Six Unlikely Covers of "Summertime"
George Gershwin's "Summertime" has racked up thousands of covers since it appeared on the soundtrack to Porgy & Bess is 1935, and while several jazz and blues artists covered it in the 20th century - Billy Stewart's version being perhaps the most goosebump-inducing, next to Janis Joplin's - its appeal continues. Most recently Scarlet Johannson and Massive Attack covered the tune for the Days of Grace soundtrack.
Here are a few of the more under-the-radar covers of the song, to get you ready for more of these beautiful 109-degree days...
Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann does a Crooked Finger-y interpretation for the Onion's AV Club.
This cover, from 1984's George & James, well, it sounds like the Residents.
The free-jazz saxophonist haunts this version from start to finish, giving the original a spiritual update.