Ella Fitzgerald

Porgy and Bess W/ Louis Armstrong (90289)

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Porgy and Bess W/ Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald

American Jazz Classics

8436559467827

AJC 161239

90289

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

LIMITED EDITION 6-PANEL DIGIPACK EDITION

INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS

Presented here is the complete classic album Porgy and Bess (Verve MGV- 4011-2), the third and last of the LPs Norman Granz produced coupling the talents of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. It consists of a selection of songs from the homonymous George Gershwin folk opera, and remains one of the true gems in jazz history. A song from the sessions left out of the original album, and mono versions of two performances that present several differences with respect of the Stereo masters have been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • Music by George Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Du Bose Heyward & Ira Gershwin

Recorded in Los Angeles, California, August-October, 1957.

TRACKS:

  • 01 OVERTURE
  • 02 SUMMERTIME
  • 03 I WANTS TO STAY HERE
  • 04 MY MAN’S GONE NOW
  • 05 I GOT PLENTY O’ NUTTIN’
  • 06 BUZZARD SONG
  • 07 BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW
  • 08 IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO
  • 09 WHAT YOU WANT WID BESS?
  • 10 A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING
  • 11 OH, DOCTOR JESUS
  • 12 MEDLEY: HERE COME DE HONEY MAN / CRAB MAN /
  • OH, DEY’S SO FRESH AND FINE (STRAWBERRY WOMAN)
  • 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
  • 16 RED-HEADED WOMAN (*)
  • 17 A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING [alternative Mono master] (*)
  • 18 I GOT PLENTY O’ NUTTIN’ [alternative Mono master] (*)
  • Total time: 77:50 min
  • (*) Bonus tracks: From the same sessions. Not on the original LP.