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lyricist:Ira Gershwin
DuBose Heyward
composer:George Gershwin (composer)
referred to in medleys:Porgy and Bess Suite
later translated versions:Песня Порги
part of:Porgy and Bess: Act III

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1935-10-23Porgy and Bess: Act III. Oh, Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess?Lawrence Tibbett, Alexander Smallens3:09
1940-05-15Porgy and Bess: Porgy’s Lament and FinaleTodd Duncan, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Smallens?:??
1940-05-15Porgy's Lament & FinaleTodd Duncan, Company3:25
1946-01-16Bess Oh, Where Is My Bess?Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra3:09
1946-02-24Oh Bess, Where's My Bess?Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra2:58
1956-08-28Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bessinstrumental and liveThe Modern Jazz Quartet4:33
1956-10-18Bess, Oh Where’s My BessinstrumentalJohn T. Williams Octet2:22
1957-08-18 – 1957-10-14Porgy & Bess: Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong2:37
1957Bess, Oh Where's My Bess!Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong2:36
1958-08-04Bess, Oh Where’s My BessinstrumentalMiles Davis4:28
1958Oh Bess, Oh Where's My BessinstrumentalMundell Lowe and His All Stars2:17
1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?instrumentalPercy Faith2:40
1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?The Bill Potts Big Band4:41
1963-05-13 – 1963-05-17Porgy and Bess: Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My BessGeorge Gershwin; Leontyne Price, William Warfield, Skitch Henderson4:14
1965-04-26Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?instrumentalThe Modern Jazz Quartet4:15
1974Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My BessinstrumentalThe Cannonball Adderley Quintet3:37
1976-06-28Oh Bess, o Where's My Besscover and instrumentalGeorge Mraz in Duet With Roland Hanna2:56
1976-06-28Oh Bess, o Where's My Besscover and instrumentalGeorge Mraz in Duet With Roland Hanna2:17
1982-06 – 1982-07Oh Bess, Oh where's my Besscover“Sir” Roland Hanna5:38
1989-09Bess, Oh Where Is My BessinstrumentalPaul Motian4:24
1997-07Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?Joe Henderson6:56
2012-03Porgy and Bess: Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?Norm Lewis, Natasha Yvette Williams, Bryonha Marie Parham & J.D. Webster4:07
"Porgy and Bess" Medleycover, live and medleyMel Tormé8:15
Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?Frank Sinatra3:00
Medley: Summertime / It Ain't Necessarily So / Bess, Oh Where's My BessmedleyFrank Sinatra5:08
Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Besscover and instrumentalMiles Davis4:31
Oh Bess, Oh Where's My BessLouis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald2:39
Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?cover and instrumentalOscar Peterson4:57
Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?Carmen McRae & Sammy Davis Jr.3:29
Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess (take 3)cover and instrumentalMiles Davis & Gil Evans3:57
Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess (take 5) (1996 remaster)cover and instrumentalMiles Davis4:23
Oh Bess, Oh, Bess, Where Is My BessPaolo Fresu4:17
Oh Bess, Where Is My Bess?Frank Sinatra2:57
Porgy and Bess, Act III, Scene 3: Oh, Bess, Oh, Where's My BessGeorge Gershwin2:28
Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Oh Bess, oh where's my Bess"George Gershwin2:30
Porgy and Bess: Act III, Scene III. "Where's Bess?" (Porgy, Maria, Serena)George Gershwin3:06
Where's My BesscoverPete Jolly?:??
1978-10Porgy and Bess Medleyinstrumental and medleyEddie Higgins17:45