Audio Album: Porgy and Bess
October 23, 1935
Sung by white opera singers and recorded under George Gershwin's supervision days after "Porgy and Bess" appeared on Broadway. The 4-record set of 12" shellac discs bore catalog numbers, 11878, 11879, 11880, and 11881. There was no recording of the original 1935 African-American cast of the production. The 78rpm set does not include all songs that appeared in the stage production.
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