Porgy (album)

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Studio album by
Released1991 (1991)
RecordedNoise New York
(New York City)
GenreExperimental rock
LabelShimmy Disc
When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water chronology
Bill Kennedy's Showtime

Porgy is the second studio album by When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water, released in 1991 by Shimmy Disc.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward; all music is composed by George Gershwin.

2."Roll Dem Bones"1:21
3."A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"3:09
4."Happy Dust"1:47
5."Gone, Gone, Gone"2:05
6."My Man's Gone Now"2:18
7."It Takes a Long Pull to Get There"3:01
8."I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'"1:34
9."I Hates Yo' Guts"1:00
10."Buzzard Song"2:32
11."Bess, You Is My Woman Now"2:46
12."Oh, I Can't Sit Down"1:13
13."Plenty (Reprise)"0:39
14."I Ain't Got No Shame"0:55
15."It Ain't Necessarily So"2:05
16."The Rape"2:14
17."Serena's Prayer"3:49
18."Strawberry Woman"0:34
19."Honey Man"1:08
20."Crab Man"0:35
21."I Loves You, Porgy"2:15
22."Somebody Knockin' on de Door"1:12
23."Red Headed Woman"1:35
24."Summertime (Reprise)"1:41
25."There's a Boat Dat's Leaving Soon for New York"3:34
26."Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way!"3:23


Adapted from Bobby liner notes.[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1991 Shimmy Disc CD, CS, LP shimmy 044


  1. ^ When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water: Porgy at AllMusic. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Greenberger, David; Schinder, Scott (2007). "When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Bobby (booklet). When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water. New York City: Shimmy Disc. 1991.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)[author missing]

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