I'm listening to it it's a great version and I start thinking of all the other versions of it out there I like. The only thing to do is make a playlist and gather them together. So that's how I spent a cool gray Saturday morning. By the time I'd assembled thirty or so the weather had gotten better and it was time to go look for a Mothers Day present.
Here's a little background on the tune and a couple of samples from the list.
Searching for Summertime, BBC Four: a documentary on Gershwin's masterpieceFrom the Telegraph By James Maycock
"It seems that everybody knows the song. It’s a composition that has transcended age, race and nationality. Today, there are thousands of recorded cover versions in existence. But aside from those huge numbers, it has become one of the most loved songs in the world, conjuring up in each new listener an ideal image or memory of summer.
As playwright and author Bonnie Greer observes in the documentary, “Everybody has got a summertime somewhere.” There’s magic in the tune, and that’s why I wanted to make a documentary about it – to explore Summertime’s bittersweet mysteries."
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