Summertime (vocal) (live, 1959-09-15: The Town Hall, New York City, NY, USA)

~ Recording by Nina Simone

Annotation

this and the preceding "Summertime" (instrumental) are actually parts of one continuous song (that's almost 6min long), starting with the ~3min long instrumental (piano, bass, drums) before Simone begins singing in the second half. there is applause at the end, so track times for this second (vocal) half may vary from release to release.

Annotation last modified on 2015-01-01 13:57 UTC.

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.7 Summertime 2:39 Nina Simone at Town Hall Nina Simone Colpix CP 409
1.7 Summertime 2:39 Nina Simone at Town Hall Nina Simone Colpix SCP 409
1.7 Summertime 2:45 Nina Simone at Town Hall Nina Simone 4 Men With Beards 4M129
1.7 Summertime 2:43 Nina Simone at Town Hall Nina Simone Hallmark Records (Pickwick UK imprint, unrelated to the US Hallmark greeting card label)
2.12 Summertime 2:45 3 Originals Nina Simone DGR CJA2024
2.19 Summertime (vocal) 2:43 Five Classic Albums Plus Bonus Tracks Nina Simone Real Gone Jazz
2.19 Summertime (vocal) 2:43 Seven Classic Albums Plus Bonus Tracks Nina Simone Real Gone Jazz RGJCD381
2.7 Summertime 2:45 Original Album Series Nina Simone Parlophone 2564628851-1, 2564628851-2, 2564628851-3, 2564628851-4, 2564628851-5

Relationships

drums: Albert “Tootie” Heath (1959-09-15)
bass: Jimmy Bond (1959-09-15)
piano: Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-09-15)
producer: Bob Blake (co-producer of Nina Simone's live 1959 album "At Town Hall")
Jack Gold
vocals: Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-09-15)
recorded at: The Town Hall (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1959-09-15)
recording of: Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (live) (1959-09-15)

Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess)

composer: George Gershwin (composer)
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
DuBose Heyward
publisher: Chappell & Co.
Chappell & Co., Inc.
Chappell Music Ltd.
Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Publishing
George Gershwin Music
Warner/Chappell
Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV
Warner/Chappell North America Limited
Ira Gershwin Music (1935)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1935)
arrangements: 12 Songs: Summertime
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements)
is based on: Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. “Summertime” (Clara)
is the basis for: And the Living Is Easy
Doin’ Time
Summertime (Rick Wakeman arrangement)
The Bones of You
later translated parody versions: Tschibuti
later translated versions: C'est l'été
Sommartid
Summa is
referred to in medleys: Porgy and Bess Suite