Swing with Bill Cartwright

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Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.5.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Music performed by Tommy Dorsey, Diana Krall, Mel Torme and Count Bassie can be heard on the program. 

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.29.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Bill Cartwright features swing artists including Dinah Washington, The Andrew Sisters, Harry James and Benny Goodman.  

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.22.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Nancy Wilson, Bobby Darin, Nina Simone and Les Brown are just a few of the performers featured by Bill Cartwright on August 22nd.

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.15.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Enjoy music by Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt and Eydie Gorme on this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright. 

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.8.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Tonight's program includes performances by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Carly Simon and Frank Sinatra.  

Bill starts off this program with "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans" by Tony Bennett who's with Count Basie's band.  For those of you who are Tony Bennett fans, he'll be performing at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend on Saturday, September 5th.  Doors open at 6:30pm that evening with the concert beginning at 8pm. 

From PNC's press release:

Miss Peggy Lee gets things started on this week's Swing show with the title track from her Hallmark release, "Why Don't You Do It Right."  This is followed by several big band selections in the first half of the show including Fletcher Henderson, Ralph Flanagan, and Harry James.  Helen Forrest sings with Harry James' orchestra.  You'll also hear Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, "For Me and My Gal," from the 1942 hit parade album.  Rosemary Clooney, Rod Stewart and Artie Shaw are also

spotlighted in the second half of this swing program.

This week's show starts off with a standard from the time, "Cherokee," by Glen Gray.  During the first half of Bill's swing show, you'll also hear from Glenn Miller, Mel Torme, and the great Billie Holiday performing "Say It Isn't So."  A number of wonderful vocalists are presented during the second half of the show including Frank Sinatra's classic, "Strangers in the Night," along with Dean Martin, "All I Do is Dream of You," and Bobby Darin singing "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square."

The Swing show on Saturday, July 11th at 10pm features a number of great vocalists including Linda Ronstadt, Jane Monheit, and Frank Sinatra.  The second set of Bill's swing show begins with the great Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and concludes with the Patrick Williams Big Band doing "I've Got the World on a String." 

This week, Saturday, July 4th at 10pm on Bill's swing show, he starts things off with Benny Goodman's "King Porter Stomp" followed by Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin and Lena Horne.  He also includes in the first set songs by Woody Herman, Diana Krall and George Shearing.

The second set of the Swing show begins with a favorite from New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr.,"We Are in Love."  Other vocalists in the second set this week include Rosemary Clooney, June Christy, and Frank Sinatra.  And the show ends with the classic, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore,"

This week's swing show features a number of great jazz vocalists including Louis Armstrong, June Christy and Dinah Washington in the first set.  There's also great swing music from Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, and Stan Kenton.

This week's Swing show, Saturday, June 20th at 10pm, begins with vocalist Helen Merrill performing "Dearly Beloved."  Other vocalists featured in the first half of Bill's show include Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, and Dinah Washington.  The second half of Swing with Bill Cartwright starts off with "There Will Never Be Another You" by Keely Smith and Michael Buble's "Summer Wind."  Also included in the second half are songs by Dean Martin, Benny Goodman, and finally the show ends with "Memories of You" by the Boilermaker's Jazz Band.

Mel Torme singing "Lulu's Back in Town" begins this week's Swing show airing on Saturday evening, June 13th at 10pm.  Other vocalists in the first half of the program include Natalie Cole, Deborah Locke, the Four Freshmen, and the great Judy Garland singing, "The Trolley Song." 

The second half of Swing features a number of iconic performers like Ella Fitzgerald, Errol Garner, and Frank Sinatra.  Cincinnati native Doris Day is featured singing, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."  And the program ends with "King Porter Stomp" by Benny Goodman.

Bill begins this week's Swing show (which airs on Saturday night, June 6th at 10pm) with the tune, "The Song is Ended" by vocalist Dakota Staton.  I did some online research and discovered several different references to her birth year from 1930 to 1931 and 1932.  So, I'm going with 1930 as mentioned in her 2007 New York Times obituary.  Her first album which was on Capitol, "The Late, Late Show," was a hit in 1957.  The song Bill features tonight is from he

Lots of big bands on this week's show....masters like Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Buddy Rich.  There are also a number of wonderful vocalists featured including in the first set: Al Jolson, Julie London, John Pizzarelli and Patti Austin.  The first set also includes "That Old Feeling" by Billy Eckstine.  The second half of the Swing show begins with Anita O'Day's "It's DeLovely," followed by Rod Stewart, Les Brown, and Peggy Lee.  Doris Day and Buddy Rich bring the one-hour swing show to a conclusion.

