Ol’ Man River: Paul Robeson | Retrospective RTS4116

Ol’ Man River: Paul Robeson

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Label: Retrospective

Cat No: RTS4116

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 1st December 2008

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Paul Robeson

Artists

Paul Robeson

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Contents:
Disc 1
1. Ol’ Man River (Jerome Kern – m, Oscar Hammerstein II – w)
 Victor Young & The Brunswick Concert Orchestra
 New York, 23rd July 1932

2. The Lonesome Road (Nat Shilkret – m, Gene Austin – w)
 Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 Hayes, Middlesex, 30th August 1929

3. I Still Suits Me (Jerome Kern – m, Oscar Hammerstein II – w)
 Duet with Elisabeth Welch, Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 18th May 1936

4. Steal Away (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown)
 Lawrence Brown (p)
 Camden, New Jersey, 27th July 1925

5. Joshua Fit De Battle Ob Jericho (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown) 
 Lawrence Brown (p,vcl)
 Camden, New Jersey, 30th July 1925

6. Water Boy (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown)
 Lawrence Brown (p)
 Camden, New Jersey, 7th January 1926

7. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown)
 Lawrence Brown (p)
 Camden, New Jersey, 7th January 1926

8. Deep River (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Henry Thacker Burleigh)
 Lawrence Brown (p)
 New York, 10th May 1927

9. Git On Board, Li’l Chillun (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown) 
 Lawrence Brown (p)
 Small Queen’s Hall, London, 13th September 1928

10. Dere’s No Hidin’ Place Down Dere (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown) 
 Lawrence Brown (p)
 Small Queen’s Hall, London, 13th September 1928

11. Mighty Lak’ A Rose (Ethelbert Nevin – m, Frank Stanton – w (1901))
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 Hayes, Middlesex, 2nd October 1929

12. The Old Folks At Home (Swanee River) (Stephen Foster (1851))
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 Hayes, Middlesex, 11th September 1930

13. My Old Kentucky Home (Stephen Foster (1853))
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 Hayes, Middlesex, 12th September 1930

14. River, Stay ‘Way From My Door (Harry Woods – m, Harry Dixon – w)
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 Small Queen’s Hall, London, 25th August 1931

15. Rockin’ Chair (Hoagy Carmichael (1929))
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 17th September 1931

16. Go Down, Moses (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Henry Thacker Burleigh)
 with Lawrence Brown (p)
 London, 27th February 1930

17. Mary Had A Baby, Yes, Lord (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Jackson)
 with Lawrence Brown (p)
 London, 16th December 1931

18. Bear De Burden (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. White)
 with Lawrence Brown (p)
 London, 16th December 1931

19. All God’s Chillun Got Wings (I Gotta Robe) (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Johnson)
 with Lawrence Brown (p)
 London, 16th December 1931

20. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (Leon René, Otis René & Clarence Muse (1931)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 18th December 1931

21. Mah Lindy Lou (Lily Strickland (1920))
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 20th October 1932

22. Ma Curly-Headed Baby (George H. Clutsam (1932))
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 20th October 1932

23. Got The South In My Soul (Victor Young – m, Lee Wiley & Ned Washington – w (1932)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 15th December 1932

24. Carry Me Back To Green Pastures (Harry S. Pepper (1933)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 8th September 1933

25. Lazybones (Hoagy Carmichael – m, Johnny Mercer – w (1933)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 8th September 1933

26. Fat Li’l Feller Wid His Mammy’s Eyes (Sheridan Gordon – m, Frank L. Stanton – w (1913)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 20th October 1933

27. Shortnin’ Bread (Traditional Negro plantation song arr. Jacques Wolfe)
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 20th October 1933

28. Wagon Wheels (Peter De Rose – m, Billy Hill – w)
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 16th February 1934

29. Little Man, You’ve Had A Busy Day (Mabel Wayne – m, Maurice Signer & Al Hoffman – w (1934)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 21st June 1934

