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.More episodes
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Lee Bush
American Standard: “Here's that Rainy” (1953)
Music: Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics: Johnny Burke
Featured Performers: Frank Sinatra, Singers Unlimited, Kenny Burrell, and Tony Bennett
Bonus Track: “September in the Rain"
Performed by: Joe Williams
Show Notes: 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 nature of this song. Then they listen with you to this week's bonus tune, “September in the Rain." Performed by Joe Williams, this song has a more upbeat take on rain.