Who Sang Summertime? Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957-8
length: 4:59
trumpet: Frank Beach
piano: Paul Smith
conductor: Russell Garcia
double bass: Joe Mondragon
French horn: Vincent DeRosa
guitar: Tony Rizzi
trombone: Buddy Childers
violin: Victor Arno
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
Some other versions of "Summertime"

Lyrics
Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
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 gonna rise up singing
And you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky
But till that morning, there ain't nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by

Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin'
So hush, little baby; don't you cry

Thanks to tarun for the correction

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Overture
  • 2 Summertime
  • 3 I Wants to Stay Here
  • 4 My Man's Gone Now
  • 5 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin
  • 6 Buzzard Song
  • 7 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 2 What You Want Wid Bess?
  • 3 Woman Is a Sometime Thing
  • 4 Oh, Doctor Jesus
  • 5 Medley: Here Come De Honey Man / Crab Man / Oh, Dey's So Fresh and Fine
  • 6 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
  • 7 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
  • 8 Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way!

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin