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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"My Funny Valentine"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Lee Bush

American Standard: “My Funny Valentine” (1937)

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Featured Performers: Linda Ronstadt, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton Quintet, Chet Baker

Bonus Track: “Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You” (1942)

Performed By: Blossom Dearie

Podcast Summary: Joe and Lee discuss a timeless classic from the 1937 musical Babes in Arms that went on to become one the most beloved jazz standards of the Great American Songbook. The popularity of “My Funny Valentine” has been covered by over 600 artists and has landed an unforgettable spot in American culture. From the emotional rendition by Sarah Vaughan to the elegant instrumental version by the Chico Hamilton Quintet, you’ll enjoy this episode in all it’s melodies.

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