHTSB-October-01 Some of the featured musicians include vocalist Billie Holiday, jazz legend Sidney Bechet as well as the great Fats Waller. Read More »

2023-09-IHTSB-September-24 Songs that deal with Autumn are featured on this episode. Some of the musicians include vocalists Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day and trumpet player Bobby Hackett.

On this week’s show we celebrate the beginning of autumn, which this year began yesterday, September 23. Our recordings include songs about the season, fall weather, the leaves and the month of September. We’ll listen to Frank Sinatra with September Song from 1946 and Chet Baker, with his 1954 recording of “Lullaby Of The Leaves”.

2023-09-IHTSB-September-24 Songs that deal with Autumn are featured on this episode. Some of the musicians include vocalists Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day and trumpet player Bobby Hackett. Read More »

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IHTSB Sep 17, 2023 Today we celebrate voices, in recordings from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Among our gentlemen we’re joined by Vic Damone, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. Our ladies include Helen Ward and Helen Forrest, as well as Jo Stafford, Anita O’Day and Doris Day. All these beautiful voices

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2023-09-IHTSB-September-10 Some of today’s featured musicians include pianist Ralph Sutton as well as clarinetists Bob Wilber and Sidney Bechet.

IHTSB Sep 10, 2023 On this morning’s show we listen to recordings from the 1930s to the 1950s, made by small jazz groups. They feature several line ups of some of the very talented musicians of the time, and among them we highlight the contribution made to this classic example of the jazz art made

2023-09-IHTSB-September-10 Some of today’s featured musicians include pianist Ralph Sutton as well as clarinetists Bob Wilber and Sidney Bechet. Read More »

2023-09-IHTSB-September-03 Music from one of the greatest vocalists of the big band era, Helen Forest.

Today we’ll be listening to recordings by one of the finest vocalists from our time period, Helen Forrest. She is remembered particularly for the warmth of her voice, for her interpretative skills and for her talent in matching lyrics to the music of the big bands during the Swing Era and beyond. She started out

2023-09-IHTSB-September-03 Music from one of the greatest vocalists of the big band era, Helen Forest. Read More »

2023-08-IHTSB-August-20 Some of the music featured include the great bandleader Benny Goodman, vocalist Vic Damone, as well as Bing Crosby.

Today we conclude our annual tour of the summer sky at night in song. After our shows celebrating stars and the moon, we listen today to songs about the night. This was a very popular theme with songwriters, particularly when coupled with romance, and many songs resulted over the years. We listen today to a

2023-08-IHTSB-August-20 Some of the music featured include the great bandleader Benny Goodman, vocalist Vic Damone, as well as Bing Crosby. Read More »

2023-08-IHTSB August 13 Some of the featured musicians include vocalists Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong as well as bandleader Artie Shaw.

IHTSB Aug 13, 2023 Today we continue our annual tour of the summer sky at night in song. After last week’s show with songs about the moon, this week we are joined by some lovely singers and musicians bringing us classic songs about the stars. This was a favourite theme with songwriters, who produced many

2023-08-IHTSB August 13 Some of the featured musicians include vocalists Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong as well as bandleader Artie Shaw. Read More »

2023-08-IHTSB August 06 Some of the featured artists include music from Mildred Bailey, the great Frank Sinatra, as well as keyboardist Fats Waller…

IHTSB Aug 6, 2023 Today we begin our annual tour of the summer sky at night in song. This was a favorite theme with songwriters, who produced many songs about the moon, stars and the night in general. We start off this year’s tour of the night sky with songs about the moon, brought to

2023-08-IHTSB August 06 Some of the featured artists include music from Mildred Bailey, the great Frank Sinatra, as well as keyboardist Fats Waller… Read More »

2023-07-IHTSB-July-30 Some of today’s featured musicians include vocalists Jimmy Rushing and Bille Holiday as well as bandleader Benny Goodman.

