Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Music Club: "Summertime"

The Zombies


Lambert, Hendricks & Ross


Berklee School Vintage Vocals Ensemble (after L, H, & R)


The Gil Evans Orchestra featuring Miles Davis


Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong


Ella Fitzgerald


Billie Holiday (and forgiving the photo of Diana Ross in the array)


Sarah Vaughan


Loulie Jean Norman (dubbing for Diahann Carroll) (and three other songs)


Audra McDonald


Leontyne Price


Kathleen Battle (out of sync)


Renee Fleming


Amina Sewali


Norah Jones and Marian McPartland


Charlie Parker


The John Coltrane Quartet


Billy Stewart


Big Brother and the Holding Company

4 comments:

Patrick Murtha said...

You forgot Sublime! This is quite wonderful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayE6Shlv598

Todd Mason said...

I had heard of it...and it's not too shabby (thanks for getting me to listen to it closely)...but there are So many good and interesting versions of the song that this could be a daily feature for a year.

Richard R. said...

Of those all, I'll take the Miles. Of course.

Todd Mason said...

Gil Evans sure knew how to put together a project.

If I had to pick a favorite among these, it'd be Real close, but I might give a nod to the Fitzgerald and Armstrong. And, of course, the Lambert, Hendricks and Ross recording was their adaptation of the Evans/Davis, and the Berklee Students slightly rearrange the L, H & R....