Swings has had some of the most talented entertainers as guests
and the stellar roster continues to grow. Where available, the artist's
web site or other sources of online information are linked from the names.
If you wish to contact us about a specific show,
please refer to the number in the column to the right (e.g., #AS00062)...
Alumni (Auld Lang Syne)
is a real treat for me! Some of The Horace Heidt Alumni
are with me to celebrate a Horace Heidt New Year's show
from days gone by! The Heidt Alumni: Allen Breneman, Devvy
Davenport, Reita Green, Dick Kerr and I will be back right
after these messages.
Family (Christmas Show)
is a very special show for me! My family is with me to
celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas! The Heidt Family
will be back right after these messages.
our guest is an actor/director/producer/writer/singer/dancer
- WOW! We will be talking with the critically-acclaimed,
multi-talented, Tony Danza, right after these messages.
real living legend is with us today! The word "tutti"
in musicology means "all play." That's what this legend
has done - ALL! We will be talking with the great, Tutti
Camarata, right after these messages.
Jackson (Ink Spots)
of the 1940's most popular vocal groups with hit recordings
like, "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire," "Them There
Eyes," "Java Jive" and "If I Didn't Care," and many others.
The Ink Spots were to the 1940's what the Beatles were
to the '60's. We will be talking with the last surviving
member of the Ink Spots, Harold Jackson, right after these
Big Band Musicians
Horace Heidt Orchestra is celebrating its 79th anniversary
this year! We will be talking with three (3) of the greatest
big band musicians from my big band - Jack Feierman, Gary
Herbig and Lon Norman - right after these messages.
is nothing like a musical, especially the Hollywood musical!
We have in studio today, one of Hollywood's most glamorous
musical stars. We will be talking with the beautiful Gloria
DeHaven right after these messages.
are VERY fortunate to have one of the top 10 rock recording
artists of all time, and we'll be talking with Pat Boone
right after these messages.
of the most famous names of all time in entertainment,
Tony Martin, is our guest today, and we will be talking
with him right after these messages.
I am the son of a famous entertainer, it makes me especially
happy to interview another famous entertainer's son. Bill
Allen, Steve Allen's son is our guest today. We will be
talking with Bill Allen right after these messages.
of the most well-known names in sports broadcasting is
our guest today. Gil Stratton began his broadcasting career
more than 30 years ago when he began working with KNX
radio. We will be talking with Gil Stratton right after
it's Johnny Mandel, Michel LeGrand, Julie Andrews or the
Bergmans expounding praises for song stylist Sue Raney,
she is, from all aspects, mistress of her craft. Leonard
Feather had described Raney as "…instiller of goose bumps."
LeGrand used the words, "…tenderness, charm, extraordinary
ability to swing." Blessed with an envious range - every
note luxurious, Raney is also persuasive with a lyric.
would you say if you had the opportunity to interview
one of the greatest drummers in American history, someone
who holds four (4) Honorary Doctorate Degrees, has worked
with just about every famous American band that ever was,
and who was married to one of America's icons in vocal
jazz - the fabulous Pearl Bailey! Well, our guest today
is the legendary Louie Bellson!!!
Farnsworth ("Roscoe's Rascals")
we have someone you see quite often in television series
and commercials, and may not realize it. We have ROSCOE
FARNSWORTH, Choreographer/Dancer/Actor, and we will be
visiting with him right after these messages.
in-studio guest today is a very special person to me!
When he was ten years old, he was one of the winners of
my Dad's "Youth Opportunity Shows."
on "America Swings" we have one of the VOICES anyone who
has lived in southern California during the past 30 years
would recognize in a heartbeat! Our guest today is CHUCK
SOUTHCOTT, broadcast personality extraordinaire!
on America Swings we have the "Singer's Singer," who has
worked behind the scenes with many of the greats, including
Judy Garland, Ann Miller, Fran Jeffries, Paula Kelly,
Jr. and the Modernaires, Don Ho, Herb Jeffries and Gina
Eckstein, daughter of the legendary "Mr. B." Herb Jeffries
has said, "I've never known anyone who understands the
full range of the human voice like Ira Lee." Our guest
today is Ira Lee.
better guest to have on our radio show than someone who
is the consummate expert on voice-over, narration, and
radio announcing in the country. He was the first person
to be inducted into both the Television and Radio Halls
of Fame. He's been a regular on at least 14 different
television series, including That 70's Show, Rosie O'Donnell
and America's Funniest Home Videos, not to mention, thousands
of commercials He was the famed announcer on Rowan and
Martin's Laugh-In. Our in-studio guest today is, of course,
The Great Gary Owens!!!
our guest today, Ladies and Gentlemen, was born for the
stage! She has been a big band singer all her life. She
has sung with such greats as Bob Hope, George Shearing,
and Frank Sinatra, not to mention, The Glenn Miller Orchestra!
