Sang the role of Sportin' Life,the dope peddler who sings "It Ain't Necessarily So",in the original 1935 stage production of George Gershwin's opera, "Porgy and Bess".
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Asked who was the best tap dancer, "You're looking at him."
Although he appeared in the original production, John "Bubbles" Sublett did not sing the role of Sportin' Life in the so-called "original cast album" of "Porgy and Bess", made in 1940. He was replaced on that 78-RPM album by Avon Long
, who then went on to sing the role in both the 1942 Broadway revival of "Porgy and Bess", and in the first 3-LP recording of the work, made in 1951, the most ...