Disc 2
1. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Henry Thacker Burleigh)  
 with Ruthland Clapham (p)
 London, 15th February 1933

2. Blue Prelude (Joe Bishop & Gordon Jenkins (1933))
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 8th September 1933

3. The St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy (1914)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 20th February 1934

4. I Ain’t Lazy, I’m Just Dreamin’ (Dave Franklin (1934)) 
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 21st June 1934

5. The Banjo Song (Sidney Homer – m, Howard Weeden – w)
 with Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 21st June 1934

6. Love Song (Mischa Spoliansky – m, Arthur Wimperis – w)
 with Muir Mathieson & orchestra & chorus
 London, 15th April 1935

7. Congo Lullaby (Mischa Spoliansky – m, Arthur Wimperis – w)
 with Muir Mathieson & orchestra & chorus
 London, 15th April 1935

8. The Canoe Song (Mischa Spoliansky – m, Arthur Wimperis – w)
 with Muir Mathieson & orchestra & chorus
 London, 14th May 1935

9. Shenandoah (Traditional American river shanty, arr. Terry)
 with Lawrence Brown (p)
 London, 24th May 1935

10. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown)
 with Lawrence Brown (p)
 London, 5th July 1937

11. Climbing Up (The Mountain Song) (Mischa Spoliansky – m, Eric Maschwitz – w) 
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra with chorus
 London, 1st May 1937

12. All Through The Night (Ar hyd y nos) (Traditional Welsh folksong, arr. Arthur Somervell) 
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 18th October 1937
 
13. Mood Indigo (Dreamy Blues) (Duke Ellington & Barney Bigard – m, Irving Mills – w (1930))
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 18th October 1937

14. Summertime (Lullaby) (George Gershwin – m, Ira Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward – w)
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 14th January 1938

15. It Ain’t Necessarily So (George Gershwin – m, Ira Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward – w) 
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 21st January 1938

16. Just A-Wearyin’ For You (Carrie Jacobs-Bond – m, Frank Stanton – w) 
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London 24th March 1938

17. At Dawning (Charles Cadman – m, Nelle Richmond Eberhart – w (1906)) 
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 24th March 1938

18. The Song Of The Volga Boatmen (Ei, ukhnyem!) (Traditional Russian song, arr. Schindler)
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 28th March 1938

19. An Eriskay Love Lilt (Traditional Scottish folksong, arr. Marjory Kennedy-Fraser: Songs Of The Hebrides)
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 13th April 1938

20. Trees (Oscar Rasbach – m, Joyce Kilmer – w (1922))
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 20th November 1938
 
21. Songs My Mother Taught Me (Antonin Dvorák – m, No.4 of Seven Gypsy Melodies, Op.55 (1880) Lady Natalia MacFarren – Eng w) 
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 20th November 1938

22. Jerusalem (Sir Hubert Parry – m, William Blake – w (1916)) 
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 26th September 1939

23. The Cobbler’s Song (Frederic Norton – m, Oscar Asche – w)
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 26th September 1939

24. A Perfect Day (Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1910))
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 27th September 1939

25. Sylvia (Oley Speaks – m, Clinton Scollard – w (1914))
 with Clifford Greenwood & The New Mayfair Orchestra
 London, 28th September 1939

26. King Joe (The Joe Louis Blues) (Count Basie – m, Richard Wright – w (1941))
 With Count Basie (p) & his Orchestra: Buck Clayton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Killian, Ed Lewis (tpt) Dicky Wells, Robert Scott, Eli Robinson (tbn) Earl Warren, Tab Smith, Buddy Tate, Don Byas, Jack Washington (reeds) Freddie Green (gtr) Walter Page (db) Jo Jones (d)
 New York, 1st October 1941

27. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen (Traditional Negro spiritual, arr. Lawrence Brown)
 with Lawrence Brown (p)
 New York, 29th December 1945

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