The Hot Club of Spokane Show airs every weekend on KEWU – Saturdays at 6pm, and Sundays at Noon. Listen live online at kewu.ewu.edu.
The Hot Club of Spokane show on KEWU wishes you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! On this week’s show, Hot Club of Spokane welcomes special guests, Robert Bader of the Crosby Archives in Los Angeles, Tom McArthur, Howard Crosby, and more, as we help listeners know a few more Bing Crosby tunes that are not Christmas tunes. Also: Our show finale this week celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first ever public performance of the song, “White Christmas,” which was performed by Bing Crosby on the Kraft Music Hall radio program, Christmas Day, 1941.
Click “Play” above to listen to The Hot Club of Spokane Show for the weekend of December 24, 2016. You can also catch each show Saturdays at 6pm or Sundays at noon on KEWU. Listen online at kewu.ewu.edu.
Songs on this week’s program:
- Christmas Night in Hillyard – Hot Club of Spokane
- Let Your Smile Be Your Umbrella – Bing Crosby
- Christmas Swing – Django Reinhardt
- White Christmas – Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald (duet)
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Hot Club of Spokane
- Peanut Brittle Brigade – Duke Ellington
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – New Black Eagle Jazz Band
- Some Sunny Day – Bing Crosby
- The Man with the Bag – Linnzi Zaorski
- It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – The Boilermaker Jazz Band
- The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
- Pennies From Heaven – Bing Crosby
- White Christmas – Bing Crosby
Hot Club of Spokane is an organization of musicians committed to the preservation of jazz, swing, and blues, named for the famous Hot Club of France from the 1930s, operating in and around Spokane, WA. Learn more at www.hotclubofspokane.com
Next week on The Hot Club of Spokane Show: New music for a New Year! A few recent recordings by Hot Club of Spokane, as well as a few musicians that may be new to your ears.
The following week: Get to know Alton Rinker, Mildred Bailey’s brother, and Bing Crosby’s partner in music in Spokane in the 1920s.