Porgy and Bess > Film Soundtrack


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
1959
Type
Audio / Film Cast
Language
English
Group/Studio
Samuel Goldwyn
Book
N. Richard Nash (6) — Screenplay
Director
Otto Preminger (7)
Choreography
Hermes Pan (43)
Conductor
André Previn (134)
Orchestrations
Alexander Courage (40), Robert Franklyn (27), Conrad Salinger (101), Albert Woodbury (9)
Performer
Adele Addison (2) — dubs Dorothy Dandridge (Bess), Pearl Bailey (90) — Maria, Cab Calloway (48) — Sportin' Life, Scatman Crothers (14) — Crab Man, Earl Jackson (2) — MIngo, Inez Matthews (6) — dubs Ruth Attaway (Serena), Robert McFerrin (2) — dubs Sidney Poitier (Porgy), Clarence Muse (7) — Peter, Loulie Jean Norman (14) — dubs Diahann Carroll (Clara), Brock Peters (14) — Crown, Leslie Scott (4) — Jake, Helen Thigpen (5) — Strawberry Woman
Notes
Cab Calloway subs for the film's Sammy Davis Jr. who was under exclusive contract to another label.
Shortcode
[r358]

Releases (14)

Format
LP
Label
Philips ABL.3282
Released
1959-06
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Notes
8 Page booklet in full color in gatefold sleeve.
# Tracks
19
Length
51:06
Lists
14 collectors / 0 wish lists
History
5 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl10313]
1. Overture -- Orchestra
2. Summertime -- Loulie Jean Norman
3. A Woman Is A Sometime Thing -- Cab Calloway, Leslie Scott, Earl Jackson
4. The Wake:
Gone, Gone, Gone -- Ken Darby Singers
Porgy's Prayer -- Robert McFerrin
5. My Man's Gone Now -- Inez Matthews
6. I Got Plenty of Nuttin’ -- Robert McFerrin, Inez Matthews, Pearl Bailey, Ken Darby Singers
7. Bess, You Is My Woman -- Robert McFerrin & Adele Addison
8. Morning: Catfish Row -- Ken Darby Singers
9. Oh, I Can't Sit Down -- Ken Darby Singers
10. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Cab Calloway, Ken Darby Singers
11. I Ain't Got No Shame -- Ken Darby Singers
12. What You Want With Bess! -- Adele Addison & Brock Peters
13. Street Cries
Strawberry Woman
Crab Man -- Helen Thigpen, Ken Darby Singers
14. I Loves You, Porgy -- Adele Addison & Robert McFerrin
15. A Red Headed Woman -- Brock Peters
16. Clara, Clara -- Ken Darby Singers
17. There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York -- Cab Calloway)
18. Oh, Where's My Bess? -- Robert McFerrin
19. I'm On My Way -- Robert McFerrin, Ken Darby Singers

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Format
CD
Label
Banda Sonora
Released
2018-06-22
Barcode
5056083202416
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# Tracks
23
Lists
1 collector / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl60517]
1. Overture
2. Summertime
3. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
4. The Wake
5. Gone, Gone, Gone
6. Porgy's Prayer
7. My Man's Gone Now
8. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
9. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
10. Morning
11. Catfish Row
12. I Can't Sit Down
13. It Ain't Necessarily So
14. I Ain't Got No Shame
15. What You Want With Bess?
16. Strawberry Woman
17. Crab Man
18. I Loves You, Porgy
19. A Red-headed Woman
20. Clara, Clara
21. There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York
22. Oh, Where's My Bess?
23. I'm On My Way
Format
Audio File
Label
Roslin Records
Released
2010-11-29
Barcode
881034667700
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# Tracks
19
Length
50:59
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl43047]
Format
CD
Label
Hallmark
Released
2010-05-24
Barcode
5050457091521
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Notes
Budget-priced UK public domain release.
# Tracks
19
Lists
10 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl30365]
1. Overture
2. Summertime
3. A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
4. The Wake: Gone, Gone, Gone; Pory's Prayer
5. My Man's Gone Now
6. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
8. Morning; Catfish Row
9. I Can't Sit Down
10. It Ain't Necessarily So
11. I Ain't Got No Shame
12. What You Want With Bess?
13. Street Cries: Strawberry Woman; Crab Man
14. I Loves You, Porgy
15. A Red Headed Woman
16. Clara, Clara
17. There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York
18. Oh, Where's My Bess?
19. I'm On My Way
Format
CD
Label
CBS
Released
1989-12-18
Barcode
5099707000722
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Lists
16 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl25235]

