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.”

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.

Bill's selected some musicians and vocalists you may not have heard for awhile.  Like "Pompton Turnpike" by Charlie Barnett, "Who" by the Pied Pipers, and "I'll Get By" by Dick Haymes.  There are also songs by his favorites you'll hear every week like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman.

This week's show includes current and legendary jazz vocalists as well as famous big bands like Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and Les & Larry Elgart.  Some of today's vocalists include Diana Krall who recently cancelled her fall tour and release of a new cd due to a case of pneumonia.  You'll also hear Dee Dee Bridgewater and Diane Schuur.  Legendary vocalists include Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

Legendary trumpeter and former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen returns to Music Hall on Saturday, October 18 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm to join the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell for an evening of greatest hits. A Music Hall favorite, Severinsen and the Pops will perform such hits as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Take the A-Train” and other classics from the three albums they have recorded together.

Lots of vocalists on this week's Swing show.  Bill's chosen some legendary singers like June Christy with Stan Kenton, Julie London's "Cry Me a River," and Billie Holiday performing the classic, "Lover Man."  There are  also big bands like Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Ray Anthony.

You're in for a treat on Saturday night, September 27th beginning at 10 o'clock.  Bill begins his nostalgic program with Patti Page singing "I've Got My Eyes on You."  This is followed with some Glenn Miller and then Bing Crosby.  You'll also hear from Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, and Jo Stafford.  And, the show ends with Artie Shaw's "Lover Come Back to Me."

Lots and lots of vocalists on this evening's swing show!  Some of the male vocalists include Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Steve Tyrell.  From the ladies of swing, you'll hear Jo Stafford singing "The Trolley Song,"  "Memories of You" by the King Sisters, and local favorite Rosemary Clooney doing a version of "I Get Around Without You Very Well."  There are also, of course, big band favorites by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Count Basie.

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