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This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Andrew Sisters' "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon," Helen Ward's "I've Got a Crush On You" and Carmen McRae's "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket."

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 blues show, Saturday, July 25th, 11pm, starts off with a song from "The Daughter of The Blues," Shirley King.  The nickname comes from being the daughter of the legendary BB King.  During the rest of the first set, you'll hear music from Dr. John, Etta James, Freddie King, and John Mayall.

How Wheels Turned Old Tapes Into A New Double Album

Jul 17, 2020
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Since 1979, musician Mickey Foellger of the band Wheels has been in possession of tapes from the band’s performances at Shipley’s in Clifton. Now, with the help of his bandmates, they’ve mastered these tapes into a double album that’s scheduled for release on August 1. Elaine Diehl talks with Mickey and Jeffrey Seeman about the Wheels days, and the story behind Wheels Backstage: LIVE 11.3.79

This week's blues show, Saturday night, July 18th at 11pm, features the music of Lonnie Mack, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Little Freddie King, Sleepy La Beef, and Tony Joe White.

The Blues Is Back!

Jul 10, 2020

After several months of repeating specials, management finally gave me the okay to start recording new blues shows from my home computer.  So, this Saturday night's program, July 11th at 11pm, will feature a couple of new songs plus some favorites.  It's taking some time getting used to this new system of working on my computer producing this, so thanks for your patience.

Local Favorite Danny Frazier Is Out With New Music

Jul 10, 2020
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Danny Frazier is one of the area’s favorite country singers, and he’s just dropped a new album. He spends some time with our Elaine Diehl to talk about his life, career, and the new Nobody Knows Where I Am.

Life In The Pandemic With Musician Ric Hordinski

Jul 3, 2020
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Musician, CCM faculty, and owner of Monastery Studio, Ric Hordinski  is staying busy through the pandemic, plus his photojournalist daughter has gained the family an international fan base. He joins Elaine Diehl to talk music in our current world and the “life in the time of COVID” feature his daughter Madeline, an Ohio University student, did for the BBC.

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On July 4th, 2020 at 11pm, you'll hear a special re-broadcast of a special I produced in 2019 featuring a conversation between Ron Esposito and Doug Yeager during his visit to Cincinnati in November, 2018. 

Ron Esposito welcomed Doug Yeager into WVXU’s studio to talk about Josh White’s career.  Yeager represents the estate of Josh White and is also Josh White, Jr.’s manager. This one-hour special originally aired on February 9, 2019,  two days before Josh White’s birthday on February 11th (1914). 

Bobby Mackey Is Ready To Reopen His Honky Tonk

Jun 26, 2020
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County singer & club owner Bobby Mackey has a lot to celebrate these days. Along with 50 years in the music business, he tells Elaine Diehl about the upcoming reopening of his popular Wilder, Kentucky music venue.

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In advance of the release of  "Backstage," a double live album recorded at Shipley’s in 1979, we bring you the crowd favorite “Amaretta” by the popular Cincinnati band, Wheels.

Sunday, July 5 at 7 a.m.

From American Public Media: Join Julie Amacher for an hour of traditional, patriotic choral music performed by the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

To Honor And Inspire

Jun 24, 2020

Saturday, July 4 at 7 a.m.

From Americam Public Media: Andrea Blain hosts this patriotic special featuring performances by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bands.

Enjoy marches by Sousa, Jewell and Gould, as well as works by Copland, Saint-Saens and Holst.

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Our friend Katie Laur talks about her friendship with the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Hartford (“Gentle on My Mind”) in this installment of Memories From the Hills of Home.

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The pandemic can’t keep rock and roll down forever. Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to reopen, with certain restrictions, so Elaine Diehl welcomes the Hall’s President & CEO Greg Harris back to Around Cincinnati.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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Cincinnati’s own Bootsy Collins has just released a new song to support the work of MusiCares. “Stars” features an all-star collaboration with American philosopher Dr. Cornel West, drummer Steve Jordan, banjo legend Béla Fleck, and featuring EmiSunshine and Olvido Ruiz. Elaine Diehl finds out more from the Rock Hall icon and shares the song.

When the story of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police began making news last week, Anthony McGill felt something roiling up inside him.

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