Who sings "Summertime and the Living is Easy"?


The lyrics "Summertime and the living is easy" come from the song "Summertime", according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the same article, the reporter notes that the song has been recorded over 33,000 times by various artists. Notable singers include Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday.

The first recording of "Summertime" was by George Gershwin and Abbie Mitchell in 1935. Billie Holiday turned the lullaby from "Porgy and Bess" into a jazz standard in 1936. Louis Armstrong recorded the song as a duet with Ella Fitzgerald in 1957. Singer Janis Joplin also performed the song, as well as rock band R.E.M., according to Slate.

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