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.
"Luck Be a Lady"
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Carl Topilow
American Standard: “Luck Be a Lady” (1953)
Music: Frank Loesser
Lyrics: Frank Loesser
Featured Performers: Frank Loesser, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Costa & Bill Evans, and Donnie Osmond
Bonus Track: “Fugue for Tinhorns"
Performed by: Cast of 1955 Guys and Dolls Film
Show Notes: Joe and his guest, Carl Topilow, listen with you to 4 renditions of "Luck Be a Lady," exploring the varied paces in the performances of this standard. They dive into the rich history of this song, which made its debut in the 1950 musical, Guys and Dolls. Enjoy a special rendition of this song performed by its composer Frank Loesser. At the end of the episode you can enjoy this week's bonus tune, “Fugue for Tinhorns," performed by the cast of Guys and Dolls.