Highlights from Porgy and Bess > Studio Cast (Risë Stevens and Robert Merrill)


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
September 12, 1950
Type
Audio / Studio Cast
Language
English
Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward (104)
Conductor
Robert Russell Bennett (198), Robert Shaw (10)
Performer
Robert Merrill (35), The Robert Shaw Chorale (5), Risë Stevens (33)
Musician
RCA Victor Orchestra (2)
Notes
Recorded 12/13th September 1950.
Shortcode
[r15529]

Releases (5)

Format
LP
Label
RCA Victor LM 1124
Released
1950
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# Tracks
8
Lists
13 collectors / 1 wish list
History
2 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl22071]
Side A
1. Summertime -- Risë Stevens
2. A Woman Is A Sometime Thing -- Robert Merrill
3. Gone, Gone, Gone -- Robert Shaw Chorale
4. My Man's Gone Now -- Risë Stevens
Side B
1. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' -- Robert Merrill
2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now -- Robert Merrill, Risë Stevens
3. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Robert Merrill
4. Where Is My Bess -- Robert Merrill
Oh, Lawd, I'm On My Way
Format
2-CD
Label
Naxos Historical 8110287-88
Released
2004
Barcode
636943128725
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Also Contains
Porgy and Bess - 1951 Studio Cast
Performer
Risë Stevens (33), Robert Merrill (35), The Robert Shaw Chorale (5)
Notes
Due to copyright issues, not available in the USA. Due to time limitations, the track of "Gone, Gone, Gone" sung by the Chorus on the Risë Stevens / Robert Merrill RCA LP is not included on the Naxos CD.
# Tracks
56
Length
2:37:00
Lists
19 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl9557]
CD 1
1. Act I Scene 1: Introduction 00:01:02
2. Act I Scene 1: Summertime 00:02:30
3. Act I Scene 1: Seems like these bones 00:03:40
4. Act I Scene 1: What, that chile ain't asleep yet?... (A woman is a sometime thing) 00:02:16
5. Act I Scene 1: Here comes de honey man 00:04:38
6. Act I Scene 1: Here comes Big Boy! 00:04:19
7. Act I Scene 1: Oh, little stars 00:02:38
8. Act I Scene 1: Wake up an' hit it out 00:03:32
9. Act I Scene 2: Where is brudder Robbins?... (Gone, gone, gone) 00:02:56
10. Act I Scene 2: Come on, sister, come on, brother... (Overflow) 00:02:29
11. Act I Scene 2: Um! a saucer - buried setup, I see 00:03:15
12. Act I Scene 2: My man's gone now 00:03:30
13. Act I Scene 2: How the saucer stan' now, my sister? 00:01:50
14. Act I Scene 2: Oh, the train is at the station 00:01:40
15. Act II Scene 1: Oh, I'm a - goin' out to the Blackfish banks 00:03:02
16. Act II Scene 1: Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' 00:02:43
17. Act II Scene 1: Mornin', Lawyer, lookin' for somebody? 00:04:07
18. Act II Scene 1: Dey's a Buckra comin'! 00:03:06
19. Act II Scene 1: Buzzard, keep on flyin'over 00:02:44
20. Act II Scene 1: 'Lo, Bess. Goin' to the picnic 00:02:38
21. Act II Scene 1: Bess, you is my woman now 00:04:52
22. Act II Scene 1: Oh, I can't sit down! 00:04:02
23. Act II Scene 2: Ha - da - da, ha - da - da 00:01:18
24. Act II Scene 2: It ain't necessarily so 00:02:43
25. Act II Scene 2: Hey there! Holt yo' holt 00:02:42
26. Act II Scene 2: Oh, what you want wid Bess? 00:03:13
CD 2
1. Act II Scene 3: Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for 00:04:10
2. Act II Scene 3: Oh, Doctor Jesus 00:01:29
3. Act II Scene 3: Oh dey's so fresh an' fine 00:02:16
4. Act II Scene 3: Now de time, oh Gawd, now de time 00:02:53
5. Act II Scene 3: I loves you, Porgy 00:02:15
6. Act II Scene 3: Why you been out on that wharf so long, Clara? 00:01:20
7. Act II Scene 4: Oh, de Lawd shake de Heavens... (Summertime) 00:03:04
8. Act II Scene 4: Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do' 00:01:31
9. Act II Scene 4: You is a nice parcel of Christians 00:02:34
10. Act II Scene 4: A red - headed woman makes a choochoo jump its track 00:02:33
11. Act III Scene 1: Clara, Clara, don't you be downhearted 00:03:47
12. Act III Scene 1: You low - lived skunk 00:01:32
13. Act III Scene 1: Summertime 00:01:21
14. Act III Scene 1: Bess, this is Crown 00:01:42
15. Act III Scene 2: Wait for us at the corner, Al 00:03:32
16. Act III Scene 2: Oh, Gawd! They goin' make him look on Crown's face! 00:01:25
17. Act III Scene 2: There's a boat that's leavin' soon for New York 00:03:34
18. Act III Scene 3: Good mornin', sistuh! Good mornin', brudder! 00:01:42
19. Act III Scene 3: It's Porgy comin' home 00:04:09
20. Act III Scene 3: Oh, Bess, oh, where's my Bess 00:01:37
21. Act III Scene 3: Bess is gone 00:01:37
22. Act III Scene 3: Oh, Lawd, I'm on my way 00:01:34
Studio Cast - 1950 - Stevens & Merrill
23. Summertime 00:03:05
24. A woman is a sometime thing 00:03:33
25. My man's gone now 00:04:09
26. Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' 00:02:52
27. Bess, you is my woman now 00:05:04
28. Ha - da - da, ha - da - da... It ain't necessarily so 00:04:05
29. Oh, Bess, oh, where's my Bess 00:02:18
30. Oh, Lawd, I'm on my way 00:01:21
Title
Robert Merrill: His Opera, Cinema and Musical Highlights
Format
10-CD
Label
Documents
Released
2012-10-09
Country
German
Barcode
4053796000026
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Also Contains
Robert Merrill: His Opera, Cinema and Musical Highlights - Robert Merrill
Show Boat - 1956 Studio Cast (Merrill and Munsel)
# Tracks
1
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl40733]
Disc 1
1. Track listing to follow
Format
45
Label
HVM 7EB6015
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# Tracks
4
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Shortcode
[rl24878]
Side A:
1. Summertime
2. It Ain't Necessarily So
Side B:
1. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
2. Bess, You Is My Woman
Format
45
Label
RCA Victor ERA-34
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# Tracks
4
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl22072]

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