IHTSB Jul 30, 2023 On today’s show we listen to some early jazz and popular music. In recordings from the 1920s and 1930s we feature singers, small groups and big bands as they were starting out on what would prove for most of them to be long careers performing in the music field. We hear

2023-07-IHTSB-July-30 Some of today’s featured musicians include vocalists Jimmy Rushing and Bille Holiday as well as bandleader Benny Goodman. Read More »

2023-07-IHTSB-July-23 some of the featured musicians include the great bandleader, Benny Goodman, vocalist Eddie Fisher, as well as vocalist Lena Horne.

IHTSB July 23, 2023 On this morning’s show we listen to recordings from the early 1930s through to the late 1950s made by big bands, singers and small groups. We hear their interpretations of some of the classic songs written by the great songwriters. Among those joining us today are Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb

2023-07-IHTSB-July-23 some of the featured musicians include the great bandleader, Benny Goodman, vocalist Eddie Fisher, as well as vocalist Lena Horne. Read More »

2023-07-IHTSB-July-16 some of the featured musicians include clarinet great barney bigard, drummer george wettling as well as clarinetist irving fazola.

IHTSB Jul 16, 2023 Today we listen to recordings from the 1930s and 1940s, made by small jazz groups in the studios of several independent jazz labels in New York. These labels, among them the Commodore and Keynote labels, were home to many of the fine musicians around at the time. This treasury comprises recordings,

2023-07-IHTSB-July-16 some of the featured musicians include clarinet great barney bigard, drummer george wettling as well as clarinetist irving fazola. Read More »

2023-07-IHTSB-July 09 This episode celebrates the great music from France celebrating Bastille Day. Some of the featured artists include Charles Trenet, Andre Claveau as well as the great Edith Piaf.

IHTSB Jul 9, 2023 Today we are celebrating la Fête Nationale de la France, which takes place on Friday. It’s the French national holiday, also known as le quatorze juillet, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on the huge contribution made to popular music culture

2023-07-IHTSB-July 09 This episode celebrates the great music from France celebrating Bastille Day. Some of the featured artists include Charles Trenet, Andre Claveau as well as the great Edith Piaf. Read More »

2023-07-IHTSB-July-02 A very special Canada Day edition of IHTSB. Some of the featured artists include pianist Oscar Peterson, bandleaders Ellis Maclintoch, as well as Robert Farnon.

IHTSB July 2, 2023 On today’s show we celebrate the Canada Day weekend with wonderful recordings from the 1940s and 1950s by Canadian musicians, singers and songwriters. We start off with the legendary pianist Oscar Peterson accompanying jazz singer Anita O’Day, and follow them with recordings taken from live performances by three excellent Canadian big

2023-07-IHTSB-July-02 A very special Canada Day edition of IHTSB. Some of the featured artists include pianist Oscar Peterson, bandleaders Ellis Maclintoch, as well as Robert Farnon. Read More »

2023-06-IHTSB-June-25 Some of the featured artists on today’s episode include the great Nat King Cole Trio, the one and only Billie Holiday as well as vocalist Vic Damone.

IHTSB Jun 25, 2023 Our show today features recordings from the 1940s and 1950s from some of the loveliest voices around at this time. Some of the singers we’ll hear today began their careers in the 1930s, and some in the 1940s, and all went on to make many wonderful renditions of the work of

2023-06-IHTSB-June-25 Some of the featured artists on today’s episode include the great Nat King Cole Trio, the one and only Billie Holiday as well as vocalist Vic Damone. Read More »

2023-06-IHTSB-June-18 This episode is all about places. Some of todays featured musicians include vocalist Frank Sinatra, the great singer Ella Fitzgerald, as well as The Bob Crosby Orchestra.

IHTSB Jun 18, 2023 One of the most popular themes with songwriters has always been about places — both far away and closer to home. That’s what we’ll be celebrating on today’s show. Our singers and musicians bring us recordings from the 1940s and 1950s in a selection of songs, beginning in 1948 with “Far

2023-06-IHTSB-June-18 This episode is all about places. Some of todays featured musicians include vocalist Frank Sinatra, the great singer Ella Fitzgerald, as well as The Bob Crosby Orchestra. Read More »

2023-06-IHTSB-June-11 A very special episode featuring musicians who occasionally sang. Pianists Nat King Cole and Fats Waller, along with trumpet player Billy Butterfield are a few of the featured musicians.

