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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

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Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

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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