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Published by:
Philips Records, American, founded 1950  Search this
Recorded by:
Simon Estes, American, born 1938  Search this
Roberta Alexander, American, born 1949  Search this
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, German, founded 1923  Search this
Directed by:
Leonard Slatkin, American, born 1944  Search this
Composed by:
George Gershwin, American, 1898 - 1937  Search this
plastic , tape , paper
H x W x D (Case): 4 1/4 × 2 3/4 × 5/8 in. (10.8 × 7 × 1.6 cm)
audio cassettes
A copy of a Porgy and Bess highlights album in audio cassette format. Simon Estes and Roberta Alexander portray Porgy and Bess, respectively. The performance is conducted by Leonard Slatkin and features the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Cassette is matte black plastic containing magnetic tape. Label on the cassette is white with black text. Track list is "Introduction", "Jazzbo Brown Blues", "Summertime", "My Man's Gone Now", "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'", "Buzzard Keep on Flyin'", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "Oh, I Can't Sit Down", "I Ain't Got No Shame - It Ain't Necessarily So", "Now De Time, Oh Gawd", "Tell Me Quick Where's Bess", and "Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way". Album sleeve features portrait of Simon Estes and Roberta Alexander with brown background. Case is clear plastic.
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Timothy Anne Burnside
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 1985 Philips Records
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture