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.

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"Georgia On My Mind"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Tom Roszak

American Standard: “Georgia On My Mind” (1930)

Music: Hoagy Carmichael

Lyrics: Stuart Gorrell

Featured Performers: Billie Holiday, Hoagy Carmichael, Toots Thielemans, Ray Charles

Bonus Track: “Massachusetts” (1956)

Performed by: Maxine Sullivan

Podcast Summary: Joe and Tom listen with you to four renditions of one of the most popular jazz standards, “Georgia On My Mind,” telling the stories behind the different performers of this song. They celebrate the great west coast jazz artists who brought this song to life, and even discuss a legendary Belgian-American jazz musician to finish out the podcast.

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