Music

Steve Hefter

On this week's blues show on Saturday, January 12th at 11pm, you'll hear three sets of music starting off with Ernestine Anderson (who passed away in Seattle in March, 2016) in the first set along with Jeff Beck, Cyndi Lauper, and Tom Waits from his "The Heart of Saturday Night" cd.

This episode of Swing With Bill Cartwright is an encore broadcast from January 10, 2015.

On this show you'll hear a few musicians you may not have heard in awhile.  There's Anita O'Day, Rod Stewart, and Larry Clinton.  During the second half hour, you'll hear from Stacey Kent, John Pizzarelli and Shorty Rogers.  And the show ends with "Avalon" by Benny Goodman.

There's a new album coming out from Cincinnati band 500 Miles to Memphis, and they'll have a release party for Blessed be the Damned on January 26 at Newport's Southgate House Revival

The Blues: 1.5.19 show

Jan 6, 2019

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, January 5th, at 11pm, Debbie Davies gets the show underway with "Time Work Your Magic."  According to her Facebook page, she's been in the studio with James Cotton recording a tribute album to John Mayall.  The rest of the first set includes music by Bobby Blue Bland, Cassie Taylor, and John Mayall.

We Banjo 3, creators of what they call Celtgrass (Celtic and bluegrass), return to the area for a concert at Ludlow Garage on January 23. 

This is an encore presentation of Swing with Bill Cartwright from January 3, 2015

This week's show begins with Bing Crosby's "Deed I Do" and the King Sisters performing "That's All."  Bill also includes songs by Billie Holiday, Carly Simon and Rosemary Clooney.  The last three songs of the program feature Frank Sinatra, "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," June Christy's "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis," and finally Benny Goodman with "Jumpin' at the Woodside."

Swing in the new year with this encore presentation on Swing With Bill Cartwright from December 27, 2014.

Join Bill for a great show that starts with Chris Connor's version of "Jeepers Creepers" followed by Nat King Cole and "There Will Never Be Another You."  You'll also hear from Bing Crosby, Julie London, and Jo Stafford.  Some of the big bands featured include Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman.

It's a special encore presentation of the Swing With Bill Cartwright Christmas Show from December 20, 2014!

The program begins with Ella Fitzgerald's version of "White Christmas" and then later in the show you'll hear the classic rendition of "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby.  You'll also hear Joe Williams singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,"  "My Favorite Things" performed by Barbra Streisand, and Peggy Lee's "Winter Wonderland."  Other classic songs will be sung by Manhattan Transfer, Diana Krall, and Harry Connick, Jr.

On this week's blues show, Saturday night, December 29th, at 11pm, the music begins with R.L. Burnside's classic, "It's Bad You Know," followed by Bobby Rush, the Doug Perry Ensemble, and J W Jones.  The second set features Derek & the Dominos; Gary Clark, Jr.; Bob Dylan; and Lonnie Mack.  Bonnie Raitt starts off the third set which also includes Freddie King and the Holmes Brothers. And the show ends with Tommy Castro & the Painkillers.

A career that spanned generations and genres, Aretha Franklin will always be remembered as the Queen of Soul. 

There are so many shows you can catch during the holidays in the Cincinnati region.  From Christmas brunch with Jazz at the Hilton to a Jake Speed concert 12/28, the 79th annual Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival, and so many New Year's Eve celebrations!

New Year's Eve: The Rusty Griswold's at Newport Syndicate, big shows at the Madison Theater, Blue Note Harrison & the Woodward Theater, Lynne Scott at Sorrento's on Reading Road, the Ron Enyard Quartet at Schwartz's Point Jazz Club, the Chris Comer Trio at Dayton's Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Cincinnati Pops at Music Hall, and Triage at Caffe Vivace.

Happy New Year!

This year's annual Blues Christmas special will air on Saturday, December 22nd, at 11pm.  The show begins with a song from Canned Heat's Christmas Album, "Christmas Blue," which features Dr. John, too.   Ben Levin, who recorded a couple of songs for this special in WVXU's Corbett Studio on May 13th, opened for Canned Heat's gig at Ludlow Garage December 1st.  Other artists featured in the first half of this Blues Christmas special are Joey DeFrancesco, the Blind Boys of Alabama with special guest Tom Waits, Aaron Neville, Etta James, and Sonny Landreth.  The rest of the show includes holiday music from Eric Clapton's "Happy Xmas" cd, The Persuasions, the Marcus Roberts Trio, and Houston Person with vocals by Etta Jones on "Santa Baby."

This week's music scene has lots of holiday events on tap.  From Cincinnati Film Society's presentation of  the documentary "Jingle Bell Rocks!" to the 3rd Annual Island Christmas Holiday at The Redmoor and the Society Jazz Orchestra at Schwartz's Point Jazz Club.

No Promises, the Randy Villars Trio, and the Bromwell Diehl Band all have concerts this week.  And, Larry Goshorn found some of his & the Goshorn Brothers' cds in his basement & took them to Shake It Records if you're still looking for that special gift for a music lover.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, December 15th at 11pm, the first set starts with James Blood Ulmer, Monty Alexander Trio, Blind Boys of Alabama, & Aaron Neville.  The second set features Hugh Laurie, Tom Waits, Vinx & Chet Baker, and the show ends with Joey DeFrancesco, Houston Person, & Ruth Brown.

Local jazz bassist Mike Sharfe has assembled a new quartet called Retro Nouveau and they are releasing their first CD, Live at the Greenwich, on December 21. 

He is best-known as lead singer/frontman and merrymaker-in-chief for Cincinnati rockers THE MENUS, but Tim Goldrainer is equally at home with Sinatra, Martin, Crosby and Nat King Cole in his other band, CURLY & the Q-BALLS.  Tim and Cueballs pianist Greg Dastillung took a break from rehearsing their annual Christmas show to drop by WVXU's Corbett Studio on November 30th for a visit with Elaine Diehl and a swingin’ take on an Irving Berlin classic Christmas song, "White Christmas."  Curly & the Q-Balls w

This episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright is an encore presentation from December 13, 2014.   

Sit back and enjoy the big band sounds of swing this evening.  Bill's starting the show off with "And the Angels Sing" by Martha Tilton and Steve Tyrell's "Cheek to Cheek."  There are also songs by Billie Holiday, Nat Cole, and Keely Smith ("Stormy Weather").  You'll hear Bing Crosby's classic "White Christmas," and the show ends with "Lullaby of Birdland" by Count Basie.

This episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright is an encore presentation from December 6, 2014. 

This show begins with the big bands of Glenn Miller and Count Basie.  Other bands heard during the hour include Harry James, "Crazy Rhythm" and Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing."  During the first half of the swing show, you'll hear from some great vocalists like Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Linda Ronstadt.  June Christy, Rosemary Clooney and Michael Buble are some of the vocalists you'll hear in the second half of Bill's swing show.  And the evening's program will end with the classic "Stardust" by Glenn Miller.

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble will present its traditional Candlelit Christmas concert at Memorial Hall on December 15 and 16. 

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