Billy Stewart - Summertime - HQ





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Published on Aug 17, 2010

Billy Stewart (March 24, 1937 -- January 17, 1970)
While Stewart continued to record throughout the remainder of the 1960s on Chess without major success, his weight problem worsened and he developed diabetes. He suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident in 1969 and died the following January, just two months prior to his 33rd birthday. It happened when the car he was driving plunged into the Neuse River in Smithfield, North Carolina, killing him and three members of his band.

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Michelle Hill
I absolutely love all his songs. All I can say is they don't make music like they used too. I feel sorry for the new generation not knowing what real music is about and to appreciate a real good artist, instead of all that garbage rap like Kayne West.
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Phillip Holmes
The man could sing his ass off! Brrrrrrrrr..................a chuck, chuck!
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Billy's "scat-singing style" was so inventive and distinctive that there's really no one that can even touch him, to this day. The way he could just trill words, sing improvised melodies, and make the whole sound effortless and fluid... He was a totally unique, one of a kind talent... the world lost a great artist when he crashed his Ford Thunderbird and died. We'll always love the music he left us.~~~
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Lady Suzette
I never heard the intro you have to this song! I've loved this song for years, but never could find it because I didn't know who sang it. (I was 8 when it came out, although I didn't know it until a DJ friend of mine told me who it was! I had to try to write the lyrics as I remembered them!) I tried Rhapsody looking for "Summertime" and nobody ever had it! Probably because George Gershwin wrote the music DuBose Heyward wrote the lyrics then Billy covered it! (It's the most covered songs of all time! 33,000 known covers, according to Wiki.) 
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Ted Ellis
Respect Billy - never to be forgotten.
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That was a pretty scorching horn section! What a voice. Wish they still made them like this.
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Rambo Manning
Love the musical beat and the instrument arrangements..
doright woman
Billy did this proper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I believe he is the Best singer, that ever sung this song, and his style is so creative"
Freakin' brrrrrrriiiiiiiilliant!
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