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 ❤

 

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

  1. 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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    • 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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