Summer Time

As summer in San Diego reaches a peak in July and August, the song “Summertime” is used in many different facilities for a wide range of clients.  “Summertime” is an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess.  In 1960, Ella Fitzgerald went on tour in Europe, and soulfully delivered the tune.  Ella Fitzgerald performing “Summertime” in Berlin, Germany

A great song for some of the retirement communities is an American Tin Pan Alley song, “In the Good Old Summer Time,” first published in 1902 with music by George Evans and lyrics by Ren Shields.