Ol' Man River - The Very Best of Paul Robeson


RRP £ 11.99

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...

Cat. no.: GLMY3B12

Barcode: 5060088440384

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 Pl

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