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.
Above, Al Rinker at the piano in Spokane, WA in the early 1920s. Photo courtesy of the Rinker Family Archives.
The Hot Club of Spokane Show features the music of Hot Club of Spokane, plus discussion of hot jazz, trad jazz, swing, blues, and more, and the sharing of recordings from the history of jazz as well as from contemporary artists. This weekend’s show celebrates the music of Spokane’s own Al Rinker. Although sometimes a footnote in the career of Bing Crosby, or his famous sister, Mildred Bailey, Al Rinker made a name for himself in the music industry as a composer and a producer. He left Spokane in 1925 with Bing Crosby to seek their fortune in Los Angeles. The Hot Club of Spokane Show brings you a selection of tunes, some familiar, some likely new to your ears, in this weekend’s celebration of Al Rinker.
Click “Play” above to listen to The Hot Club of Spokane Show for the weekend of January 7, 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:
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Hot Club of Spokane
- Bourbon Street Parade – Harry Connick, Jr.
- Three Little Words – Duke Ellington with The Rhythm Boys
- Happy Feet – Hot Club of Spokane
- Let’s Choo Choo Choo to Idaho – The Kay Kyser Orchestra
- Of All Things – Connie Haines
- You Can’t Do Wrong Doin’ Right – Phil Harris
- Everybody Wants to Be a Cat – Hot Club of Spokane
- Make Believe That You’re In Love With Me – Pat Auld Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
- Ready, Willing, and Able – Eve Boswell
- Don’t Be That Way – Mildred Bailey
- You Started Something – Hot Club of Spokane
- Let’s Choo Choo Choo to Idaho – Hot Club of Spokane
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.
Hot Club of Spokane has produced and performs a live music, documentary film experience called “Now You Has Jazz” that traces the early careers of Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker – all from Spokane, WA. Watch the trailer here, and to book Hot Club of Spokane in your community, contact Garrin Hertel.
Learn more at www.hotclubofspokane.com
Next week on The Hot Club of Spokane Show: All about Django Reinhardt, lead guitarist of the Quintette of the Hot Club of France, the namesake of Hot Club of Spokane.
The following week: The Hot Club of Spokane Show celebrates the music of New Orleans and the clubs on Frenchmen Street.