Mudcat Café message #311022 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4175   Message #311022
Posted By: M.Ted
03-Oct-00 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/chords: Summertime (Gershwin)
Subject: RE: Summertime
Langston Hughes wrote the lyrics to "Street Scene" (or most of them, Rice contributed some). Although it is nearly forgotten now, "Street Scene"was a great Broadway opera, with a powerful social message--another bit of Kurt Weill/Porgy and Bess convergence is that Todd Duncan, who was the original Porgy, was also the lead in "Lost in the Stars".