Porgy and Bess > Original Cast Members


Show Details

Show
Porgy and Bess (95)
Music
George Gershwin (835)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (702), DuBose Heyward (104)
Book
DuBose Heyward (104)

Recording Details

Date
1940
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Language
English
Location
US / NY / New York
Liner Notes
Louis Untermeyer (13)
Director
Rouben Mamoulian (15)
Conductor
Alexander Smallens (9)
Performer
Anne Brown (19), Todd Duncan (22), Eva Jessye Choir (9)
Musician
Decca Symphony Orchestra (3)
Notes
This 1940 album of songs on Decca featuring the stars of the 1935 premiere production led to a 1942 Broadway revival. In 1942, Decca recorded a second volume of selections. The two albums were combined on Lp and released as the "Original Broadway Cast Recording."
Shortcode
[r4665]

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Releases (16)

Format
CD
Label
MCA MCAD 10520
Released
1992-04-28
Barcode
008811052027
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Also Contains
Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
Conductor
Leo Reisman (23)
Performer
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (8)
Producer
Max O. Preeo (28), Ron O'Brien (12)
Liner Notes
Max O. Preeo (28)
# Tracks
15
Length
49:01
Lists
70 collectors / 2 wish lists
History
6 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl5403]
1. Overture -- Decca Symphony Orchestra (3:40)
Summertime -- Anne Brown
2. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing/Introducing Summertime -- Edward Matthews, Harriet Jackson, Eva Jessye Choir (2:46)
3. My Man's Gone Now -- Anne Brown, Eva Jessye Choir (4:05)
4. It Takes a Long Pull to Get There (Rowing Song) -- Edward Matthews (2:06)
5. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' -- Todd Duncan, Eva Jessye Choir (2:42)
6. Buzzard Song -- Todd Duncan, Eva Jessye Choir (3:44)
7. Bess, You Is My Woman -- Todd Duncan, Anne Brown, Eva Jessye Choir (4:34)
8. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Todd Duncan, Eva Jessye Choir (2:46)
9. What You Want Wid Bess? -- Anne Brown, Todd Duncan (3:00)
10. Strawberry Woman -- Helen Dowdy, Gladys Goode (3:05)
Crab Man -- William Woolfolk, Georgette Harvey
11. I Loves You, Porgy -- Todd Duncan, Anne Brown (3:24)
12. The Requiem -- Eva Jessye Choir (3:57)
13. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York -- Avon Long, Anne Brown (3:02)
14. Porgy's Lament and Finale -- Todd Duncan, Eva Jessye Choir (3:20)
15. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' -- Avon Long, Leo Reisman's Orchestra (BONUS) (2:32)
Format
CD
Label
PRISM PLATCD 913
Released
2003
Barcode
5014293691321
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Also Contains
Highlights from Porgy and Bess - 1935 Studio Cast
# 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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Heifetz Playing the Music of Gershwin - 1945 Jascha Heifetz
Highlights from Porgy and Bess - 1935 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
Conductor
Alfred Wallenstein (3), Clifford Greenwood (20), Leo Reisman (23)
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)
Format
CD
Label
Sepia 1006
Released
2002-10-21
Barcode
5055122110064
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Also Contains
Carmen Jones - 1944 Original Broadway Cast
Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
# Tracks
21
Lists
7 collectors / 2 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl17079]
1. Overture and Summertime - Anne Brown 3:39
2. A Woman Is A Sometime Thing / Introducing Summertime - Edward Matthews assisted by Harriet Jackson with Eva Jessye Choir 2:46
3. My Man's Gone Now - Anne Brown with Eva Jessye Choir 4:05
4. It Takes A Long Pull To Get There - Edward Matthews 2:07
5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - Todd Duncan with Eva Jessye Choir 2:43
6. Buzzard Song - Todd Duncan with Eva Jessye Choir 3:44
7. Bess, You Is My Woman - Todd Duncan and Anne Brown with Eva Jessye Choir 4:33
8. It Ain't Neccesarily So - Todd Duncan with Eva Jessye Choir 2:46
9. What You Want Wid Bess? - Anne Brown and Todd Duncan 3:00
10. Strawberry Woman's Call / Crab Man's Call - Helen Dowdy assisted by Gladys Goode / William Woolfolk assisted by Georgette Harvey 3:05
11. I Loves You, Porgy - Todd Duncan and Anne Brown 3:24
12. The Requiem - Eva Jessye Choir 3:57
13. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - Avon Long and Anne Brown 3:02
14. Porgy's Lament and Finale - Todd Duncan with Eva Jessye Choir 3:20
15. Prelude - Opening Scene: Introducing Lift 'Em Up And Put 'Em Down (Changing of the Guard) - Orchestra and Chorus 4:21
16. Dat's Love (Habanera) - Muriel Smith 3:37
17. Dere's A Cafe On De Corner (Seguidilla) - Muriel Smith and Luther Saxon 4:20
18. Beat Out Dat Rhythm On A Drum (Gypsy Song) - June Hawkins 3:59
19. Stan' Up And Fight (Toreador Song) - Glenn Bryant 3:52
20. Dis Flower (Flower Song) - Luther Saxon 3:59
21. Finale - Scene: Joe And Carmen - Muriel Smith and Luther Saxon 3:44
Format
LP
Label
MCA 1631
Released
1984
Audio
Duophonic
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Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
# Tracks
14
Lists
3 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8647]
Format
LP
Label
MCA 37098
Released
1981
Audio
Duophonic
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Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
# Tracks
14
Lists
3 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8670]
Format
LP
Label
MCA 2035
Released
1973
Audio
Duophonic
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Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
# Tracks
14
Lists
4 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8632]
Format
LP
Label
Decca DL 79024
Released
1959
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Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
# Tracks
14
Lists
9 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl7934]
Format
LP
Label
Decca DL 9024
Released
1955
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Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
# Tracks
14
Lists
6 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8629]
Format
3-45
Label
Decca ED 808
Released
1953
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl8631]
Format
LP
Label
Decca DL 8042
Released
1952
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Also Contains
Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
Notes
This Lp combines Volume One (DA 145) and Volume Two (DA 283.)
# Tracks
14
Lists
3 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8628]
1. Overture and Summertime -- Decca Symphony Orchestra
2. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing/Introducing Summertime -- Eva Jessye Choir
3. My Man's Gone Now -- Eva Jessye Choir
4. It Takes a Long Pull to Get There -- Decca Symphony Orchestra
5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' -- Todd Duncan
6. The Buzzard Song -- Todd Duncan
7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now -- Todd Duncan
8. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Decca Symphony Orchestra
9. What You Want Wid Bess? -- Todd Duncan
10. Strawberry Woman's Call/Crab Man's Call -- Helen Dowdy
11. I Loves You, Porgy -- Todd Duncan
12. The Requiem -- Eva Jessye Choir
13. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York -- Avon Long
14. Porgy's Lament and Finale -- Todd Duncan
Format
LP
Label
Decca DL 7006
Released
1949
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Notes
10" Lp release of Volume One only (DA 145)
# Tracks
8
Lists
5 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8630]
1. Overture & Summertime
2. My Man's Gone Now
3. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
4. Buzzard Song
5. Bess You Is My Woman Now
6. It Ain't Necessarily So
7. The Requiem
8. Finale: I'm On My Way
Format
4-78
Label
Decca DA 145
Released
1940
# Tracks
8
Lists
5 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl8626]
1. Overture & Summertime
2. My Man's Gone Now
3. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
4. Buzzard Song
5. Bess You Is My Woman Now
6. It Ain't Necessarily So
7. The Requiem
8. Finale: I'm On My Way
Format
LP
Label
Brunswick BDV 173251
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1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl28944]
Format
LP
Label
MCA MCL 1662
Country
UK
Audio
Mono
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Notes
UK release
Lists
4 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl23021]
Format
CD
Label
Decca MVCM-371
Country
Japan
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Notes
Japanese release
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl21885]

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