Dec 28, 2018
Joe and Tom discuss 4 renditions of "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)," a beautiful standard by Eric Maschwitz. Then they discuss another of his works called "A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square" for this week's bonus tune!
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 28, 2018
Joe and his guest, Bill Rudman, listen with you to renditions of "Falling in Love with Love" by Frances Langford, Frank Sinatra, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley & Mary Cleere Haran. They explore the merits of each (of which there are many) and Bill discusses the appearance of this standard in the farce of a play: "The...
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.”