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."
On this swing show which airs on Saturday evening at 10pm, January 10th, you'll hear a few musicians you may not have heard in awhile. There's Anita O'Day, Rod Stewart, and Larry Clinton. During the second half hour, you'll hear from Stacey Kent, John Pizzarelli and Shorty Rogers. And the show ends with "Avalon" by Benny Goodman.
This week's show begins with Bing Crosby's "Deed I Do" and the King Sisters performing "That's All." Bill also includes songs by Billie Holiday, Carly Simon and Rosemary Clooney. The last three songs of the program feature Frank Sinatra, "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," June Christy's "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis," and finally Benny Goodman with "Jumpin' at the Woodside."
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?