From The Archive July 4, 2021 – Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain – “Summertime”

Thanks Marty. This week on From the Archives of Something Blue we’re hearing George Gershwin as sung at KASU Blue Monday.

I had known Charlotte Taylor for years, promoting her music on Delta Boogie, but the first time I met her in person was at the Red Goose Deli in Paragould, Arkansas, on April 20, 2009.

She sang great and the band played great. Really friendly people fun to party with. I was fortunate to get good recordings that night that I love playing on Something Blue. Since then we have become good friends, working together on several shows and hanging in Helena at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. One time, at the biscuit, Delta Legends got to open for Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain so sharing a stage is a feather in my cap.

Here they are now, Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain, singing a jazz and blues standard that George Gershwin wrote for his opera, Porgy and Bess, “Summertime”.

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Yamile Burich – Random

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