Songs from Movies

Porgy and Bess (1959)

Set in the early 1900s in the fictional Catfish Row section of Charleston, South Carolina, which serves as home to a black fishing community, the story focuses on the titular characters, crippled beggar Porgy, who travels about in a goat-drawn cart, and the drug-addicted Bess, who lives with stevedore Crown, the local bully.

The movie Porgy and Bess, released in 1959, features 24 songs from artists like workers and Sung by Chorus. What is your favorite song from Porgy and Bess?


Songs from Porgy and Bess

A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
Here Come de Honey Man
They Pass By Singin'
The Crap Game
Gone, Gone, Gone
My Man's Gone Now
I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Oh, I Can't Sit Down
I Ain't Got No Shame
It Ain't Necessarily So
What You Want With Bess?
O Doctor Jesus
Street Vendors' Cries
I Loves You Porgy
God and Me
A Red Headed Woman
Clara, Clara
Summertime (reprise)
There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Morning Sounds
workers and Sung by Chorus
O Bess, O Where's My Bess
Finale: O Lawd, I'm On My Way