Summertime -- Billie Holiday 1936





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Published on Jun 22, 2008

Summertime -- Billie Holiday 1936
Summertime was a tune from the opera Porgy and Bess that had openend only some 9 months before this recording was made. Even today, some 72 years later, the tune is still a favourite standard, but Billie's was probably the greatest version ever made.
Billie and her Orchestra with Bunny Berigan trumpet, Artie Shaw clarinet, Joe Bushkin piano, Dick McDonough guitar, Pete Peterson bass and Cozy Cole drums.

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Billie Holiday
  • Album

    • All-Time Greatest Swing Era Songs
  • Writers

    • Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
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    • SME, The Orchard Music, INgrooves (on behalf of AAO Music); EMI Music Publishing, CMRRA, UBEM, PEDL, ASCAP, and 17 Music Rights Societies


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