‘Dancing on the Stars’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #22

Johnny HodgesToday we pay tribute to sublime alto-sax man Johnny Hodges, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 25 July 1907, and play some of his greatest work with Duke Ellington’s orchestra. We’ve also got two great versions of Cole Porter classic Night and Day, and tunes by Fats Waller, Bud Freeman, Glenn Miller and more…

‘Dancing on the Stars’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #22

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 22

TX date: 25 July 2010

Track listing:

01 – Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington Orchestra – Dancing on the Stars
02 – Bert Firman & His Orchestra – My Pet
03 – Bunny Berigan – I’m Coming Virginia
04 – Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington Orchestra – Prelude to a Kiss
05 – Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington Orchestra – Hodge Podge
06 – Jimmie Lunceford – Posin’
07 – Al Bowlly & Carroll Gibbons – Night and Day
08 – Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra – Night and Day
09 – Fats Waller – Won’t You Get Off It, Please
10  - Bud Freeman – The Buzzard
11 – Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington Orchestra – Magenta Haze
12 – Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington Orchestra – Passion Flower
13 – Lionel Hampton – 12th Street Rag
14 – Glenn Miller (v. Marion Hutton) – Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)
15 – Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington Orchestra – Confab with Rab
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Hepcats’ Holiday Special – Hot Ginger Radio Show #21

An hour of sounds from our trip to the fantastic Hepcats’ Holiday weekender in Weston Super Mare this month. We talk to organisers Robert and Claire Austin and lots of swingin’ holidaymakers and play an hour of non-stop tunes all heard over the weekend.

Hepcats’ Holiday Special – Hot Ginger Radio Show #21

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 21 (Hepcats’ Holiday Special]
TX date: 18 July 2010

Track listing:

01 – The Cats and the Fiddle – Hep Cats’ Holiday (1940)
02 – Glenn Miller Orchestra (v. Marion Hutton) – Wanna Hat With Cherries (1941)
03 – Little Maxie Bailey – Drive, Soldiers, Drive (1953)
04 – Dusty Brooks – (My Baby Loves) Chili Dogs (1952)
05 – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra – Down South Camp Meeting (1934)
06 – Jimmy Lunceford & His Orchestra – Harlem Shout (1936)
07 – Count Basie Orchestra – Broadway (1940)
08 – Andy Kirk And His 12 Clouds Of Joy – Take It And Git (1942)
09 – The Cadets – I Want You (1956)
10 – Sydney Bechet – Blues My Naughty Sweety Gives to Me (1951)
11 – Teddy Hill & His NBC Orchestra – King Porter Stomp (1937)
12 – Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra – Let Me Off Uptown (1940)
13 – Slim Gaillard – The Jam Man (1946)
14 – Count Basie Orchestra – Red Bank Boogie (1943)
15 – Don Albert & his Orchestra – Rockin’ and Swingin’ (1936)
16 – Billie Holiday – Nice Work if You Can Get It (1956)
17 – The Swallows – It Ain’t the Meat (1951)
18 – Will Bradley – Scrub Me, Mama, With A Boogie Beat (1940)
19 – Duke Ellington Orchestra – Swingin’ On The Campus (1939)
20 – Louis Jordan – Caldonia (1945)
21 – Pete G & the Magnitones – Caldonia (2010)

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Win our Featured Album of the Week!

In honour of Bastille Day, this week’s Hot Ginger Radio Show is devoted to all things Francais. An hour of excellent Gallic swing and chanson from the likes of Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Charles Treet, Jean Sablon et al, and most of the tracks can be found on our Featured Album of the Week:

La vie Parisienne features the greatest French stars of the 1930s & 40s, and you can buy it either as a CD or as mp3 downloads at pastperfect.com

But we have one shiny new copy to give away to a lucky Hot Ginger winner.

Just listen to the show to find out the answer to this question:

which singer do we talk about having the French Xmas number one?

Send your answer, with your name and email address, to info@hotginger.org and we’ll pick out a lucky winner.

Bon courage!

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French special – Hot Ginger Radio Show #20

In honour of Bastille Day, this week’s Hot Ginger Radio Show is an hour of French swing and chanson: lots of lovely Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Josephine Baker and more. Ooh la la! Just click here and écoutez…

French Swing Special – Hot Ginger Radio Show #20

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 20 [French special]
TX date: 11 July 2010
Track listing:

01 – Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grapelli – Ultrafox
02 – Charles Trenet – Boum!
03 – Jean Sablon – Si Tu M’aimes
04 – Django Reinhardt – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
05 – Django Reinhardt – Smoke Rings
06 – Edith Piaf – La Vie En Rose
07 – Maurice Chevalier – Toi Et Moi
08 – Tino Rossi – J’attendrai
09 – Django Reinhardt – Them There Eyes
WHAT’S SWINGIN’ [Duke Ellington - Jumpin' Punkins]
10 – Jean Sablon and Mireille – Puisque Vous Partez en Voyage
11 – Django Reinhardt – My Sweet
12 – Josephine Baker – Si J’etais Blanche
13 – Yves Montand – Les Feuilles Mortes
14 – Django Reinhardt – I Got Rhythm

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‘Swing is in the Air!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #19

An hour of top quality retro with some great tracks from this week’s featured artist, Bolton-born bandleader Jack Hylton & his Orchestra, plus tunes by Carroll Gibbons, Buddy Johnson, Jimmy Noone and news of a new Birmingham magazine launching this week with a special feature on Hot Ginger. Press play and turn up those speakers….

‘Swing is in the Air!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #19

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 19
TX date: 4 July 2010
Track listing:
01 – Jack Hylton & his Orchestra – Swing is in the Air (1937)
02 – Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (v. Pee Wee Hunt) – One Dozen Roses (1942)
03 – Coleman Hawkins & Nelson Bryant – The Breeze and I
04 – Jack Hylton & his Orchestra – Happy Feet
05 – Jack Hylton & his Orchestra – You’re the Cream in my Coffee
06 – Rudi Schuricke – Einmal Wirst Du Wieder Bei Mir Sein
07 – Johnny Guarnieri Swing Men (feat. Lester Young) – Exercise in Swing
08 – Svend Asmussen – Lady Be Good
09 – Coleman Hawkins – Lady Be Good
WHAT’S SWINGIN’ [Duke Ellington - Jumpin' Punkins]
10 – Jimmy Noone – I Know That You Know
11 – Jack Hylton & his Orchestra (v. Phylis Robins) – Mad About the Boy
12 – Jack Hylton & his Orchestra (feat. Coleman Hawkins) – At the Darktown Strutters Ball (1939)
13 – Carroll Gibbons & his Boyfriends (v- Hildegarde) – Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
14 – Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra – Walk ‘Em
15 – Jack Hylton & his Orchestra – Singin’ in the Rain (1929)
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