She has recently returned from opening the Glenn Miller
Museum in England. She's also a dear friend. The international,
Beryl Davis is here and we will visit with her right after
you ever wondered how some of the themes of the movies
and TV were created? Well, our guest today knows. He has
scored some of the all-time great motion pictures, such
as, "On The Waterfront", "The Eddie Duchin Story" and
"Hellcats of the Navy". Besides being a concert pianist,
he has arranged and conducted for Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore,
Gordon Macrae and Jane Powell, to name few. We will visit
with the great composer and arranger, George Greeley.
Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, on America Swings
we have a master of many trades in the entertainment world.
He is a drummer, singer, bandleader, actor, record producer,
concert producer and television producer. We only have
a ½ hr. show but we will try to hit each one of his separate
careers. Our guest today is Les Brown, Jr.
Friends. It's a special day here on America Swings!! How
do I describe our guest today? Well, he is undoubtedly
one the finest interpreters of jazz songs and ballads.
He is a veteran of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Known
as "The Bronze Buckaroo", our guest today is the multi-talented,
Morning, Friends. Well, get ready to laugh today because
our guest is an extraordinary impressionist, comedian
and singer and most recently a songwriter. Known to all
as "Mr. Everybody", we will visit with the amazingly funny,
Miller (Sinatra's Pianist)
Friends. Today, we have a very special guest with us.
He's one of the finest pianists, arrangers and producers
around. He has worked with the likes of Billy May, Count
Basie, Nelson Riddle and even Princess Grace of Monaco.
But his mainstay was his long-standing personal and professional
relationship with Frank Sinatra, as his conductor and
accompanist. Of course, I'm speaking of the multi-talented
Bill Miller. So stick around after this break because
I know there are some great stories to come.
do I describe our guest today? He is possibly the most
versatile man in show business. He's started out as a
big band singer, he was on the comedy circuit, he has
starred in major Broadway musicals such as "Music Man",
"Bye-Bye Birdie", and "La Cage Ah Fole" and he was host
of the Emmy-Award Winning "Hollywood Squares". Peter Marshall
is here! He has brought his new CD called "boy singer"
and we will hear more from him right after these commercial
you remember the melodic music in the song "Red River
Valley" or the sweeping clarinet solo in "Sleepy Time
Gal"? Or how 'bout the quirky and percussive "Baby Elephant
Walk"? Well, our guest today is responsible for creating
some of those beautiful sounds. He is an alumnus of the
Tex Beneke, Bob Crosby and Lawrence Welk orchestras respectively.
A winner of the 1993 "Jazzman of the Year" award, Mr.
morning, ladies and gentlemen, I have the extreme pleasure
of sitting across from one of the Greats! She has a voice
like satin. She is a star of the Stage, Screen and TV
and she has been voted one of the 10 most Beautiful Women.
Right after this quick break, we will return with our
guest, Barbara McNair!!!
to our 3rd show celebrating fathers. Our in- studio guest
today is a friend of mine as well as my dad's and he's
also my neighbor. A one-time child actor then Broadway
show-stopper, our guest is best known for his role as
"Tom Bradford" on the hit TV series "8 is Enough". The
proverbial 'dad', Mr. Dick Van Patten! Welcome Dick!
on the show we have an amazing talent. He is a Grammy
nominated, trombone virtuoso. He has played with such
greats as Count Basie, Roy Eldridge and Woody Herman.
He is the son of Big Band Trombonist Ralph Watrous.
Father's Day is coming up; June 16th to be exact, we will
be celebrating fathers. To start this show I'd like to
celebrate my dad, Horace Heidt, Sr. who has meant so much
to so many people. In the studio today we have two Horace
Heidt alumni. Ken Berry, well known for his regular stint
on Mama's Family and Mayberry RFD. And Dick
Kerr, best known for his uncanny singing impressions of
Elvis, Art Carney and Perry Como.