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Show Details

Show
Porgy and Bess (95)
Music
George Gershwin (840)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (705), DuBose Heyward (104)
Book
DuBose Heyward (104)

Recording Details

Date
October 1935
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Language
English
Liner Notes
Harper MacKay (5)
Conductor
Nathaniel Shilkret (41) — conducts "My Man's Gone Now", Alexander Smallens (9)
Performer
Helen Jepson (4), Lawrence Tibbett (22)
Notes
This album uses the original theatre orchestra and chorus but features Lawrence Tibbett and Helen Jepson in the title roles.
Shortcode
[r6486]

Releases (7)

Format
CD
Label
PRISM PLATCD 913
Released
2003
Barcode
5014293691321
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Also Contains
Porgy and Bess - 1940 Original Cast Members
# Tracks
22
Lists
18 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl13800]
1. Overture...Summertime - Anne Brown With Chorus
2. Summertime... A Woman Is A Sometime Thing - Edward Matthews & Harriet Jackson With Chorus
3. My Man's Gone Now - Annie Brown With Chorus
4. It Takes a Long Pull To Get There - Edward Matthews With Chorus
5. I Got Plenty O'Nuttin - Todd Duncan With Chorus
6. Buzzard Song - Todd Duncan With Chorus
7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Todd Duncan & Anne Brown
8. It Ain't Necessarily So - Todd Duncan With Chorus
9. What You Want Wid Bess? - Todd Duncan & Anne Brown
10. Strawberry Woman's Call...Crab Man's Call - Helen Dowdy, Gladys Goode, William Woolfolk & Georgette Harvey
11. I Loves You, Porgy - Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
12. The Requiem - Chorus
13. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - Avon Long & Anne Brown
14. Porgy's Lament And Finale - Todd Duncan With Chorus
15. Summertime - Helen Jepson With Chorus
16. Summertime...Crapgame...A Woman Is A Something Thing - Helen Jepson & Lawrence Tibbett With Chorus
17. My Man's Gone Now - Helen Jepson With Chorus
18. I Got Plenty O'Nuttin - Lawrence Tibbett With Chorus
19. Buzzard Song - Lawrence Tibbett With Chorus
20. Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Lawrence Tibbett & Helen Jepson
21. It Ain't Necessarily So - Lawrence Tibbett With Chorus
22. Where Is My Bess? - Lawrence Tibbett
Format
2-CD
Label
Naxos 8.110219-20
Released
2003
Barcode
636943121924
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Also Contains
Heifetz Playing the Music of Gershwin - 1945 Jascha Heifetz
Porgy and Bess - 1940 Original Cast Members
Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
Conductor
Alfred Wallenstein (3), Clifford Greenwood (20), Leo Reisman (24)
Performer
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (8), Paul Robeson (49)
# Tracks
45
Lists
22 collectors / 2 wish lists
History
4 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8633]
Disc 1:
1. Act I: Scene 1: Overture
2. Act I: Scene 1: Summertime
3. Act I: Scene 1: Summertime and Crap Game
4. Act I: Scene 1: A Woman is a Sometime Thing
5. Act I: Scene 2: My Man's Gone Now
6. Act II: Scene 1: It Takes a Long Pull to Get There
7. Act II: Scene 1: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
8. Act II: Scene 1: Buzzard Song
9. Act II: Scene 1: Bess, You is My Woman Now
10. Act II: Scene 2: It Ain't Necessarily So
11. Act II: Scene 2: What You Want Wid' Bess
12. Act II: Scene 3: Street Cries: Strawberry Woman's Call / Crab man's Call
13. Act II: Scene 3: I Loves You, Porgy
14. Act III: Scene 1: The Requiem
15. Act III: Scene 2: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
16. Act III: Scene 3: Porgy's lament (Where is My Bess?)
17. Act III: Scene 3: Finale (I'm On My Way)
18. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Avon Long (1942-3-15, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
19. A Woman is a Sometime Thing -- Avon Long (1942-3-15, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
20. Summertime -- Helen Dowdy (1942-3-15, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
21. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York -- Avon Long (1942-3-15, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
22. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' -- Avon Long (1942-4-10, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
23. Bess, You is My Woman -- Helen Dowdy (1942-4-10, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
24. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' -- Edward Matthews (1935-11-13, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
25. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Edward Matthews (1935-11-13, Leo Reisman Orchestra)
Disc 2:
1. Lullaby: Summertime / Livin's Easy -- Helen Jepson (1935-10-23, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
2. Summertime and Crap Game -- Helen Jepson, Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-23, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
3. A Woman is a Sometime Thing -- Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-14, Conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret)
4. My Man's Gone Now -- Helen Jepson (1935-10-30, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' -- Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-23, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
