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Ol' Man River - The Very Best of Paul Robeson


Paul Robeson was peerless! Rich and resonant, his big bass voice is unmistakeable and incomparable. An entertainer with few equals, this quality collection pays tribute to the mighty music legend. Over 60 Paul Robeson classics. Including: Ol' Man River, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, It Ain't Necessarily So, Go Down Moses, All God's Chillun Got Wings, Deep River, Steal Away, Jerusalem; and many more...

Paul Robeson's incredible voice and performances were almost solely responsible for the popularity and acceptance of spirituals into mainstream music.  Songs such as It Ain’t Necessarily So and Swing Low Sweet Chariot enjoyed new levels of popularity and whole new audiences. Almost as famous for his onscreen appearances, in particular in the film adaptation of ‘Show Boat’, he was an entertainer with few equals.  From the spirituals to the standards and evergreens, via classics from stage and screen, this quality, uniquely comprehensive, collection pays tribute to that legend.

All tracks sensitively restored and digitally remastered.

CD1:   Spirituals & Inspirational 


Joshua Fit De Battle Ob Jericho



Deep River                                  



Hear Da Lam’s A-Cryin’                                                                       



Carry Me Back To Green Pastures                                                       



Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen                                                 



Steal Away                                                                                          



Sometimes I feel Like A Motherless Child                                           



Go Down Moses                                                                                  



Scandalise My Name                                                                           






Land Of My Fathers                                                                             






Nearer My God To Thee                                                                       



All Through The Night                                                                         



Song Of The Volga Boatmen                                                               



Water Boy                                                                                           



Carry Me Back To Green Pastures                                                       



Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                                                                  



Get On Board, Li’l Children                                                                 



Just A-Wearyin’ For You                                                                     



All God’s Chilluns Got Wings    






CD 2: Films & Shows                                                         



Porgy And Bess






It Ain’t Necessarily So                                                                         



The Emperor Jones                                                                     



Water Boy                                                                                           



Sanders Of The River



Canoe Song                                                                                        



Congo Lullaby                                                                                    



Love Song                                                                                   






Ol' Man River            



I Still Suits Me                                                                                    



Song Of Freedom 



Sleepy River                                                                                 



Lonely Road                                                                                        



The Song Of Freedom                                                                         



Big Fella 



My Curly-Headed Baby                                                            



Harlem In My Heart                                                                         



Roll Up Sailorman                                                                               



River Steals My Folks From Me                                                           



I Got A Robe                                                                                   



One Kiss                                                                                             



King Solomon’s Mines                                                              



Climbin’ Up (The Mountain Song)                                                         



Ho! Ho! Annabelle                                                                               



The Proud Valley                                                                                



Land Of My Fathers           






CD 3: Popular & Traditional Songs                                                                    



Shortnin’ Bread                                                                                   



My Old Kentucky Home                                                           



My Lindy Lou                                                                                  






A Banjo Song                                                                                      






No John, No                                                                                        






St Louis Blues                                                                        



Swanee River                                                                                      



Mood Indigo                                                                                       






Mighty Lak’ A Rose                                                                             



Lonesome Road                                                                                  



Fat Li’l Feller With His Mammy’s Eyes                                                



River, Stay ‘Way From My Door                                                           



Rockin' Chair                                                                                      



A Woman Is A Sometime Thing                                                          



The Folks I Used To Know                                                                  



Love Song                                                                                          



The Blind Ploughman                                                                         



Sleepy River                                                                                        









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