July 18

The Songs of Summer #48: ‘Summertime’ by Sam Cooke

Photo of Sam CookeIt’s Saturday and we’ve got a million things to do and a million places to be, so this is going to be short and sweet. Today’s Song of Summer is Gershwin’s ‘Summertime‘ from Porgy and Bess, in a near-definitive version by the legendary Sam Cooke.

When presented with a thousand and one versions of this classic American standard by George Gershwin, always go with Sam Cooke. ALWAYS. When two musical giants like Cooke and Gershwin converge in one song, the results are pretty spectacular.

From 1957, the B-side to ‘You Send Me‘, it’s Summertime. And the livin’ is easy… Enjoy.

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Posted July 18, 2015 by brainstembob@yahoo.com in category "Music", "Pop Culture", "Songs of Summer", "Spotify Playlist

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