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.
"A Foggy Day in London Town"
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Les Roberts
American Standard: “A Foggy Day in London Town” (1937)
Music: George Gershwin
Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
Featured Performers: Fred Astaire, Patti Page, Oscar Peterson, & Judy Garland
Bonus Track: “It’s Only a Paper Moon”
Performed by: Oscar Peterson
Podcast Summary: 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.