Porgy and Bess > Studio Cast


Show Details

Show
Porgy and Bess (94)
Music
George Gershwin (834)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (702), DuBose Heyward (104)
Book
DuBose Heyward (104)

Recording Details

Date
April 4, 1951
Type
Audio / Studio Cast
Method
Studio
Language
English
Producer
Goddard Lieberson (90)
Engineer
John Guerriere (3), Fred Plaut (21)
Liner Notes
Goddard Lieberson (90)
Conductor
Lehman Engel (115)
Music Director
Lehman Engel (115)
Performer
Robert Carroll (2), Harrison Cattenhead, Warren Coleman, Hubert Dilworth (2), Helen Dowdy (11), George Fisher (2), Jimmy Forrest (3), William A. Glover, J. Rosamond Johnson (3), Avon Long (24), Eddie Matthews, George Matthews, Inez Matthews (6), Sadie McGill, June McMechen, Marty Robbins (2), Peter Van Zant, Camilla Williams, Camille Williams, Lawrence Winters (7), Ray Yeats
Notes
Recorded April 4-13, 1951.
Shortcode
[r4666]

Releases (11)

Format
2-CD
Label
Naxos Historical 8110287-88
Released
2004
Barcode
636943128725
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Also Contains
Highlights from Porgy and Bess - 1950 Studio Cast (Risë Stevens and Robert Merrill)
Performer
Risë Stevens (31), Robert Merrill (34), 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
Format
2-CD
Label
Sony MH2K 63322
Released
1998-06-16
Barcode
074646332221
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Notes
First complete recording of PORGY & BESS originally released as a 3-Lp set.
Length
129:42
Lists
50 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl5404]
Disc: 1
1. Act I, Scene 1: Introduction
2. Act I, Scene 1: Summertime -- Clara, Sportin' Life, Serena
3. Act I, Scene 1: Seems Like These Bones
4. Act I, Scene 1: What, That Chile Ain't Asleep Yet? -- Sportin' Life
5. Act I, Scene 1: Here Comes De Honey Man -- Porgy, Serena, Sportin' Life
6. Act I, Scene 1: Here Comes Big Boy -- Crown, Serena, Bess, Porgy, Sportin' Life
7. Act I, Scene 1: Oh Little Stars, Little Stars -- Porgy, Bess, Serena, Crown, Sportin' Life
8. Act I, Scene 1: Wake Up An' Hit It Out -- Bess, Crown, Sportin' Life, Porgy
9. Act I, Scene 2: Where Is Brudder Robbins?... -- Gone, Gone, Gone, Chorus, Crown, Sportin' Life, Porgy
10. Act I, Scene 2: Come On, Sister, Come On, Brother... -- Overflow, Chorus, Serena, Bess
11. Act I, Scene 2: Um! A Saucer-Burying Setup -- Serena, Porgy, Chorus
12. Act I, Scene 2: My Man's Gone Now -- Serena, Chorus
13. Act I, Scene 2: How De Saucer Stan' Now, My Sister? -- Serena, Porgy
14. Act I, Scene 2: Oh The Train Is At The Station... -- Leavin' For The Promise' Lan', Bess, Chorus
15. Act II, Scene 1: Oh, I'm A-Goin' Out To The Blackfish Banks -- It Takes A Long Pull To Get There
16. Act II, Scene 1: Mus' Be You Mens Forgot About De Picnic -- Clara
17. Act II, Scene 1: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' -- Porgy, Serena
18. Act II, Scene 1: Mornin', Lawyer -- Porgy, Bess, Chorus
19. Act II, Scene 1: Dey's A Buckra Comin' -- Serena, Clara, Porgy
20. Act II, Scene 1: Look Out, Dat's A Buzzard! -- The Buzzard Song, Porgy, Chorus
21. Act II, Scene 1: 'Lo Bess. Goin' To The Picnic? -- Sportin' Life, Bess, Porgy
22. Act II, Scene 1: Bess, You Is My Woman Now -- Porgy, Bess
23. Act II, Scene 1: Oh, I Can't Sit Down -- Chorus
24. Act II, Scene 1: What Is De Matter Wid You, Sister? -- Bess, Porgy
Disc: 2
1. Act II, Scene 2: Ha-da-da, Ha-da-da
