Monday, May 30, 2016

Day 212 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - BB Seaton - Summertime

One more summer song and what could be more appropriate than a cover of thee "definitive" summer song?  "Summertime" was originally composed by George Gershwin in 1935 for the opera Porgy & Bess with lyrics by DuBose Heyward.  The song quickly became a jazz standard and is recognized as one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music, with about 33,000 different versions!  BB Seaton's take is a lot more upbeat than a lot of the covers of "Summertime" I've heard and that has a lot to do with why I love it so much. "Summertime" was originally produced by Lloyd Charmers in 1973 and released in the UK as a 7" on the Bread label and it is super cool.  Dig it!

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