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Fri, Aug. 19 at 8pm – The Big Band Years

Swing dancing in the shadow
Ardian Lumi, unsplahs.com
Swing dancing in the shadow

This “Big Band” retrospective features the music that brought the country through WWII and kick-started the baby boom. The program mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage of bands and vocalists from the 1930s and 40s. Peter Marshall hosts.

Tune in Fri, Aug. 19 at 8pm on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Watch with WSIU Passport.

*Performances include:

1. Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, with The Modernaires
2. The Andrews Sisters
3. Larry Clinton and his Orchestra, with Bea Wain
4. Harry James and his Orchestra
5. Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra
6. Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell
7. Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, with Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers
8. The Pied Pipers
9. Cab Calloway and his Orchestra
10. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
11. Guy Lombardo
12. Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra

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*Information courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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