Welcome to Fred Hall’s SWING THING

Fred with fans (1949)

Fred with fans (1949)

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Thank you for your saving Swing Thing! I heard it first when I discovered the wonderful world of FM stations on the internet. Locally, we have very poor FM content.

Thank you for offering such a good deal on the music collection and your work on it.
Merry Christmas, in case I forget.

The Best thing about the music is that it is chosen (selected) by someone with extremely good taste, your dad. There’s a lot of music out there that I didn’t like and your father didn’t either. Solos with predictable and repetitious phrases, I didn’t like. Two things I do like are melody (the song as it was written) and harmony.

I also changed my mind about some singers. I never liked Frank Sinatra, but now I do. It was good to hear Louis Armstrong before his voice became raspy and Peggy Lee before she adopted her later style which I did not like.

The Interviews are wonderful. I have a great liking for musicians, I talk to them every chance I get, at least I used to.

Keep up the good work. Big band music was some of the best music ever. - M. Beck

Mdad is 88 years old.  He is an iPhone and iPad user. He is in a state of heaven right now. He hasn’t stopped listening to your dad since I got it loaded onto his iPhone Friday.

Here is an email I got from him this morning:

1013-5 will knock your socks off! Nickel apiece songs on a beautiful Wurlitzer juke box, which never sounded so good. The clarity of the sound is unbelievable. Best money I ever spent.

You always were my favorite, Love, dad. Who the hell cares what’s going on in Washington, with music like this!

I thought you would get a kick out of this.
Thanks again for everything.- Bill M., In.


am ecstatic that the Fred Hall legacy continues! The music, the interviews with the artists and creators of the music, the best of the swing era, all packaged in a treasure of one hour gems,  How fortunate we are that his son Tim has preserved these radio shows  and makes them available to us today! - Edward F., Ga.

Ihave meant to write to you about how much I enjoy these programs. They are like attending a musical history class of the period. To hear not only the music, but to hear the people involved talk about their careers, people they have met, their experiences, is just putting the “icing on the cake!”
Thank you for making these programs available.- Bob R., Ca.
Ibought the Swing Thing library for my husband. We like many different types of music, but every Saturday, it’s Fred Hall’s Swing Thing. We also have the library on our car system and often enjoy it while traveling. Best birthday gift I ever bought him! - Barbara S., Ca
Regarding the SwingThing library, I found it to be a great value and really enjoy being able to listen to it whenever I like.- Frank S., Mn.
Thanks to Tim Hall bringing back his fathers(Fred Hall) show
Swing Thing. Featuring the great singers and performers of
the past this is a great collection of radio shows to
add to anyoneąs playlist. - Brook B., In