Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Balm in Gilead 2:32
2 Chassidic Chant 2:46
3 From Border to Border 2:29
4 Oh, How Proud Our Quiet Don 3:24
5 The Lord God of Abraham 3:14
6 The Purest Kind of Guy 3:25
7 Joe Hill 2:45
8 The Peat-Bog Soldiers 2:29
9 The Four Insurgent Generals 2:17
10 Native Land 2:23
11 Song of the Plains 3:10
12 Cradle Song 3:56
13 Within Four Walls 3:36
14 By an' By 2:32
15 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child 2:34
16 John Henry 2:33
17 Water Boy 2:38
18 My Curly Headed Baby 2:47
19 Mah Lindy Lou 3:14
20 Wagon Wheels 2:47
21 The House I Live In 3:13
22 I Still Suits Me 2:38
23 Sylvia 2:11
24 Ol' Man River 3:13
25 It Ain't Necessarily So 2:35

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Lawrence Benjamin Brown (pianist, composer & arranger) (1942-01-27) (tracks 1–4)
Lawrence Benjamin Brown (pianist, composer & arranger) (1942-01-30) (tracks 5–11)
Lawrence Benjamin Brown (pianist, composer & arranger) (1942-02-02) (tracks 12–13)
Lawrence Benjamin Brown (pianist, composer & arranger) (1945-12-28) (tracks 14–17)
bass-baritone vocals:
Paul Robeson (American bass baritone) (1942-01-27) (tracks 1–4)
Paul Robeson (American bass baritone) (1942-01-30) (tracks 5–11)
Paul Robeson (American bass baritone) (1942-02-02) (tracks 12–13)
Paul Robeson (American bass baritone) (1945-12-28) (tracks 14–17)
Paul Robeson (American bass baritone) (1947-11-07) (tracks 18–21)
Paul Robeson (American bass baritone) (1947-11-08) (tracks 22–25)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 25)
Billy Hill (Songwriter and standards composer) (track 20)
Jerome Kern (track 22)
Earl Robinson (40s US folk artist) (track 21)
Oley Speaks (track 23)
Lily Strickland (track 19)
Peter de Rose (track 20)
conductor:
Emanuel Balaban (conductor) (1947-11-07) (tracks 18–21)
Emanuel Balaban (conductor) (1947-11-08) (tracks 22–25)
lyricist:
Lewis Allan (track 21)
Ira Gershwin (track 25)
Dorothy Heyward (playwright) (track 25)
DuBose Heyward (track 25)
Clinton Scollard (American poet) (track 23)
orchestra:
Columbia Concert Orchestra (1947-11-07) (tracks 18–21)
Columbia Concert Orchestra (1947-11-08) (tracks 22–25)
publisher:
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 25)
was commissioned by:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 25)
is based on:
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
later versions:
It Ain’t Necessarily So (from ‘Porgy and Bess’) (arrangement for 48 violas) (track 25)
recording of:
Ma Curly Headed Boy (1947-11-07) (track 18)
Mah Lindy Lou (1947-11-07) (track 19)
The House I Live In (1947-11-07) (track 21)
Wagon Wheels (1947-11-07) (track 20)
Ah Still Suits Me (Show Boat, 1936 film) (1947-11-08) (track 22)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (1947-11-08) (track 25)
Sylvia (1914 song) (1947-11-08) (track 23)
referred to in medleys:

Release

executive producer:Thomas Frost
producer:Arthur M. Fierro
art direction:Allen Weinberg (art director and designer)
liner notes:Paul Robeson, Jr.
ASIN:US: B0000029YJ [info]