Porgy and Bess


Show Details

Music
George Gershwin (832)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (695), DuBose Heyward (93)
Book
DuBose Heyward (93)
Additional Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (695), DuBose Heyward (93)
Type
Opera
Source
Porgy, by DuBose Heyward
Premiere
October 10, 1935

Recordings


Audio Recordings

Highlights from Porgy and Bess - 1935 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1940 Original Cast Members
Porgy and Bess - 1940 Bruce Foote
Mabel Mercer Sings, Cy Walter Plays... Selection from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess - 1942 Mabel Mercer & Cy Walter
Porgy and Bess - 1942 Radio Broadcast
Porgy and Bess Volume Two - 1942 Broadway Revival Cast Members
Heifetz Playing the Music of Gershwin - 1945 Jascha Heifetz
Porgy and Bess - 1945 Fritz Reiner & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Porgy and Bess - 1946 Todd Duncan
Highlights from Porgy and Bess - 1950 Studio Cast (Risë Stevens and Robert Merrill)
Porgy and Bess - 1951 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1952 International Tour Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1953 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1956 Studio Cast (Mel Torme and Francis Faye)
Porgy and Bess - 1957 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Porgy and Bess - 1957 101 Strings
George Rhodes Plays Porgy and Bess - 1958 George Rhodes
Porgy and Bess - 1958 Miles Davis
Porgy and Bess - 1958 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1958 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1958 Mundell Lowe and his All Stars
Porgy and Bess - 1958 Ira Wright & His Orchestra
Porgy and Bess - 1958 Ralph Burns and His Orchestra
Porgy and Bess: Swingin' Impressions by Hank Jones - 1958 Hank Jones
Selections from Porgy and Bess - 1958 National Concert Dance Orchestra
The Four From Porgy And Bess - 1959 Various Artists
The Jazz Soul of Porgy & Bess - 1959 Bill Potts
Porgy & Bess and Rhapsody In Blue - 1959 Bravo Pops Symphony Orchestra
Porgy & Bess Suite and Other Gershwin Hits - 1959 Louis Shankson
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Film Soundtrack
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Diahann Carroll and the Andre Previn Trio
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Studio cast (Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte)
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Percy Faith and his Orchestra
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Oscar Peterson Trio
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Edmund Hockridge
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Monty Kelly & His Orchestra
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1959 Monica Zetterlund and Carli Tornehave
Selections from Porgy and Bess - 1959 MGM Studio Orchestra
Porgy and Bess - 1960 Studio Cast
Songs from Porgy and Bess - 1960 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1961 London Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1962 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1962 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1962 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1963 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1963 Andrea Tenuta & Alberto Favero
Porgy and Bess - 1964 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1966 The Modern Jazz Quartet
Porgy and Bess & An American In Paris - 1967 William Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Porgy Y Bess - 1968 Enrique Villegas
Jazz in Paris: Porgy & Bess - 1972 Eddy Louiss & Ivan Jullien
Porgy and Bess - 1976 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1976 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1976 Oscar Peterson & Joe Pass
Porgy and Bess - 1977 Houston Grand Opera
Porgy and Bess - 1980 Swiss Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1980 Concert Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1984 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1987 Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Porgy and Bess - 1989 Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Porgy - 1993 Studio Cast (Punk)
Porgy and Bess - 1993 Nueva Manteca
Porgy and Bess - 1993 Bulgarian Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1995 The Houdini's & Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
Porgy and Bess - 1996 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1996 Bernt Rosengren Octet
Porgy and Bess - 1997 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 1997 Joe Henderson
Porgy and Bess - 2001 Magni Wentzel with her Sextet
Porgy and Bess - 2004 Clark Terry with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Porgy and Bess - 2004 Mederic Collignon
Porgy and Bess - 2006 Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - 2007 Karaoke
Porgy and Bess - 2009 Concert Cast
Porgy and Bess Live - 2009 David Liebman
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - 2012 Broadway Cast
Porgy and Bess - 2014 Fini Bearman
An American In Paris / Porgy and Bess - Royal Farnsworth Symphony Orchestra
Music of Porgy and Bess - Albert Cohen and Orchestra
Porgy and Bess - Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess - German Cast
Porgy and Bess - Studio Cast
Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture - Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Songs from Porgy and Bess - Studio Cast

