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13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Searching for Summertime. BBC 4.

I hadn't realised that Summertime had been recorded 25,000 times making it the most recorded popular song ever! This program took us through the history of George Gershwin's classic from its Broadway beginnings in his ground-breaking opera Porgy and Bess via various recordings and the social changes it encompassed to the now legendary status it holds.
We heard Billie, Ella, Bird, Mahalia and various rock, salsa and beyond versions. Listening to all of these recordings leads me to suggest that the girls coming off the international vocal conveyor belt today think carefully before adding Summertime to their repertoire!
Thanks again to Liz for drawing it to my attention.
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Yes, fascinating facts weren't they? and yes..I think Ella's version proves she is still the first lady of song.
Liz

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