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Porgy & Bess

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Titles include: Jasbo Brown Blues * Summertime * A Woman Is a Sometime Thing * Here Come de Honey Man * They Pass by Singin' * Oh Little Stars * Gone, Gone, Gone * Overflow * My Man's Gone Now * Leavin' for the Promise' Lan' * It Take a Long Pull to Get T
Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Alfred Publishing Company
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
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A wonderful story, but a kind of muddled. Some of the best lyrics you will ever read in your life.
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George Gershwin was an American composer. He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin composed songs both for Broadway and for the classical concert hall. He also wrote popular songs with success.

Many of his compositions have been used on television and in numerous films, and many became jazz standards. The jazz si
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