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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Willard White (Porgy), Leona Mitchell (Bess), McHenry Boatwright (Crown), Florence Quivar (Serena), Barbara Hendricks (Clara), Barbara Conrad (Maria), Arthur Thompson (Jake), François Clemmons (Sporting Life)

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, Lorin Maazel

The first essentially complete Porgy remains one of the finest, with maximally polished orchestral playing and arguably the strong vocal line-up yet assembled. Maazel is at his most committed. More…

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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

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$35.70
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  • William Brown (tenor), Robert Snook (singer), Christopher Deane (baritone), Willard White (bass), Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Ralph Neally (singer), Alpha Floyd (mezzo-soprano), Samuel Hagan (tenor), Alan Leatherman (singer), Barbara Conrad (mezzo-soprano), Florence Quivar (contralto), Isola Jones (mezzo-soprano), Leona Mitchell (soprano), Francois Clemmons (tenor), McHenry Boatwright (baritone), John Buck (singer), James Vincent Pickens (tenor), Arthur Thompson (baritone), Donald Zucca (singer)
  • Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Recorded: 1975-08-18
  • Recording Venue: Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland

Introduction - Jazzbo Brown Blues

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"Summertime"

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"A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"

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"Here Come De Honey Man ... Here's the Ol' Crap Shark"

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"They Pass By Singin'...Here Comes Big Boy!...Don't You Ever Let a Woman Grieve You"

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"O, Little Stars...Touch That Money an' Meet Yo' Gawd!"

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"Wake Up An' Hit It Out!...That You, Sportin'Life?"

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"Gone, Gone, Gone"

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"Overflow, Overflow ... Gawd Got Plenty Of Money For De Saucer"

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"Um! A Saucer-Burial Setup, I See"

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"My Man's Gone Now"

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"Headin' For the Promis' Lan'"

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"It Takes a Long Pull To Get There"

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"I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'"

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"I Hates Yo' Struttin'...Mornin, Lawyer..Dey's a Buckra"

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Buzzard Song

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"Bess, You Is My Woman Now"

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"Oh, I Can't Sit Down"

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"I Ain't Got No Shame"

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"It Ain't Necessarily So"

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"Oh! What You Want Wid Bess?"

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"Honey, Dat's All De Breakfast...Take You' Hands Off Me"

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"Oh, Doctor Jesus"

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"Oh, Dey's So Fresh ... I'm Talkin' About Devil Crabs"

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"Porgy, Porgy, Dat You There"

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"I Loves You, Porgy"

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"Why You Been Out On That Wharf?"

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"Oh, Doctor Jesus, Look Down On Me Wit' Pity"

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"Oh, De Lawd Shake De Heavens...One Of Dese Mornings"

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"Oh Dere's Somebody Knockin' At De Do'"

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"A Red-Headed Woman..Jake's Boat....Oh Doctor Jesus"

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"Clara, Clara...Crown, Crown...Summertime"

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Interlude (Death Of Crown)

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Introduction..."Wait For Us...What Is Your Name?"

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"You've Got To Go...Oh Gawd! They Goin' To Make Him Look"

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"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin'"

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Introduction

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"Good Mornin' Sistuh...Thank Gawd I's Home Again!"

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"Dem White Folks Sure Ain't Put Nuthin'"

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"Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess"

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"Bess Is Gone"

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"Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way"

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