Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess)

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Annotation

this work may be english, ie it is "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess. Inese Galante has performed it several times in english.

Annotation last modified on 2014-10-15 18:39 UTC.

Relationships

lyricist:Dorothy Kuhns (playwright)
Ira Gershwin
DuBose Heyward
composer:George Gershwin (composer)
publisher:Chappell & Co.
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA)
Chappell Music Ltd.
Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Publishing
George Gershwin Music
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
Warner/Chappell
Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09)
Ira Gershwin Music (in 1935)
WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (in 1935)
lyrics page:https://genius.com/Barry-manilow-summertime-lyrics [info]
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/4681 [info]
Wikidata:Q844046 [info]
referred to in medleys:Porgy and Bess Suite (order: 1)
later translated parody versions:Tschibuti
later translated versions:C'est l'été
Sommartid
Summa is
Summertime (french lyrics)
is based on:Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. “Summertime” (Clara)
is the basis for:And the Living Is Easy
Doin’ Time
Summer Time
Summertime (Rick Wakeman arrangement)
Summertime Variations
The Bones of You
arrangements:12 Songs: Summertime
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements)
Summertime (for brass band, arr. Snell)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1935-10-14Porgy and Bess: Act I. Lullaby (Summertime)Helen Jepson, Alexander Smallens2:34
1936-07-10SummertimeBillie Holiday and Her Orchestra2:53
1936-07-10SummertimeBillie Holiday2:59
1936-07-10SummertimeBillie Holiday?:??
1936-07-10SummertimeBillie Holiday and Her Orchestra2:56
1939-04-25SummertimeJerry Kruger & Her Orchestra3:01
1939-06-08SummertimeinstrumentalSidney Bechet Quintet4:11
1941-03-28SummertineinstrumentalJoe Sullivan3:15
1944-10-20SummertimeMildred Bailey2:58
1944SummertimeGlenn Miller2:16
1945-01-17SummertimeinstrumentalBoyd Raeburn & His Orchestra2:51
1945-10-26Gershwin Medley: The Man I Love / Summertime / I've Got Plenty of Nuttin' / It Ain't Necessarily Soinstrumental, live and medleyArt Tatum4:25
1945-12-30SummertimeMildred Bailey2:52
1945SummertimeArtie Shaw4:26
1946-02-20SummertimeGene Krupa and His Orchestra2:43
1949-11-30Summertimecover and instrumentalCharlie Parker2:48
1949-12-21SummertimeSarah Vaughan3:16
1949-12-22SummertimeRex Stewart with Graeme Bell and his Australian Jazz Band2:32
1950-07-04SummertimeinstrumentalDon Byas2:48
1950-07-04SummertimeinstrumentalDon Byas Quartet2:48
1950-07Gershwin Medleyinstrumental, live and medleyArt Tatum4:03
1950Medley 1: Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered / Summertimeinstrumental, live and medleyCharlie Parker5:02
1951-08-01SummertimeinstrumentalWynton Kelly3:11
1951Gershwin Medleyinstrumental and liveArt Tatum4:20
1952-01-03SummertimeinstrumentalErroll Garner3:02
1952-03-12Summertimeinstrumental and liveSidney Bechet3:24
1952-03-12Summertimecover and instrumentalSidney Bechet with Claude Luter et son orchestre3:18
1952-03-12Summertimeinstrumental and liveSidney Bechet3:39
1952-04-06SummertimeDizzy Gillespie4:18
1952-10-18SummertimeBill Coleman2:03
1952-10-28SummertimeJack Parnell & His Orchestra2:41
1952SummertimeliveSidney Bechet & Claude Luter et son orchestre3:36
1953-09-25SummertimeliveLionel Hampton Orchestra4:07
1953-12-31 – 1954-12-31Summertimeinstrumental and liveTeddy Wilson Quartet6:13
1954-05-12SummertimeinstrumentalFrank Foster3:55
1954-05-12Summertime (alt. take)instrumentalFrank Foster3:55
1955-08-15SummertimeinstrumentalStan Getz6:08
