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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!

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"Lush Life"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Les Roberts

American Standard: “Lush Life” (1938)

Music: Billy Strayhorn

Lyrics: Billy Strayhorn

Featured Performers: Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Billy Strayhorn, & Queen Latifah

Bonus Track: “I’m Checkin’ Out, Goombye”

Performed by: Rosemary Clooney

Podcast Summary: Joe and Les listen with you to 4 renditions of  “Lush Life,” discussing the relative obscurity of this song, telling the stories behind the different performers of this song, and revealing their honest feelings about each each version of it.

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