Summertime

George Gershwin, 1898-1937. Library of Congress

George Gershwin, 1898-1937. Library of Congress

George Gershwin composed his brilliant jazz standard “Summertime” for the 1935 opera, Porgy and Bess. This timeless song is recognized as one of the most covered in the history of recorded music, with more than 25,000 renditions by a diverse range of artists.

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