Porgy and Bess > Studio Cast


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
1962
Type
Audio / Studio Cast
Language
English
Producer
Charles Gerhardt (34)
Conductor
Lehman Engel (115)
Music Director
Lehman Engel (115)
Orchestrations
Henri René (58)
Performer
Billie Daniels (2) — Serena, Andrew Frierson (2) — Jake, Urylee Leonardos (8) — Bess, Avon Long (25) — Sporting Life, Anna Moffo (41) — Clara, Valentine Pringle (7) — Porgy
Shortcode
[r4717]

Releases (11)

Title
The Gershwin Years
Format
4-CD
Label
Reader's Digest G-130C
Released
2001
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Notes
This 4-CD set features popular songs and concert music of Gershwin (as well as songs by other composers) including a reissue of the PORGY AND BESS selections from the Reader's Digest album, TREASURY OF GREAT OPERETTAS.
Lists
6 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl13880]
Format
3-Cassette
Label
Reader's Digest RDC93221-23
Released
1996
Also Contains
George Gershwin & Walter Donaldson: Fascinating Rhythms - Compilation
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl27988]
Cassette 1.
Side A
1. Strike Up The Band - Peter Knight Chorus
2. The Man I Love - Rosemary Squires
3. A Foggy Day - Helen Forrest
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me - Kay Mitchell
5. Embraceable You - Rosemry Squires
6. Someone To Watch Over Me - Rosemary Squires
7. Oh, Lady Be Good! - Ted Kramer
8. Soon - John Norman Chorale
9. I've Got A Crush On You - Rosemary Squires
10. How Long Has This Been Going On? - Rosemary Squires
Side B.
1. Love Is Here To Stay - Tony Covington
2. But Not For Me - Rosemary Squires
3. Swanee - The King Sisters
4. Bidin' My Time - Jack Blackton
5. Do It Again - Rosemary Squires
6. Of Thee I Sing - Robert Mandell
'Porgy And Bess' Selections:
7. Summertime - Anna Moffo
8. It Ain't Necessarily So - Avon Long
9. I Got Plenty O'Nuttin' - Valentine Pringle
10. Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Valentine Pringle & Urlee Leonardos
11. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - Avon Long
12. O, Lawd, I'm On My Way - Valentine Pringle
Cassette 2.
Side A.
1. Carolina In The Morning - The Lamplighters
2. My Blue Heaven - Carroll Caval
3. Little White Lies - The Dreamers
4. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight? - Melville Oakey
5. Makin' Whoopee - Rosemary Squires
6. That Certain Party - Melville Oakey
7. You're Driving Me Crazy - The Dreamers
8. (What Can You Say) After I Say I'm Sorry - Carroll Caval
9. Mister Meadowlark - Melville Oakey
10. T'Ain't No Sin - The Tophatters
11. The Daughters Of Rosie O'Grady - Melville Oakey
Side B.
1. How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm? - The Tophatters
2. At Sundown - Teddi MacRae
3. Chili Bom Bom - The Tophatters
4. My Buddy - The Fireside Singers
5. When My Ship Comes In - Melville Oakey
6. Love Me Or Leave Me - Julie Dawn
7. My Baby Just Cares For Me - Melville Oakey
8. Sleepy Head - Carroll Caval
9. My Mammy - Jeffrey Harrison
10. Yes Sir, THat's My Baby - Melville Oakey
Cassette 3.
Side A.
1. Nice Work If You Can Get It - Patricia Clay
2. Love Is Sweeping The Country - Ted Kramer
3. They All Laughed - Patricia Clay
4. That Certain Feeling - Frank Springate
5. Love Walked In - Julie Anderson
6. Theme From Prelude No. 2 - Michael Reeves (Piano)
7. By Strauss - Julie Anderson
8. Let's Call THe Whole Thing Off - Patricia Clay
9. Slap That Bas - Peter Nevin
10. He Loves And She Loves - Julie Anderson
11. Who Cares? - Dory Ferguson
12. Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away) - Richard Langdon
Side B.
