The sixth in Rivermont's popular Big Broadcast
series, this CD features a variety of excellent jazz, dance band, and vocal recordings of the 1920s and 1930s selected by Rich Conaty, host of the long-running vintage music radio program The Big Broadcast
heard Sunday evenings on WFUV-FM in New York City. Many of these selections are making their first appearance on compact disc, expertly remastered from the best available sources. Conaty provides insightful introductions to each recording in the enclosed 16-page illustrated booklet. Every selection is a stand-out, but highlights in Volume 6 include the very first recording by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey (with the Scranton Sirens in 1923), a rare vocal by a young Jimmy Stewart from 1931, a brilliant hi-fi recording of Paul Whiteman's Orchestra from 1932, and a live 1932 broadcast by Cab Calloway from New York City. 78 minutes.