Noel Coward

18/1/15 – Noël Coward – Mad Dogs And Englishmen – 1931

“I wrestled in my mind with the complicated rhythms and rhymes of the song until finally it was complete, without even the aid of pencil and paper. I sang it triumphantly and unaccompanied to my travelling companion on the verandah of a small jungle guest house. Not only Jeffrey (Amherst), but the gecko lizards and the tree […]

Janis Joplin At The Hotel Chelsea In NYC

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues band – DuBose Heyward & George & Ira Gershwin’s Summertime – Live At Gröna Lund Stockholm – 1969 / A Gershwin Collection

The Queen Of Psychedelic Soul emotes and rips out your heart with this rendition of DuBose Heyward & George and Ira Gershwin’s Summertime. The song was originally composed for the American Opera, Porgy and Bess in 1935. Based on a novel by DuBose Heyward, later adapted as a play by his wife Dorothy, the song Summertime is […]