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Song of the day: Billy Stewart- Summertime

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Some sixties to end the summer for this year. And this is a great song, though you have to get through the intro, which is not exactly great… The song was composed in 1935 by George Gershwin for an opera. The lyrics are made by the man who wrote the book on which the opera was based, DuBose Heyward. The song became a jazz standard and that can be noticed when looking at the number of covers: over 33000 versions were recorded! The song was taken to the charts by Billie Holiday in 1936 (he reached no. 12). The most successful version was made by Billy Stewart in 1966, who reached no. 10 in the US and no. 39 in the UK. For me, this also is the best version. Enjoy

Billy Stewart- Summertime

Song of the day: Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé- Barcelona

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It was an unusual combination: Freddie Mercury, the man who was the singer of the popgroup Queen, sang with the operasinger Montserrat Caballé.
However, the combination of the two turned out to be a gold combination. And therefore I have to choose Barcelona itself as the song of the day.
And please listen closely to the text: it’s about their meeting!