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.”

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.

You're in for a treat tonight.  The show begins with "Witchcraft" by Sarah Vaughan, and then "Mr. Anthony's Boogie" by Ray Anthony, and then a lovely song by Mel Torme, "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails."  You'll also hear from vocalists like Maxine Sullivan, Nat Cole, and Paul Anka.

This week's swing show starts off with a great version of "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin, followed by Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction," and Cincinnati native Doris Day with "Sentimental Journey."  You'll also hear from Linda Ronstadt, Harry Connick Jr, and Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett.  And, the program ends with Gerald Wilson's Orchestra performing the classic "Love for Sale."

Local concert note: The Blue Wisp Big Band will be performing this coming Wednesday evening, November 26th, from 8-11:30pm at the York Street Cafe in Newport, Kentucky.

Bill starts this program with music from Buddy Morrow who was a trombonist and big band leader.  He was once a member of the Tonight Show band, and also led the Tommy Dorsey Band from 1977 until his death in 2010.  You'll also hear some of Bill's favorite vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Ella Fitzgerald.  And, he ends the show with the Blue Wisp Big Band's "I Won't Dance."  The Blue Wisp Big Band is now performing to a packed house at Japp's on Main Street in Over the Rhine on Wednesday evenings.

This week you'll hear from a number of your favorite vocalists like Doris Day, "Just You, Just Me;" Tony Bennett's "I Wish I Were in Love Again;" and Billie Holiday's "Stormy Weather."  There's a wonderful duet of "Tenderly" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.  And, the program ends with Duke Ellington with "Flying Home" on Capitol Records.

Join Bill this Saturday night at 10pm for some of your favorite vocalists.  You'll hear from Linda Ronstadt, "Am I Blue,"  June Christy's version of "Stompin' at the Savoy," as well as local favorite Rosemary Clooney, "How Am I to Know."  Other featured singers include Peggy Lee, Steve Tyrell, and Dean Martin.

Lots of female vocalists on this week's show including Carmen McRae, the Andrew Sisters, Carly Simon, and June Christy.  The program begins with Glenn Miller's "String of Pearls" and ends with "One O'Clock Jump" by Harry James.

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