Reblog: Flashback Friday #33 Summertime

My co-host KK, on our music blog Songshine Sounds, presented a Janis Joplin track earlier.

I didn’t recognise Joplin’s version until I actually played KK’s track, but yeah, I heard that voice before.

Satch and Ella did a version of this Gerschwin original, a version I’m far more familiar with. Intrigued to hear it?

Songshine Sounds

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Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

Could it really be time to say goodbye to summer again in the northern hemisphere? Is it just me, or is summer the shortest season of the year?

Amazing Mezzo-soprano, Janis Joplin revived the 1935 operatic song “Summertime” in 1968. The song retains a sadness of the things lost, of life passing more quickly than expected, and the brevity of youth found in the original score. Joplin died just two years after the release of this track of a heroin overdose. She was just 27 years old, her short summer of a career over too soon.

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