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....


237 Pieces

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This is an archived edition of the Saturday Night Fish Fry with Neal Murray from 2007.

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:06
  • Purchases: 5
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Archived edition of the Saturday Night Fish Fry with Neal Murray from 2/1/2011.

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:42
  • Purchases: 6
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Encore show from 2012 of Big Band music and nostalgia with host Neal Murray.

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:13
  • Purchases: 7
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Neal Murray showcases 2 hours worth of Big Band music and nostalgia on the Saturday Night Fish Fry. This is an encore program from 2008.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:10
  • Purchases: 7
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Benny Goodman special - produced in 2011

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:11
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, on this last program of 2017, we pay our respects to the late Keely Smith...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:56
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, 100% Christmas music... (how many versions of "Jingle Bells" can you count?)

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:52
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, music from singers Martha Tilton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ethel Waters; also on the bill: Al Donahue, Sammy Nestico, the Elgart brothers, D...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:44
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, some names you might not know-Eddie Heywood, Irving Fazola, Teddy Hill-mixed with several of the 'regulars'-Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorse...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:09
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, more from Ella's Gershwin song book; also, Eddie South, Johnny Long, Strayhorn compositions, Larry Clinton, early Les Brown, and more...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:54:54
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, visiting England, Germany and Switzerland; also, music on the air from Bobby Sherwood, Hal McIntyre, June Christy, Claude Thornhill, an...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:50
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, so we'll begin and end by saying thanks in our own way; also, music from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitz...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:05
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 6