Best version of 'Summertime'

tkitna

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Anybody have a favorite version of this classic Gershwin tune?

Mine would be this one.


I also like this one a lot



I love the song.
 
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Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, and Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría's versions all come to mind.

According to the WIKI SITE, the song has been recorded over 25,000 times!
 

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That buckinghams version isn't too bad.


My personal favorite I think is the Janis Joplin/Big Brother version:

 

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I love Janis, but I just cant do that version. Its one of the few times that her voice actually bothers me.

McCartney did a verson too that isnt horrible, but still not one of my favorites.

 

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Great tune ... I like most every cover I've ever heard but I will give Satchmo a mention.

 

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I am not a Fun Boy Three fan by any stretch of the imagination (they were part of a ska/bluebeat revival) but I like this arrangement:

 

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