DuBose Heyward

Edwin DuBose Heyward (August 31, 1885 – June 16, 1940) was an American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy. He and his wife Dorothy, a playwright, adapted it as a 1927 play of the same name. The couple worked with composer George Gershwin to adapt the work as the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. It was later adapted as a 1959 film of the same name.

Heyward also wrote poetry and other novels and plays. He wrote the children's book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (1939).

Birth and Death Data: Born August 31st, 1885 (Charleston), Died June 16th, 1940 (Tryon)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-95387 12-in. 10/14/1935 Porgy and Bess Helen Jepson ; Alexander Smallens ; Lawrence Tibbett Soprano and baritone vocal solos, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor CS-95388 12-in. 10/14/1935 Porgy and Bess Helen Jepson ; Alexander Smallens ; Lawrence Tibbett Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CS-95389 12-in. 10/14/1935 Porgy and Bess Alexander Smallens ; Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor CS-95390 12-in. 10/14/1935 Porgy and Bess Alexander Smallens ; Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor CS-95465 12-in. 10/23/1935 Porgy and Bess Helen Jepson ; Alexander Smallens Soprano vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor CS-95467 12-in. 10/23/1935 Porgy and Bess Alexander Smallens ; Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor CS-95683 12-in. 10/31/1935 Porgy and Bess Helen Jepson ; Nathaniel Shilkret Soprano vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-98425 10-in. 12/14/1935 It ain't necessarily so Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-98426 10-in. 12/14/1935 I got plenty o' nuttin' Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor CS-024013 12-in. 7/10/1938 Gems from Porgy and Bess, first part Jane Froman ; Sonny Schuyler ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Radio broadcast : Vocalists and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor CS-024019 12-in. 7/10/1938 Gems from Porgy and Bess, second part Jane Froman ; Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Radio broadcast : Vocalists and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-030384 10-in. 12/10/1938 It ain't necessarily so Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-035355 10-in. 3/27/1939 Lonesome walls Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-061014 10-in. 3/27/1941 Summertime Lou Bring ; Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA5171 10-in. 1/14/1938 Lullaby (Summertime and the livin' is easy) Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA5172 10-in. 1/14/1938 It takes a long pull to get there Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA5991 10-in. 1/21/1938 It ain't necessarily so Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA5992 10-in. 1/21/1938 A woman is a sometime thing Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Heyward, DuBose," accessed October 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102054.

Heyward, DuBose. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102054.

"Heyward, DuBose." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102054

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