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 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."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear June Christy's "They Can't Take That Away From Me," Ray Anthony's "I Get a Kick Out of You" and Judy Garland's classic "Over the Rainbow."

Helen Ward's You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes," Steve Lawrence's "This Could Be the Start of Something" and Joe Gransden's "I've Got the World on a String."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Will Bradley's "Celery Stalks at Midnight," Dee Dee Bridgewater's "A Tisket, A Tasket" and Frank Sinatra's "Pennies From Heaven."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Jimmie Lunceford's "Rhythm is Our Business," Ralph Flanagan's "Joshua" and Benny Goodman's "Somebody Stole My Gal."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright we ring in the new year with great tunes like Mills Brothers' "Paper Doll," Ralph Marterie's "Caravan" and Charlie Barnet's "Pompton Turnpike."

It's a winter wonderland on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright with Peggy Lee's "Winter Wonderland," Jack Jones' "Sleigh Ride" and Johnny Mercer's "Baby It's Cold Outside."

Holiday cheer continues on this week's Swing with Bill Cartwright with Benny Goodman's "Jingle Bells," Les Brown's "The Christmas Song," Woody Herman's "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and Frank Sinatra's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

We're getting into the holiday spirit on Swing with Bill Cartwright with Benny Goodman's "Winter Weather," Joe Gransden's "It's Beginning to Look at Lot Like Christmas," Frank Sinatra's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Manhattan Transfer's "A Christmas Love Song."

This special episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

You'll hear popular songs from WWII, including "Any Bonds Today," "When the Lights Go On Again All Over the World," "You Can't Say No to a Soldier," "Rosie the Riveter," "Comin In on a Wing and a Prayer," "G.I. Jive," Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Bell Bottom Trousers," "I Don't Want to Walk Without You," "No Love, No Nothin," "I Left My Heart at the Stagedoor Canteen," "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" and the unforgettable "They're Either Too Young or Too Old."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Harry James' "Shiny Stockings," Lionel Hampton's "Red Top" and Judy Garland's "Almost Like Being in Love."

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright we'll warm up ypour weekend with Steve Lawrence's "Baby, It's Cold Outside," Diane Schuur's "Come Rain or Come Shine" and Les Brown's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."

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