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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"Love for Sale"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Ernie Krivda

American Standard: “Love For Sale” (1930)

Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter

Featured Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Art Tatum, Mel Tormé

Bonus Track: “Whatever Lola Wants” (1955)

Performed by: Sarah Vaughan

Podcast Summary:

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 Ella Fitzgerald, the sultry Julie London, a beautiful piano instrumental, and a skat master.

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