IHTSB Jun 11, 2023 On today’s show we feature recordings from the 1920s through to the late 1950s. We listen to some fabulous singers and musicians, as ever, but this time with a slightly different focus. We’ll hear from musicians who sang as well as played in the band or groups. Some of our featured

2023-06-IHTSB-June-11 A very special episode featuring musicians who occasionally sang. Pianists Nat King Cole and Fats Waller, along with trumpet player Billy Butterfield are a few of the featured musicians. Read More »

2023-06-IHTSB-June-04 Some of the Featured musicians on today’s episode include pianist Fats Waller, bandleader Harry James, as well as the great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

IHTSB Jun 4, 2023Today’s show features recordings from 1938 to 1962, with a spotlight on singers, including some who were also major musicians of their day, such as Fats Waller and Chet Baker. Dean Martin joins us again with a delightful rendition of “It’s Easy to Remember”, and we also hear Tony Bennett with “Stranger

2023-06-IHTSB-June-04 Some of the Featured musicians on today’s episode include pianist Fats Waller, bandleader Harry James, as well as the great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. Read More »

2023-05-IHTSB-May-21Some of the musicians celebrating Victoria Day include bandleaders Jack Hilton and Brian Lawrence as well as The Jack Parnell Jazzmen.

This is the weekend that Canadians traditionally mark as Victoria Day, and for us it’s an opportunity to reflect on the contribution made to popular culture by those with ties to Britain. On today’s show we celebrate the British influence in the jazz and popular music culture during our time period. We listen to recordings

2023-05-IHTSB-May-21Some of the musicians celebrating Victoria Day include bandleaders Jack Hilton and Brian Lawrence as well as The Jack Parnell Jazzmen. Read More »

2023-05-IHTSB-May-07 A celebration of the great vocalist Bing Crosby is on tap for todays episode.

Today is the first Sunday in May and it’s also the day in the year that we celebrate the birthday of a particular performer, one of the most successful, influential and loved in the popular music field, and that is of course, Bing Crosby. Bing was born May 3, 1903, and once again, we’re going

2023-05-IHTSB-May-07 A celebration of the great vocalist Bing Crosby is on tap for todays episode. Read More »

2023-04-IHTSB-April-30 Some of the featured musicians include clarinetist Artie Shaw, trumpet great Jonah Jones as well as vocalist Doris Day.

IHTSB April 30, 2023 Today’s show features recordings from the 1930s through to the 1950s, in a selection of songs from the pens of the great songwriters of the time. Among our ladies we’ll hear from Mildred Bailey, Doris Day, Helen Humes, Ivie Anderson and Helen Ward. We listen as well to some of the

2023-04-IHTSB-April-30 Some of the featured musicians include clarinetist Artie Shaw, trumpet great Jonah Jones as well as vocalist Doris Day. Read More »

2023-04-IHTSB-April-23 Some of the featured musicians include vocalists Dean Martin, Billie Holiday, as well as guitarist Al Casey.

On our show today we listen to recordings made between 1930 and 1955. We hear the delightful voices of Dean Martin and Rosemary Clooney along with the lovely tones of Sarah Vaughan and Sammy Davis Jr. In the lineup are several small jazz groups, and we celebrate today the art of George Wettling, one of

2023-04-IHTSB-April-23 Some of the featured musicians include vocalists Dean Martin, Billie Holiday, as well as guitarist Al Casey. Read More »

2023-04-IHTSB-April-16 Some of todays featured musicians include bandleader Artie Shaw, sax player Benny Carter, and vocalist Buddy Clark…

Our show today features singers, orchestras and small jazz groups in recordings from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Among our jazz groups we’ll hear from the Quintette of the Hot club of France, Billy Kyle and his Big Eight as well as groups led by Bob Wilber and Mel Powell. Ambrose and his orchestra join

2023-04-IHTSB-April-16 Some of todays featured musicians include bandleader Artie Shaw, sax player Benny Carter, and vocalist Buddy Clark… Read More »

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IHTSB Apr 9, 2023 Our selection today features musicians and singers in recordings between 1929 and 1962. Fats Waller starts us off in his inimitable style with “You Had An Evening To Spare” from 1938. Among the lovely voices in our line up we’ll hear from Helen Forrest, Doris Day, Ethel Waters and Bobby Darin.

