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'Summertime' in Winter

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

The George Gershwin song “Summertime” has been recorded more than 25,000 times by artists from every corner of the musical spectrum. We ask New York Times columnist Joe Nocera why this song from "Porgy and Bess" is so popular. And, singer Kat Edmonson will perform her version of it, live in our studio.

'Summertime': Cover to Cover

It’s still officially winter… but we're all about “Summertime” today. As “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” continues its run on Broadway, we look at the oft-covered popular song from the opera, “Summertime.” New York Times columnist Joe Nocera joins us to talk about some of the many versions of the song that have been released since the opera was first performed in 1935. Plus, singer Kat Edmonson joins us to perform her recent take on the classic.

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