Monday, May 9, 2011

PORGY AND BESS Soundtrack LP 1959 Columbia Masterworks

Found this original grey label Columbia stereo LP at a thrift store and really enjoyed listening to it. I thought you might too. From 1959, this is the soundtrack of the rarely seen Otto Preminger film with Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge. The film has never been officially released on DVD nor has there been a legitimate CD release for the soundtrack due to a denial of release by the Gershwin Estate (they were unhappy with Otto Preminger's film treatment). Sammy Davis, Jr. who appears in the film is replaced on the album by Cab Calloway due to contractual reasons.

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