Artist: Ruby ElzyAuthor: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/Du Bose HeywardYear: 1935
As Serena in opera Porgy & Bess. The original cast was not recorded until 1940.
Anne Brown & Eva Jessye Choir [original Broadway cast]
Ella Fitzgerald [with Louis Armstrong]
Carmen McRae [with Sammy Davis Jr.]
Cecile McLorin Salvant
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