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Format
LP
Label
Coronet KLLS 1619
Country
Australia
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2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl61867]
Format
CD
Label
Back Bite
Released
1995-05-08
Barcode
4017914610467
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# Tracks
19
Lists
11 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl14798]
1. Overture
2. Summertime
3. Woman Is A Sometime Thing
4. Wake- Gone, Gone, Gone- Porgy's Prayer
5. My Man's Gone Now
6. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
8. Morning; Catfish Row
9. I Can't Sit Down
10. It Ain't Necessarily So
11. I Ain't Got No Shame
12. What Do You Want With Bess-
13. Street Cries; Strawberry Woman; Crab Man
14. I Loves You, Porgy
15. Red-Headed Woman
16. Clara, Clara
17. There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York
18. Oh, Where's My Bess-
19. I'm On My Way
Format
LP
Label
Columbia OL 2016
Released
1959
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7 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
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Format
LP
Label
Columbia OS 2016
Released
1959
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Shortcode
[rl185]
Format
LP
Label
CBS APG 60002
Audio
Mono
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Shortcode
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Format
45
Label
Philips 429 641
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Shortcode
[rl21108]
A1. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
A2. It Ain't Necessarily So
B1. A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing
B2. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Format
Cassette
Label
CBS/Masterworks PST 02016
Barcode
07464020164
# Tracks
19
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl17091]
Side 1:
1. Overture
2. Summertime
3. Woman Is a Sometime Thing
4. The Wake; Gone, Gone, Gone; Porgy's Prayer
5. My Man's Gone Now
6. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Side 2:
1. Morning; Catfish Row
2. I Can't Sit Down
3. It Ain't Necessarily So
4. I Ain't Got No Shame
5. What You Want With Bess
6. Street Cries; Strawberry Woman; Crab Man
7. I Loves You, Porgy
8. A Red-Headed Woman
9. Clara, Clara
10. There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York
11. Oh, Where's My Bess
12. I'm On My Way
Format
LP
Label
Columbia Masterworks OL 5410
Country
Japan
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Notes
Japanese release
# Tracks
21
Length
56:06
Lists
11 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl7860]
1. OVERTURE (Orchestra)
2. OPENING: CATFISH ROW (Orchestra)
3. SUMMERTIME (Clara)
4. A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING (Sportin’ Life, Jake & Mingo)
5. THE WAKE: GONE, GONE, GONE (Woman, Man & Chorus)
PORGY'S PRAYER (Porgy)
6. MY MAN'S GONE NOW (Serena)
7. I GOT PLENTY OF NUTTIN' (Porgy, Serena, Maria & Chorus))
8. BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW (Porgy & Bess)
9. ENTR'ACTE AND HURRICANE (Orchestra)
10. MORNING: CATFISH ROW (Woman, Man & Chorus)
11. I CAN'T SIT DOWN (Man & Chorus)
12. IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO (Sportin’ Life & Chorus)
13. I AIN'T GOT NO SHAME (Chorus)
14. WHAT YOU WANT WITH BESS! (Bess & Crown)
15. STREET CRIES: STRAWBERRY WOMAN; CRAB MAN
(Strawberry Woman & Crabman)
16. I LOVES YOU, PORGY (Bess & Porgy)
17. A RED-HEADED WOMAN (Crown)
18. CLARA, CLARA (Chorus)
19. THERE'S A BOAT THAT'S LEAVIN' SOON FOR NEW YORK (Sportin’ Life)
20. OH, WHERE'S MY BESS? (Porgy)
21. I'M ON MY WAY (Porgy & Chorus)
Format
CD
Label
Sony SMK 64314
Barcode
5099706431428
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# Tracks
19
Length
51:46
Lists
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Shortcode
[rl5408]

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