Annotation

Cast:
Porgy: Willard White
Bess: Cynthia Haymon
Clara: Harolyn Blackwell
Sporting Life: Damon Evans
Jake: Bruce Hubbard
Serena: Cynthia Clarey
Maria: Marietta Simpson
Crown: Gregg Baker
Mingo: Barrington Coleman
Robbins: Johnny Worthy
Jim: Curtis Watson
Peter, the Honey Man: Mervin Wallace
Lily: Maureen Brathwaite
Undertaker: Autris Paige
Annie: Paula Ingram
Frazier: William Johnson
Scipio: Linda Thompson
Nelson / Crab Man: Colenton Freeman
Strawberry Woman: Camellia Johnson
Detective: Alan Tilvern
Coroner: Billy J. Mitchell
Mr. Archdale: Ted Maynard
Policeman: Ron Travis
Jasbo Brown: Wayne Marshall

Solo sextet (Act II, Scene IV): Paula Ingram, Camellia Johnson, Linda Thompson, Michael Forest, Raemond Martin, Autris Page

Recorded: II.1988, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Annotation last modified on 2012-10-01 07:19 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. Introduction: Jasbo Brown Solo / Chorus
George Gershwin 4:17
2 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. "Summertime" (Clara, Chorus)
George Gershwin 3:28
3 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. "Oh, nobody knows when the Lawd is goin' to call" (Mingo, Chorus, Sporting Life, Jake, Serena, Robbins, Jim, Clara, Crap Shooters (Male Chorus))
George Gershwin 6:19
4 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. "Give him to me" - "Lissen to yo' daddy warn you" - "A woman is a sometime thing" (Jake, Mingo, Sporting Life, Chorus, Baby, Clara, Robbins, Peter, Lily, Maria)
George Gershwin 3:29
5 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. "Here's the ol' crap shark!" - "No, no, brudder" (Jake, Mingo, Porgy, Sporting Life, Robbins, Jim, Maria, Serena)
George Gershwin 4:17
6 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. "Here comes Big Boy!" (Mingo, Jake, Jim, Crown, Porgy, Serena, Bess, Robbins, Chorus, Sporting Life)
George Gershwin 7:09
7 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. "Six to make!" (Sporting Life, Jim, Jake, Mingo, Porgy, Crown, Robbins, Maria, Serena, Bess, Chorus)
George Gershwin 4:06
8 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. "Jesus, he's killed him!" - "That you, Sportin' Life?" (Jake, Serena, Bess, Crown, Sporting Life, Maria)
George Gershwin 4:59
9 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. "Where is brudder Robbins?" - "Come on, sister!" (solo soprano, Chorus, solo baritone, Serena, Maria, Bess, solo soprano, Jake, Peter, Porgy, Clara)
George Gershwin 4:53
10 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. "Overflow, overflow" (Chorus, Porgy)
George Gershwin 0:58
11 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. "A saucer-burying set-up, I see" (Detective, Serena, Lily, Peter, Porgy, Policeman, Maria, Jake, Chorus)
George Gershwin 3:50
12 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. "My man's gone now" (Serena, Chorus)
George Gershwin 3:58
13 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. "How de saucer stan' now, my sister?" (Undertaker, Serena, Jake, Porgy)
George Gershwin 2:06
14 Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. "Oh, the train is at the station" (Bess, Chorus)
George Gershwin 4:05
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Oh, I'm agoin' out to the Blackfish banks" (Jake, Chorus)
George Gershwin 3:27
2 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic" - "Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin'" (Annie, Jake, Clara, Porgy, Chorus, Serena, Maria)
George Gershwin 3:26
3 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Lissen there, what I tells you" - "I hates yo' struttin' style" (Maria, Serena, Sporting Life)
George Gershwin 2:28
4 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Mornin', Lawyer, lookin' for somebody?" (Maria, Frazier, Porgy, Bess, Chorus, Lily, Bass voice, Scipio, Annie, Serena)
George Gershwin 4:58
5 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Boy! Come here, boy!" (Archdale, Scipio, Clara, Serena, Mingo, Jake, Porgy, Frazier, Chorus)
George Gershwin 2:40
6 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Buzzard keep on flyin' over" (Porgy, Chorus)
George Gershwin 3:02
7 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "'Lo Bess, goin' to picnic?" (Sporting Life, Bess, Porgy)
George Gershwin 2:57
8 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Honey, we sure goin' strut our stuff today!" - "Bess, you is my woman now" (Jake, Porgy, Bess)
George Gershwin 6:15
9 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene I. "Oh, I can't sit down" (Chorus, Maria, Bess, Porgy)
George Gershwin 4:14
10 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene II. "I ain't got no shame" (Chorus)
George Gershwin 2:25
11 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene II. "It ain't necessarily so" - "Shame on all you sinners" (Sporting Life, Chorus, Serena, Maria)
George Gershwin 5:59
12 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene II. "Crown!" (Bess, Crown)
George Gershwin 4:07
13 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene II. "Oh, what you want wid Bess?" (Bess, Crown)
George Gershwin 4:21
14 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. "Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for" (Jake, Fisherman, Jim, Nelson, Maria, Chorus)
George Gershwin 2:49
15 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. "Take yo' han's off me" (Bess, Serena, Maria, Peter, Porgy)
George Gershwin 2:28
16 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. "Oh, doctor Jesus" (Serena, Peter, Porgy, Lily)
George Gershwin 2:13
17 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. "Oh dey's so fresh an' fine" (Strawberry woman, Peter, Woman, Annie, Crab man, Porgy, Maria)
George Gershwin 5:01
18 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. "Porgy, Porgy, dat you there, ain't it?" (Bess, Porgy)
George Gershwin 2:42
19 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. "I wants to stay here" (Bess, Porgy)
George Gershwin 3:55
20 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. "Why you been out on that wharf so long, Clara?" (Maria, Clara)
George Gershwin 2:47
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene IV. "Oh, Doctor Jesus" (Solo sextet, Chorus, Porgy, Clara, Serena, Sporting Life)
George Gershwin 3:45
2 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene IV. "One of dese mornings you goin' to rise up singin'" (Clara, Chorus, Porgy, Bess)
George Gershwin 1:51
3 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene IV. "Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do'" (Chorus, Peter, Maria, Lily, Mingo, Other woman)
George Gershwin 1:23
4 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene IV. "You is a nice parcel of Christians!" (Crown, Serena, Bess, Porgy, Woman, Chorus)
George Gershwin 4:05
5 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene IV. "A red-headed woman make a choo-choo jump its track" (Crown, Chorus, Clara, Bess)
George Gershwin 2:17
6 Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene IV. "All right, I'm goin' out to get Clara" - "Oh, Doctor Jesus" (Crown, Porgy, Solo sextet, Chorus)
George Gershwin 2:32
7 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene I. "Clara, Clara, don't you be downhearted" - "You low-life skunk, ain' you got no shame" (Chorus, Sporting Life, Maria)
George Gershwin 6:22
8 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene I. "Summertime" - Porgy kills Crown (Bess, Porgy)
George Gershwin 4:16
9 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene II. "Wait for us at the corner" (Detective, Annie, Serena, Other woman, Coroner)
George Gershwin 3:45
10 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene II. "Come out here, both of you" (Detective, Coroner, Porgy)
George Gershwin 2:26
11 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene II. "Oh, Lawd, what I goin' do?" - "Oh, Gawd! They goin' make him look on Crown's face!" (Porgy, Bess, Sporting Life, Policeman)
George Gershwin 3:41
12 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene II. "Listen: there's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York" (Sporting Life, Bess)
George Gershwin 4:27
13 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. Introduction
George Gershwin 2:26
14 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Good mornin', sistuh!" - "It's Porgy comin' home" (Solo tenor, solo mezzo-soprano, Chorus, Children, Mingo, Porgy)
George Gershwin 3:29
15 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Dem white folks sure ain' put nuttin' over on this baby" (Porgy, Lily)
George Gershwin 4:01
16 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Here Mingo, what's de matter wid you all?" (Porgy)
George Gershwin 1:48
17 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Where's Bess?" (Porgy, Maria, Serena)
George Gershwin 3:06
18 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Bess is gone" (Lily, Porgy, Serena, Mingo, Maria, Chorus)
George Gershwin 2:02
19 Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Oh Lawd, I'm on my way" (Porgy, Chorus)
George Gershwin 1:21

