Fabulous Friday: "Summertime"
The next song discussed in *Stardust Melodies* is "Summertime" from *Porgy and Bess,* music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. I know DuBose Heyward shared credit with Ira for the libretto to the opera, but did he co-write the words to this song? My guess is no.
Wikipedia says there are over 25,000 recordings of "Summertime." I made a CD last summer (or was it the summer before?) of 16 of them, I made it for my dear friends Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes. I'll feature all 16 of those recordings here! Listen to any, or all, or none!
FUN BOY THREE
RAY CHARLES AND CLEO LAINE
LAMBERT, HENDRICKS & ROSS
THE WALKER BROTHERS
JANIS JOPLIN (live at Woodstock)