I've Heard That Song Before

I've Heard That Song Before

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I’ve Heard That Song Before is an audio program a…
“Here’s That Rainy Day”
Dec 5 • 37 min
Joe and his guest, Lee Bush, listen with you to 4 renditions of “Here’s that Rainy Day,” exploring the different levels of the melodies and harmonies in this standard. They dive into the profoundly sad lyrics, exposing the ironic…
“Falling in Love with Love”
Nov 28 • 34 min
Joe and his guest, Bill Rudman, listen with you to renditions of “Falling in Love with Love” by Frances Langford, Frank Sinatra, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley & Mary Cleere Haran. They explore the merits of each (of which there are many) and Bill…
“All the Things You Are”
Nov 21 • 36 min
From the storytelling of the lyrics to stunning melody, Joe and Les give you the low-down on all the things in “All the Things You Are”
“What’s New?”
Aug 15 • 38 min
Joe and Les cover a charming song from the jazz era, made popular by Bing Crosby in 1939, by exploring four different renditions. You’ll hear versions from the talented jazz musician Dinah Washington, a strong vocal performance from Linda Ronstadt, a…
“The Nearness of You”
Aug 8 • 37 min
Joe and Les delve into one of the most romantic tracks from the Great American Songbook and discuss four flawless renditions including an enchanting modern version by Norah Jones. From the intimate nature of the song lyrics to the smooth instrumentals of…
“My Funny Valentine”
Aug 1 • 38 min
Joe and Lee discuss a timeless classic from the 1937 musical Babes in Arms that went on to become one the most beloved jazz standards of the Great American Songbook. The popularity of “My Funny Valentine” has been covered by over 600 artists and has…
“Love For Sale”
Jul 25 • 38 min
Joe and Ernie explore, “Love for Sale,” the lyrically controversial tune from 1930’s Broadway musical, “The New Yorkers.” They dive in and discuss the story behind the song as well as the artists who sang them. You’ll hear renditions from the legendary…
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
Jul 18 • 38 min
Joe and Ernie explore this memorable romantic classic and it’s many renditions. From the musical Born To Dance (1936), “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song and went on to become a signature song for Frank Sinatra…
“Georgia On My Mind”
Jul 11 • 38 min
Joe and Tom listen with you to four renditions of one of the most popular jazz standards, “Georgia On My Mind,” telling the stories behind the different performers of this song. They celebrate the great west coast jazz artists who brought this song to…
“Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered”
Jul 11 • 38 min
Joe Hunter and Les Roberts celebrate a show tune from Rodgers and Hart’s 1940 musical, “Pal Joey,” diving into the most notable renditions of “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.” They dissect each version and discuss the legacy of the Great American…
“Angel Eyes”
Jul 11 • 38 min
Musicians, Joe Hunter and Lee Bush, listen with you to a few memorable renditions of “Angel Eyes.” From the melancholy Frank Sinatra arrangement to the sophisticated instrumental version by jazz guitarist, Kenny Burrell to the song composer’s original…
“Ain’t Misbehavin’”
Jul 20, 2017 • 37 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, George Foley, listen with you to 4 renditions of “Ain’t Misbehavin” by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, & Leon Redbone. They discuss the life of the great pianist Thomas “Fats” Waller, the style of jazz piano…
“Lush Life”
Jul 13, 2017 • 33 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, jazz pianist Les Roberts, listen with you to 4 renditions of “Lush Life” by Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Billy Strayhorn, & Queen Latifah. Joe and Les discuss the relative obscurity of this song, they tell stories behind the…
“Love Walked In”
Jul 6, 2017 • 37 min
Joe and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of “Love Walked in” by Kenny Baker, Erroll Garner, The Flamingoes, Ernie Krivda, and Frank Sinatra. They explore how the song has evolved over time and the great variety of the performers who…
“September Song”
Jun 29, 2017 • 37 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, jazz trombonist George Carr, listen with you to 4 renditions of “September Song” by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, & Mel Torme. Joe and George discuss the very interesting life of composer Kurt Weill as well as the…
“I Remember You”
Jun 22, 2017 • 37 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, Larry Angell, listen with you to 4 renditions of “I Remember You” by Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Harris, & Sarah Vaughan. Joe and Larry discuss the short, yet illustrious career of composer Victor Schertzinger as well…
“It Might as Well Be Spring”
Jun 15, 2017 • 36 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, Les Roberts, listen with you to 4 renditions of “It Might as Well Be Spring” by Astrud Gilberto, Sandy Stewart, Stephane Grappelli, & Ella Fitzgerald. Joe and Les discuss the conflicting tones of cheerfulness and melancholy.…
“Come Rain or Come Shine”
Jun 15, 2017 • 36 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Joe Williams, Nancy LaMont, Zoot Sims, & Ray Charles. Joe and Ernie discuss the many blues influences in this song. You’ll also enjoy this week’s bonus…
“I Feel Pretty”
Jun 15, 2017 • 35 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, Dennis Lewin, listen with you to renditions of “I Feel Pretty” by Marni Nixon, Sophie Milman, Oscar Peterson, and Sarah Vaughan. Dennis discusses this song and its place in the West Side Story soundtrack, including its use of…
“Moonlight in Vermont”
Jun 15, 2017 • 33 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, Bill Rudman, listen with you to renditions of “Moonlight in Vermont” by Margaret Whiting, Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, and Willie Nelson. As the nephew of the song’s lyricist, John Blackburn, Bill Rudman gives us special insight…
“A Foggy Day in London Town”
Jun 15, 2017 • 36 min
Joe and his guest, Les Roberts, listen with you to renditions of “A Foggy Day in London Town” by Fred Astaire, Patti Page, Oscar Peterson, & Judy Garland. They explore the merits of each - of which there are many - and Les discusses the appearance of this…
“The Lady is a Tramp”
Jun 15, 2017 • 37 min
Joe and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of “Begin the Beguine” by Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, Artie Shaw, & Sammy Davis Jr.. They explore the merits of each - which are many - while Ernie explains what he’d like to hear in just one.…
“Begin the Beguine”
Jun 8, 2017 • 37 min
Joe Hunter and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of “Begin the Beguine” by Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, Artie Shaw, & Sammy Davis Jr. They explore the merits of each - which are many - while Ernie explains what he’d like to hear in…