Who had a hit with summertime?

1968 – Janis Joplin The album in which the track featured, Cheap Thrills, was one of the most successful albums of the 1968. Along with Joplin’s, versions of the song by artists such as Ricky Nelson, The Zombies and even the soulful Al Green helped popularise ‘Summertime’ to a new generation of people.

Who has covered Summertime?

Thousands of artists have recorded “Summertime” over the years, including Billie Holiday (1936), Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (1957), Miles Davis (1958), Sam Cooke (1960), Gerry & The Pacemakers (1964), Sonny & Cher (1966), Rick Wakeman (1979), Fun Boy Three (1982), Paul McCartney (1988), Herbie Hancock (1998),

Who did the best version of Summertime?

But probably the most well-known and extraordinary of the pop versions of ‘Summertime’ is by Janis Joplin and her band, Big Brother and Holding Company.