Fabulous Friday: "Summertime"

March 22, 2019

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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