1955-09-22SummertimeChet Baker4:16
1955-10-24SummertimeinstrumentalChet Baker Quartet4:15
1955-10-24SummertimeinstrumentalChet Baker3:25
1956-06-06SummertimeinstrumentalLars Gullin med Gösta Theselius orkester5:25
1956-07-10SummertimeinstrumentalSonny Criss4:02
1957-01-14SummertimeinstrumentalArt Pepper7:20
1957-02-12SummertimeinstrumentalJimmy Smith4:31
1957-02-12SummertimeinstrumentalJimmy Smith4:33
1957-02-28 – 1957-03-02SummertimeDakota Staton2:10
1957-04-01SummertimeinstrumentalArt Pepper6:32
1957-04-10Medley: Summertime / Bess, You Is My Woman Now / Strawberry Womancover, instrumental and medleyCal Tjader Quartet11:08
1957-07-09SummertimeinstrumentalCharles Mingus4:41
1957-08-18SummertimeLouis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald4:58
1958-08-04SummertimeMiles Davis: orchestra under the direction of Gil Evans3:18
1958-08-10Summertime (live, 1958-08-10: Mister Kelly’s, Chicago, IL, USA)cover and liveElla Fitzgerald5:01
1958-08-18Summertimecover and instrumentalMiles Davis3:20
1958-11-27SummertimeinstrumentalRed Garland Trio4:48
1958SummertimeinstrumentalMundell Lowe and His All Stars4:47
1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15SummertimeThe Bill Potts Big Band3:08
1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15SummertimeinstrumentalPercy Faith2:46
1959-01-19SummertimeinstrumentalTeddy Wilson and His Trio3:18
1959-07-14 – 1959-08-09SummertimeinstrumentalOscar Peterson2:58
1959-09-15Summertime (live, 1959-09-15: The Town Hall, New York City, NY, USA)liveNina Simone6:03
1959-09-15Summertime (instrumental) (live, 1959-09-15: The Town Hall, New York City, NY, USA)instrumental and liveNina Simone2:54
1959-09-15Summertime (vocal) (live, 1959-09-15: The Town Hall, New York City, NY, USA)liveNina Simone2:43
1959-09SummertimeliveShelly Manne & His Men12:01
1959-10-01SummertimeinstrumentalWes Montgomery4:54
1959-11-04SummertimeinstrumentalLambert, Hendricks & Ross1:46
1959-12-29SummertimeinstrumentalJames Moody2:31
1959SummertimeLena Horne3:11
1959SummertimeRay Nance, Cat Anderson3:45
1960-02-13SummertimeliveElla Fitzgerald3:01
1960-02-13SummertimeliveElla Fitzgerald and The Paul Smith Quartet2:58
1960-05-15SummertimecoverMichel Attenoux?:??
1960-06-27SummertimeJohn Coltrane Quartet10:01
1960-10-24Summertimecover and instrumentalJohn Coltrane11:36
1960-12-13SummertimeThe Three Sounds5:35
1960-12-21Summertime (mono)coverDave “Fathead” Newman6:32
1960-12-21Summertime (stereo)coverDave ‘Fathead’ Newman?:??
1960-12SummertimeinstrumentalBennie Green4:51
1961-01-23Summertime (mono)Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson3:15
1961-01-23Summertime (stereo)coverChris Connor & Maynard Ferguson3:11
1961-03-01SummertimecoverDuke Ellington3:50
1961-06-26SummertimeinstrumentalHoward McGhee3:16
1961-08-01SummertimecoverJunior Mance?:??
1961-08-19Summertimeinstrumental and liveWes Montgomery7:37
1961SummertimeAndy Williams3:06
1961SummertimeSarah Vaughan2:46
1962-03-13SummertimeinstrumentalDizzy Reece7:07
1962-05-17Summertimecover and instrumentalBill Evans6:00
1962-05-17Summertimecover and instrumentalBill Evans5:58
1962-05-17Summertimecover and instrumentalBill Evans Trio6:02
1962-06-30SummertimeHerbert Katz6:57
1962-07-02SummertimecoverFreddie Hubbard10:09
1963-01-14SummertimeAlbert Ayler8:47
1963-07-16SummertimeArt Blakey Quartet4:42
1963-07-16SummertimeinstrumentalArt Blakey Quartet5:55
1963-07-18SummertimeinstrumentalSonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins5:59
1963-07-19SummertimeinstrumentalJoe Pass6:21
1963-07-30Summertime (1995 Digital Remaster)coverLou Rawls3:33
1963-08SummertimeinstrumentalGary Burton5:03
1963SummertimeinstrumentalJoe Pass6:19
1964-02-13SummertimeinstrumentalJohnny Griffin Quartet5:53
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