Porgy’s Lament

This exercise done by Brad Benefield (one bad ass bass player in a number of bands). He did it so well and it is only available to those on Facebook that I thought I’d share it with my blog posse. Well done Brad.


Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s kinda fun.


Your Artist: George Gershwin

Are you male or female: Here Come De Honey Man

Describe yourself: Jazzbo Brown

How do you feel about yourself: What Are We Here For

Describe where you currently live: Somebody from Somewhere

The first thing you think of when you wake up: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: An American in Paris

Your favorite form of transportation: Drifting Along With the Tide

Your best friend is: Someone to Watch Over Me

Your favorite color is: Rhapsody in Blue

What’s the weather like: Summertime

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: Nice Work If You Can Get It

What is life to you: Slap That Bass

What is the best advice you have to give: It Ain’t Necessarily So

If you could change your name, what would it be: King of Swing

Your favorite food is: Catfish Row

How I would like to die: Leaving For The Promised Land

My soul’s present condition: How Long Has This Been Goin’ On?

The faults I can bear: I Got Plenty of Nothin’

How would you describe your love life: Love Is Here To Stay

What are you going to post this as: Porgy’s Lament


About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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3 Responses to Porgy’s Lament

  1. Cliffordino says:

    Brilliant! Brad’s monster good player, too.

  2. Bertie says:

    A fun project!

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