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 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.


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.

On this Swing Valentine's Day special, Bill begins with a Frank Sinatra selection, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" followed by Linda Ronstadt's "What'll I Do." 

Later in the program, you'll hear Billie Holiday, the Four Freshmen, and Maxine Sullivan.  The romantic Swing show ends with Doris Day's "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and Ted Heath's salute to Glenn Miller, "Moonlight Serenade."