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.
"The Lady is a Tramp"
Host: Joe Hunter
Guest: Les Roberts
American Standard: “The Lady is a Tramp” (1937)
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Lorenz Hart
Featured Performers: Frank Sinatra, Susannah McCorkle, Erroll Garner, & Lou Rawls
Bonus Track: “On the Sunny Side of the Street”
Performed by: Nat King Cole
Podcast Summary: Joe and his guest, Les Roberts, listen with you to renditions of "The Lady is a tramp" by Frank Sinatra, Susannah McCorkle, Erroll Garner, & Lou Rawls. They explore the merits of each performance and Les explains why it’s a favorite of jazz performers. Then they leave us with a final “bonus track” by Nat King Cole packed with almost as much attitude as our featured song.