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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"The Nearness of You"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Les Roberts

American Standard: “The Nearness of You” (1938)

Music: Hoagy Carmichael

Lyrics: Ned Washington

Featured Performers: Eartha Kitt, Al Jarreau, Scott Hamilton, Norah Jones

Bonus Track: “Lazy Afternoon” (1955)

Performed by: Lucy Reed

Podcast Summary: Joe and Les delve into one of the most romantic tracks from the Great American Songbook and discuss four flawless renditions including an enchanting modern version by Norah Jones. From the intimate nature of the song lyrics to the smooth instrumentals of Hoagy Carmichael’s 1928 “The Nearness of You,” this episode is sure to warm your heart!

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