Dec 13, 2018
Joe and his guest, Carl Topilow, listen with you to 4 renditions of "Luck Be a Lady," exploring the varied paces in the performances of this standard. They dive into the rich history of this song, which made its debut in the 1950 musical, Guys and Dolls. Enjoy a special rendition of this song performed by its composer...
Dec 5, 2018
Joe and his guest, Lee Bush, listen with you to 4 renditions of "Here's that Rainy Day," exploring the different levels of the melodies and harmonies in this standard. They dive into the profoundly sad lyrics, exposing the ironic nature of this song. Then they listen with you to this week's bonus tune, “September in...
Nov 21, 2018
Joe and Les kick off their exploration of this romantic standard with a performance by Mildred Bailey, before delving into three other renditions of this classic. From the storytelling of the lyrics to stunning harmonies, Joe and Les give you the low-down on all the things in “All the Things You Are.”
Aug 15, 2018
Joe and Les cover a charming song from the jazz era, made popular by Bing Crosby in 1939, by exploring four different renditions. You’ll hear versions from the talented jazz musician Dinah Washington, a strong vocal performance from Linda Ronstadt, a romantic instrumental version and much more!
Aug 8, 2018
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...