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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Feb 2, 2011

Feb 2nd is the accurate middle point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Technically, the coldest period of winter is now legitimately over. Technically that is. You could fool me as I look at the mounds of snow around the neighborhood. And how do we judge when winter will loosen its grip for good here in the USA? We look to a rodent.

If Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog resident of Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania sees his shadow today, then we'll have six more weeks of winter.

The film "Groundhog Day", starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, is a classic, at least in my household. Talking about this film this morning, my wife Nancy remembered that one song kept playing in the background of a number of scenes throughout the movie. What was it, we wondered?

Mission accomplished.

The song is "You Don't Know Me" as recorded by Ray Charles. Written by country artists Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold in 1955, Charles had a number two hit with the record in 1962. He redid the song as a duet with Diana Krall on his Genius Loves Company album, the last work he recorded before his death in 2004. Click here to enjoy it.