Annotation

tracks 1-15 from Porgy and Bess (Columbia CL 1298/CS 8105; 1959)
tracks 16-27 from The Most Happy Fella (Columbia CL 905; 1956)

Annotation last modified on 2012-10-14 09:08 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Catfish Row
2:38
2 Summertime
2:46
3 A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
1:47
4 My Man's Gone Now
3:19
5 Leavin' for the Promised Land
1:51
6 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
2:08
7 The Buzzard Song
1:59
8 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
3:47
9 Oh, I Can't Sit Down
1:39
10 It Ain't Necessarily So
3:11
11 The Strawberry Woman and the Crab Man
3:01
12 I Loves You, Porgy
2:42
13 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
2:17
14 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
2:40
15 Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way!
1:20
16 The Most Happy Fella
1:44
17 Somebody Somewhere
4:09
18 Standing on the Corner
2:48
19 Joey, Joey, Joey
3:00
20 Abbondanza
1:34
21 Don't Cry
4:18
22 Sposalizio
2:32
23 How Beautiful the Days
3:37
24 Fresno Beauties
2:30
25 Warm All Over
3:40
26 Big D
2:12
27 My Heart Is So Full of You
2:49

Credits

CD 1

composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 2–3, 5, 8, 10–15)
Frank Loesser (tracks 16–24, 26)
George Gershwin (composer) (1934 – 1935) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7, 9)
Frank Loesser (1956) (tracks 25, 27)
engineer:
Harold Chapman (tracks 1–15)
lyricist:
Frank Loesser (tracks 16–24, 26)
Ira Gershwin (tracks 1–15)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 1–15)
Frank Loesser (1956) (tracks 25, 27)
producer:
Irving Townsend (tracks 1–15)
publisher:
was commissioned by:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 10)
arrangements:
Porgy and Bess: A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 3)
Porgy and Bess: My Man's Gone Now (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 4)
Porgy and Bess: Summertime (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 2)
Porgy and Bess: Tempo di Blues (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 13)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
instrumental recording of:
Abbondanza (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 20)
Big D (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 26)
Don't Cry (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 21)
Fresno Beauties (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 24)
How Beautiful the Days (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 23)
Joey, Joey, Joey (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 19)
My Heart Is So Full of You (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 27)
Somebody Somewhere (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 17)
Sposalizio (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 22)
Standing on the Corner (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 18)
The Most Happy Fella (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 16)
Warm All Over (The Most Happy Fella) (1956-05-21 – 1956-05-23) (track 25)
Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Porgy and Bess) (1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15) (track 8)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15) (track 10)
Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. “Here come de honey man” (1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15) (track 11)
Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. “Summertime” (Clara) (1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15) (track 2)
Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. “My man’s gone now” (1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15) (track 4)
Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. “I loves you, Porgy” (1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15) (track 12)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 2)
later translated versions:
later versions:
It Ain't Necessarily So (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arrangement for 48 violas) (track 10)
part of:
Porgy and Bess: Act I (tracks 1–5, 11)
Porgy and Bess: Act II (tracks 6–7, 9, 12)
Porgy and Bess: Act III (tracks 13–15)
The Most Happy Fella (full musical) (tracks 16–27)
partial recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 8, 10, 14–15)

Release

ASIN: US: B000066JEO [info]