The song soon became a popular and much-recorded jazz standard, described as “without doubt … one of the finest songs the composer ever wrote …
Summertime (George Gershwin song)
|Lyricist(s)||DuBose Heyward Ira Gershwin|
Who originally sang Summertime in Porgy and Bess?
soprano Abbie Mitchell
The first ever performance of Summertime was sung by American soprano Abbie Mitchell. In the 2018 ENO production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, ‘Summertime’ was sung by Nadine Benjamin.
Who covered Summertime and the livin is easy?
|Lullaby (“Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy”)||Helen Jepson||1935|
|Summertime||Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra||1936|
|Summer Time||Bing Crosby with Matty Malneck and His Orchestra||December 1938|
|Summertime||Jerry Kruger and Her Orchestra||July 1939|
Who first sang Summertime blues?
|Songwriter(s)||Eddie Cochran Jerry Capehart|
|Eddie Cochran singles chronology|
|“Pretty Girl” (1958) “Summertime Blues” (1958) “C’mon Everybody” (1958)|