6. Buzzard Song -- Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-23, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
7. Bess, You is My Woman Now -- Helen Jepson, Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-14, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
8. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-23, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
9. Where is My Bess? -- Lawrence Tibbett (1935-10-23, Conducted by Alexander Smallens)
10. Lullaby: Summertime / Livin's Easy -- Paul Robeson (1938-1-14, conducted by Clifford Greenwood)
11. A Woman is a Sometime Thing -- Paul Robeson (1938-1-21, conducted by Clifford Greenwood)
12. It Takes a Long Pull to Get There -- Paul Robeson (1938-1-14, conducted by Clifford Greenwood)
13. It Ain't Necessarily So-- Paul Robeson (1938-1-21, conducted by Clifford Greenwood)
14. Summertime -- Jascha Heifetz, Emmanuel Bay (1945-11-28)
15. A Woman is a Sometime Thing-- Jascha Heifetz, Emmanuel Bay (1945-11-28)
16. My Man's Gone Now -- Jascha Heifetz, Emmanuel Bay (1945-11-28)
17. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Jascha Heifetz, Emmanuel Bay (1945-11-28)
18. Bess, You is My Woman Now -- Jascha Heifetz, Emmanuel Bay (1945-11-28)
19. Tempo di Blues: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York -- Jascha Heifetz, Emmanuel Bay (1945-11-28)
20. Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture -- Los Angeles Philharmonic (1944-8-9, conducted by Alfred Wallenstein)
Title
George Gershwin Plays George Gershwin -
Format
2-CD
Label
Pavillion GEMM CDS 9483
Released
1991-03-01
Barcode
727031948322
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Also Contains
George Gershwin Plays George Gershwin - 1994 Various Artists
Performer
Adele Astaire (28), Fred Astaire (338), George Gershwin (840)
Notes
Tracks 2-9 on Disc Two are the Lawrence Tibbett, Helen Jepson recordings from PORGY AND BESS.
# Tracks
29
Lists
6 collectors / 4 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl13867]
Disc One
1. Rhapsody in Blue
2. Hang on to Me
3. Fascinating Rhythm
4. Half of It Dearie Blues
5. I'd Rather Charleston
6. Sweet and Low Down
7. That Certain Feeling
8. Looking for a Boy
9. When Do We Dance
10. Do Do Do
11. Someone to Watch Over Me
12. Clap Yo' Hands
13. Maybe
14. My One and Only
15. Three Preludes
16. Andante from "Rhapsody in Blue"
17. 'S Wonderful/Funny Face
18. Rhapsody in Blue (2)
Disc Two
1. American in Paris
2. It Ain't Necessarily So
3. Buzzard Song
4. Summertime/Crapgame/A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
5. Bess You Is My Woman Now
6. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
7. Where Is My Bess?
8. Summertime
9. My Man's Gone Now
10. Concerto in F (Third Movement)
11. I Got Rhythm/Of Thee I Sing
Title
Lawrence Tibbett from Broadway to Hollywood
Format
CD
Label
Nimbus Records/Hermes HRM 6005
Barcode
083603600525
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# Tracks
19
Lists
5 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl13815]
1. Porgy & Bess, Opera/Summertime
2. Porgy & Bess, Opera/Summertime & Crap Game/A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
3. Porgy & Bess, Opera/My Man's Gone Now
4. Porgy & Bess, Opera/I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
5. Porgy & Bess, Opera/The Buzzard Song
6. Porgy & Bess, Opera/Bess You Is My Woman Now
7. Porgy & Bess, Opera/It Ain't Necessarily So
8. Porgy & Bess, Opera/Where Is My Bess?
9. Emperor Jones, Opera/Oh Lord! ...Standin' in the Need of Prayer
10. Merry Mount, Opera/Oh, 'Tis an Earth Defiled
11. Rogue Song, Film/The Rogue Song
12. Rogue Song, Film/The Narrative
13. Rogue Song, Film/The White Dove
14. Rogue Song, Film/When I'm Looking at You
15. Without a Song
16. Life Is a Dream
17. De Glory Road
18. Old Black Joe
19. Goin' Home (Adapted from Largo Movement, Dvorák's Symphony "From ...)"
Title
A Collector's Porgy & Bess
Format
LP
Label
RCA Victor AVM1-17422
Released
1976
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Performer
Cab Calloway (48), Eleanor Steber (13), Risë Stevens (33), Robert Merrill (35)
Lists
6 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
2 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl21109]
Summertime
A Women Is A Sometime Thing
Gone, Gone, Gone
My Man's Gone Now
It Take A Long Pull To Get There
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
Buzzard Song
Bess, You Is My Women Now
It Aint Necessarily So
Medley: Bess, Oh Where's My Bess; Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way
Format
LP
Label
RCA Camden CAL 500
Released
1959
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Lists
4 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl8635]
Format
4-78
Label
RCA Victor C 25 (11878, 11879, 11880, 11881)
Released
1935
Lists
7 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl8634]
1. Lullaby: Summertime
2. Summertime and Crap Game / A Woman is a Sometime Thing
3. My Man's Gone Now
4. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
5. Buzzard Song
6. Bess, You is My Woman Now
7. It Ain't Necessarily So
8. Where is My Bess?