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Daemon
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Porgy and Bess

The folk opera Porgy and Bess is American composer George Gershwin's most ambitious work. Controversial since its release in 1935 for its depiction of African Americans, it tells the story of Porgy, a crippled black man living in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina, and his attempts to rescue Bess from Crown, her pimp, and Sportin' Life, a drug dealer. Which song from the show is one of the most popular cover songs ever, with an estimated 30,000 different versions recorded? More...
Dialectrum
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Would you pronounce Porgy like this:

(por-Jee)

OR

(por-Gee)

????????????????????????????????????
curmudgeonine
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 8:54:17 AM

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"In The Summertime" is one of the most popular cover songs ever.

And Dialectrum - I've only ever heard it pronounced as PorGee, not with a soft G.
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 10:29:28 AM
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wonderful depiction
Dr WWWW
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 10:33:14 AM

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Thinking the song "Summertime" as the snow piles up here in upstate New York streets, driveways and sidewalks. The shovel awaits.
Gary98
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I dream of late spring and early summer now
NeuroticHellFem
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Dialectrum wrote:
Would you pronounce Porgy like this:

(por-Jee)

OR

(por-Gee)

????????????????????????????????????


I've got this song on a cd, Ella FitzGerald I think, it's pronounced "por-Gee".

30 000 cover versions of Summertime! I heard Janis Joplin's version & fell in love with the song.
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 6:43:24 PM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Dialectrum wrote:
Would you pronounce Porgy like this:

(por-Jee)

OR

(por-Gee)

????????????????????????????????????



I've got this song on a cd, Ella FitzGerald I think, it's pronounced "por-Gee".

30 000 cover versions of Summertime! I heard Janis Joplin's version & fell in love with the song.

I also love Janis Joplin's version. Of course I love all of Janis' songs. She lived such a tragic life for one so talented.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:36:54 PM

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Porgy and Bess, a wonderful production and ahead of its time....
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