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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

JANIS JOPLIN

SAM COOKE

SCARLETT JOHANSSON

RAY CHARLES AND CLEO LAINE

CHET BAKER

JULIE LONDON

SARAH VAUGHAN

LAMBERT, HENDRICKS & ROSS

KARITA MATTILA

ANGELIQUE KIDJO

BILLY STEWART

THE RESIDENTS

JOHN COLTRANE

THE WALKER BROTHERS

JANIS JOPLIN (live at Woodstock)


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