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Swing with Bill Cartwright: 6.6.20

Originally aired on June 6, 2015: 

Bill begins this week's Swing show with the tune, "The Song is Ended" by vocalist Dakota Staton.  I did some online research and discovered several different references to her birth year from 1930 to 1931 and 1932.  So, I'm going with 1930 as mentioned in her 2007 New York Times obituary.  Her first album which was on Capitol, "The Late, Late Show," was a hit in 1957.  The song Bill features tonight is from her 1959 album also on Capitol, "More Than the Most."

Other vocalists in the first half of this Swing show include Bing Crosby, the King Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald and Paul Anka. 

The second half of Swing begins with Glen Gray's version of the Count Basie composition "Jumpin' at the Woodside" followed by Billie Holiday, Tommy Dorsey and Harry James.  The evening's program ends with Linda Ronstadt, "You Took Advantage of Me," and Cincinnati's own Blue Wisp Big Band, "Sweet Georgia Brown."

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.”