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On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings

  • 1. On Mah Journey Now, Mount Zion
    2. Scandalize My Name
    3. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?
    4. Kaddish
    5. Climbing Jacob's Ladder, spiritual
    6. Songs My Mother Taught Me
    7. Minstrel Boy, folk song, The
    8. Orphan, The (Sirotka), song for voice & piano
    9. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    10. Vi azoi lebt der keyser
    11. Witness
    12. Hammer Song
    13. Water Me from the Lime Rock
    14. Break Bread Together, spiritual
    15. Amazing Grace
    16. Shlof, mein kind (Sleep, My Child), traditional song
    17. Over the Sea to Skye (a.k.a. "The Skye Boat Song")
    18. Wanderer, folk song
    19. This Little Light of Mine, spiritual
    20. Stand Still, Jordan
    21. Takin' Names
    22. Dans le printemps de mes annes, song for voice & piano
    23. Passing By
    24. Mistress Mine
    25. Now sleeps the crimson petal
    26. Li'l Gal
    27. Kevin Barry
    28. Zog nit keynmol (Song of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising)
    29. Joe Hill, folk song
    30. Zvornost (Freedom), folk song
    31. Bear the Burden in the Heat of the Day
    32. No More Auction Block for Me, folk song
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 740178

  • Credits
    ProducerPaul Robeson, Jr.
    EngineerDavid Hancock; Peter Bartok; Paul Robeson, Jr.

    Personnel: Paul Robeson (bass voice); Lawrence D. Brown, Alan Booth, Sonny Terry (piano).
    Recording information: Carnegie Recital Hall; Esoteric Studios; Nola Studio; Nola Studios, New York, NY; The Bronx, New York, NY.
    Authors: Big Nick Nicholas; Paul Robeson.
    Editor: Paul Robeson, Jr.
    Photographer: Paul Robeson, Jr.
    Arrangers: Lawrence D. Brown; Roger Quilter; Selim Palmgren; Bedrich Smetana.
    One of the most important performers of the 20th century, Paul Robeson was--in addition to being a stirring vocalist, an acclaimed stage actor, and one of the first African-American film stars--an outspoken advocate for civil rights and the labor struggle. Smithsonian Folkways' ON MY JOURNEY collects 32 tracks that Robeson recorded and released independently in the aftermath of his blacklisting from the entertainment establishment by Red Scare McCarthyites. The collection includes Negro spirituals, protest songs and work songs ("Hammer Song" features a historic collaboration between Robeson and blues duo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee), classical pieces, and folk songs from across the globe, all of which are sung in Robeson's deeply moving bass. On so many levels, his truly was a voice of a protest and freedom.

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