The Fish Fry with Neal Murray

Series produced by WHRV

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Two hours of Big Band music hosted weekly by Neal Murray.

The "big bands" have always been with us, but during the 1930s and 1940s they virtually owned popular music. The Swing Era, in particular defined American popular music from about 1935 to 1945. This program presents highlights throughout this era, but ranges further afield to include singers, bands and musicians as they evolve from their swing roots into some of the most popular music stars in the world--people like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more.... We also reach back into the 1920s to explore the beginnings of the Jazz Age and blues....


225 Pieces

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This week, during the second hour, a celebration of the music of the 'Greatest Generation,' as we listen to V-Discs; also, music from Dick Johnson...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:02
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This week, beginning with Glenn Miller and ending with Benny Goodman; in between, music from Valaida Snow, Boyd Raeburn, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barn...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:18
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The annual Halloween show....

  • Added: Oct 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:50
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This week, Ella and more from the Gershwin song book; also, music from Germany, Bunny Berigan's signature tune, French band leader Claude Bolling,...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:07
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This week, we are opening another song book in the series that Ella Fitzgerald and Norman Granz put together in the 1950s and 1960s-tonight, it's G...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:16
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This week, we commemorate Columbus Day with Stan Freberg; and we listen to music from Lew Stone, Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Frances Wayne, and t...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:33
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This week, more Irving Berlin music sung by Ella Fitzgerald; also, music from Terry Gibbs, Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, a...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:38
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This week, music from Harry James, Red Norvo, Jack Teagarden, Peggy Lee, and Benny Goodman, plus more from Ella's Irving Berlin song book...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:54
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This week, from contemporary to obscure-that's the range of musical performers on our show, including Bob Howard, George Gee, Kenny Hadley, Tommy B...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:31
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This week, trumpeter Buck Clayton (after Basie); also, more Irving Berlin music with Ella Fitzgerald, drummers Gene Krupa and Chick Webb, hep harmo...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:43
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This week, remembering Bea Wain; also, music from Jan Savitt, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Bert Ambrose, early Les Brown, and others...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:42
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This week, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Hefti, a bit of ragtime, early Fats Waller, Ella and the Irving Berlin song book, Artie Shaw's successor, Jimmy Rushin...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:03
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This week, the next installment of Ella's Irving Berlin song book, bandleader Neal Hefti by request, BBC's NDO, Spike Jones and music from WW-I, La...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:09
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This week, Ella launches into a new song book, this one by Irving Berlin; also, some traveling music from Sinatra to get us started, Rosemary Cloo...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:23
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This week, wrapping up Ella Fitzgerald's Duke Ellington song book; also, music from Johnny Mercer, Rita Williams, Les Elgart, Earl Hines, John Ki...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:08
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This week, more from Ella's Ellington song book; also, music from Art Kassel, Don Redman, Jack Hylton, James Dapogny, Fletcher Henderson, and othe...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:45
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This week, Harry James, Bob Crosby, Deah Hudson, Larry Clinton, Erskine Hawkins, and more from Ella's Ellington song book...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:25
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This week, kicking off with a salute to France; also, more from Ella's Duke Ellington song book, Les Brown, Will Bradley, Lou Preager, V-Discs fro...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:29
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This week, more from Ella's Ellington song book; also, some innovative recordings from 1951-1952, big bands led by Buddy Bregman, Jerry Gray, Doc ...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:08
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This week, it's a long holiday weekend, so we'll hear from Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, Jack Teagarden, Cab Calloway, the Mills Brothers, Ella F...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:08
  • Purchases: 6