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composer: Jerome Kern (1927)
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II (1927)
publisher: Universal/MCA Music (music publisher; do not use as release label!)
Wikidata: Q912713 [info]
later translated versions: Ol’ Man River (french lyrics)
orchestrations: Ol' Man River (orchestrated by R. Williams)
part of: Show Boat (1951 film)
Show Boat: Act I

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1928 Ol’ Man River (Show Boat, 1928 London cast) Paul Robeson and Male Chorus 3:52
1928 Show Boat: "Old Man River" Paul Robeson, Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra 4:03
1933-10-03 Ol' Man River Horace Henderson and his Orchestra 3:07
1944-12-03 Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra ?:??
1944-12-03 Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra 4:03
1945-04-14 Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra 4:10
1946-03-18 Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra with The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 3:01
1946-03-18 Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra 3:01
1946-03-19 Ol’ Man River (stereo) Frank Sinatra 2:54
1946 Ol’ Man River (Show Boat, 1946 Broadway revival cast) Kenneth Spencer and Male Chorus 4:22
1947-11-14 Ol' Man River cover Quintette du Hot Club de France 2:44
1947 Ol’ Man River cover Django Reinhardt 3:22
1950-11-09 Ol’ Man River (stereo) William Warfield 3:41
1951 Ol’ Man River (mono) William Warfield 3:53
1951 Ol’ Man River (reprise) (mono) partial William Warfield 0:58
1955-04-22 Ol' Man River instrumental Eddie Condon & George Wettling 3:29
1958-04-30 Old Man River cover The Jo Jones Trio 6:39
1958-06-24 – 1958-07-02 Ol' Man River (No. 1) Count Basie & His Atomic Band 5:35
1958-06-24 – 1958-07-02 Ol' Man River (No. 2) Count Basie & His Atomic Band 7:54
1959-07-14 – 1959-08-09 Ol' Man River Oscar Peterson 2:38
1961-12-09 Ol’ Man River instrumental Ike Quebec 6:38
1962-03-26 – 1962-03-28 Ol’ Man River instrumental Jimmy Smith 3:59
1962-06-01 Ol' Man River live Frank Sinatra 3:50
1963-02-18 Ol’ Man River (1963 original studio master) Frank Sinatra 4:26
1963-06-24 Old Man River Judy Garland 3:15
1964-08 Old Man River instrumental Erroll Garner 3:14
1966-08-25 Ol’ Man River cover and live Vince Hill ?:??
1968-05-22 Ol' Man River live Frank Sinatra 4:08
1970-10-05 Ol’ Man River (live, 1970-10-05: Teatro Sistina, Roma, Italy) cover and live Nino Ferrer 5:33
1972-02-15 Ol’ Man River cover Jim Croce 2:28
1974-10-07 Ol Man River (live at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / October 7, 1974) live Frank Sinatra 5:42
1983 Old Man River Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II 4:19
1988 Ol' Man River (Show Boat, 1988 studio cast) Jerome Kern 5:45
1990-10-04 Ol' Man River cover, instrumental and live Stéphane Grappelli 4:25
"Старий - ріка" Дзвіночок 4:48
Act I. Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 5:51
Ol Man River Bing Crosby 3:12
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby 3:12
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby with Buddy Cole & His Trio 2:20
Ol' Man River Paul Robeson 2:34
Ol' Man River Cilla Black 2:22
Ol' Man River Kenneth Spencer 4:19
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby & Buddy Cole & His Trio 2:23
Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 2:59
Ol' Man River Mae Barnes 2:25
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby 2:19
Ol' Man River Paul Robeson 2:38
Ol' Man River cover Cher 2:11
Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 5:09
Ol' Man River cover Kevin Coyne 3:03
Ol' Man River cover Kevin Coyne 2:25
Ol' Man River cover Coleman Hawkins 2:54
Ol' Man River cover Roger Whittaker 3:26
Ol' Man River cover Ivor Emmanuel & Bobby Benson And His Jam Session Orchestra 3:28
Ol' Man River Paul Robeson 4:09
Ol' Man River (Show Boat, 1993 studio cast) Willard White, National Symphony Orchestra, John Owen Edwards 6:38
Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 2:51
Ol' Man River instrumental Van Alexander 2:12
Ol' Man River The Adam Makowicz Trio 3:47
Ol' Man River Paul Robeson 3:10
Ol' Man River Lou Rawls 9:05
Ol' Man River instrumental Andre Previn ?:??
