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The complete EMI sessions, 1928-1939

by Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976,

Language: English
Russian
Format: Music CD 2008
Availability: Unavailable 0 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Status
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio--Music Box Sets IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio--Music Box Sets
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Contents
1, the 1928-9 sessions. Show boat. Ol' man river / Jerome Kern (Mississippi Chorus; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Orchestra; Herman Fink, conductor). Seem lak' to me / James Weldon Johnson ; Down de lovers' lane / Will Marion Cook (Lawrence Brown, piano; orchestra; Carroll Gibbons, conductor). Scandalize my name ; Sinner, please doan' let dis harves' pass ; Weepin' Mary ; I want to be ready ; My Lord, what a mornin' ; De li'l pickaninny's gone to sleep / trad. ; arr. Harry Burleigh (Lawrence Brown, piano). Git on board, li'l children ; Dere's no hidin' place / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown (Brown, piano). Plantation songs (part 1). So early in the morning ; Carry me back to old Virginia ; Old folks at home ; Goodnight ladies ; Plantation songs (part 2). Away down south in Dixie ; Poor old Joe ; Oh, Susanna ; My old Kentucky home (chorus & orchestra; Carroll Gibbons, conductor). Oh! rock me, Julie ; Oh, didn't it rain / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown (Brown, piano). Mammy / Joseph Tunbridge. Roll away, clouds ; Sonny boy / trad. ; arr. Paul Robeson (chorus & orchestra; Carroll Gibbons, conductor). Say it with songs. Little pal / Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson ; The lonesome road / Nathaniel Shilkret ; Just keepin' on / A. Phillips ; Mighty lak' a rose / Ethelbert Nevin ; Mammy is gone / Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor)
2, the 1930-31 sessions. Hail de crown / trad. ; arr. Avery Robinson ; Exhortation / Will Marion Cook ; I stood on the ribber Jordan ; Peter go ring dem bells ; Go down, Moses / trad. ; arr. Harry Burleigh (Lawrence Brown, piano). High water / Jim McHardy, J. Keirn Brennan ; Old folks at home (Swanee River) ; Poor old Joe ; My old Kentucky home / Stephen Foster ; Show boat. Ol' man river / Jerome Kern ; River stay 'way from my door / Harry Woods ; Rockin' chair / Hoagy Carmichael (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor). Medley of spirituals. I'm rolling and sing-a-ho ; Hail de crown ; Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho ; I got a robe ; Oh Lord I done ; De gospel train ; Black sheep ; Heav'n bells are ringin' ; I'll hear de trumpet sound ; Swing low, sweet chariot ; Walk together, children (Jack Hylton and his orchestra). My heart is where the Mohawk flows tonight / Carson Robison ; The folks I used to know / Max Kester (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor). Mary had a baby (Yes, Lord) / trad. ; arr. Hall Johnson ; Lil' gal / Hall Johnson ; Bear de burden ; All God's chillun got wings / arr. Walter White, James Weldon Johnson (Ruthland Clapham, piano). That's why darkies were born / Lew Brown, Ray Henderson ; When it's sleepy time down South / Clarence Muse, Rowe ; Seekin' / Marshall, Hall (Mayfair Orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor)
