What could be better than to start the holiday off with a rendition of “Summertime.” I discovered this arrangement last year, and will continue the tradition of posting this song by George Gershwin on this holiday weekend.
With at least 25,000 versions, Porgy and Bess’s opening aria, ‘Summertime’, is the most covered song in the world.
Written in 1934, ‘Summertime’ was one of the first compositions George Gershwin worked on for his brand-new opera Porgy and Bess. The jazz-inspired song is a lullaby for Clara to sing to her child, and it is reprised several more times throughout the opera. The versatile hit went on to be covered by thousands of artists, in every genre from disco to reggae. Unfortunately, Gershwin wouldn’t live to see his song become the world-famous one it is today. For more copies Read more
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Wishing you a wonderful day.