This week's Swing show on Saturday, May 23rd, at 10pm, begins with a musician whom I hadn't heard of...Will Bradley.  Born in 1912, he was a trombonist and band leader who went on to play with Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band.  Mr. Bradley's song, Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar, is followed by vocalist Helen Ward and the big band of Artie Shaw.

Bill Cartwright has prepared a great show for swing lovers this week...Saturday night at 10pm on May 16th.  The show begins with Gregg Field's version of the classic "Satin Doll", "Let Yourself Go" by Stacey Kent and the ever popular Dean Martin with "On the Street Where You Live."

Other vocalists in the first half of the Swing show include Frank Sinatra, Helen Forrest and Maxine Sullivan.  After the mid-show break, you'll hear Bobby Darin, Rosemary Clooney and Glen Gray.  The show ends with Benny Goodman's "Stealin' Apples."

This week's Swing show, which airs on Saturday, May 9th at 10pm, begins with Andy Kirk's, "The Lady Who Swings the Band," which is followed by the Nat King Cole Trio, "Little Girl," and Ray Anthony's "Mr. Anthony's Boogie."  Other vocalists heard in the first half of the show include Cincinnati native Doris Day, Mel Torme, Bobby Darin and Carly Simon. 

Ella Fitzgerald's version of Irving Berlin's "It's a Lovely Day Today," starts off the second half of Bill's swing show.  Bill also includes songs by favorites Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Tony Bennett to round out the program.

Cincinnati's got a great jazz scene these days!  Here's a sample of some of the upcoming performances in the area:

4/29 – 8:30pm – The Blue Wisp Big Band at Urban Artifacts in Northside.  New Wednesday night location!

4/30 – International  Jazz Day - Jazz events all over the world. 

5/2 – 9pm - Don Braden, internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist and Cincinnati native at The Greenwich with Phil DeGreg (piano), Art Gore (drums), and Aaron Jacobs (bass). 

The legendary Billie Holiday's performance of "Blue Moon" opens this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright on Saturday, May 2nd at 10pm.  Ms. Holiday is followed by Ted Heath, Steve Tyrell, and the great Jimmy Dorsey.  You'll also hear the classic "Woodchopper's Ball" by Woody Herman at the end of the first half of the program.

The second half of Bill's swing show begins with Frank Sinatra performing "Stars Fell on Alabama" and ends with "James Session" by Harry James.

Vocalist June Christy begins this week's edition of the Swing show on Saturday, April 25th at 10pm.  Her song, "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis" is followed by songs by Larry Clinton, Vic Damone, and Johnny Mercer's "Candy."  Other songs heard in the first half of Swing with Bill Cartwright include the Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller, and local favorite Rosemary Clooney.

"China Boy" by the Benny Goodman Trio starts off the second half of the program.  You'll also hear from other vocalists like Helen Humes, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

This week's Swing show, which airs at 10pm on Saturday, April 18th, begins with "In the Mood" by Glen Gray and is followed by a little known vocalist, Lulee Fisher, performing "A Foggy Day."  Also heard in the first half of Bill's swing show are Count Basie, Bing Crosby and Les Brown.  The second half of the show begins with the classic "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman.  Other vocalists in the second half include Patti Page, Peggy Lee, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, Saturday, April 11th at 10pm, you'll hear the great Billie Holiday and a duet by Tony Bennett and k.d. lang.  A couple of the other vocalists featured on his show include Carmen McRae with "I Was Doing All Right," and Carly Simon with "The More I See You."  A few of the big bands featured include Woody Herman and Benny Goodman.

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Cincinnati native Doris Day opens up this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright which will air on Saturday, April 4th at 10pm.  She'll be singing "Pretty Baby" from the album, Young Man with a Horn.  That's followed by the great Buddy Rich and vocalist Rod Stewart.  During the rest of the first half of Swing, you'll hear from Louis Armstrong, June Christy, and Glenn Miller.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright at 10pm on Saturday, March 28th, Bill shares some of his favorite songs from the era. 

The program begins with "Let Me Off Uptown" by Gene Krupa which is followed by "Big John's Special" by Fletcher Henderson.  Some of Bill's regular favorite vocalists are also spotlighted like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme.

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.

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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.

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