Celebrate the Great American Songbook
In this show about the jazz standards of the Great American Songbook, one song is explored by jazz musician host, Joe Hunter, and his guest. Four different renditions of the selected song is introduced by the hosts who compare and contrast the merits of each adaptation.
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Tom Rozcak
American Standard: "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (1936)
Music: Jack Strachey
Lyrics: Eric Maschwitz
Featured Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson & Count Basie, and Bryan Ferry
Bonus Track: “A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square"
Performed by: The Manhattan Transfer
Show Notes: 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!