This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear The Andrew Sisters' "Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four," Judy Garland's "Comes Once in a Lifetime" and Claude Thornhill's "Polka Dots and Moonbeams."
This week on Swing With Bill Cartwright you'll hear June Christy's "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't, My Baby," The Blue Wisp Big Band performing "Love For Sale" and The Bob Crosby Orchestra's "Wolverine Blues."
This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Louis Armstrong's "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," The BBC Big Band's rendition of "Begin the Beguine" and Hoagy Carmichael's "Ole Buttermilk Sky."
This week, Saturday, July 4th at 10pm on Bill's swing show, he starts things off with Benny Goodman's "King Porter Stomp" followed by Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin and Lena Horne. He also includes in the first set songs by Woody Herman, Diana Krall and George Shearing.
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.
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."
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."
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.