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Vocalist, orator, athlete, thespian and political activist Paul Robeson () is properly honored with a double-CD Living Era tribute album of historical recordings made between and Paul Robeson was part opera singer and part Shakespearian actor; he was also, in equal proportions, a master interpreter of songs from the gospel, folk, blues and jazz traditions.
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He is one of the few true basses in American music, his beautiful and powerful voice descending as low as a C below the bass clef. In addition to his stage performances, his renditions of old Negro spirituals were acclaimed; Robeson was the first to bring them to the concert stage.
Paul Robeson song lyrics collection. Browse lyrics and Paul Robeson albums. Lyrics. Swing Low,Sweet Chariot/ Every Time I Feel The Spirit: Joe Hill (Live) My Old Kentucky Home: The Essential Paul Robeson - Vol. 1. Stars to Remember. Ol' Man River - Best of Paul Robeson.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot This song is by Paul Robeson and appears on the album Ol Man River () () and on the album Great Paul Robeson (). Swing low, sweet chariot Coming for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Coming for to carry me home I looked over Jordan, what did I.
Over the next century, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” would become one of America’s most popular spirituals. With recordings by countless artists, including Paul Robeson, Nina Simone, Etta James, and Kathleen Battle, the song presented to modern generations the spiritual hope that helped many slaves endure the trials of their brutal experience.
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is an American Negro spiritual. The earliest known recording was in , by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University. In , the Library of Congress honored the song as one of 50 recordings chosen that year to be added to the National Recording Registry.