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GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Original Cast Recordings) (1935-1942)

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GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Original Cast Recordings) (1935-1942)
Label Catalogue Number:
8.110219-20
Running Time: 137:15
Digital UPC: 0636943121924

Release Date: February 2003
Composer
DuBose Heyward / George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
Solo tenor
Edward Matthews
Solo soprano
Helen Jepson
Conductor
Alexander Smallens
Solo baritone
Lawrence Tibbett
Conductor
Clifford Greenwood
Solo piano
Emmanuel Bay
Solo violin
Jascha Heifetz
Composer
George Gershwin / Jascha Heifetz
Composer
George Gershwin / Robert Russell Bennett
Conductor
Alfred Wallenstein
Producer
David Lennick
Genre:
Classical

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GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Original Cast Recordings) (1935-1942)

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DUBOSE HEYWARD / GEORGE GERSHWIN / IRA GERSHWIN

Porgy and Bess

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Act I: Scene 1: Overture
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Act I: Scene 1: Summertime
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Act II: Scene 2: What You Want Wid' Bess
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Act II: Scene 3: I Loves You, Porgy
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Act III: Scene 1: The Requiem
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Act III: Scene 2: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
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Act III: Scene 3: Porgy's lament (Where is My Bess?)
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Act III: Scene 3: Finale (I'm On My Way)
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It Ain't Necessarily So
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A Woman is a Sometime Thing
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Summertime
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There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
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I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
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Bess, You is My Woman
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I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
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It Ain't Necessarily So
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GEORGE GERSHWIN

01.

Lullaby - Summertime - Livin's Easy

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Conductor: Alexander Smallens

Porgy and Bess

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Summertime and Crap Game
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A Woman is a Sometime Thing
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My Man's Gone Now
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I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
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Buzzard Song
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Bess, You is My Woman Now
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It Ain't Necessarily So
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Where is My Bess?
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Solo: Lawrence Tibbett baritone
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Lullaby - Summertime - Livin's Easy

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Porgy and Bess

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A Woman is a Sometime Thing
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It Takes a Long Pull to Get There
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It Ain't Necessarily So
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Summertime
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Solo: Emmanuel Bay piano
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GEORGE GERSHWIN / JASCHA HEIFETZ

Porgy and Bess (arr. Heifetz)

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A Woman is a Sometime Thing
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My Man's Gone Now
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It Ain't Necessarily So
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Bess, You is My Woman Now
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Tempo di Blues: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
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GEORGE GERSHWIN / ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT

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Porgy and Bess (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

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Solo:
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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Original Cast Recordings) (1935-1942)

GEORGE GERSHWIN

1.

Porgy and Bess: Act I: Scene 1: Overture

1:08
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
2.

Porgy and Bess: Act I: Scene 1: Summertime

2:26
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
3.

Porgy and Bess: Act I: Scene 1: Summertime and Crap Game

1:04
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
4.

Porgy and Bess: Act I: Scene 1: A Woman is a Sometime Thing

1:40
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
5.

Porgy and Bess: Act I: Scene 2: My Man's Gone Now

3:53
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
6.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 1: It Takes a Long Pull to Get There

2:07
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
7.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 1: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

2:41
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
8.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 1: Buzzard Song

3:41
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
9.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 1: Bess, You is My Woman Now

4:29
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
10.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 2: It Ain't Necessarily So

2:45
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
11.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 2: What You Want Wid' Bess

2:58
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
12.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 3: Street Cries: Strawberry Woman's Call / Crab man's Call

3:04
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
13.

Porgy and Bess: Act II: Scene 3: I Loves You, Porgy

3:21
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
14.

Porgy and Bess: Act III: Scene 1: The Requiem

3:52
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
15.

Porgy and Bess: Act III: Scene 2: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York

3:00
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
16.

Porgy and Bess: Act III: Scene 3: Porgy's lament (Where is My Bess?)

1:56
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
17.

Porgy and Bess: Act III: Scene 3: Finale (I'm On My Way)

1:21
Solo: Anne Brown Soloist
Solo: Todd Duncan Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Orchestra: Decca Symphony Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
Choral: Eva Jessye Choir Choral
18.

Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So

2:42
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
19.

Porgy and Bess: A Woman is a Sometime Thing

2:35
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
20.

Porgy and Bess: Summertime

2:35
Solo: Helen Dowdy Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
21.

Porgy and Bess: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York

2:45
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
22.

Porgy and Bess: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

2:34
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
23.

Porgy and Bess: Bess, You is My Woman

3:12
Solo: Helen Dowdy Soloist
Solo: Avon Long Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
24.

Porgy and Bess: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

2:56
Solo: Edward Matthews Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
25.

Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So

2:52
Solo: Edward Matthews Soloist
Orchestra: Leo Reisman Orchestra Orchestra
1.

Lullaby - Summertime - Livin's Easy

2:28
Solo: Helen Jepson Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
2.

Porgy and Bess: Summertime and Crap Game

1:15
Solo: Helen Jepson Soloist
Solo: Lawrence Tibbett Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
3.

Porgy and Bess: A Woman is a Sometime Thing

2:01
Solo: Lawrence Tibbett Soloist
Conductor: Nathaniel Shilkret Conductor
4.

Porgy and Bess: My Man's Gone Now

4:08
Solo: Helen Jepson Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
5.

Porgy and Bess: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

3:05
Solo: Lawrence Tibbett Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
6.

Porgy and Bess: Buzzard Song

3:48
Solo: Lawrence Tibbett Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
7.

Porgy and Bess: Bess, You is My Woman Now

4:55
Solo: Helen Jepson Soloist
Solo: Lawrence Tibbett Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
8.

Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So

3:00
Solo: Lawrence Tibbett Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
9.

Porgy and Bess: Where is My Bess?

3:04
Solo: Lawrence Tibbett Soloist
Conductor: Alexander Smallens Conductor
10.

Lullaby - Summertime - Livin's Easy

2:34
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Conductor: Clifford Greenwood Conductor
11.

Porgy and Bess: A Woman is a Sometime Thing

2:18
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Conductor: Clifford Greenwood Conductor
12.

Porgy and Bess: It Takes a Long Pull to Get There

3:00
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Conductor: Clifford Greenwood Conductor
13.

Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So

2:30
Solo: Paul Robeson Soloist
Conductor: Clifford Greenwood Conductor

Porgy and Bess (arr. J. Heifetz)

14.
Summertime
1:45
15.
A Woman is a Sometime Thing
1:48
16.
My Man's Gone Now
3:50
17.
It Ain't Necessarily So
2:28
18.
Bess, You is My Woman Now
3:02
19.
Tempo di Blues: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
2:51
Solo: Emmanuel Bay Soloist
Solo: Jascha Heifetz Soloist
20.

Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. R.R. Bennett for orchestra)

15:48
Solo: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein Conductor






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