1. Fascinating Rhythm - Patricia Clay
2. Funny Face - George Danvers
3. My One And Only - Ted Kramer
4. I Got Rhythm - Tracy Senony
5. Mine - Ted Kramer
6. Somebody Loves Me - Patricia Clay
7. Clap Yo' Hands - Ted Kramer
8. Do, Do, Do - Julie Anderson
9. 'S Wonderful - Billy Ferguson
10. Sweet And Low-Down - Tracy Senony
11. I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
12. Promenade (Walking The Dog) - National Philharmonic
Title
The Golden Age of Operetta
Format
8-LP
Label
Readers' Digest 2-759-O (1-8)
Released
1983
Also Contains
Babes In Toyland - 1962 Studio Cast
Bitter Sweet - 1965 Studio Cast
The Chocolate Soldier - 1965 Studio Cast
The Desert Song - 1962 Studio Cast
Die Fledermaus - 1962 Studio Cast
The Gypsy Baron - 1965 Studio Cast
The Merry Widow - 1962 Studio Cast
Naughty Marietta - 1962 Studio Cast
The New Moon - 1962 Studio Cast
No, No, Nanette - 1965 Studio Cast
Rose Marie - 1962 Studio cast
Show Boat - 1962 Studio Cast
The Student Prince - 1962 Studio Cast (Readers Digest)
The Vagabond King - 1962 Studio Cast (William Lewis)
White Horse Inn - 1965 Studio Cast
Notes
Canadian release. Repackage of 16 recordings from the TREASURY OF GREAT OPERETTAS. This was the first time the recordings of THE GYPSY BARON, THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER, WHITE HORSE INN, BITTER SWEET and NO NO NANETTE were issued in Canada.
Lists
4 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl23994]
Title
Treasury of Greatest Operettas
Format
4-Cassette
Label
Readers' Digest RDC 90571/2/3/4
Released
1980
Audio
Stereo
Also Contains
Blossom Time - 1962 Studio Cast
The Desert Song - 1962 Studio Cast
Die Fledermaus - 1962 Studio Cast
The Merry Widow - 1962 Studio Cast
The New Moon - 1962 Studio Cast
A Night in Venice - 1962 Studio Cast
Rose Marie - 1962 Studio cast
Show Boat - 1962 Studio Cast
Song of Norway - 1962 Studio Cast
The Student Prince - 1962 Studio Cast (Readers Digest)
The Vagabond King - 1962 Studio Cast (William Lewis)
Notes
Cassette edition. U.K. release. Includes 12 of the programs originally released as TREASURY OF GREAT OPERETTAS. Also issued as 6-Lp set, but cassette edition includes bonus tape: THE GENIUS OF GERSHWIN.
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Shortcode
[rl28903]
TAPE 1, Side A; Die Fledermaus
A Night in Venice
Side B; The Merry Widow
Blossom Time
TAPE 2, Side A; The Vagabond King
Show Boat
Side B; Rose-Marie
Song Of Norway
TAPE 3, Side A; Porgy & Bess
The New Moon
Side B; The Desert Song
The Student Prince
TAPE 4 - THE GENIUS OF GERSHWIN
Side A; Strike Up The Band
Swanee
Fascinating Rhythm
Someone To watch Over me
'S Wonderfull
Embraceable You
A Foggy Day
I Got Rhythm
Side B; Three Preludes for Solo Piano
Rhapsody in Blue
Title
Treasury of Greatest Operettas
Format
6-LP
Label
Readers' Digest GOPO-6A-S1/6
Released
1980
Country
UK
Audio
Stereo
Also Contains
Blossom Time - 1962 Studio Cast
The Desert Song - 1962 Studio Cast
Die Fledermaus - 1962 Studio Cast
The Merry Widow - 1962 Studio Cast
The New Moon - 1962 Studio Cast
A Night in Venice - 1962 Studio Cast
Rose Marie - 1962 Studio cast
Show Boat - 1962 Studio Cast
Song of Norway - 1962 Studio Cast
The Student Prince - 1962 Studio Cast (Readers Digest)
The Vagabond King - 1962 Studio Cast (William Lewis)
Notes
UK release. Re-package of 12 operettas originally issued as TREASURY OF GREAT OPERETTAS
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl28899]
Record 1,
Side 1; Die Fledermaus
Side 2; The Merry Widow.
