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.
"Falling in Love with Love"
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Bill Rudman
American Standard: "Falling in Love with Love" (1938)
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Lorenz Hart
Featured Performers: Frances Langford, Frank Sinatra, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley & Mary Cleere Haran
Bonus Track: “Thou Swell"
Performed by: Nat King Cole
Show Notes: Joe and his guest, Bill Rudman, listen with you to 4 renditions of "Falling in Love with Love," exploring the merits of each. Bill discusses the appearance of this standard in the farce of a play: "The Boys from Syracuse." Then they discuss this week's bonus tune, "Thou Swell" by Nat King Cole.