Bill Cartwright

Host of Swing with Bill Cartwright

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.”

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Originally aired on June 27, 2015:

This week's swing show features a number of great jazz vocalists including Louis Armstrong, June Christy and Dinah Washington in the first set.  There's also great swing music from Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, and Stan Kenton.

Originally aired on June 13, 2015: 

Mel Torme singing "Lulu's Back in Town" begins this week's Swing show airing on Saturday evening, June 13th at 10pm.  Other vocalists in the first half of the program include Natalie Cole, Deborah Locke, the Four Freshmen, and the great Judy Garland singing, "The Trolley Song."

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."

Originally aired on May 30, 2015:

Lots of big bands on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright - masters like Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Buddy Rich. There are also a number of wonderful vocalists featured including in the first set: Al Jolson, Julie London, John Pizzarelli and Patti Austin. The first set also includes "That Old Feeling" by Billy Eckstine.

Originally aired on May 23, 2015:  

This week's Swing with Bill Cartwright show begins with a musician whom I hadn't heard of...Will Bradley.  Born in 1912, he was a trombonist and band leader who went on to play with Johnny Carson's Tonight Show band.  Mr. Bradley's song, "Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar," is followed by vocalist Helen Ward and the big band of Artie Shaw.

Originally aired on May 16, 2015:  

Bill Cartwright has prepared a great show for swing lovers this week.  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."

Originally aired on May 9, 2015:   

This week's Swing show 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.

Originally aired on May 2, 2015:   

The legendary Billie Holiday's performance of "Blue Moon" opens this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright. 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.

Originally aired on April 25, 2015: 

Vocalist June Christy begins this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright. 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.

Originally aired on April 18, 2015:  

This week's Swing with Bill Cartwright show 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.

Originally aired on April 11, 2015:

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, 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.

Originally aired on April 4, 2015:

Cincinnati native Doris Day opens up this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright.  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.

Originally aired on March 28, 2015:

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, 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.

Originally aired on March 21, 2015:

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.

The second half of Swing with Bill Cartwright starts off with "American Patrol" by Glenn Miller, followed by Billie Holiday, whose 100th birthday will be celebrated on April 7th this year.  Bill also shares another Ella Fitzgerald selection, "It's All Right with Me," and ends the show with "My Shining Hour" by Shorty Rogers.

Originally aired on March 14, 2015:

A number of big band tunes are on this week's playlist of Swing with Bill Cartwright. 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.

Originally aired on March 7, 2015:

Songs from Ella Fitzgerald and Billy May start off this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright program. During the first half of the program, you'll also hear from Benny Goodman, Keely Smith and Artie Shaw.

To celebrate Leap Day on Swing with Bill Cartwright, you'll hear Michael Feinstein's "Luck Be a Lady," Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun" and Gene Krupa's "Leave Us Leap."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Pied Pipers' "Mairzy Doats," Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft" and Les Brown's My Blue Heaven.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Mel Torme's "Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive," Jimmy Dorsey's "Perfidia" and Rosemary Clooney's "What is This Thing Called Love?"

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Billie Holiday's "Moonlight in Vermont," Pearl Bailey's "A Woman's Prerogative" and Maxine Sullivan's "Bye Bye Baby."

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