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Artist: Cullum Jazz Band, Jim - William Warfield
Title: Porgy And Bess Live
Format: CD
Label: RIVERWALK
Catalog Number:10
Barcode:725543681027 itemnumber=1000119122
Price: $21.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 2/19/2016
Availability: In Stock
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One warm night in September 1992, The Landing jazz club on the San Antonio River, home base of The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, was packed to capacity with fans eager to witness an ambitious live recording of the Gershwins' famed folk opera Porgy and Bess- for broadcast on the Band's nationally syndicated public radio series Riverwalk Jazz.

Unlike other jazz interpretations of Porgy and Bess, the JCJB developed an original jazz transcription using virtually all the music in George Gershwin's magnificent score. Joining the band on a stage crowded with musicians and microphones, a legend of screen and stage, the Grammy award-winning spoken word artist William Warfield weaves the tale of love and redemption as the Band's performance crackles with energy.

Audiophile Quality - Original Analog Recording
Audio engineering: Ed Greene, Jim Anderson, Malcolm Harper, Terra Nova
Mastering, Stanford University

Tracks - Double CD Album
Classics "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" and seldom heard Gershwin compositions, "Oh, Doctor Jesus," "Buzzard Song," "A Red Headed Woman," "Clara, Clara," "My Man's Gone Now."

Marketing
Social Media: 10-week campaign
Mailings: Jazz radio plus 132 radio stations carrying RWJ
Mailings: Press, bloggers, jazz writers
Email blasts: JCJB fan base 25K
Professional Support: 10-week campaign

Track Listing
Disc 1

 1. 
William Warfield - It's nighttime in Catfish Row

 2. 
Jasbro Brown Blues

 3. 
Summertime

 4. 
A Woman Is A Sometime Thing

 5. 
William Warfield - Porgy arrives

 6. 
They Pass By Singin’

 7. 
Oh, Little Stars

 8. 
William Warfield - Crown and Bess arrive

 9. 
Gone, Gone, Gone/Overflow

10. 
My Man's Gone Now

11. 
William Warfield - The mourning scene continues

12. 
Leavin' For The Promised Land

13. 
It Take A Long Pull To Get There

14. 
William Warfield - Robbins has been in the ground a month

15. 
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

16. 
William Warfield - A dark cloud moves over Catfish Row

17. 
Buzzard Song

18. 
William Warfield - Porgy's newfound happiness

19. 
Bess, You Is My Woman Now

20. 
Oh, I Can’t Sit Down

Disc 2

 1. 
William Warfield - On Kittiwah Island

 2. 
I Ain't Got No Shame

 3. 
It Ain't Necessarily So

 4. 
William Warfield - There's evil afoot today

 5. 
What You Want Wid Bess?

 6. 
William Warfield - A week has passed in Catfish Row

 7. 
Oh Doctor Jesus

 8. 
Strawberry Woman

 9. 
Here Come De Honey Man

10. 
Crab Man

11. 
I Loves You, Porgy

12. 
William Warfield - The scene moves now to Serena's room

13. 
Oh De Lawd Shake De Heavens

14. 
Summertime

15. 
Oh, Dere's Somebody Knockin' At De Do

16. 
William Warfield - Serena warns Crown

17. 
A Red Headed Woman

18. 
William Warfield - Clara's worst fear

19. 
Clara, Clara

20. 
Summertime

21. 
William Warfield - Crown sneaks in the gate

22. 
There’s A Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York

23. 
William Warfield - Porgy survives the police investigation

24. 
Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?

25. 
William Warfield - Porgy learns that Bess isn't dead

26. 
Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way

27. 
Backstage interview with William Warfield



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