3, the 1932-3 sessions. Nearer, my God, to thee / Carey ; There is a green hill / Charles Gounod (Herbert Dawson, organ). Ma Lindy Lou / Lily Strickland ; Ma curly-headed baby / George Clutsam (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor). Pilgrim's song ; Roll de ole chariot along / trad. ; arr. Ruthland Clapham ; Since you went away / James Weldon Johnson ; Wid de moon, moon, moon / Will Marion Cook (Ruthland Clapham, piano). Got the South in my soul / Ned Washington, Victor Young, Riley ; Hush-a-bye lullaby / Ruthland Clapham ; Round the bend of the road / John Klenner ; Take me away from the river / Parker (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor). Swing low, sweet chariot / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown ; On ma journey / Edward Boatner ; Bye and bye ; Were you there? / trad. ; arr. Harry Burleigh (Ruthland Clapham, piano). Swing along / William Marion Cook ; Piccaninny shoes / Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake ; In a narrow street / Warren, Berwick ; Carry me back to green pastures / Harry S. Pepper ; Lazy bones / Hoagy Carmichael ; Blue prelude / Joe Bishop ; Paul Robeson medley (part 1). Roll de ole chariot ; Mary had a baby ; Swing low, sweet chariot ; Heav'n, heav'n ; Paul Robeson medley (part 2). Carry me back to old Virginia ; Mighty lak' a rose ; Round the bend of the river ; River, stay 'way from my door ; Ol' man river (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor)
4, the 1933-6 sessions. Fat li'l fella wid his mammy's eyes ; Shortnin' bread / trad. ; arr. Gordon ; Snowball / Hoagy Carmichael (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor). Water boy / trad. ; arr. Avery Robinson ; Doan' you cry, ma honey / Albert W. Noll ; Steal away / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown (Ruthland Clapham, piano). Scarecrow / Martin, Redmond, Simon ; Wagon wheels / Billy Hill, Peter DeRose ; So shy / Allen Boretz, Walter Samuels ; Piccaninny's slumber song / Murray ; St. Louis blues / William Christopher Handy ; Mammy's little kinky-headed boy / Joseph M. White, Geo Trinkhaus ; Little man, you've had a busy day / Mabel Wayne, Al Hoffman ; I ain't lazy, I'm just dreaming / Dave, Franklin ; The banjo song / Sidney Homer (orchestra; Ray Noble, conductor). Paul Robeson medley no. 2. Lazy bones ; Scarecrow ; Fat li'l feller ; Wagon wheels ; Deep river ; Ma curly-headed baby ; Carry me back to green pastures ; Old folks at home (orchestra; Percival Mackey, conductor). Sanders of the river. Love song ; Congo lullaby ; Canoe song ; Killing song / Mischa Spoliansky (orchestra; Muir Matheson, conductor). Shenandoah / trad. ; arr. Terry ; Jes' mah song / Lily Strickland ; De ole Ark's a-movering / trad. ; arr. James Weldon Johnson ; Ezekiel saw de wheel ; Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown (Brown, voice (Ezekiel, Joshua) and piano)
5, the 1936-7 sessions. Honey (dat's all) / Egbert van Alstyne ; Gloomy Sunday / Rezsö Seress ; Show boat : film version. Ol' man river ; I still suits me / Jerome Kern (orchestra; Clifford Greenwood, conductor; with Elisabeth Welch (I still suits me), chorus (Ol' man river)). Song of freedom. Sleep river ; Lonely road ; Song of freedom ; The Black emperor / Eric Ansell (orchestra; Ansell, conductor; in part with male chorus). Creole song. Mam'selle Marie / David Wendel Guion ; Dere's no hidin' place / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown ; Oh! No, John / trad. ; arr. Sharp ; Passing by / Edward Purcell ; arr. Cochrane ; Hammer song ; Lil' David / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown (Brown, voice (Hammer song, L'il David) and piano). Jericho. My way ; Golden river / Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy (chorus and orchestra; Clifford Greenwood, conductor). King Solomon's mines. Ho! Ho! (Wagon song) ; Climbing up (Mountain song) / Mischa Spoliansky (chorus and orchestra; Eric Ansell, conductor). Big fella. Lazin' ; I don't know what's wrong ; Big fella. Roll up, sailorman ; You didn't oughta do such things / Eric Ansell (orchestra; Ansell, conductor). Jericho. Deep desert / Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy (orchestra; Van Phillips, conductor). Sometimes I feel like a motherless child / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown ; Minstrel man [spoken, unacc.] ; The wanderer / trad. ; arr. Palmgren (Lawrence Brown, piano)
6, the 1937-8 sessions. Dere's a man goin' round takin' names / Lawrence Brown ; No more / traditional ; Work all de summer / trad. ; coll. & arr. Gilbert ; Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel? / traditional (Lawrence Brown, piano). Silent night, holy night / Franz Gruber ; arr. Crampton ; All through the night / trad. ; arr. Arthur Somervell ; Solitude / Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills ; Mood indigo / Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Barney Bigard (orchestra; Ronnie Munro, conductor). Porgy and Bess. Summertime (Lullaby) ; It take a long pull to get there ; It ain't necessarily so ; A woman is a sometime thing / George Gershwin (orchestra; Carroll Gibbons, conductor). Just a-wearyin' for you / Carrie Jacobs-Bond ; At dawning / Charles Wakefield Cadman ; Song of the Volga boatmen / trad. ; arr. Dudley Buck (orchestra; Walter Goehr, conductor). An Eriskay love-lilt / trad. ; arr. Marjory Kennedy-Fraser ; Encantadora Maria / Edward Kilenyi (orchestra; Ronnie Munro, conductor). Goin' to ride up in de chariot ; Every time I feel de spirit ; Lay down late / trad. ; arr. Lawrence Brown ; After the battle / Modest Mussorgsky ; David of the white rock / traditional (Lawrence Brown, piano). Trees / Oscar Rasbach ; Songs my mother taught me : op. 55, no. 4 / Antonín Dvořák ; Loch Lomond / trad. ; arr. Walter Goehr ; Drink to me only with thine eyes / J.W. Calcott (orchestra; Ronnie Munro, conductor)
7, the 1939 sessions. Down de lovers' lane / Will Marion Cook ; The moor of Peter the Great. Lullaby (sung in Russian and English) / Alexander Grechaninov ; Night : Russian folk song / trad. ; arr. Alexander Alexandrov ; Songs of innocence. The little black boy [spoken; unacc.] / William Blake (Lawrence Brown, piano). Dear old Southland / Turner Layton ; Jerusalem / Hubert Parry ; The blind ploughman / Robert Coningsby Clarke ; Chu chin chow. The cobbler's song / Frederic Norton ; Oh, could I but express in song / Leonid Malashkin ; Love at my heart / Libbie, Davidson, Carpenter ; Nothin' / Turner Layton ; The rosary / Ethelbert Nevin ; A perfect day / Carrie Jacobs-Bond ; Absent / John W. Metcalf ; Black eyes / trad. ; arr. Rosa Newmarch ; Robin Hood. Oh, promise me / Reginald de Koven ; Plaisir d'amour / Jean Paul Martini ; Sylvia / Oley Speaks ; She is far from the land : Irish folk song / arr. Charles Villiers Stanford ; Thora / Stephen Adams (orchestra; Walter Goehr, conductor). Now sleeps the crimson petal / Roger Quilter ; Sea fever / John Ireland ; The proud valley. Ebenezer / Thomas John Williams ; The proud valley. Land of my fathers / James James (Lawrence Brown, piano). Deep river / trad. ; arr. Ernest Irving ; Elijah. Lord God of Abraham ; Baal chorus / Felix Mendelssohn (orchestra; Ernest Irving, conductor; with chorus (Elijah)).

Additional Information
Subjects Spirituals (Songs)
Folk songs.
Popular music -- 1931-1940.
Musicals -- Excerpts.
Songs (Low voice) with orchestra.
Songs (Low voice) with piano.
Sacred songs (Low voice) with organ.
Motion picture music -- Excerpts.
Operas -- Excerpts.
Publisher [England?] :EMI Classics,2008
Participants/Performers Paul Robeson, bass; with acc.
Language English
Russian
Notes EMI Classics: 50999 2 15586 2 7 (50999 2 15588 2 5, 50999 2 15590 2 0, 50999 2 15592 2 8, 50999 2 15594 2 6, 50999 2 15596 2 4, 50999 2 15598 2 2, 50999 2 15600 2 6).
Songs in various styles.
Title from container.
Originally released on 78 rpm discs.
Compact discs.
"OpenDisc; insert CD1 into your computer to access the EMI Classics Club: access bonus material, exclusive pre-release listening sessions, and more"--Container.
Biographical notes by Patrick O'Connor, in English with German and French translations (47 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Description 7 audio discs : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
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