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.

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"Begin the Beguine"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Ernie Krivda

American Standard: “Begin the Beguine” (1938)

Music: Cole Porter

Lyrics: Cole Porter

Featured Performers: Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, Artie Shaw, & Sammy Davis Jr.

Bonus Track: “Down Among the Sheltering Palms”

Performed by: Bing Crosby & Bob Scobey’s Frisco Jazz Band

Podcast Summary: 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. Then enjoy a tropical Bonus Tune by Bing Crosby.

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