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DJ Session: Big Bands For Swingin' And Stompin'

Benny Goodman, jazz clarinetist, at the Märkisches Museum in Berlin. (Mike Steele/Flickr)
Benny Goodman, jazz clarinetist, at the Märkisches Museum in Berlin. (Mike Steele/Flickr)

This week’s edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions goes to the big band era of Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington and more. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dewey Gill, of The Sunday Big Band Show on WMSE in Milwaukee, for a listen back to these beloved and sometimes overlooked Swing Era classics.

Songs In This Segment

“Chant of the Weed” by Don Redman & His Orchestra

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“Christopher Columbus” by Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra

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“King Porter Stomp” by Benny Goodman

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“Daybreak Express” by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

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“Apple Honey” by Woody Herman & His Orchestra

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