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Great Music with Fascinating HIstory

All of these songs have fascinating histories to them and Paul Robeson's performances of them does them justice. My interest in them stems more from the history than Robeson, but he certainly knows how to perform them in an appropriate way given what they mean. All very fantastic, truly.

robeson remembered

My 78s of many of these songs seemed at least as good as these "remasterings". Where are the audio geniuses when we need them? These songs are in my mind since childhood. Who can forget the resonance of Mr. Robeson? Let's remaster this again.

Biography

Born: April 9, 1898 in Princeton, NJ

Genre: Vocal

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Paul Robeson excelled as an athlete, actor, singer, and activist, qualifying him as a contemporary renaissance man. His early accomplishments as a professional football player, Columbia law school graduate, and an actor on Broadway in the 1920s seemed but a prologue to even greater achievements to come. Involvement with the political left in the 1940s, however, led to a confrontation with the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the late 1940s. He was blacklisted, his passport was...
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