The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess
Episode date - September 15, 2017
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