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Ol' Man River - The Very Best of Paul Robeson

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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                                                                           

 

 

Exhortation                                                                                         

 

 

Land Of My Fathers                                                                             

 

 

Jerusalem                                                                                           

 

 

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

 

 

Summertime                                                                                       

 

 

It Ain’t Necessarily So                                                                         

 

 

The Emperor Jones                                                                     

 

 

Water Boy                                                                                           

 

 

Sanders Of The River

 

 

Canoe Song                                                                                        

 

 

Congo Lullaby                                                                                    

 

 

Love Song                                                                                   

 

 

Showboat                                                                                 

 

 

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                                                                                  

 

 

Strickland

 

 

A Banjo Song                                                                                      

 

 

Trees                                                                                                   

 

 

No John, No                                                                                        

 

 

Shenandoah                                                                                        

 

 

St Louis Blues                                                                        

 

 

Swanee River                                                                                      

 

 

Mood Indigo                                                                                       

 

 

Lazybones                                                                                          

 

 

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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