Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Introduction / Summertime
4:54
2 A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
1:57
3 Gone, Gone, Gone
6:09
4 My Man’s Gone Now
4:11
5 I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’
2:53
6 Bess, You Is My Woman
5:08
7 It Ain’t Necessarily So
3:00
8 What You Want Wid Bess?
8:02
9 I Loves You, Porgy
2:24
10 There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York
4:02
11 Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess
4:14
12 Oh Lawd, I’m on My Way
1:24

Credits

CD 1

composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 1–3, 8–12)
George Gershwin (composer) (1934 – 1935) (tracks 1, 4–7)
conductor:
Skitch Henderson (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (tracks 1–12)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 1, 1–12)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 1, 1–12)
orchestra:
RCA Victor Orchestra (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (tracks 1–12)
producer:
Richard Mohr (producer) (tracks 1–12)
recording engineer:
Lewis Layton (engineer) (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (tracks 1–12)
tenor vocals:
John W. Bubbles (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1963 –) (tracks 1–12)
publisher:
recorded at:
St. George Hotel in New York, New York, United States (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (tracks 1–12)
arrangements:
It Ain't Necessarily So (for piano and violin, arr. Heifetz) (track 7)
Porgy and Bess: A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 2)
Porgy and Bess: Bess, You Is My Woman Now (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 6)
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 1)
Porgy and Bess: Tempo di Blues (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 10)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
is the basis for:
I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ (Porgy and Bess, catch-all for jazz & pop arrangements) (track 5)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (track 7)
Porgy and Bess Suite: “Bess, you is my woman now” (for brass; arr. Alan Fernie) (track 6)
Porgy and Bess Suite: “It ain’t necessarily so” (for brass; arr. Alan Fernie) (track 7)
Porgy and Bess Suite: “I’m on my way” (for brass; arr. Alan Fernie) (track 12)
Porgy and Bess Suite: “Oh, I got plenty o’nuttin’” (for brass; arr. Alan Fernie) (track 5)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 1)
later translated versions:
part of:
Porgy and Bess: Act I (tracks 1, 1–4)
Porgy and Bess: Act II (tracks 5–9)
Porgy and Bess: Act III (tracks 10–12)
recording of:
Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene II. “My man’s gone now” (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (track 4)
Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene III. “I loves you, Porgy” (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (track 9)
Porgy and Bess: Act I, Scene I. “Summertime” (Clara) (1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 11–12)