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The Essential Paul Robeson [ASV/Living Era]

The Essential Paul Robeson [Asv/Living Era]


Vocalist, orator, athlete, thespian and political activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976) is properly honored with a double-CD Living Era tribute album of historical recordings made between 1925 and 1947. Paul Robeson was part opera singer and part Shakespearian actor; he was also, in equal proportions, a master interpreter of songs from the gospel, folk, blues and jazz traditions. Paul Robeson had a lot in common with Russian basso Feodor Chaliapin. Paul Robeson was also the living embodiment of the phrase "Black Is Beautiful." This outstanding compilation opens with Robeson's 1932 studio recording of "Ol' Man River" and five beautifully rendered spirituals recorded during the mid-'20s with Lawrence Brown at the piano; Brown sings a duet with Robeson on a positively swinging, upbeat version of "Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jericho," and is heard again elsewhere in the compilation accompanying the singer at various junctures throughout Robeson's career. Most of the material reissued here was originally recorded in London, England with orchestras under the leadership of Ray Noble, Muir Mathieson, and Clifford Greenwood. The producers of this tribute chose a well-rounded spectrum of genre recordings; Robeson sings spirituals, folk songs, show tunes, Americana, Duke Ellington's "Solitude" and various Tin Pan Alley pop tunes. There's even a six-and-one-half-minute blues dedicated to Joe Louis with accompaniment by Count Basie and his orchestra. Seldom does the word "essential" seem as appropriate as it does here; these are indeed most of the essential recordings of Paul Robeson. ~ arwulf arwulf, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
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    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB Country Club Corner
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  • Label: ASV/Living Era
  • UPC: 743625024425
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Ol' Man River, Song (From Show Boat)
  • 2. Steal Away
  • 3. Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
  • 4. Water Boy, Folk Song
  • 5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 6. Deep River, Spiritual
  • 7. Lonesome Road
  • 8. Mighty Lak' A Rose, For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra)
  • 9. River, Stay 'way From My Door
  • 10. Rockin' Chair
  • 11. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  • 12. Mah Lindy Lou
  • 13. Ma Curly Headed Baby (Babby) For Voice & Piano
  • 14. Carry Me Back To Green Pastures
  • 15. Lazy Bones
  • 16. St. Louis Blues, Song
  • 17. Sanders Of The River, Film Score: Congo Lullaby
  • 18. Sanders Of The River, Film Score: Canoe Song
  • 19. Shenandoah, Folk Song
  • 20. I Still Suits Me, Song (From 1936 Film Show Boat)
  • 21. Summertime, Song (From Porgy And Bess, Opera)
  • 22. Porgy And Bess, Opera: It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 23. Just A Wearyin' For You, For Voice & Piano
  • 24. Eh, Ukhnyem (Song Of The Volga Boatmen), Folk Song
  • 25. Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  • 2. Git On Board, L'il Chillen, Spiritual
  • 3. No Hidin' Place
  • 4. Go Down, Moses
  • 5. Bear The Burden In The Heat Of The Day
  • 6. Bear The Burden In The Heat Of The Day
  • 7. All God's Chillun'
  • 8. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
  • 9. Got The South In My Soul
  • 10. Blue Prelude
  • 11. Fat L'il Feller Wid His Mammy's Eyes
  • 12. Shortnin' Bread, Song
  • 13. Wagon Wheels
  • 14. Banjo Song
  • 15. Sanders Of The River, Film Score: Love Song
  • 16. Sanders Of The River, Film Score: Love Song
  • 17. King Solomon's Mines, Film Score: Climbing Up (Mountain Song)
  • 18. King Solomon's Mines, Film Score: Climbing Up (Mountain Song)
  • 19. Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through The Night), Folk Song
  • 20. Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through The Night), Folk Song
  • 21. Mood Indigo
  • 22. Mood Indigo
  • 23. At Dawning For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra), Op. 29
  • 24. Eriskay Love Lilt, An
  • 25. Trees, For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra)
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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