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Brown played Bess in the Broadway premier of Porgy and Bess.
This rendition is from the 1959 Otto Preminger production of Porgy and Bess.
The First Lady of Song gave the song a jazz twist in this performance.
Lady Day recorded this Dixielandish rendition less than a year after the opera premiered in 1935.
Big Brother and the Holding Company recorded the song for their 1968 album, Cheap Thrills.