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The Fish Fry

THE FISH FRY  AIRS:  1:00PM FRIDAY  on KMRE-LP 102.3 FM or on kmre.org

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….