Record 2
Side 1; A Night in Venice
Side 2; Blossom Time.
Record 3,
Side 1; Rose-Marie
Side 2; The New Moon
Record 4
Side 1; The Desert Song
Side 2 ; The Student Prince
Record 5
Side1 ; Show Boat,
Side 2; Porgy & Bess
Record 6,
Side1; The Vagabond King
Side 2; Song Of Norway.
Title
Treasury of Great Operettas
Format
9-LP
Label
Readers' Digest RD4S (1-9)
Released
1963-02
Audio
Stereo
Also Contains
Babes In Toyland - 1962 Studio Cast
Blossom Time - 1962 Studio Cast
The Desert Song - 1962 Studio Cast
Die Fledermaus - 1962 Studio Cast
The Merry Widow - 1962 Studio Cast
Mlle. Modiste - 1962 Studio Cast
Naughty Marietta - 1962 Studio Cast
The New Moon - 1962 Studio Cast
A Night in Venice - 1962 Studio Cast
The Red Mill - 1962 Studio Cast
Roberta - 1962 Studio Cast
Rose Marie - 1962 Studio cast
Show Boat - 1962 Studio Cast
Song of Norway - 1962 Studio Cast
The Student Prince - 1962 Studio Cast (Readers Digest)
The Vagabond King - 1962 Studio Cast (William Lewis)
A Waltz Dream - 1962 Studio Cast
Notes
Canadian release. 9 Lp records and a booklet titled "The Golden Age of Operetta." Price: $21.40. First offered for public sale in the February 1963 edition of Readers' Digest magazine. Available until 1965, Only available in mono until 1969 then dropped from catalogue.
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5 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl23993]
Title
Favorites from the Classics: George Gershwin
Format
2-CD
Label
Reader's Digest 402C
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Notes
This CD features the concert music of Gershwin, but includes a reissue of the PORGY AND BESS selections from the RD album Treasury of Great Operettas.
Lists
7 collectors / 1 wish list
Shortcode
[rl5701]
Title
Treasury of Great Operettas
Format
12-LP
Label
Reader's Digest RD 40-N8
Also Contains
The Vagabond King - 1962 Studio Cast (William Lewis)
Lists
18 collectors / 1 wish list
History
1 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl5457]
Side A:
PORGY AND BESS
1. Prelude
2. Summertime -- Anna Moffo, Chorus
3. A Woman Is A Sometime Thing -- Andrew Frierson, Chorus
4. It Ain't Necessarily So -- Avon Long, Chorus
5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' -- Valentine Pringle, Chorus
6. Duet: Bess, You Is My Woman Now -- Valentine Pringle, Anna Moffo
7. My Man's Gone Now -- Billie Daniels, Chorus
8. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York -- Avon Long
9. Finale: Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way -- Valentine Pringle, Chorus
Side B:
THE VAGABOND KING
1. Overture: Song of the Vagabonds -- William Lewis, Chorus
2. Love for Sale -- Rosalind Elias, Chorus
3. Drinking Song -- William Chapman, Chorus
4. Some Day -- Sara Endich
5. Duet: Only a Rose -- Sara Endich, William Lewis
6. Act III Opening: Nocturne -- Chorus
7. Duet: Tomorrow-- Sara Endich, William Lewis
8. Huguette Waltz -- Rosalind Elias
9. Duet: Love Me Tonight -- Sara Endich, William Lewis
10. Finale: Only a Rose (Reprise) -- Sara Endich, William Lewis, Chorus

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