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.
"Here's that Rainy Day"
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Lee Bush
American Standard: “Here's that Rainy” (1953)
Music: Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics: Johnny Burke
Featured Performers: Frank Sinatra, Singers Unlimited, Kenny Burrell, and Tony Bennett
Bonus Track: “September in the Rain"
Performed by: Joe Williams
Show Notes: Joe and his guest, Lee Bush, listen with you to 4 renditions of "Here's that Rainy Day," exploring the different levels of the melodies and harmonies in this standard. They dive into the profoundly sad lyrics, exposing the ironic nature of this song. Then they listen with you to this week's bonus tune, “September in the Rain." Performed by Joe Williams, this song has a more upbeat take on rain.