2. Act II, Scene 2: It Ain't Necessarily So -- Sportin' Life, Chorus
3. Act II, Scene 2: Hey There! Holt Yo' Holt
4. Act II, Scene 2: Oh, What You Want Wid Bess -- Bess
5. Act II, Scene 2: Lemme Go, Hear Dat Boat -- Bess, Crown
6. Act II, Scene 3: Honey, Dat's All De Breakfast I Got Time For -- Bess, Porgy, Serena
7. Act II, Scene 3: Oh, Doctor Jesus -- Serena, Porgy
8. Act II, Scene 3: Oh, Dey's So Fresh An' Fine... -- Porgy
9. Act II, Scene 3: Now De Time, Oh, Gawd -- Porgy, Bess
10. Act II, Scene 3: If Dere Warn't No Crown, Bess... -- I Loves You Porgy, Porgy, Bess
11. Act II, Scene 3: Why You Been Out On That Wharf So Long, Clara? -- Clara
12. Act II, Scene 4: Oh, De Lawd Shake De Heavens -- Summertime, Chorus, Porgy, Clara, Serena, Sportin' Life, Bess
13. Act II, Scene 4: You Is A Nice Parcel Of Christmas -- Crown, Serena, Bess, Porgy
14. Act II, Scene 4: How 'Bout Dis One, Big Frien'? -- A Red Headed Woman, Crown, Chorus
15. Act II, Scene 4: Jake's Boat, In De River -- Bess, Clara, Crown, Porgy
16. Act III, Scene 1: Clara, Clara -- Chorus
17. Act III, Scene 1: You Low-Lived Skunk -- Sportin' Life
18. Act III, Scene 1: Summertime -- Bess, Porgy
19. Act III, Scene 2: Wait For Us At The Corner, Al -- Serena, Porgy
20. Act III, Scene 2: Oh, Gawd! They Goin' Make Him Look On Crown's Face! -- Bess, Sportin' Life
21. Act III, Scene 2: There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York -- Sportin Life, Bess
22. Act III, Scene 3: Good Mornin', Sistuh! Good Mornin', Brudder -- Chorus
23. Act III, Scene 3: It's Porgy Comin' Home -- Porgy, Chorus
24. Act III, Scene 3: Oh, Bess! Where Is My Bess -- Porgy, Serena
25. Act III, Scene 3: Bess Is Gone -- Porgy, Serena
26. Act III, Scene 3: I'm On My Way... -- Oh, Lawd, I'm On My Way, Porgy, Chorus

THE FOLLOWING RELEASE HAS NOT YET BEEN REVIEWED BT THE SITE ADMINISTRATORS.

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Format
EP
Label
Coronet KGC 412
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Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl61487]
A1 –June McMechen - Summertime
A2 –Lawrence Winters - I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
B1 –Lawrence Winters, Camilla Williams - Bess You Is My Woman Now
B2 –Lawrence Winters - Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way
Format
3-LP
Label
Odyssey 32360018
Released
1968
Audio
Duophonic
Lists
9 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl8624]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia CL 922
Released
1959
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Notes
Highlights from the 3 LP set.
Lists
10 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl8623]
Format
3-LP
Label
Philips
Released
1951
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl21107]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia AAL 31
Released
1951
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Notes
10" LP
# Tracks
8
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl13904]
Format
3-LP
Label
Columbia OSL 162
Released
1951
Lists
8 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl8622]
Format
LP
Label
Philips S 06600 R
Country
US
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Shortcode
[rl34186]
Format
LP
Label
Columbia OL 4766
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Notes
Highlights from the 3 LP set.
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl24691]