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.