Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it’s a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn’t Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but “Come on-a My House” and “How Much Is that Doggie in the Window?” Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why?
Join Bill this Saturday evening at 1opm for a great show that'll start with Chris Connor's version of "Jeepers Creepers" followed by Nat King Cole and "There Will Never Be Another You." You'll also hear from Bing Crosby, Julie London, and Jo Stafford. Some of the big bands featured include Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman.
Bill Cartwright's put together a fun show for the holiday season! The program begins with Ella Fitzgerald's version of "White Christmas" and then later in the show you'll hear the classic rendition of "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. You'll also hear Joe Williams singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "My Favorite Things" performed by Barbra Streisand, and Peggy Lee's "Winter Wonderland." Other classic songs will be sung by Manhattan Transfer, Diana Krall, and Harry Connick, Jr.
Merry Christmas on Swing with Bill Cartwright Saturday night at 10pm on WVXU/WMUB!
Sit back with a glass of wine, and enjoy the big band sounds of swing this evening. Bill's starting the show off with "And the Angels Sing" by Martha Tilton and Steve Tyrell's "Cheek to Cheek." There are also songs by Billie Holiday, Nat Cole, and Keely Smith ("Stormy Weather"). You'll hear Bing Crosby's classic "White Christmas," and the show ends with "Lullaby of Birdland" by Count Basie.
This show begins with the big bands of Glenn Miller and Count Basie. Other bands heard during the hour include Harry James, "Crazy Rhythm" and Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing." During the first half of the swing show, you'll hear from some great vocalists like Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Linda Ronstadt. June Christy, Rosemary Clooney and Michael Buble are some of the vocalists you'll hear in the second half of Bill's swing show. And the evening's program will end with the classic "Stardust" by Glenn Miller.