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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Porgy & Bess CD

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Porgy & Bess CD

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"Porgy & Bess" is a studio album by jazz vocalist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong and singer Ella Fitzgerald, released in 1958. The third and final of the pair's albums for Verve Records, it is a suite of selections from the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. Orchestral arrangements are by Russell Garcia, who had previously arranged the 1956 jazz vocal recording "The Complete Porgy and Bess".


1. Overture (Instrumental)
2. Summertime
3. I Wants to Stay Here (Fitzgerald solo vocal)
4. My Man's Gone Now (Fitzgerald solo vocal)
5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
6. Buzzard Song (Fitzgerald solo vocal)
7. Bess, You is a Woman Now
8. It Ain't Necessarily So
9. What You Want Wid Bess? (Fitzgerald solo vocal)
10. A Woman is a Sometime Thing (Armstrong solo vocal)
11. Oh, Doctor Jesus (Fitzgerald solo vocal)
12. Here Come de Honey Man / Crab Man / Oh, Dey's So Fresh and Fine
13. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin Soon for New York (Armstrong solo vocal)
14. Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Armstrong solo vocal)
15. Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way! (Armstrong solo vocal with chorus)