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Saturday Night Fish Fry

Saturday Night Fish Fry on WHRV


Saturday Evenings at 8pm on WHRV

Neal Murray, Host of Saturday Night Fish Fry on WHRV FMNeal Murray settled in Hampton Roads after an Air Force career that included on-air time at Armed Forces radio stations. "I never thought I could get paid for doing something I used to consider a hobby!"

And "Just what is The Saturday Night Fish Fry, anyway?"

For one thing, it's the title of a 1949 recording by Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five; and in order to appreciate it fully, ya just gotta hear it! (It's available in reissue.) The short answer is that it's the story of a New Orleans jam session that gets out of control. We, however, try to maintain control.

Sometimes, it's the famous big bands of the 30s and 40s -- Goodman, Miller, Basie, and Shaw.

Sometimes, it's the not-so-famous "territory" bands, or maybe the pioneering bands of the 20s who paved the way.

It's a celebration of the "golden age" of American popular song; it's a look at some of the early "hot" jazz; it's a sampling of vocal and instrumental blues.

In the words of an old TV commercial, "Try it -- you'll like it."

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