Who originally sang Summertime and the livin is easy?

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)

Genre Jazz
Composer(s) George Gershwin
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?


Title Performer Release date
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?

Summertime Blues

“Summertime Blues”
Songwriter(s) Eddie Cochran Jerry Capehart
Producer(s) Eddie Cochran
Eddie Cochran singles chronology
“Pretty Girl” (1958) “Summertime Blues” (1958) “C’mon Everybody” (1958)