[78-L] Summertime

David Weiner djwein at earthlink.net.invalid
Sat Jun 6 18:26:36 PDT 2015

If Artie Shaw could record Irving Berlin¹s ³Suppertime,² about a lynching,
as a dance band record with vocal,then I don¹t see what would prevent
³Summertime² from being done that way. I think the perception of the PORGY
AND BESS songs being too highbrow may have kept the dance bands from it.
Certainly Guy Lombardo and Leo Reisman did some of the ³lighter² songs
from the show in dance band renditions.

Dave Weiner

On 6/6/15, 8:01 PM, "Julian Vein" <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid>

>Yes, I'm aware of those. What I was drawing attention to was that there
>was only one commercially issued version by a dance band with a vocal.
>Was it considered too hot to handle?
>      Julian Vein
>On 07/06/15 00:52, ola anderstedt wrote:
>> Bob Crosby also made a recording of Summertime - Hal Kemp and Jerry
>>Kruger orchestras aswell as Duke Ellington in radio broadcasts and Glenn
>>Miller also in airchecks.
>> Ola
>> Ola Anderstedt
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>> 7 juni 2015, Julian Vein <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> skrev:
>>> Just been watching a programme about "Summertime". I'm familiar with
>>> many versions by jazz musicians and singers, but could only find one
>>> commercially issued version by a dance band (up to 1942) with a vocal,
>>> and that was Jacques Renard.
>>> Julian Vein
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