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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"It Might as Well Be Spring"

| S:1 E:7

Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Les Roberts

American Standard: “It Might as Well Be Spring” (1945)

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein

Featured Performers: Astrud Gilberto, Sandy Stewart, Stephane Grappelli, & Ella Fitzgerald

Bonus Track: “Happy”

Performed by: Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley

Podcast Summary: Joe and Les listen with you to 4 renditions of "It Might as Well Be Spring," and they discuss the conflicting tones of cheerfulness and melancholy. (S1 Ep7).

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