KJRO playbook – audio clips

Below are a few audio clips of some of the charts in the KJRO playbook you could hear at a “Tribute to the Great Big Bands of the Swing-Era” program: (*=on the Ellington Celebration CD; **=on the Flying Home CD):

o The Benny Goodman Orchestra.
**Sing, Sing, Sing (c. 233 BPM).

**Swingtime in the Rockies, the 1938 Carnegie Hall version! (c. 264 BPM).

**Don’t Be That Way (c. 168 BPM)

Other charts that KJRO plays from the Benny Goodman Orchestra book:  Bugle Call Rag; King Porter Stomp.

o The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
**Chattanooga Choo Choo (c. 144 BPM).

Other charts KJRO plays from the Glenn Miller Orchestra book: String of Pearls; Little Brown Jug; In the Mood; Moonlight Serenade; Pennslyvania 6-5000.

o The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra.
**For Dancers Only (c. 151 BPM).

**Lunceford Special (c. 242 BPM).

Other charts KJRO plays from the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra book: Four or Five Times; My Blue Heaven; Baby Won’t You Please Come Home.

o The Harry James Orchestra.

**On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (c. 129 BPM).

o The Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Rockin’ in Rhythm (*1930 version (c. 177 BPM) and **1963 version (C. 216) BPM..

*Stevedore Stomp (c. 264 BPM).

**In a Mellotone (c. 133 BPM).

**Jive Stomp (c. 212 BPM).

*Ring Dem Bells (c. 245 BPM).

*Drop Me Off in Harlem (c. 140 BPM).

Other charts KJRO plays from the Duke Ellington book: Take the A Train; Cottontail; Jack the Bear; Perdido; Diga Diga Doo; Tiger Rag.

o The Count Basie Orchestra.
**Jumpin’ at the Woodside (c. 240 BPM).

**Doggin’ Around (c. 246 BPM).

Other charts KJRO plays from the Count Basie book: It’s Sand, Man; Yeah Man; Splanky.

o The Artie Shaw Orchestra.

**Back Bay Shuffle (193 BPM).

Other charts KJRO plays from the Artie Shaw book:  Begin the Beguine.

o The Harlan Leonard Orchestra.

**Skee (c. 204 BPM).

**Hairy Joe Jump (173 BPM).

**Too Much (182 BPM).

KJRO also plays charts by several other big bands, to include Fletcher Henderson (Wrappin’ It Up; Christopher Columbus), Benny Carter and Jack Hylton.