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Listeners get to know the history and stories behind the songs and the variety of music they generated, as well as become acquainted with great musicians and what inspires them.

Listeners get to know the history and stories behind the songs and the variety of music they generated, as well as become acquainted with great musicians and what inspires them.
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Willoughby, OH

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Listeners get to know the history and stories behind the songs and the variety of music they generated, as well as become acquainted with great musicians and what inspires them.

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English

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Episodes

"Lush Life"

7/13/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, jazz pianist Les Roberts, listen with you to 4 renditions of “Lush Life” by Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Billy Strayhorn, & Queen Latifah. Joe and Les discuss the relative obscurity of this song, they tell stories behind the different performers of this song, and they reveal their honest feelings about each each version of it. You’ll enjoy this week's bonus tune too, which was also written by Billy Strayhorn, called “I’m Checkin’ Out, Goombye,” performed by...

Duration:00:33:45

"Love Walked In"

7/6/2017
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Joe and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of "Love Walked in" by Kenny Baker, Erroll Garner, The Flamingoes, Ernie Krivda, and Frank Sinatra. They explore how the song has evolved over time and the great variety of the performers who have made their own versions of this song. Then you'll enjoy this week's bonus tune by the great saxophonist, Ben Webster, performing another popular Gershwin tune.

Duration:00:37:16

"September Song"

6/29/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, jazz trombonist George Carr, listen with you to 4 renditions of “September Song” by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, & Mel Torme. Joe and George discuss the very interesting life of composer Kurt Weill as well as the Broadway musical in which this song was first introduced, Knickerbocker Holiday. In addition, George explains why Torme’s version is his favorite one. You’ll also enjoy this week's bonus tune from the musical, Camelot, as Frank Sinatra...

Duration:00:37:17

"I Remember You"

6/22/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, Larry Angell, listen with you to 4 renditions of “I Remember You” by Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Harris, & Sarah Vaughan. Joe and Larry discuss the short, yet illustrious career of composer Victor Schertzinger as well as the swingin’ and cookin’ nature of this piece. You’ll also enjoy this week's bonus tune by lyricist, Johnny Mercer as he sings the hilarious tune: “Save the Bones for Henry Jones” with Nat King Cole.

Duration:00:37:20

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

6/15/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, Les Roberts, listen with you to 4 renditions of “It Might as Well Be Spring” by Astrud Gilberto, Sandy Stewart, Stephane Grappelli, & Ella Fitzgerald. Joe and Les discuss the conflicting tones of cheerfulness and melancholy. You’ll also enjoy this week's bonus tune by Nancy Wilson (accompanied by Cannonball Adderley!), a piece taken from South Pacific.

Duration:00:36:42

"Come Rain or Come Shine"

6/15/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Joe Williams, Nancy LaMont, Zoot Sims, & Ray Charles. Joe and Ernie discuss the many blues influences in this song. You’ll also enjoy this week's bonus tune by Helen Humes, another piece that is influenced by both blues and jazz.

Duration:00:36:49

"I Feel Pretty"

6/15/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, Dennis Lewin, listen with you to renditions of "I Feel Pretty" by Marni Nixon, Sophie Milman, Oscar Peterson, and Sarah Vaughan. Dennis discusses this song and its place in the West Side Story soundtrack, including its use of baritone. Although not exactly a jazz standard, they discuss the influence of jazz on this piece. Then you'll enjoy this week's bonus tune by Jim Bryant & Marni Nixon, performing another piece from West Side Story. (S1 Ep 5)

Duration:00:35:10

"Moonlight in Vermont"

6/15/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, Bill Rudman, listen with you to renditions of "Moonlight in Vermont" by Margaret Whiting, Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, and Willie Nelson. As the nephew of the song’s lyricist, John Blackburn, Bill Rudman gives us special insight into the history of this piece. Then you'll enjoy this week's bonus tune by Ahmad Jamal and his trio, performing a piece by one Rudman’s favorite composers. (S1 Ep4)

Duration:00:33:51

"A Foggy Day in London Town"

6/15/2017
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Joe and his guest, Les Roberts, listen with you to renditions of "A Foggy Day in London Town" by Fred Astaire, Patti Page, Oscar Peterson, & Judy Garland. They explore the merits of each - of which there are many - and Les discusses the appearance of this song in film. Then you'll enjoy this week's bonus tune, a rare vocal performance by the great pianist, Oscar Peterson. (S1 Ep 3)

Duration:00:36:30

"The Lady is a Tramp"

6/15/2017
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Joe and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of "Begin the Beguine" by Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, Artie Shaw, & Sammy Davis Jr.. They explore the merits of each - which are many - while Ernie explains what he'd like to hear in just one. Then enjoy a tropical Bonus Tune by Bing Crosby. (S1 Ep2)

Duration:00:37:16

"Begin the Beguine"

6/8/2017
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Joe Hunter and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of "Begin the Beguine" by Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, Artie Shaw, & Sammy Davis Jr. They explore the merits of each - which are many - while Ernie explains what he'd like to hear in just one. Then enjoy a tropical Bonus Tune by Bing Crosby. (S1 Ep1)

Duration:00:37:31

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