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: George Foley
American Standard: “Ain’t Misbehavin” (1929)
Music: Thomas “Fats” Waller
Lyrics: Andy Razaf
Featured Performers: Thomas “Fats” Waller, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, & Leon Redbone
Bonus Track: “Little Rock Getaway”
Performed by: John Ulrich
Podcast Summary: Joe and George listen with you to 4 renditions of “Ain’t Misbehavin,” and they discuss the life of the great pianist Thomas “Fats” Waller, the style of jazz piano called “stride piano,” the overall impact of the song “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and some of the artists who have performed this song.