IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO

Latest update on 29/02/2016

Artist: John W. Bubbles
Author: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/Du Bose Heyward
Label: Columbia
Year: 1935

Sportin' Life in the original cast of opera Porgy & Bess. The released rehersals of that cast (with Abbie Mitchell's Summertime) don't include It Ain't Necessarily So. The first version on record was by Laurence Tibbett, white singer who cut a few selections for RCA a few days after the première in Boston, with Helen Jepson, George Gershwin and original conductor Alexander Smallens and his orchestra.

Covers:

1935:

Laurence Tibbett

1935:

Leo Reisman

1936:

Bing Crosby

1936:

Paul Robeson

1953:

Cab Calloway [on Broadway]

1959:

Sammy Davis Jr. [in film version]

1959:

Miles Davis

1960:

Aretha Franklin

1961:

Peggy Lee

1964:

Honeycombs

1965:

Moody Blues

1966:

P.J. Proby

1967:

Erroll Garner

1984:

Bronski Beat

1994:

Cher

1998:

Finlay Quaye [on Red Hot + Rhapsody]

1999:

Ben Sidran

2002:

Jamie Cullum

2009:

Asylum Street Spankers

2010:

Brian Wilson

2016:

Willie Nelson

See also: I Loves You Porgy and of course Summertime.

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