Summertime" is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The song soon became a popular and much recorded jazz standard, described as "without doubt. one of the finest songs the composer ever wrote.
Decca Presents Selections from George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess consists of two volumes of records, the first from 1940, and the next from 1942. The 1940 album was the first to record selections from George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess as sung by members of the original Broadway cast from 1935. The only singers involved were Todd Duncan as Porgy and Anne Brown as Bess. Duncan sang "It Ain't Necessarily So", which is sung in the opera by Sportin' Life.
Baritone Vocals – Lawrence Winters. Orchestrated By – Lehman Engel. Soprano Vocals – Camilla Williams. Tenor Vocals – Avon Long.
Released September 30, 1935. Porgy and Bess Tracklist. It Ain't Necessarily So Lyrics. Gershwin’s one full-length opera was adapted from DuBose Heyward’s novel Porgy, with a story set among the poor African-Americans living on the waterfront of Charleston, . as a crippled beggar tries to save a woman from her abusive lover and her drug dealer. The opera premiered in Boston in September 1935, with Alexander Smallens conducting. It was poorly received, but its arias and songs had been embraced by jazz and R&B musicians, and a Houston production in 1976 revived its reputation on the stage. Porgy and Bess Q&A.
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Porgy and Bess is an opera, first performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. It was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row (based on the area of Cabbage Row) in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s
The Bethlehem label didn't make it out of the '50s before folding, and one of the reasons why is the ambitious yet misguided George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, a three-LP box set that represents a complete recording of the Gershwin classic (with narration and sound effects). George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin. Frances Faye, Mel Tormé. feat: Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins.
Porgy and Bess (1935). Album by George Gershwin. It Ain't Necessarily So by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. was covered in. It Ain't Necessarily So by Bronski Beat (1984). It Ain't Necessarily So by Cher and Larry Adler (1994). Ain't Necessarily So by Hugh Laurie (2011). see 9 more connections. Bess, You Is My Woman Now by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. Bess, You Is My Woman Now by Miles Davis (1958). Bess, You Is My Woman Now by Peter Nero (1961). Bess, You Is My Woman by Ray Charles and Cleo Laine (1976). see 4 more connections.