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.
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."