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Wayne Marshall (British pianist, organist and conductor) (1988-02) (track 1)
assistant producer:
Tony Harrison (producer) (tracks 1–14)
baritone vocals:
Gregg Baker (1988-02) (tracks 6–8)
Bruce Hubbard (1988-02) (tracks 3–9, 11, 13)
Autris Paige (1988-02) (track 13)
Curtis Watson (Jamaican bass-baritone) (1988-02) (tracks 3, 5–7)
bass-baritone vocals:
Willard White (1988-02) (tracks 5–7, 9–11, 13)
choir vocals:
Glyndebourne Chorus (1988-02) (tracks 1–4, 6–7, 9–12, 14)
chorus master:
Craig Rutenberg (1988-02) (tracks 1–4, 6–7, 9–12, 14)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 2–6, 8–11, 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1934 – 1935) (tracks 1, 12)
conductor:
Sir Simon Rattle (1988-02) (tracks 1–14)
contralto vocals:
Marietta Simpson (1988-02) (tracks 4–5, 7–9, 11)
engineer:
Mark Vigars (engineer) (tracks 1–14)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 1–6, 8–13)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 1–6, 8–13)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1988-02) (tracks 1–14)
producer:
David R. Murray (tracks 1–14)
soprano vocals:
Harolyn Blackwell (1988-02) (tracks 3, 9)
Maureen Brathwaite (1988-02) (tracks 4, 11)
Cynthia Clarey (1988-02) (tracks 3, 5–9, 11–13)
Cynthia Haymon (1988-02) (tracks 6–9, 14)
soprano vocals [Clara]:
Harolyn Blackwell (1988-02) (track 2)
spoken vocals:
Alan Tilvern (1988-02) (track 11)
Ron Travis (1988-02) (track 11)
tenor vocals:
Barrington Coleman (1988-02) (tracks 3–7)
Damon Evans (1988-02) (tracks 3–8)
Mervin Wallace (1988-02) (tracks 4, 9, 11)
Johnny Worthy (1988-02) (tracks 3–7)
publisher:
recorded at:
arrangements:
Porgy and Bess: A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 4)
Porgy and Bess: My Man's Gone Now (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 12)
Porgy and Bess: Summertime (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 2)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 2)
part of:
Porgy and Bess: Act I (tracks 1–6, 8–13)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

