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The first day of summer is just a few days away. So we figure it is a good time for a re-hearing of a favorite Fishko Files piece, “Summertime.” WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the masterful Gershwin tune, and the many ways its interpreters say “summer.” 







Here are a handful of the many different performances of "Summertime."


Janis Joplin

Miles Davis

Kathleen Battle

Ella Fitzgerald

Paul Robeson

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

Billie Holiday


WNYC Production Credits

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer

WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann