Arlen: Jamaica; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Arlen: Jamaica; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

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by Lena Horne
     
 

Actually the cast recording from Lena Horne's triumphant Broadway debut, Jamaica first appeared in 1958; it includes music from Harold Arlen and performances from Ricardo Montelban, Josephine Premice, and Ossie Davis. Porgy and Bess wasSee more details below

Overview

Actually the cast recording from Lena Horne's triumphant Broadway debut, Jamaica first appeared in 1958; it includes music from Harold Arlen and performances from Ricardo Montelban, Josephine Premice, and Ossie Davis. Porgy and Bess was released the following year; it pairs Horne with Harry Belafonte in a series of duets from the Gershwin musical. Both albums are available as a double-CD set from Collectables.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431284520
catalogNumber:
2845
Rank:
97610

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Savannah
  2. Savannah's Wedding
  3. Pretty to Walk With
  4. Push the Button
  5. Incompatibility
  6. Little Biscuit  - Josephine Premice
  7. Cocoanut Sweet
  8. Pity the Sunset
  9. Take it Slow, Joe
  10. Yankee Dollar  - Josephine Premice
  11. Monkey in the Mango Tree
  12. Ain't it the Truth
  13. What Good Does it Do?
  14. Leave the Atom Alone  - Josephine Premice
  15. Napoleon
  16. For Every Fish
  17. I Don't Think I'll End it All Today
  18. Savannah - Finale

Disc 2

  1. A Woman is a Sometime Thing
  2. Summertime  -  Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra
  3. I Got Plenty Of Nothin'
  4. I Wants to Stay Here
  5. Bess, You is My Woman Now
  6. It Ain't Necessarily So
  7. Street Calls: Strawberry Woman / The Honey Man / Crab Man
  8. My Man's Gone Now
  9. Bess, Oh Where is My Bess
  10. There's a Boat That's Leavin Soon for New York

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lena Horne   Primary Artist,Vocals
Harry Belafonte   Vocals
Adelaide Hall   Vocals
Ossie Davis   Vocals
Lehman Engel   Conductor
Lennie Hayton   Conductor
Lennie Hayton & His Orchestra   Ensemble
Ricardo Montalban   Vocals
Augustine Rios   Vocals
Josephine Premice   Vocals

Technical Credits

Harry Belafonte   Contributor
Ira Gershwin   Text
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Lyricist
Fred Reynolds   Producer
E.O. Welker   Producer
DuBose Heyward   Text
George Durham   Liner Notes

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