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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"Love for Sale"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Ernie Krivda

American Standard: “Love For Sale” (1930)

Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter

Featured Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Art Tatum, Mel Tormé

Bonus Track: “Whatever Lola Wants” (1955)

Performed by: Sarah Vaughan

Podcast Summary:

Joe and Ernie explore, "Love for Sale," the lyrically controversial tune from 1930's Broadway musical, "The New Yorkers." They dive in and discuss the story behind the song as well as the artists who sang them. You'll hear renditions from the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, the sultry Julie London, a beautiful piano instrumental, and a skat master.

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