What people said about Bukowski’s jam Summertime

33 Comments (since 18 Nov 2013)

8 years, 8 months ago

nangeanarendra

love the great jam

8 years, 8 months ago

abigail.deeks

This is gorgeous and a fabulous song but it has to be Billie for me. My Dad would agree with you! We often have the Ella, Billie or Nina debate.

8 years, 8 months ago

Avante

I'm completely with you on this one. fantastic.

8 years, 8 months ago

BertrandRustles

Perfection.

8 years, 8 months ago

Brownpants

@abigail.deeks Yeah I'm with you, it's Billie all the way for me, although it's all varying degreews of wonderfulness. :-)

8 years, 8 months ago

Brownpants

Degrees

8 years, 8 months ago

azche24

@abigail.deeks you are so right with this "Ella, Billie or Nina" statement! And the good message is: It does not matter, because at least Ella's version is stellar also in my ears and who cares for ranking at this level? Only have to confess, that Janis Joplins cover of this song in my ears is heavily overrated.

8 years, 8 months ago

HappyZebra

classy jam, Bukowski!

8 years, 8 months ago

marine

perfection!

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@abigail.deeks @Avante @Brownpants @azche24 Although this is my favourite version of this classic song, on the Ella, Billie or Nina debate I would take the Nina back catalogue onto my desert island.

8 years, 8 months ago

UncannyUK

I wasn't sure when she started to 'jazz it up', but completely one over when I realised she was taking the piss. Ella knew what it was like not to be rich and when the living was far from easy. Was she having a go at what was probably an entirely white and well-heeled audience, I wonder?

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@UncannyUK Of course she was; she did the 'for those in the posh seats just rattle your jewellery' in a jazz stylee.

8 years, 8 months ago

RW104

My favourite version of this classic: Brainbox, a dutch band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68KMrUXJxNc

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@RW104 New one on me, thank you. Great stuff.

8 years, 8 months ago

lindatee

@abigail.deeks This is lovely - but agreeing with Abs here

8 years, 8 months ago

lynn200

can feel the warmth ...brilliant voice. :)

8 years, 8 months ago

stereoGrover

Some things in this world are over-sold. Ella is not one of them. She does deliver.

8 years, 8 months ago

zodat

wonderful!!

8 years, 8 months ago

AlicejustMay

Have to say Billie's my favourite...

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@AlicejustMay @lindatee @azche24 @Brownpants @Avante @abigail.deeks The reason that this is my favourite version is although Billie has the soulful, heart wrenching, soaring and visceral quality Ella has a sense of insouciance, the notion that this only a song to comfort and distract us away from the realities of the situation, she knows that it provides a little sugar but the medicine still has to be taken and that perhaps after the song the weeping may begin.

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@abigail.deeks @Avante @azche24 @lindatee @AlicejustMay Much of the levity (especially in the last section) is an act of self deception, the song itself is delivered as a momentary respite from the social reality it attempts to gloss over, and she knows it.

8 years, 8 months ago

Joshy

if heaven had a singing voice, it would be Ella Fitzgerald's

8 years, 8 months ago

hsmagnet

:smiles contendedly:

8 years, 8 months ago

abigail.deeks

@Bukowski Beautifully put Paul. As I said yesterday this is 'gorgeous' and I didn't intend to create a 'Billie is best' campaign! X

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@abigail.deeks 'To the Ella Billie Barricades!' A stand off. xx

8 years, 8 months ago

abigail.deeks

@Bukowski Ha ha was watching the 'Crimping' stand off on 'The Mighty Boosh' last night. I bet Ella and Louis could crimp! x x

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@abigail.deeks Absolutely 'bouncy bouncy'

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@abigail.deeks That's the one!! xx

8 years, 8 months ago

abigail.deeks

@Bukowski Somersault/Summertime!

8 years, 8 months ago

Bukowski

@abigail.deeks LOL. x

8 years, 8 months ago

jubaloo

Fantastic jam!

8 years, 8 months ago

azche24

@Bukowski I have to confess again: Her voice sounds just very, very sexy to me. When i heard her first, i was sorting a collection of very old vinyl discs. I heard "Ella & The Boys" and some performances from the early 40s then; she must have been 20 years old, but sounded like the ultimate singing lolita, so young, so naive, so perfect. Her voice changed a lot over the years, my admiration never did.