It's Too Darn Hot! The Top 10 Summer Showtunes

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12 Jul 2014

Barbra Streisand

9. "Summertime Love" by Frank Loesser from Greenwillow

Frank Loesser's 1960 flop Greenwillow is rarely discussed these days, and when it's mentioned at all, people tend to reference it being the only time Anthony Perkins starred in a Broadway musical or the dynamic song "Never Will I Marry," which has been recorded by a number of singers including Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson and Linda Ronstadt. As a Frank Loesser musical, Greenwillow has many worthy songs including "Summertime Love," a catchy, breezy, rhythmic ballad about what happens after the season's romance ends. Perkins' original recording is affecting, but an absolute must-listen is Rosemary Clooney's uptempo rendition from her 1960 album "A Touch Of Tabasco."


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