Porgy and Bess > International Tour Cast


Show Details

Show
Porgy and Bess (95)
Music
George Gershwin (834)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (702), DuBose Heyward (104)
Book
DuBose Heyward (104)

Recording Details

Date
September 21, 1952
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Method
Live
Language
English
Location
Germany / Berlin
Theatre/Venue
Titania Palast
Conductor
Alexander Smallens (9)
Performer
Cab Calloway (48), Helen Colbert, Helen Dowdy (11), Eva Jessye Choir (9), Joseph James, Moses Lamar, John McCurry, Leontyne Price (17), Walter Riemann, Howard Roberts (21), Leslie Scott (4), Helen Thigpen (5), William Warfield (28), William Weasey, Ray Yates
Notes
Broadcast on the radio
Shortcode
[r13232]

Releases (2)

Format
CD
Label
Kritzerland 20034-9
Released
2018-09
Barcode
857252003491
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Mastering
Chris Malone (2)
Notes
This CD is derived and remastered from a tape of the broadcast from Berlin. Limited to 500 copies.
Lists
11 collectors / 5 wish lists
History
2 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl61266]
Format
2-CD
Label
Guild Historical GHCD231314
Released
2008-07-08
Barcode
795754231427
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Notes
The CD booklet states that the cover photograph is of Cab Calloway, William Warfield, and Leontyne Price in the London production but it is Cab Calloway, LeVern Hutcherson (alternate Porgy), and Urylee Leonardos (alternate Bess).
Lists
26 collectors / 6 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl18864]
Disc 1:
01. Act 1 - Scene 1 - Introduction - Summertime 8:09
02. A woman is a sometime thing 2:09
03. Here come de honey man 2:43
04. They pass by singin' 5:54
05. Oh, little stars, Touch that money an' meet yo' Gawd 2:16
06. Wake up an' hit it out 2:32
07. Act 1 - Scene 2 - Gone, gone, gone 3:21
08. Overflow, overflow 2:19
09. Um! A saucer-burial setup, I see 3:31
10. My Man's gone now 3:30
11. How de saucer stan' now, my sister? 1:42
12. Oh, the train is at the station 0:55
13. Oh, he's gone, gone, gone 1:35
14. Act 2 - Scene 1 - It takes a long pull to get there 2:41
15. Oh, I got plenty o'nuttin' 2:44
16. Mornin', Lawyer, lookin' for somebody?' 7:05
17. Bess, you is my woman now 4:31
18. I stayin' with Porgy 1:01
19. Oh, I can't sit down 2:07
20. Goodbye, Porgy! 1:21
Disc 2:
01. Act 2 - Scene 2 - I ain' got no shame 1:41
02. It ain't necessarily so 4:45
03. Tell me... 2:34
04. Oh .. What you want wid Bess? 3:00
05. Act 2 - Scene 3 - Interlude 2:57
06. Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for 4:48
07. Oh, doctor Jesus 1:55
08. O dey's so fresh an'fine 2:03
09. I'm talkin' about devil crabs 1:58
10. Porgy, Porgy, dat you there 2:04
11. I wants to stay here 2:46
12. What you stand and watchin' for, Clara? 2:28
13. Act 2 - Scene 4 - Oh, de Lawd shake de Heavens 2:21
14. Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do' 3:41
15. A red-headed woman 0:54
16. What's de matter? 2:39
17. Act 3 - Scene 1 - Clara, Clara, don't you be downhearted 6:13
18. Interlude (Death of Crown) 1:04
19. Act 3 - Scene 2 - Introduction 1:35
20. Wait for us at the corner, Al 6:20
21. Oh, Gawd! They goin' make him look on Crown's face! 1:22
22. There's a boat dat's leavin' 3:33
23. Act 3 - Scene 3 - Introduction 1:01
24. Thank Gawd I's home again! 8:18
25. Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess 5:02

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