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.
"Moonlight in Vermont"
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Bill Rudman
American Standard: “Moonlight in Vermont” (1944)
Music: Karl Seussdorf
Lyrics: John Blackburn
Featured Performers: Margaret Whiting, Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, & Willie Nelson
Bonus Track: “Old Devil Moon”
Performed by: Ahmad Jamal
Podcast Summary: Joe and Bill listen with you to renditions of "Moonlight in Vermont" by Margaret Whiting, Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, and Willie Nelson. As the nephew of the song’s lyricist, John Blackburn, Bill Rudman gives us special insight into the history of this piece.