Spotify Playlist: Showtune Standards

Deep Groove Mono is very excited to announce the release of a project that has been in the works for quite a while now. After many hours of research and curating, I am releasing my “Showtune Standards” playlist on Spotify! The idea for this playlist came from the realization that many of my favorite hard bop tunes were not only “jazz standards” whose origins often dated back as far as the 1920s, the songs actually had lyrics as well. This playlist is then a compilation of various (instrumental) bop performances of some of my favorite standards along with a vocal version of each song, which is often the very first recording of the tune. (Note that this playlist focuses on standards that were written for Broadway and does not venture into the territory of standards written by great jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, etc.) For all the vocal lovers out there, I’ve also created a “vocals only” version of the playlist that omits the instrumental versions.

Click the links below to listen to the playlists on Spotify!

Spotify Playlist: Showtune Standards (clicking this link opens Spotify in your web browser)

Spotify Playlist: Showtune Standards [Vocal Versions Only] (clicking this link opens Spotify in your web browser)

Note: If you are not logged in to Spotify on your web browser, clicking any of the “play” icons above will only play 30-second clips of the songs. Click “Play on Spotify” or the Spotify logo to launch the app on your computer.