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 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
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This week, two more Basie V-Discs; also, more from Ella's Ellington song book, Bob Howard, the Capp-Pierce Juggernaut, Glenn Miller, Harry James, ...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:32
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This week, a program from the archives, including music from Glen Gray's Casa Loma band, Randy Brooks, Ted Heath, Vido Musso, Nat Shilkret from the...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:44
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This week, the next installment in the Ella Fitzgerald song book saga; also, music from Lunceford, Goodman, Carter, Basie, Krupa, Barnet, and more...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:19
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This week, Ella and another in the "song book" series; also, the Delta Rhythm Boys on the radio, Andy Kirk, Bobby Sherwood, John Sheridan, Benny Go...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:56
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This week, more of Ella and the song books; also, music from England and Germany, plus early Fats Waller, classic Sinatra, Shaw, Goodman, Miller ...

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  • Added: May 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:28
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This week, we continue with Ella's 'song book' series; also, music from Sidney Bechet, Fletcher Henderson, Ambrose, Artie Shaw, Les Elgart, and en...

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  • Added: May 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:05
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This week, more from Ella Fitzgerald's 'songbook' series, as well as music from Jay Wilbur, Woody Herman, Jack Jenney, Andy Kirk, and Count Basie...

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  • Added: May 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:23
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This week, the next installment in the EllaFitzgerald Song Book series; also, music from Mary Ann McCall, Bob Crosby, Geraldo, California Ramblers...

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  • Added: May 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:11
  • Purchases: 5