Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Summertime

Composed in either late 1933 or early 1934, ‘Summetime’ was the first music George Gershwin wrote for Porgy and Bess.

Side A: Summertime
Side B: The Maid With The Flaccid Air

Style:  Jazz

Date Recorded: April 17, 1945

Composer: DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin

Arrangement: Eddie Sauter




Wikipedia: Summertime


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Artie Shaw, clarinet, director
  • Paul Cohen, first trumpet
  • Bernie Glow, George Schwartz and Roy Eldridge, trumpets
  • Ollie Wilson, first trombone
  • Harry Rodgers, Bob Swift and Gus Dixon (Agostino Ischia), trombones
  • Lou Prisby first alto saxophone
  • Rudy Tanza, alto saxophone
  • Herbie Steward and Jon Walton, tenor saxophone
  • Chuck Gentry, baritone saxophone
  • Michael (Dodo) Marmarosa, piano
  • Barney Kessel, guitar
  • Morris Rayman, bass
  • Lou Fromm, drums


Summertime and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is fine
Oh your Daddy’s rich and your ma is good lookin’
So hush little baby, don’t you cry

One of these mornings
You’re goin’ to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take the sky
But till that morning
There’s a nothin’ can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin’ by

Label: RCA Victor

Summertime - Arties Shaw and his Orchestra - RCA Victor

Artie Shaw - Summertime

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