Swing with Bill Cartwright

Saturdays at 10 PM

Host 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.”

Singers past and present dominate Bill's swing show this Saturday evening, March 21st at 10pm.  The show begins with Bobby Darin, "Sunday in New York," and Linda Ronstadt's, "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance."  You'll also hear from Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble and Julie London in the first half of the program.


A number of big band tunes are on this week's playlist of Swing with Bill Cartwright on Saturday, March 14th at 10pm.  Songs by some of the iconic big bands of the era will be heard including Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Les Brown, and Harry James.  Some of the famous vocalists who'll be heard are Eydie Gorme, Nancy Wilson, and Keely Smith. 

Songs from Ella Fitzgerald and Billy May start off this week's "Swing with Bill Cartwright" program that airs on Saturday, March 7th at 10pm.  During the first half of the program, you'll also hear from Benny Goodman, Keely Smith and Artie Shaw.   

After the break, you'll hear "I Won't Dance" by Tony Bennett and the classic "Jumpin' at the Woodside" by Duke Ellington and Count Basie.  Other selections include ones by Glenn Miller and Buddy Morrow.

Rod Stewart, who recorded the hit album, Every Picture Tells a Story, later in his career began recording American standards.  From his release "It Had to Be You," Bill begins this week's swing show with "Every Time We Say Goodbye," from it.  This is followed by two of Bill's favorite singers, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  Later in the first half of Swing with Bill Cartwright, you'll hear from Michael Buble, Billie Holiday and Doris Day. 

This week's program begins with the great harmonies of the Andrew Sisters followed by "Marie" by Tommy Dorsey and Will Bradley's "Jimtown Blues."  During the first half of Bill's swing show, you'll also hear from the Four Freshmen, Maxine Sullivan, and Earl Fatha Hines.

Ella Fitzgerald singing "Darn That Dream" begins the second hour of this swing program followed by Artie Shaw and Steve Tyrell.  And vocalist June Christy "It Don't Mean a Thing" and Glenn Miller's "American Patrol" ends this salute to the swing era.

On this Swing Valentine's Day special, Bill begins with a Frank Sinatra selection, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" followed by Linda Ronstadt's "What'll I Do." 

Later in the program, you'll hear Billie Holiday, the Four Freshmen, and Maxine Sullivan.  The romantic Swing show ends with Doris Day's "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and Ted Heath's salute to Glenn Miller, "Moonlight Serenade."

Bill begins this swing show with a song by Ella Fitzgerald, "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe" from her Harold Arlen Songbook cd followed by Tony Bennett's "Are You Havin' Any Fun."  Tony Bennett has a few concert dates this winter in Florida and on Sunday, Feb. 8th in LA with Lady Gaga.  Their live blu-ray was released in 2015.

Join host Bill Cartwright at 10pm on Saturday, January 31st, for a program which begins with "Day In, Day Out" by Diana Krall and ends with "I Can't Get Started" by Bunny Berigan.  Also heard in this show is music by vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Dinah Washington, and Natalie Cole.

Join Bill Cartwright for another wonderful program featuring classic swing songs at 10pm Saturday, January 24th.  The show begins with "Bugle Call Rag" by Glen Gray which is followed by the legendary vocalist Billie Holiday doing "Somebody's on My Mind," and Frank Sinatra's "I Wish I Were in Love Again."  After the mid-show break, Bobby Darin performs the classic "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square."  And the program ends with Cincinnati's own Blue Wisp Big Band performing "I Won't Dance."

This week's swing show on Saturday evening at 10pm on WVXU/WMUB starts off with "You're the Cream in My Coffee" by Ray Anthony.  As a teenager he had his own band in Cleveland, and at the age of 18, he was playing first trumpet with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.  The rest of the first half of the swing show includes songs by Sammy Davis, Jr.; Rosemary Clooney, and Johnny Mercer.  The second half of the program begins with June Christy performing "Better Luck Next Time" and is followed by other vocalists including Bobby Darin, Carmen McRae and Ella Fit