Bill Cartwright

Host of Swing with Bill Cartwright

Bill Cartwright brings his passion for 1930’s and 40’s era Big Band music to this entertaining Saturday evening showcase honoring the music of the “Golden Age of Radio.”

Ways to Connect

It's twice as much fun this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright as you'll hear such hits as Bing Crosby's "Shoo Shoo Baby," Ella May Morse's "Cow Cow Boogie" and Billy May's "Bye Bye Blackbird."

Crooners are king this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright. You'll hear great vocal hits like James Darren's "The Best is Yet to Come," Mel Torme's "Lulu's Back in Town," Bobby Darin's "Oh! Look At Me Now" and Frank Sinatra's "I've Got the World on a String."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright Keely Smith asks "What is This Thing Called Love?" Bob Manning has "That Old Feeling" and Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee wonder if "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place."

Spring is in the air this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright as Nat "King" Cole and Stan Kenton perform "Orange Colored Sky," Ella Fitzgerald sings "What's Your Story Morning Glory" and Count Basie has those "Royal Garden Blues."

It another collection of golden greats on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright with Louis Armstrong's "Mack the Knife,"  Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" and Charlie Barnet's rendition of Ray Noble's "Cherokee."

We're getting ready for Easter and Springtime this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright. Some of the songs you'll hear this weekend include: Carmen McRae's "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," Ella Fitzgerald's "Louisville, K-Y" and Fletcher Henderson's "Stealin Apples."

There's music to get your Irish eyes a-smiling on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright. Some of the greats you'll hear this week include Dean Martin's "In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening," Benny Goodman's "Christopher Columbus," Glen Gray's "New No Name Jive" and Al Jolson's "Toot, Toot, Tootsie."

If you're in a travelin' mood, you'll love this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright. You'll hear Judy Garland's " On the Atchison Topeka & Sante Fe," Buddy Morrow's "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and Nancy Wilson's "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear some truly great music with Johnny Mercer's "Personality," Jimmy Dorsey's "Tangerine" and Ella Fitzgerald's "Street of Dreams."

It's back to the basics this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright as The Four Freshmen do "Give Me the Simple Life," The Andrew Sisters and Bing Crosby sing "Accentuate the Positive" and Frank Sinatra performs "Let's Fall In Love."

We're looking to the skies this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright with Ranee Lee doing "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," Les Paul & Mary Ford performing "How High the Moon" and Michael Buble singing "A Foggy Day."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright: The Four Freshmen are "Standing On the Corner," The Mills Brothers are "In a Mellow Tone" and Earl Fatha Hines has those "Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues."

We have songs of love and loss this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright as you'll hear Louis Armstrong's "I'll Never Be the Same," Helen Humes' "You're Driving Me Crazy" and Kelly Smith's "When Your Lover Has Gone."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear great voices in performance - including The Andrew Sisters' "You Call Everybody Darling," Peggy Lee's "How Long Has This Been Going On?" and Billie Holiday's "Now or Never."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Woody Herman's "Goosey Gander," Barry Manilow's rendition of "Sentimental Journey" and Caterina Valente performing "Love Walked In."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright Louis Armstrong sings "Jeepers Creepers," Ella Fitzgerald performs "It's Too Darn Hot" and Frank Sinatra tales about that "Old Devil Moon."

Were SINGING in the new year this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright as Carmen McRae presents "I Was Doing All Right," Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters perform "Don't Fence Me In" and Doris Day sings "Tain't Me."

Ring in the new year this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright! We have classics for you like Artie Shaw's "Stardust," Rosemary Clooney's "As Times Goes By" and Leana Horne's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"

It's a Christmas celebration on Swing with Bill Cartwright this week with Louis Armstrong's "Christmas Night in Harlem;" "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" performed by both Frank Sinatra and Dave Brubeck; Woody Herman's rendition of "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow;" and, of course, "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright we're getting ready for the holidays with Frank Sinatra's "Christmas Dreaming," Joe Williams' "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Peggy Lee's "Winter Wonderland," Bing Crosby's "Frosty the Snowman" and Count Basie's "Jingle Bells."

This weekend on Swing with Bill Cartwright we'll ease you into the spirit of the season with a few holiday cuts like Benny Goodman's "Jingle Bells," Bing Crosby's "I Wish You A Very Merry Christmas" and Tom Kubis' Big Band's rendition of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear."

You'll hear a wide variety of classics on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright with Bing Crosby singing "Route 66," The BBC Big Band performing "Down South Camp Meeting" and Frank Sinatra doing "From This Moment On."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Diana Krall singing "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," Louis Armstrong performing "All That Meat and No Potatoes" and Bobby Darin's classic "Mack the Knife."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Buddy Greco's "I Love Being Here With You," Frank Sinatra singing the classic  "Strangers In The Night and Dinah Washington performing "Making Whoopie."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright we'll take a trip around the country as Glenn Miller says "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo," Artie Shaw has the "St. Louis Blues" but Johnny Mercer tells us that "I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City."

Wonderful music awaits you this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright as Les & Larry Elgart perform "The Theme from Man With the Golden Arm," Doris Day sings "Sooner or Later" and Nancy Wilson does "This Time the Dream's On Me."

Music so good it's spooky -- that's what you'll find on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright.

You'll enjoy such hits as Frank Sinatra's "Just One of Those Things," Helen Humes' "You're Driving Me Crazy" and Mel Torme's "Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll enjoy Harry James' "Crazy Rhythm," Dinah Shore's "Willow Weep For Me" and our own Blue Wisp Big Band performing "Yes Sir, That's My Baby."

Catch some true classics this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright as The Modernaires sing "April in Paris," The Duke Ellington Orchestra performs "Satin Doll," and Frank Sinatra sings "Witchcraft."

You'll hear marvelous voices on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright as Lena Horne sings "As Long As I Live," Ella Fitzgerald gives us "Body and Soul" and The King Sisters perform "Memories of You."

Pages