It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements)

~ Song

Relationships

composer: George Gershwin (composer)
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Dorothy Heyward (playwright)
DuBose Heyward
publisher: Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09)
was commissioned by: Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935)
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/4694 [info]
Wikidata: Q2920365 [info]
is based on: Porgy and Bess: Act II, Scene II. “It ain’t necessarily so”
later translated versions: C’n’est pas nécessairement ça
I waas ned obs wiaklich so woa
later versions: It Ain't Necessarily So (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arrangement for 48 violas)
referred to in medleys: It Ain't Necessarily the Saint James Infirmary
Porgy and Bess Suite

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1947-11-08 It Ain't Necessarily So Paul Robeson 2:35
1954-09-11 It Ain't Necessarily So cover Cal Tjader 2:06
1956-05 It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Beverly Kenney with Ralph Burns Orchestra 1:35
1957-08-18 Porgy & Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong 6:35
1958-01-15 – 1958-01-20 It Ain't Necessarily So John T. Williams Orchestra feat. Johnny Desmond 2:22
1958-07-22 – 1958-08-18 It Ain’t Necessarily So cover and instrumental Miles Davis 4:23
1959-01-13 – 1959-01-15 It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Percy Faith 3:11
1959-01-27 It Ain’t Necessarily So cover and instrumental Evans Bradshaw 5:01
1959-07-14 – 1959-08-09 It Ain’t Necessarily So instrumental Oscar Peterson 2:49
1960-02-06 – 1960-02-10 It Ain't Necessarily So cover and instrumental Art Farmer & Benny Golson 4:29
1960-12-19 It Ain’t Necessarily So Aretha Franklin 2:54
1962-01-13 It Ain’t Necessarily So Grant Green 10:23
1964-05-09 It Ain't Necessarily So cover, instrumental and live Eje Thelin Quintet 8:17
1976-06-28 It Ain't Necessarily So cover and instrumental George Mraz in Duet With Roland Hanna 4:38
1984-11-29 It Ain’t Necessarily So (live, 1984-11-29: Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK) cover and live Bronski Beat 3:08
1991-08-21 – 1991-08-28 It Ain't Necessarily So cover Indigo 3:46
1995-05 It Ain't Necessarily So cover Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton 3:51
1997-05-13 – 1997-05-15 Ain't Necessarily So cover Andy Bey 7:00
1997 It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy & Bess) cover Colm Wilkinson 3:30
1998-12-20 It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Conrad Herwig 8:44
1999-11-06 It Ain't Necessarily So cover and live Bennie Wallace 14:17
2011-09 – 2011-11 It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Lyambiko 3:40
2013-06-01 It Ain't Necessarily So Tom Poster, Elena Urioste 2:32
Ain't Necessarily So Carol Kidd 3:28
Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:09
Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:43
Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat ?:??
I waas ned obs wiaklich so woa - It Ain't Necessarily So cover and medley Tini Kainrath - Willi Resetarits - StringFizz 2:43
It Ain't Neccesarily So Sidney Poitier 3:07
It Ain't Necerrarily So Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald 6:33
It Ain't Necessarilly So cover Miles Davis 4:24
It Ain't Necessarily cover Bronski Beat 4:42
It ain't Necessarily so cover Miles Davis 4:27
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Erroll Garner 3:31
It Ain't Necessarily So Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald 6:33
It Ain't Necessarily So Johnny Mercer, Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra 3:22
It Ain't Necessarily So The Golden Gate Quartet ?:??
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis & Gil Evans 4:25
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:25
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:25
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:25
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:25
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:27
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:26
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:27
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:24
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:24
It Ain't Necessarily So Aretha Franklin 3:07
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Aretha Franklin 3:07
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Jamie Cullum 4:33
It Ain't Necessarily So Lawrence Tibbett 2:59
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ?:??
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella & Louis 6:36
It Ain't Necessarily So Louis Armstrong 6:34
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6:31
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6:32
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6:34
It Ain't Necessarily So Paul Robeson 2:31
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6:34
It Ain't Necessarily So Louis Armstrong 6:33
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6:35
It Ain't Necessarily So Kemp English, Robin Wilson 2:37
It Ain't Necessarily So George Gershwin & Walter Donaldson 3:02
It Ain't Necessarily So James Morrison & Joe Chindamo 7:38
It Ain't Necessarily So Miles Davis 4:26
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Pete Jolly ?:??
It Ain't Necessarily So Pearl Bailey 2:43
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Eddie Henderson Quintet 8:37
