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We share the song Infinite Sky from local trio Peaceful Sorrow.

The Musical History Of The Ink Spots

Jun 5, 2020
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The Ink Spots were one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1930’s and 40’s. With a history that includes singing on Cincinnati’s WLW, we revisit this musical history of The Ink Spots from our friend David Lewis.

A Talk With Bass Pioneer Jack Casady

May 29, 2020
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Recently, Elaine Diehl had the opportunity to interview Rock Hall of Famer Jorma Kaukonen about his career, including his bands Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. He mentioned that his good friend and bandmate, bassist Jack Casady, would be a good one to talk with about music and his career, so that’s what Elaine has done. Join her for this conversation with one of the most influential bass players in rock history.

A Profile Of The Mills Brothers

May 29, 2020
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Profile: We return to the archive for David Lewis’ fascinating commentary about the lives and careers of Piqua, Ohio’s popular jazz and pop quartet, The Mills Brothers.

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.

Review: The Voyager Jazz Ensemble's Rites of Passage

May 22, 2020

The Voyage Jazz Ensemble recorded and mixed their new CD days before the pandemic closed everything down. The album, Rites of Passage is available now.

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, in response to the pandemic closures and to continue the celebration of their 125th Anniversary, have commissioned some of today’s finest composers to write short fanfares for performance by CSO musicians and to share virtually. Joining Elaine Diehl with additional details on the CSO Fanfare Project and his contribution is composer Peter Boyer. (See Peter Boyer’s message about his composition here; see Elizabeth Freimuth’s performance here.)

Fresh Music From The Voyager Jazz Ensemble

May 22, 2020
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A collaboration of local jazz players known as The Voyager Jazz Ensemble was able to finish up their first recording just before the pandemic lockdown. Elaine Diehl talks with the entire ensemble and plays a piece from the CD called Rites of Passage

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.

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After recently reviewing his memoir, Elaine Diehl now get the opportunity to have a conversation with legendary rock musician Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna.) Along with his book, Been So Long, they talk about his career and his current life, living in southeastern Ohio and running the Fur Peach Ranch music venue and guitar camp.

CONGRATULATIONS to The Klaberheads for winning our local Favorite 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Video vote for their tune, "Polka Reggae Party." Well done!!

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.

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Mason, Ohio singer Michael Williams, as fans of NBC’s The Voice already know, competed last week in a knockout round with three other contestants, and on Monday’s show, they’ll find out who moves on in the competition.

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.

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Jason Diakité is better known as bestselling hip hop artist Timbuktu. Our music correspondent Yemi Oyediran recently spoke with Jason about his upbringing in Sweden, his music, and his new autobiography, A Drop of Midnight.

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.

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Local author and music raconteur Randy McNutt joins our Elaine Diehl to talk about his friend and one-time writing partner Wayne Perry, probably the second most successful modern local songwriter (behind Troy Seals.) Perry, whose music has been recorded by Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw, and others, completed his first song 50 years ago this year.

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.

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