Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess

Episode 9

Episode date - September 15, 2017

How Music Changed

    This show may be the highlight of our entire series on George and Ira Gershwin, as it covers the era when they achieved one of their grandest ambitions.

    The brothers both felt the need for a ‘great American opera”, and they delivered what is surely the finest example of this, with “Porgy and Bess”.

    Featured tracks include;

    Summertime – Billie Holiday

    Summertime – Nina Simone

    A Woman Is a Sometime Thing – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

    I Got Plenty o’Nuttin’ – Frank Sinatra

    Bess, You Is My Woman Now – Miles Davis

    It Ain’t Necessarily So – Brian Wilson

    I Loves You Porgy – Nina Simone

    I Loves You Porgy – James Brown

    There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

     There’s a Boat… - Miles Davis

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