It Ain't Necessarily So [unknown] 2:58
It Ain't Necessarily So Oscar Peterson 3:17
It Ain't Necessarily So Cab Calloway 3:11
It Ain't Necessarily So Marcus Roberts 6:03
It Ain't Necessarily So Billy Paul Williams 4:21
It Ain't Necessarily So Johnny Mercer & Billy Butterfield 2:51
It Ain't Necessarily So Brian Wilson 3:58
It Ain't Necessarily So Paul Robeson 2:32
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:07
It Ain't Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:05
It Ain't Necessarily So Barbara Hendricks 3:09
It Ain't Necessarily So Beverly Kenney 1:35
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Mae Morse 2:20
It Ain't Necessarily So Beverly Kenney 1:35
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental The Oscar Peterson Trio 2:49
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental The Oscar Peterson Trio 3:18
It Ain't Necessarily So Jane Rutter 3:00
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald 6:31
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Buddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson 4:14
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental The Modern Jazz Quartet 6:22
It Ain't Necessarily So Johnny Mercer 2:49
It Ain't Necessarily So Leonid Hambro & Gershon Kingsley 2:30
It Ain't Necessarily So Howard Morgen 2:55
It Ain't Necessarily So George Chakiris 2:52
It Ain't Necessarily So Ella Mae Morse 2:19
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Jack Jezzro 4:38
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental 101 Strings 5:00
It Ain't Necessarily So Susannah McCorkle 4:53
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Oscar Peterson 3:18
It Ain't Necessarily So Lawrence Tibbett 3:00
It Ain't Necessarily So Frank Sinatra 3:46
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Anthony McGill, Gloria Chien 3:21
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental The Jazztet 4:28
It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental The Jazztet 4:29
It Ain't Necessarily So Fazil Say 1:54
It Ain't Necessarily So Carmen McRae & Sammy Davis Jr. 3:57
It Ain't Necessarily So Annie Sellick feat. Joey DeFrancesco 5:55
It Ain't Necessarily So Sliding Hammers 4:24
It Ain't Necessarily So (George & Ira Gershwin) instrumental The Jazztet 4:30
It Ain't Necessarily So (Orgel-Version) cover Helge Schneider 3:02
It Ain't Necessarily So (single version) cover Bronski Beat 4:10
It Ain't Necessarily So (vocal) George Gershwin 2:54
It Ain't Nessessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6:34
It Ain’t Necessarily So Ella & Louis 6:34
It Ain’t Necessarily So Leo Reisman & His Orchestra 2:53
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:34
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Willie Nelson 4:28
It Ain’t Necessarily So Cher & Larry Adler 4:12
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Jamie Cullum 4:32
It Ain’t Necessarily So Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6:36
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Miles Davis & Gil Evans 4:24
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:29
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:23
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:24
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Miles Davis 4:25
It Ain’t Necessarily So Ella Mae Morse 2:22
It Ain’t Necessarily So instrumental Christina McMaster 2:20
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:06
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Helge Schneider 5:14
It Ain’t Necessarily So Finley Quaye 4:39
It Ain’t Necessarily So Porgy & Bess, original Broadway cast 2:51
It Ain’t Necessarily So Maxine Sullivan 3:32
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Tok Tok Tok 5:25
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:04
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Howard Emerson 2:29
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:45
It Ain’t Necessarily So Hugh Laurie 3:46
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bronski Beat 4:25
It Ain’t Necessarily So instrumental Erroll Garner ?:??
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Miles Davis (with Gil Evans) 4:15
It Ain’t Necessarily So instrumental Oscar Peterson ?:??
It Ain’t Necessarily So cover Bobby Darin 3:27
It Ain’t Necessarily So (12″ version) cover Bronski Beat 5:20
It Ain’t Necessarily So (George Gershwin) Marcin Grochowina, Felix Borel 2:26
It Ain’t Necessarily So (master) (1996 remaster) cover and instrumental Miles Davis 4:25
It Ain’t Necessarily So (Porgy and Bess) instrumental George Gershwin 2:59
It Ain’t Necessarily So (take 1) cover and instrumental Miles Davis & Gil Evans 3:24
It Ain’t Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess Bill Murray 5:13
Lorelei / It Ain't Necessarily So / Sam and Delilah medley Julie Wilson 5:17
Medley: Summertime / It Ain't Necessarily So / Bess, Oh Where's My Bess medley Frank Sinatra 5:08
Overture: Porgy and Bess. Medley: Summertime - It Ain't Necessarily So - I Love You, Porgy live and medley Sarah Vaughan 7:32
Porgy and Bess - It ain't necessarily so cover and instrumental 4 Saxess 2:39
Porgy and Bess: Act II: It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental hr brass 4:33
Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So instrumental Budapest Strings, János Sándor 3:17
Porgy and Bess: It Ain’t Necessarily So instrumental Sylvester Stingel, Vienna Symphonic Rock Orchestra, Simon Gale 3:17