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It's Wonderful - Tribute To George Gershwin / Hendricks


Release Date: 11/06/2001 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 5570492   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara HendricksIra ColemanEd ThigpenGeoffrey Keezer
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Girl Crazy: Embraceable you by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums),
Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
2.
Funny Face: 'S Wonderful by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ed Thigpen (Drums), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffery Keezer 
3.
Lady, Be Good!: Oh, Lady be good by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano),
Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
4.
Rosalie: How long has this been goin' on? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano),
Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
5.
George White's Scandals of 1924: Somebody loves me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Ed Thigpen (Drums),
Ira Coleman (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Goeffrey Keezer 
6.
Lady, be Good: The man I love by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Ed Thigpen (Drums), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano),
Ira Coleman (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
7.
Goldwyn Follies: Love walked in by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer
This selection shares a track and timing with "Our love is here to stay." 
8.
Goldwyn Follies: Love is here to stay by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano),
Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer
This selection shares a track and timing with "Love walked in." 
9.
Lady, be Good: Fascinating rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano),
Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
10.
Treasure Girl: I've got a crush on you by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
11.
Girl Crazy: I got rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano),
Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
12.
Porgy and Bess: Overture by George Gershwin
Performer:  Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
13.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
14.
Porgy and Bess: My man's gone now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums),
Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
15.
Porgy and Bess: There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York by George Gershwin
Performer:  Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Geoffrey Keezer 
16.
Porgy and Bess: Bess, you is my woman now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
17.
Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
18.
Porgy and Bess: I loves you, Porgy by George Gershwin
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Ed Thigpen (Drums), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano),
Ira Coleman (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 
19.
Porgy and Bess: I got plenty o' nuttin' by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)
Written: 1935 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffery Keezer 
20.
Porgy and Bess: Oh Lawd, I'm on my way by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums), Geoffrey Keezer (Piano),
Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/2000 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Keezer 

Sound Samples

Porgy and Bess - Medley: Embraceable you
Porgy and Bess - Medley: 'S wonderful
Porgy and Bess - Medley: Oh, lady, be good
Porgy and Bess - Medley: How long has this been going on
Porgy and Bess - Medley: Somebody loves me
Porgy and Bess - Medley: The man I love
Porgy and Bess - Medley: Love walked in & Our love is here to stay
Porgy and Bess - Medley: Fascinating rhythm
Porgy and Bess - Medley: I've got a crush on you
Porgy and Bess - Medley: I got rhythm
Porgy and Bess - Medley: Overture
Porgy and Bess - Medley: Summertime
Porgy and Bess - Medley: My man's gone now
There's a boat that's leaving soon from New York
Porgy, I's your woman now
Porgy and Bess - Medley: It ain't necessarily so
Porgy and Bess - Medley: I love you Porgy
I've got plenty of nothing
Porgy and Bess - Medley: Oh lawd I'm on my way

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