Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summertime: Summertime

Ella Fitzgerald: Summertime


Let’s begin with this week’s theme song. Summertime, of course comes from George Gershwin’s classic, Porgy and Bess. The song is a lullaby, reassuring a child that all is well. Why has the song become a standard? There is no need for me to reply. Ella Fitzgerald has done so beautifully.


There are many wonderful versions of Summertime out there. If you would like to hear another one, I included a version by Herbie Hancock with Joni Mitchell when I welcomed summer on my own blog, Oliver di Place. You can still here that one here.

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