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IHTSB Apr 2, 2023 Our selection of recordings for today’s show features big bands from the 1930s and 1940s. These orchestras were a mainstay of the music scene during this time, bringing jazz and popular songs to listeners around the world. We hear today from the dance and jazz bands in the US and the

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2023-01-IHTSB-January-15 Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald…

On today’s show we’ll be listening to six songs, not once but twice or three times. We’ll hear different artists, both singers and musicians, bring us their interpretations of these wonderful songs from the pens of the day. This gives us the opportunity to enjoy the varied approaches the artists took to interpreting the songs,

2023-01-IHTSB-January-15 Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald… Read More »

2022-12-IHTSB-December-25 Buddy Clark, Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby…

Merry Christmas! Today we celebrate the holiday season with favourite songs from recordings made back in the 1940s and 1950s. We are joined by Bing Crosby, the performer perhaps most associated with this time of year, who brings us some lovely Christmas carols and the Irving Berlin classic, “White Christmas”. Buddy Clark takes us to

2022-12-IHTSB-December-25 Buddy Clark, Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby… Read More »

2022-11-IHTSB-November-20 Celebrating the music of the great pianist, Teddy Wilson.

Today we’ll be celebrating the work of one of the finest pianists in jazz and popular music, Teddy Wilson. He was born in Austin, Texas, on November 24, 1912, and each year at this time we pay tribute to his contribution to jazz and popular music. Teddy has been described as the quintessential swing pianist.

2022-11-IHTSB-November-20 Celebrating the music of the great pianist, Teddy Wilson. Read More »

2022 IHTSB October 09

IHTSB Oct 9, 2022 Following on from last week’s show featuring jazz pianists, on today’s program we showcase jazz clarinetists in recordings from the 1920s to the 1940s. Though the clarinet was to some extent eclipsed in small group sessions in later years by the saxophone, there were some immensely talented and versatile clarinet players

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2022 09 IHTSB September 25

Today’s show features recordings from a range of singers and musicians made in the 1930s to the 1960s. Among our singers today, we listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Mildred Bailey and Mel Tormé with some classic songs from the great songwriters. Count Basie and Artie Shaw join us with their big bands and we hear from

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2022 09 IHTSB September 18 Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Chris Connor…

IHTSB Sep 18, 2022 On this week’s show we celebrate the beginning of autumn, which will start on Thursday, September 22. 2022 this year. Our recordings include songs about the season, fall weather, the leaves and the month of September. We’ll listen to Sidney Bechet, with September Song from 1952 and Maxine Sullivan, with her

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2022 09 IHTSB September 04 Featured on this episode, Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes.

IHTSB September 4, 2022 Today we’ll be listening to recordings by one of the finest vocalists from our time period, Helen Forrest. She is remembered particularly for the warmth of her voice, for her interpretative skills and for her talent in matching lyrics to the music of the big bands during the Swing Era and

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2022 07 IHTSB July 03 Two versions of each song are featured on todays episode.

IHTSB July 03, 2022 This morning we’re going to celebrate the work of the great songwriters and the very talented singers and musicians from the first part of the twentieth century. We’ll be listening to some lovely recordings of some very nice songs, which is what we do every Sunday morning, and today we’ll hear

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2022 03 IHTSB March 20 Sarah Vaughan, Fletcher Henderson, Bobby Hackett…

Today we celebrate the first day of Spring, with songs recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s. We begin with the trumpet of Bobby Hackett and “Spring, Beautiful Spring”. Sarah Vaughan and William Tabbert bring us songs from two musicals,”South Pacific” and “State Fair”, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Tommy Dorsey and his

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2022 02 IHTSB February 13

February 13, 2022 Today on the show we’ll hear recordings from small jazz groups from the 1930s through to the 1950s. There are some very talented musicians in our line up along with some fabulous singers, and even a big band or two. As a special feature, we highlight the work of several wonderful jazz

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2022 02 IHTSB February 06 Welcome to week one of Black History Month. The great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is featured in this episode.

