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.
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: George Carr
American Standard: “September Song” (1938)
Music: Kurt Weill
Lyrics: Maxwell Anderson
Featured Performers: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, & Mel Torme
Bonus Track: “Follow Me”
Performed by: Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington
Podcast Summary: Joe and George listen with you to 4 renditions of “September Song,” and they discuss the interesting life of Kurt Weill as well as the Broadway musical that first introduced us to this song.