Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin includes pop standards penned by America's legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin.
As Willie tells it: “Ira and George Gershwin were just fantastic writers. They wrote some of the greatest songs ever. The Gershwin songs have been here for many, many years. When I was just a small guy, I remember hearing all these great Gershwin songs and they'll be around forever because great music like that just does not go away.”
Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson for the album are two duets: “Let's Call The Whole Thing Off” with Cyndi Lauper and “Embraceable You” with Sheryl Crow.
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin debuted at number one on the Traditional Jazz and Top Jazz Albums Billboard charts, becoming Nelson's third album to top the latter. Meanwhile, it reached number fourteen in Top Album Sales and reached number forty in the Billboard 200.
Now available as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies on transparent red vinyl, including an insert + Willie Nelson on Music On Vinyl catalogue insert.