Hear songs like:
"Hamp's Boogie Woogie" by Lionel Hampton
"Pony Tale" by Paul Horn
"Why Don't You Do Right?" by Benny Goodman / Peggy Lee
The Old-disc Jockey celebrates the swing bands recorded between the late 1920s and the 1950s, presented by the enthusiastic, encyclopaedic and entertaining John Worthington, himself a radio deejay of the latter part of that era.
You’ll hear a grand balance of original vocal and instrumental big-band music, the mandatory-obligatory record by Duke Ellington (whom John called the real fountainhead of it all) and some of the familiar hits of the era. But you’ll also hear many less well-known treasures showcasing the style of the bandleader, or the skill of a particular sideman in the band.