Songs from the Past: Annie Lennox: Summertime

Amazingly we’ve reached week 20 of Hugh’s 51 Songs from the Past in 51 Weeks and this week’s theme is summer 🙂

There are so many wonderful versions of Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’, originally composed in 1934, but I absolutely love this powerful cover by Annie Lennox, she has such a spectacular voice whatever style she chooses to sing ❤



9 thoughts on “Songs from the Past: Annie Lennox: Summertime

  1. rh15216 May 18, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Love Annie Lennox, and her vocals on Summertime are beautiful…

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  2. Dermott Hayes May 18, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Difficult to choose and it is just a matter of personal taste or even the circumstance and mood when you listen. Ella Fitzgerald’s version recorded with Louis Armstrong should be a strong contender. Sam Cooke’s version is quite spectacular, too and if you want to listen to an instrumental jazz version, check out Art Pepper from his album, The Art of Pepper.

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    • Ruth May 18, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Dermott, Art Pepper I don’t know, so I’ll definitely check him out. I like Nina Simone’s version too and thought about sharing that, but I’m an Annie Lennox fan at heart so for me personally it was a no-brainer to choose this cover 🙂

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  3. Hugh's Views and News May 19, 2017 / 10:46 am

    What an amazing version. I’ve never heard it before and she never sang it when I saw her in concert a few years ago. She certainly has a magical, silky, voice which I could listen to all day. Great choice, Ruth.

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