The Music for Performances

Song Details from the album New Beginnings

Doug’s mother had this old piece of sheet music from 1943.  He started playing it and it had a rather unusual feel.  And, since Summertime has been around a long time and been done so many times, that’s really saying something.  Anyway, Doug started playing it and little did he know that Julie had sort of a counter melodic and alternative rhythmic way of doing the song.  That’s another way of saying that it was pretty unconventional.  Anyway, as often happens with Brulée, we really liked the juxtaposition.  And special thanks to Tom on this one as his bass playing really melded it all together.

Doug's mom, Gladys

Listen to the song



Summertime and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high

Oh your daddy’s rich and your mamma's good lookin’
So hush little baby, don’t you cry

One of these mornings
You’re goin’ to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky

But till that morning
There’s a nothin’ can harm you
With your daddy and mammy standin’ by

Music & Lyrics: George Gershwin

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