assistant producer:
Tony Harrison (producer) (tracks 1–20)
baritone vocals:
Gregg Baker (1988-02) (tracks 12–13)
Bruce Hubbard (1988-02) (tracks 1–2, 5, 8, 14)
William Johnson (Baritone singer) (1988-02) (tracks 4–5)
Curtis Watson (Jamaican bass-baritone) (1988-02) (track 14)
bass-baritone vocals:
Willard White (1988-02) (tracks 2, 4–9, 15–19)
choir vocals:
Glyndebourne Chorus (1988-02) (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 9–11, 14)
chorus master:
Craig Rutenberg (1988-02) (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 9–11, 14)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 3–4, 7, 10, 12–20)
George Gershwin (composer) (1934 – 1935) (tracks 2, 6, 8–9, 11)
conductor:
Sir Simon Rattle (1988-02) (tracks 1–20)
contralto vocals:
Marietta Simpson (1988-02) (tracks 2–4, 9, 11, 14–15, 17)
engineer:
Mark Vigars (engineer) (tracks 1–20)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 2–4, 6–18, 20)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 2–4, 6–18, 20)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Paula Ingram (1988-02) (tracks 2, 4)
Camellia Johnson (1988-02) (track 17)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1988-02) (tracks 1–20)
producer:
David R. Murray (tracks 1–20)
soprano vocals:
Harolyn Blackwell (1988-02) (tracks 2, 5, 20)
Maureen Brathwaite (1988-02) (tracks 4, 16)
Cynthia Clarey (1988-02) (tracks 2–5, 11, 15–16)
Cynthia Haymon (1988-02) (tracks 4, 7–9, 12–13, 15, 18–19)
Linda Thompson (member of Porgy & Bess 1993 TV cast) (1988-02) (tracks 4–5)
spoken vocals:
Ted Maynard (1988-02) (track 5)
tenor vocals:
Barrington Coleman (1988-02) (track 5)
Damon Evans (1988-02) (tracks 3, 7, 11)
Colenton Freeman (1988-02) (track 14)
Mervin Wallace (1988-02) (tracks 15–17)
recorded at:
arrangements:
It Ain't Necessarily So (for piano and violin, arr. Heifetz) (track 11)
Porgy and Bess: Bess, You Is My Woman Now (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 8)
is the basis for:
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (track 11)
part of:
Porgy and Bess: Act II (tracks 2–4, 6–20)
partial recording of:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

assistant producer:
Tony Harrison (producer) (tracks 1–19)
baritone vocals:
Gregg Baker (1988-02) (tracks 4–6)
bass vocals:
Willard White (track 18)
bass-baritone vocals:
Willard White (1988-02) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 8, 10–11, 14–19)
choir vocals:
Glyndebourne Chorus (1988-02) (tracks 1–7, 14, 18–19)
chorus master:
Craig Rutenberg (1988-02) (tracks 1–7, 14, 18–19)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–15, 17–19)
conductor:
Sir Simon Rattle (1988-02) (tracks 1–19)
contralto vocals:
Marietta Simpson (1988-02) (tracks 3, 7, 17–18)
engineer:
Mark Vigars (engineer) (tracks 1–19)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 1–5, 7, 9, 11–12, 14–15, 17–19)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 1–5, 7, 9, 11–12, 14–15, 17–19)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Maureen Brathwaite (track 18)
Marietta Simpson (track 18)
Paula Ingram (1988-02) (track 9)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1988-02) (tracks 1–19)
producer:
David R. Murray (tracks 1–19)
soprano vocals:
Harolyn Blackwell (1988-02) (tracks 1–2, 5)
Maureen Brathwaite (1988-02) (tracks 3, 15, 18)
Cynthia Clarey (1988-02) (tracks 1, 4, 9, 17–18)
Cynthia Haymon (1988-02) (tracks 2, 4–5, 8, 11–12, 17–18)
spoken vocals:
Billy J. Mitchell (1988-02) (tracks 9–10)
Alan Tilvern (1988-02) (tracks 9–10)
Ron Travis (1988-02) (track 11)
tenor vocals:
Barrington Coleman (1988-02) (tracks 3, 14, 18)
Damon Evans (1988-02) (tracks 1, 7, 11–12)
Mervin Wallace (1988-02) (track 3)
recorded at:
compiled in:
arrangements:
Porgy and Bess: Tempo di Blues (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 12)
later translated versions:
part of:
Porgy and Bess: Act II (tracks 1–5)
Porgy and Bess: Act III (tracks 7–9, 11–15, 17–19)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 17, 19)

Release

ASIN: UK: B000002RQQ [info]