Paul Robeson

American bass baritone. Born 9 April 1898. Died 23 January 1976
Paul Robeson
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1898-04-09
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Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson Biography (Wikipedia)

Paul Leroy Robeson ( ROHB-sən; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass baritone concert artist and stage and film actor who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism. Educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University, he was also a star athlete in his youth. He also studied Swahili and linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in 1934. His political activities began with his involvement with unemployed workers and anti-imperialist students whom he met in Britain and continued with support for the Loyalist cause in the Spanish Civil War and his opposition to fascism. In the United States he also became active in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns. His sympathies for the Soviet Union and for communism, and his criticism of the United States government and its foreign policies, caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

In 1915, Robeson won an academic scholarship to Rutgers College, where he was twice named a consensus All-American and was the class valedictorian. Almost 80 years later, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He received his LL.B. from Columbia Law School, while playing in the National Football League (NFL). At Columbia, he sang and acted in off-campus productions. After graduating, he became a figure in the Harlem Renaissance with performances in The Emperor Jones and All God's Chillun Got Wings.

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A Balm In Gilead
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A Balm In Gilead
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Ol' Man River
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Ol' Man River
Jerome Kern
Ol' Man River
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Ol' Man River
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She Is Far From The Land
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She Is Far From The Land
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Just A Wearyin' For You
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Just A Wearyin' For You
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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
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Ma Curly-Headed Baby
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Ma Curly-Headed Baby
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Reply To Welcoming Speech (Live From Transatlantic Exchange, 1957)
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Reply To Welcoming Speech (Live From Transatlantic Exchange, 1957)
Paul Robeson
Joshua Fit De Battle Ob Jericho
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Joshua Fit De Battle Ob Jericho
Hubert Parry
Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
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Mah Lindy Lou
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Mah Lindy Lou
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Wagon Wheels
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Wagon Wheels
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Danny Boy
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Danny Boy
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Shenandoah
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Shenandoah
Earl Robinson
The Ballad of Joe Hill
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The Ballad of Joe Hill
Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Paul Robeson & Brunswick Concert Orchestra
Ol' Man River
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Ol' Man River
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Trees
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Trees
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Deep River
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Deep River
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There is a balm in Gilead
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There is a balm in Gilead
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Lord God of Abraham
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Lord God of Abraham
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Freedom Train
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Freedom Train
Hoagy Carmichael
Lazy Bones
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Lazy Bones

Lazy Bones

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New Mayfair Orchestra
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Ar Hyd Y Nos
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Ar Hyd Y Nos
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The Ballad Of Joe Hill
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The Ballad Of Joe Hill
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At Dawning
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At Dawning
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Joe Hill
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Joe Hill
Paul Robeson
Sonny Boy
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Sonny Boy
Antonín Dvořák
Goin’ Home (arr. Fisher)
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Goin’ Home (arr. Fisher)
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Swing Low
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Swing Low

Swing Low

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Amazing grace
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Amazing grace
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Jerome Kern
Ol' Man River (Show Boat)
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Ol' Man River (Show Boat)
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Mary Had A Baby, Yes, Lord
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Mary Had A Baby, Yes, Lord
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The End of a Perfect Day
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The End of a Perfect Day
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