Big Band Spotlight

Sundays at 10:00pm
Karl Gehrke

Swing, bop and jive to the best big band music from the heyday of the swing era through today. Every Sunday night at 10 CT (9 MT) learn about the sounds, leaders, players & arrangers with host Karl Gehrke.


A lifelong Big Band afficianado, Gehrke was listening to Benny Goodman and Woody Herman while his dad was listening to Janis Joplin and Steppenwolf. Gehrke has been hosting Big Band Spotlight since 1993. His "day job" is hosting SDPB Radio's Dakota Midday.

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Playlist

April 06, 2014

8:00 PM
Blue Blazes
Artist : Jimmie Lunceford
Album : Lunceford Special
Composer : Sy Oliver
Catalog : Columbia/Legacy CK 65647
Label : Sony Music Entertainment
8:06 PM
The Old Spinning Wheel
Artist : Bob Crosby
Album : South Rampart Street Parade
Composer : Billy Hill
Catalog : Decca Jazz GRD-615
Label : MCA Records, Inc.
8:10 PM
Ow!
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Composer : Dizzy Gillespie
Catalog : Bluebird 07863 66528-2
Label : BMG Music
8:15 PM
Life Goes to a Party
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : The Harry James Years, Volume 1
Composer : James/Goodman
Catalog : Bluebird 07863 66155-2
Label : BMG Music
8:20 PM
Where or When
Artist : Claude Thornhill
Album : The Best of the Big Bands
Composer : Rodgers/Hart
Catalog : Columbia CK 46152
Label : CBS Records Inc
8:23 PM
Donna Lee
Artist : Claude Thornhill
Album : The Bebop Era
Composer : Miles Davis
Catalog : Columbia CK 40972
Label : CBS Inc.
8:28 PM
Loose Lid Special
Artist : Tommy Dorsey
Album : Yes, Indeed!
Composer : Sy Oliver
Catalog : Bluebird 9987-2-RB
Label : BMG Music
8:30 PM
I Guess I’ll Have to Dream the Rest
Artist : Tommy Dorsey
Album : Tommy Dorsey/Frank Sinatra - The Song is You
Composer : Stoner/Block/Green
Catalog : RCA 07863 66353-2
Label : BMG Music
8:36 PM
The Count
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : Classic Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions (1939-1958)
Composer : Moten/Gordon
Catalog : Mosaic MD7-240
Label : Sony Music Entertainment
8:40 PM
Every Tub
Artist : Count Basie
Album : The Complete Decca Recordings
Composer : Durham/Basie
Catalog : Decca Jazz GRD-3-611
Label : MCA Records, Inc.
8:44 PM
I Left My Baby
Artist : Count Basie
Album : The Essential Count Basie, Volume 2
Composer : Gibson/Rushing/Basie
Catalog : Columbia CK 40835
Label : CBS Inc.
8:49 PM
The Good Earth
Artist : Woody Herman
Album : Blowin' Up a Storm
Composer : Neal Hefti
Catalog : Columbia/Legacy C2K 65646
Label : Sony Music Entertainment
8:53 PM
In a Mellotone
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Duke Ellington Centennial Collection: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1927-1973)
Composer : Duke Ellington
Catalog : RCA 09026-63386-2
Label : BMG Entertainment
8:56 PM
What Am I Here For?
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington Centennial Edition: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Composer : Duke Ellington
Catalog : RCA 07863 66353-2
Label : BMG Music