Porgy & Bess (studio album) by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Porgy & Bess
Porgy & Bess by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 4,778th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 48 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1957 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1950s (130th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,778th)
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Porgy & Bess - double LP box set + booklet
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ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG: porgy & bess Verve Records 12" LP
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Time left: 3h 42m 45s
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Porgy & Bess by Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong (CD, 1987, Verve)
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong bestography

Porgy & Bess is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is Ella & Louis which is ranked number 1165 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,567.

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75/100 (from 48 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 19% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.8/100, a mean average of 75.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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90/100
From 08/23/2017 19:07
Well crafted arrangements. A really beautiful rendition of the original soundtrack.
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From 06/19/2016 11:09
A beautiful version of the Gershwin's classic. Both Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are on top form and thankfully Fitzgerald doesn't slip into any scatting histrionics. A lovely record.
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From 02/18/2016 09:05
A classic record!
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65/100
From 01/24/2016 21:49
While Summertime is timeless, I didn't really fall in love with it. I think with most things like this (Opera/Musical) you have to experience it live, not just listening to a recording. If you've fallen in love with it live, you'll love the recording. The score I'm giving is strictly on the recording as I don't have a connection with the opera yet. Most Operas/Musicals have a popular theme and the rest of it musically isn't "catchy" rather is part of the story. Also I rated the songs at a 70 because they are musically interesting in of themselves, but as an over all album I rank it a 60 because I didn't really jive with the whole thing...it was just a random collection of songs telling a story I am not familiar with.
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From 01/05/2014 19:02
More listenable than the Gershwin opera. A great addition for fans of Ella and Louis.
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From 01/24/2013 01:52
Spectacular vocals from Ella, especially on "Summertime".
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