This morning on IHTSB we pay tribute to one of the major figures in popular music and jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Ella Fitzgerald had one of the loveliest voices in popular music and jazz. With the rich, warm quality of her voice, and her amazing diction and versatility, Ella was at home across a range of

2022 02 IHTSB February 06 Welcome to week one of Black History Month. The great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is featured in this episode. Read More »

2022 01 IHTSB January 23 Albert Nicholas, Sidney Bechet, Eddie Condon…

Our show today celebrates small jazz group recordings for the independent jazz labels over a three year period, 1943-46. Chief among these labels was Commodore, from which most of our recordings are drawn. Another label, Keynote, also provided a home for the very talented jazz artists during this period, as did Blue Note. Common to

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2021 12 IHTSB December 26

Our show today celebrates small jazz groups from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Musicians in these groups made many recordings at this time in studio sessions for the independent labels and left us a treasury of wonderful jazz from these immensely talented artists. George Wettling and friends join us with “Bugle Call Rag” and

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2021 12 IHTSB December 19 Christmas music from Buddy Clark, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald…

We celebrate the holiday season in today’s show, with songs about Christmas and about the winter weather. Listen to winter holiday classics like “Winter Wonderland” from Buddy Clark, “Sleigh Ride”, performed by its composer Leroy Anderson, and a fun version of “Jingle Bells” from the irrepressible Fats Waller! Mel Torme joins us with his composition

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2021 09 IHTSB September 05 Music from big band vocalist Helen Forrest.

IHTSB Sep 5 2021 Celebrating vocalist Helen ForrestArtist Year Song Time1 Helen Forrest1947 You Do 3:042 Helen Forrest1939 If You Ever Change Your Mind 2:573 Helen Forrest1939 Any Old Time 3:124 Benny Goodman1941 This Is New 3:165 Benny Goodman 1941 What’s The Matter With Me? 3:116 Benny Goodman 1940 Taking A Chance On Love3:097 Harry

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2021 08 IHTSB August 08 Sidney Bechet, Bunk Johnson, Cozy Cole…

IHTSB Aug 8, 2021 On today’s episode, Small Jazz GroupsArtist Year Song Time1 Benny Carter Quintet 1946 Moonglow 2:512 Sidney Bechet 1941 Slippin’ and Slidin’ 2:553 Roy Eldridge 1954 Sometimes I’m Happy 5:244 Eddie Heywood 1944 Love Me Or Leave Me 3:015 Fats Waller 1940 Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do 2:566 Albert Ammons’ Rhythm

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2021 IHTSB 02 February 14 with host Stephanie Robinson, The voice of the great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald featured on today’s episode.

Artist Album Song Time 1. Ella Fitzgerald 1964 Skylark 3:13 2, Teddy Wilson & Ella Fitzgerald 1936 My Melancholy Baby 3:02 3, Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald 1938 I Want to Be Happy 4:29 4, Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald 1938 If Dreams Come True 2:39 5. Ella Fitzgerald 1958 How’s Chances? 2:49 6. Ella

2021 IHTSB 02 February 14 with host Stephanie Robinson, The voice of the great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald featured on today’s episode. Read More »

2020 12 IHTSB December 27

December 27, 2020 Artist Year Song Time 1. Bud Freeman And His Orchestra 1945 Town Hall Blues 3:12 2. Fats Waller 1941 Pantin’ In The Panther Room 3:04 3. Bunny Berigan 1935 Keep Smilin’ At Trouble 3:08 4. Wild Bill Davison & His Commodores 1943 Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home 2:55 5. Teddy Wilson

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