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Porgy & Bess ()


Producer Norman Granz oversaw two Porgy & Bess projects. The first involved Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and came together during the autumn of 1957 with brassy big band and lush orchestral arrangements by Russ Garcia. This is the classic Verve Porgy & Bess, and it's been reissued many, many times. The second, recorded during the spring and summer of 1976 and issued by RCA, brought Ray Charles together with versatile British vocalist Cleo Laine, backed by an orchestra under the direction of Frank DeVol. A comparison ...

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  1. Overture
  2. Summertime
  3. I Wants to Stay Here
  4. My Man's Gone Now
  5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
  6. Buzzard Song
  7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  8. It Ain't Necessarily So
  9. What You Want Wid Bess?
  10. A Woman Is a Summertime Thing
  11. Oh, Doctor Jesus
  12. Medley: Here Come de Honey Man, Crab Man, Oh, Dey's So Fresh and Fine (
  13. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
  14. Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
  15. Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way
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