The Swing Years And Beyond
November 5, 2005 6:54 PM   Subscribe

The Swing Years And Beyond is on in a matter of minutes. Five hours of swing, lounge, big band jazz and rhythm 'n blues is streamed live for five hours from 7 PM to 12 Midnight Pacific Standard Time every Saturday night. Streamed live but not archived, alas. But enjoy, you who tune in tonight. You who do not, bookmark this thread and tune in next Saturday. It's a great program.
posted by y2karl (24 comments total)
I'm sitting by the fire with a martini. This is perfect. Thanks, y2karl.
posted by jrossi4r at 7:16 PM on November 5, 2005

Well since were linking good jazz programing, why not check out WBAA - AM920 from Purdue University? They play a great selection of jazz every night starting at 9pm and going to 5am (7am on Saturdays and Sundays).
posted by handshake at 7:30 PM on November 5, 2005

Oh boy, I can't spell.
posted by handshake at 7:30 PM on November 5, 2005

thanks y2karl, I'm groovin' as I type.
posted by AllesKlar at 7:46 PM on November 5, 2005

I love Louis Armstrong!!
posted by hortense at 7:50 PM on November 5, 2005

what! no ella on the most recent playlist (10-22). for shame.
posted by brandz at 7:54 PM on November 5, 2005

cat's pyjamas, mack!
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:00 PM on November 5, 2005

Just for the record, brandz, the playlist for tonight's show won't go up until sometime next week. The theme for tonight is rain. It has been raining here, as it usually does this time of year, quite steadily for some time. In terms of the show, the programmatic theme has made for a more of an old fashioned sweet band sound tonight. On other nights of late, the show has been far more swinging and jump bluesy. But it's early yet. We shall see.
posted by y2karl at 9:03 PM on November 5, 2005

WREK has The Desoto Hour (actually 2 hours) every Saturday night from 7pm to 9pm ET, and it IS archived. You can listen via 24 kbps and 128 kbps mp3 streaming. WREK's entire 7-day schedule is archived.
posted by intermod at 9:07 PM on November 5, 2005

Thanks for this y2karl, this is great stuff for a cocktail party (which is what I'm doing right now).
posted by tweak at 9:09 PM on November 5, 2005

I've been listening to this show for years here in Seattle. It's a delight. Part of the fun is that Amanda Wilde, (and her late predecessor Cynthia Doyon) refuse to stick to the obvious hard-swinging bands, but play a good deal of overlooked pop, both ephemeral and high-quality. Long live the Revelers!
posted by QuietDesperation at 10:30 PM on November 5, 2005

Totally Rad! What a way to spend a Sat. night! Go cat daddy go!
posted by flowfeel at 10:57 PM on November 5, 2005

This show and Shake the Shack have been my Friday and Saturday car staples for years. I cried when Cynthia Doyon died.
posted by lovecrafty at 11:04 PM on November 5, 2005

I still miss Ms. Doyon, although I have come to respect Ms Wilde's hosting. Both parties veer unaccountably into the syrupy after about 10, for reasons I will never fathom.
posted by mwhybark at 11:42 PM on November 5, 2005

Great playlist! For 24 hour-a-day jazz, 20s through 50s pop, "great American songbook," and kitsch, you might also want to check out WKHR -- live.
posted by Faze at 6:19 AM on November 6, 2005

Dammit, I missed this last night, but I'll bookmark it. Thanks, y2karl.
posted by languagehat at 7:55 AM on November 6, 2005

I haven't been in Seattle much since Cythia Doyon died, so I didn't even realize Swing Years and Beyond had been revived.
posted by turbodog at 1:03 PM on November 6, 2005

i bookmarked it. i look forward to listening. thanks y2!
posted by brandz at 7:57 PM on November 6, 2005

If your're not too busy the after midnight may I suggest Jazz Classics with the inimitable H. Johnson at the helm from 9pm Sat to 2am Sun. After midnight is when breaks into his concert recordings.

And Intermod? I see your link to GaTech radio and raise you The Blue Note on WRAS 88.5 from Noon to 2pm every Sundays.
posted by TheSpook at 11:00 PM on November 6, 2005

Thanks, y2karl. I also missed it, but will try to catch it next time.
posted by taz at 2:07 AM on November 7, 2005

I flipped that on and had it running for so long I forgot to come back and say thanks, y2karl!
posted by prostyle at 6:18 AM on November 7, 2005

Bah, I got all excited because I confused The Swing Years and Beyond with Chuck Cecil's program ""The Swinging Years" which made for excessively pleasant Sunday afternoons around the pool until my local public radio station pulled it to go all talk-y.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:46 PM on November 7, 2005

Show's on, recent comment readers.
posted by y2karl at 6:57 PM on November 12, 2005

See above.
posted by y2karl at 7:55 PM on November 19, 2005

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