On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Published by
Philips Records, American, founded 1950
Recorded by
Estes, Simon, American, born 1938
Alexander, Roberta, American, born 1949
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, German, founded 1923
Directed by
Slatkin, Leonard, American, born 1944
Composed by
Gershwin, George, American, 1898 - 1937
Date
1985
Medium
plastic , tape , paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (Case): 4 1/4 × 2 3/4 × 5/8 in. (10.8 × 7 × 1.6 cm)
Description
A copy of a Porgy and Bess highlights album in audio cassette format. Simon Estes and Roberta Alexander portray Porgy and Bess, respectively. The performance is conducted by Leonard Slatkin and features the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Cassette is matte black plastic containing magnetic tape. Label on the cassette is white with black text. Track list is "Introduction", "Jazzbo Brown Blues", "Summertime", "My Man's Gone Now", "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'", "Buzzard Keep on Flyin'", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "Oh, I Can't Sit Down", "I Ain't Got No Shame - It Ain't Necessarily So", "Now De Time, Oh Gawd", "Tell Me Quick Where's Bess", and "Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way". Album sleeve features portrait of Simon Estes and Roberta Alexander with brown background. Case is clear plastic.
Classification
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Type
audio cassettes
Topic
Opera (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Timothy Anne Burnside
Object number
2018.100.2abc
Restrictions & Rights
© 1985 Philips Records. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bf5fd861-26f6-4e05-88c9-e080723779d9
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