Sammy Davis, Jr. – Porgy And Bess (1959/2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sammy Davis, Jr. – Porgy And Bess (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 40:02 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Decca

Porgy and Bess is a 1959 album by Sammy Davis Jr. of selections from George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess co-starring Carmen McRae. Davis is accompanied by orchestras conducted by Buddy Bregman and Morty Stevens, sometimes supported by the Bill Thompson singers. McRae is featured on three of the ten songs, “Summertime”, “My Man’s Gone Now” and the only duet, “I Loves You, Porgy”, all three backed by an orchestra directed by Jack Pleis. “The record is piled to the sky with strings, harps, choruses, and pillowy orchestration,” writes Tim Sendra on Allmusic, but “credit[s] Sammy and Carmen for holding up their end of the deal.”

1. Sammy Davis, Jr. – Summertime (Remastered)
2. Sammy Davis, Jr. – A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (Remastered)
3. Sammy Davis, Jr. – My Man’s Gone Now (Remastered)
4. Sammy Davis, Jr. – I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (Remastered)
5. Sammy Davis, Jr. – Bess You Is My Woman (Remastered)
6. Sammy Davis, Jr. – It Ain’t Necessarily So (Remastered)
7. Sammy Davis, Jr. – I Loves You Porgy! (Remastered)
8. Sammy Davis, Jr. – There’s A Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York (Remastered)
9. Sammy Davis, Jr. – Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess? (Remastered)
10. Sammy Davis, Jr. – Oh Lawd, I’m On My Way (Remastered)