Video Recordings

Porgy and Bess - 1959 Film
Porgy and Bess - 1993 Glyndebourne Opera
Porgy and Bess - 2009 San Francisco Opera

Noncommercial Audio Recordings

Porgy and Bess - 1931 Original Broadway Cast Rehearsal
Porgy and Bess - 2006 London Cast
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Songs also appear on these recordings (95)


Recording Songs
Rhapsody In Blue - 1945 Soundtrack Summertime
Black Coffee - 1953 Peggy Lee It Ain't Necessarily So
Here's Martha Raye - 1954 Martha Raye It Ain't Necessarily So
Ahmad Jamal Plays - 1955 Ahmad Jamal It Ain't Necessarily So
The Singing Reed - 1955 Lucy Reed There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
The Honey Dreamers Sing Gershwin - 1956 The Honey Dreamers Summertime
The Columbia Album of George Gershwin - 1957 Percy Faith Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', My Man's Gone Now, Summertime
Featuring The Hi-Lo's - 1958 The Hi-Lo's Summertime
The South Shall Rise Again - 1958 Phil Harris It Ain't Necessarily So
That's All - 1959 Bobby Darin It Ain't Necessarily So
Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin - 1960 Ella Fitzgerald Summertime
Porgy & Bess / Show Boat - 1960 Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime, A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
Show Boat and Porgy & Bess - 1960 Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York, A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
This Heart of Mine - 1960 Carol Lawrence I Loves You, Porgy
Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo - 1961 Aretha Franklin It Ain't Necessarily So
Double Exposure - 1961 Chris Connor and Maynard Ferguson Summertime
Kicks - 1961 Bob Crewe Bess, You Is My Woman
My Favorite Things - 1961 John Coltrane Summertime
The Two Sides of Bob Kole - 1961 Bob Kole Summertime
Album Seven By Rick - 1962 Ricky Nelson Summertime
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy - 1962 The Ventures Summertime
In Person - 1963 Peter Nero I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Oklahoma! / Porgy & Bess - 1963 Broadway Revue Orchestra Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, I'm On My Way, It Ain't Necessarily So, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York, A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
Somewhere in the Night - 1963 Teri Thornton There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Broadway a Barcelona - 1965 Salvador Escamilla I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Broadway Blockbusters - 1965 London Festival Orchestra I'm On My Way
Feelin' Good - 1965 Pat Bowie Summertime
Marilyn Michaels - 1965 Marilyn Michaels My Man's Gone Now
My Name Is Barbra, Two... - 1965 Barbra Streisand I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Hello Dolly - 1967 Nancy Holloway I Loves You, Porgy
Cheap Thrills - 1968 Big Brother & the Holding Company Summertime
Pearl Bailey Back on Broadway - 1968 Pearl Bailey A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
L.A. Breakdown - 1969 Jack Jones My Man's Gone Now
If I Were A Rich Man - 1970 Lex Goudsmit I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', It Ain't Necessarily So
The Music of George Gershwin - 1973 The Wondertones Summertime
Live At Caesar's Palace - 1974 Diana Ross I Loves You, Porgy
Songs by George & Ira Gershwin - 1974 Karin Krog I Loves You, Porgy, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Summertime - 1976 MFSB Summertime
The Madwoman Of Central Park West - 1979 Original Broadway Cast A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
Gershwin Live! - 1982 Sarah Vaughan I Loves You, Porgy, It Ain't Necessarily So, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime
The Age of Consent - 1985 Bronski Beat It Ain't Necessarily So
The Broadway Album - 1985 Barbra Streisand Bess, You Is My Woman, I Loves You, Porgy
Kiri Sings Gershwin - 1986 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Summertime
For You, For Me - 1989 Bruce Hubbard Bess, You Is My Woman, A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
West Side Story - 1989 Royal Promenade Orchestra Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Live From Radio City Music Hall - 1992 Liza Minnelli My Man's Gone Now
The Sullivan Years: Best Of Broadway, Vol. 1 - 1992 Original Cast Performances It Ain't Necessarily So, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
George & Ira Gershwin: A Musical Celebration - 1993 S.T.A.G.E. Concert I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', It Ain't Necessarily So
10 on Broadway - 1994 Dennis DeYoung Summertime
Musical Impressions - 1994 Alexander Hoffmann It Ain't Necessarily So
Verve Jazz Masters 6 - 1994 Ella Fitzgerald I Loves You, Porgy
The Best of the Great American Composers, Vol. 1 - 1996 101 Strings Summertime
Evergreens - 1996 Tommy Körberg & Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Summertime
Stage Heroes - 1997 Colm Wilkinson It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime
George Gershwin: The 100th Birthday Celebration - 1998 Concert Cast Bess, You Is My Woman, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
The Midnight Blues - 1998 Wynton Marsalis My Man's Gone Now
Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove - 1998 Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime
Vocal Gershwin & Ellington - 1998 Ruth Nabal My Man's Gone Now, Summertime
What I Did For Love: Great Songs of Broadway, The Sounds of Today - 1998 Various Artists Summertime
Are a Drag - 1999 Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Summertime
Ordinary Miracles - 1999 Tim Draxl I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Broadway Classic - 2000 Lisa Vroman Summertime
Time After Time - 2000 Emily Saxe Summertime
Tribute to George Gershwin: It's Wonderful - 2000 Barbara Hendricks Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, I'm On My Way, My Man's Gone Now, Overture, Summertime, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Eternamente: Grandes éxitos de grandes musicales - 2002 Paloma San Basilio Summertime
From Madrigal to McCartney - 2002 Cantabile Summertime
Maria Friedman Live - 2002 Maria Friedman There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Pie Jesu - 2004 Denise Leigh Summertime
Bill Charlap Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul - 2005 Bill Charlap Bess, You Is My Woman
The Great Musicals: Wonderful Tales - 2005 Compilation I'm On My Way, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Indigo Women of Song - 2005 Olivia Newton-John Summertime
On Broadway, Vol. 4: Or the Paradox of Continuity - 2005 Paul Motian Trio 2000+One I Loves You, Porgy
The Color Five - 2006 Jacqui Naylor Summertime
Showtime - 2006 Sarah Ryan Summertime
Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars - 2006 Various Artists Summertime
3 Mo' Divas - 2008 3 Mo' Divas Summertime
My Personal Property - 2008 Christiane Noll Summertime
On A Carousel - 2008 Sheera Ben-David It Ain't Necessarily So
Somewhere - 2008 Eva Cassidy Summertime
You Don't Know Jacq - 2008 Jacqui Naylor Summertime
Somethin' Like Love - 2009 Steven Pasquale Summertime
Double Portrait - 2010 Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes My Man's Gone Now
Impressions - 2012 Chris Botti Summertime
Simply Broadway - 2012 Brian Stokes Mitchell It Ain't Necessarily So
Valentine's Day - 2013 David Ian Summertime
Duets - 2014 Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan Summertime
Lady Sings the Blues - 2014 Rebecca Ferguson Summertime
Sing You to Sleep - 2014 Anika Larsen Summertime
The Real Thing - 2015 Eric Alexander Summertime
With the Best in Town - 2015 Lucy Lummis I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
The Broadway Kick - Frank Sinatra Oh, Bess, Oh, Where's My Bess
The Lady's Got to Sing - Terri White Summertime (Reprise)
Porgy / On Chapel Hill - Dakota Staton I Loves You, Porgy
We Get A Kick Out Of Jazz - Compilation It Ain't Necessarily So
West Side Story / Porgy And Bess - Vienna Symphonic Pop Orchestra Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York


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