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.
"Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered"
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Les Roberts
American Standard: “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” (1940)
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Lorenz Hart
Featured Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, Sinéad O'Connor, Ralph Sharon, Smoking Popes
Bonus Track: “Baubles, Bangles & Beads” (1954)
Performed by: Frank Sinatra
Podcast Summary: Joe and Les celebrate a show tune from Rodgers and Hart's 1940 musical, Pal Joey, diving into the most notable renditions of “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.” They dissect each version and discuss the legacy of the Great American Songbook.