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Heard That Song

I've Heard That Song Before is a podcast about the jazz standards of the Great American Songbook. In each episode, one song is explored by jazz musician host, Joe Hunter, and his jazz musician guest.  You'll hear 4 different renditions of the selected song introduced by the hosts who compare and contrast the merits of each adaptation. At the end of each episode, you'll also get to hear a related bonus song. The easy-going conversational format of the show makes it enjoyable for both jazz buffs and novices alike. Episodes are all approximately 35 minutes. New episode every Thursday!

Heard That Song Episodes

Joe and George listen with you to 4 renditions of “Ain’t Misbehavin,” and they discuss the life of the great pianist Thomas “Fats” Waller, the style of jazz piano called “stride piano,” and the overall impact of the song.

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Joe and Les explore 4 renditions of “Lush Life,” discussing the relative obscurity of this song, telling the stories about its performers of this song, and revealing their thoughts on each rendition of the piece.

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Joe and Ernie listen with you to 4 renditions of “Love Walked In,” discussing the gradual development of this song, and revealing their feelings about each each version of it.

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Joe & George Carr discuss the interesting life of composer, Kurt Weill, as well as the Broadway musical that first introduced us to "September Song."

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Joe and Larry listen with you to 4 renditions of “I Remember You,” and they discuss the short, yet illustrious career of composer Victor Schertzinger.

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Joe and Les discuss the conflicting tones of cheerfulness and melancholy in this jazz standard...

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Joe and Ernie listen with you to 4 renditions of "Come Rain or Come Shine," and Ernie discusses the many blues influences in this song.

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Joe and Dennis listen with you to 4 renditions of "I Feel Pretty," and then Dennis discusses this song and its place in the West Side Story soundtrack.

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Bill Rudman (the nephew of the song’s lyricist, John Blackburn) gives us special insight into the history of this piece.

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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.

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