Billie Holiday

The Blues: 6.13.15 show

Jun 8, 2015

This week on the Blues, Saturday night at 11 o'clock on June 13th, you'll hear the great BB King doing "Early in the Morning" with help from Van Morrison.  You'll also hear from the Neville Brothers in the first set.

The Blues: 6.6.15 show

Jun 4, 2015

This week's Blues show, 11pm on Saturday, June 6th, begins with New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis, the great blues singer Nina Simone, and Cincinnati's own jazz legend Jimmy McGary.  Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be performing at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center on Saturday night, July 11th, and then heading up to the Rose Music Center at the Heights concert venue the next evening, Sunday, July 12th.

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.

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.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birthday (4/7/15), I've put together a one-hour special celebrating her work that'll air on Saturday, April 11th at 11pm.  You'll hear from jazz vocalist Amy London, former WNOP disc jockey Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, and musician Ron Esposito who interviews John Szwed about his new book on Billie. There are plenty of songs by Billie Holiday as well as tunes performed by four vocalists who recorded tribute albums of her work...Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Rosemary Clooney, and  Cassandra Wilson.

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.

Grammy Award-winning jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer, Cassandra Wilson, will be performing on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Hall Auditorium, 101 S. Campus Ave, on Miami University’s Oxford campus. Wilson’s 2015 tour is an otherworldly musical homage to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday on the 100th anniversary of the singer's birth. "A dream of mine is happening," said Wilson, "I've been in love with Billie Holiday's voice since the moment I heard it, and she has inspired me throughout my career."

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."