Swing With Bill Cartwright

Saturdays at 10 PM

You're in for a treat tonight.  The show begins with "Witchcraft" by Sarah Vaughan, and then "Mr. Anthony's Boogie" by Ray Anthony, and then a lovely song by Mel Torme, "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails."  You'll also hear from vocalists like Maxine Sullivan, Nat Cole, and Paul Anka.

This week's swing show starts off with a great version of "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin, followed by Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction," and Cincinnati native Doris Day with "Sentimental Journey."  You'll also hear from Linda Ronstadt, Harry Connick Jr, and Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett.  And, the program ends with Gerald Wilson's Orchestra performing the classic "Love for Sale."

Local concert note: The Blue Wisp Big Band will be performing this coming Wednesday evening, November 26th, from 8-11:30pm at the York Street Cafe in Newport, Kentucky.

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.

This week you'll hear hometown favorite Blue Wisp Big Band who's found a new home at Japp's on Main Street in Over the Rhine on Wednesday evenings.  I hear the place is packed for them, and the band loves the new digs.  There are also songs from Mel Torme, "The Lady is a Tramp," the Four Freshmen's "You Stepped Out of a Dream," and Linda Ronstadt's "What'll I Do."

*Concert Alert! - On Friday, November 7th, the Tommy Dorsey Big Band will be appearing at the Music Hall Ballroom 7-10pm, $30/per & $3 parking.  For tickets and information, call 513-621-2787.

If you enjoy songs performed by female jazz vocalists, you'll enjoy this weekend's swing show on Saturday, September 6th beginning at 10pm.  Doris Day performs "The Very Thought of You," and Nancy Wilson sings "The Song is You."  You'll also hear a couple of songs by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald including "Coochi, Coochi, Coo" as well as "Let's Begin" from the Jerome Kern Songbook cd.

Join Bill Cartwright Saturday night at 10 o'clock, August 30th, for a pre-Labor Day swing show!  You'll hear classic big band songs like Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball" and Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing."  Vocalists who'll be featured include Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, and Harry Connick, Jr.

This week, swing favorites from Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.  You'll hear Frank Sinatra singing "Love is Just Around the Corner" and "Moonlight in Vermont," too.

Lots of your favorites on this swingin' swing show.  From Billie Holiday's classic "Stormy Weather" to Frank Sinatra's "All or Nothing at All", and Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine," you'll hear a song that's familiar.

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Bill Cartwright playing the best of the big bands as he brings you Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey and more.

From Duke Ellington's official website:

There are some classic jazz tunes on Bill's show this week.  From Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" to Louis Armstrong's "Mack the Knife" and Frank Sinatra's "I'll Never Smile Again."  You'll also  hear songs from big bands like Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Spivak, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller!

On this evening's swing program, you'll hear some great vocalists including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jo Stafford.  There are a couple of versions of the song, "How High the Moon, " by Diane Schuur as well as Les Paul.  Plus big band selections from Benny Goodman, the classic "Body & Soul," Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore."

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