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.
"It Might as Well Be Spring"
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).