Paul Robeson CD + DVD
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PAUL ROBESON The Essential Recordings Music CD
and The Proud Valley on DVD
Just £20 for both with free UK Postage.
Paul Robeson The Essential Recordings CD
40 Tracks on 2 CDs
This collection showcases the huge musical talents that Paul Robeson possessed, including a jazzy tribute to the great boxer Joe Louis. Paul Robeson was a brave and passionate man who is undoubtedly one of the outstanding figures of 20th century America.
CD 1: Ol’ Man River / Steal Away / Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho / Water Boy / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Deep River / The Lonesome Road / Mighty Lak’ A Rose / The Old Folks At Home (Swanee River) / Go Down, Moses / River, Stay ‘Way From My Door / Rockin’ Chair / Bear De Burden / All God’s Chillun Got Wings (I Gotta Robe) / When It’s Sleepy Time Down South / Mah Lindy Lou / Ma Curly-Headed Baby / Carry Me Back To Green Pastures / Lazybones / Little Man, You’ve Had A Busy Day
CD 2: It Ain’t Necessarily So / Summertime / Shortnin’ Bread / I Still Suits Me / Blue Prelude / Were You There? / The St. Louis Blues / The Canoe Song / Shenandoah / Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / All Through The Night (Ar Hyd Y Nos) / Jerusalem / The Song Of The Volga Boatmen (Ei Ukh- nyemi) / King Joe (The Joe Louis Blues) / Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen / Some Enchanted Evening / Land Of My Fathers / Going Home (Live) / O No, John (Live) / Joe Hill (Live)
The Proud Valley on DVD
Year: 1940; Black & White | Number of discs: 1 | Running Time approx: 74 mins
Director: Pen Tennyson.
Cast: Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman, Edward Rigby, Simon Lack, Rachel Thomas.
Paul Robeson and The Proud Valley featurette; Mining Review 2/11: A Star Drops in (1949); David Harewood on Paul Robeson; selected tracks from Paul Robeson – The Transatlantic Exchange Concert.
Based on the real-life adventures of a Black miner from West Virginia who drifted to Wales searching for work, the film is a moving and enthralling story of courage, endurance and self-sacrifice. It was Robeson’s favourite film role, enabling him to express his socialist beliefs, as well as demonstrate the power of his glorious voice. A life-long political activist, Robeson joined a group of marching miners in London after a performance of Show Boat and made visits to mining towns in Wales.