Ol' Man River William Warfield 3:33
Ol' Man River Thomas Carey 6:33
Ol' Man River Oscar Peterson 2:34
Ol' Man River cover Fantasy .Inc 5:12
Ol' Man River Willard White 3:33
Ol' Man River cover Jimmy Smith 4:00
Ol' Man River (Show Boat, 1962 studio cast) Jerome Kern 3:34
Ol' Man River cover and instrumental André Previn 4:28
Ol' Man River cover Sam Butera 3:08
Ol' Man River live Frank Sinatra 3:52
Ol' Man River instrumental London Promenade Orchestra 4:10
Ol' Man River cover Ken Sisson & His Orchestra ?:??
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby 2:21
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby 2:21
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby 3:12
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney 1:43
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby 3:05
Ol' Man River instrumental Echoes of Swing 5:43
Ol' Man River Della Reese 2:47
Ol' Man River The Beach Boys 1:18
Ol' Man River Count Basie 5:36
Ol' Man River live Marion Montgomery 3:41
Ol' Man River Rosemary Clooney 2:01
Ol' Man River instrumental Erroll Garner 6:00
Ol' Man River cover and instrumental Art Lande 2:21
Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 4:19
Ol' Man River cover The Ravens 3:00
Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 6:35
Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra 4:08
Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra 3:38
Ol' Man River Frank Sinatra 4:04
Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 3:40
Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 4:07
Ol' Man River Bing Crosby 2:20
Ol' Man River ("Show Boat") [theatre] 5:10
Ol' Man River (Finale) Jerome Kern 3:02
Ol' Man River (from "Show Boat") Jerome Kern 3:33
Ol' Man River (From "Showboat") Andrea Bocelli 4:07
Ol' Man River (reprise) (Show Boat, 1993 studio cast) Willard White, National Symphony Orchestra, John Owen Edwards 2:10
Ol' Man River (reprise) Jerome Kern 2:22
Ol' Man River (Show Boat) cover and instrumental Richard Walters 4:38
Ol' Man River (vocal) Jerome Kern 5:07
Ol' Man River, From "Show Boat" Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II ?:??
Ol'Man River Paul Robeson 2:31
Ol’ Man River cover Jeff Beck 4:01
Ol’ Man River Frank Sinatra 4:08
Ol’ Man River Bing Crosby 3:16
Ol’ Man River Judy Garland 3:13
Ol’ Man River cover and instrumental The Dave Brubeck Quartet 2:31
Ol’ Man River cover Aretha Franklin 4:03
Ol’ Man River Cilla Black 2:22
Ol’ Man River Jerome Kern 5:06
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke ?:??
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:38
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:33
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:37
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:39
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:37
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke ?:??
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:31
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:35
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:36
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:33
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:39
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:36
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:40
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:32
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:41
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:35
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:34
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:42
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:38
Ol’ Man River Cher 2:51
Ol’ Man River Frank Sinatra 3:32
Ol’ Man River (Show Boat, 1988 studio cast) Jerome Kern 5:06
Ol’ Man River Frank Sinatra 4:09
Ol’ Man River live Trond Gudevold 3:43
Ol’ Man River cover Cilla Black 2:23
Ol’ Man River Sam Cooke 2:38
Ol’ Man River Paul Robeson 2:51
Ol’ Man River Paul Robeson 2:31
Ol’ Man River cover Frank Sinatra 4:03
Ol’ Man River (Show Boat, 1951 film cast) William Warfield 3:41
Ol’ Man River Stéphane Grappelli 6:45
Ol’ Man River William Warfield 3:51
Ol’ Man River Billy Stewart 3:32
Ol’ Man River William Warfield 3:41
Ol’ Man River [unknown] 2:49
Ol’ Man River cover and instrumental The London Double Bass Sound 2:55
Ol’ Man River Jim Croce 2:28
Ol’ Man River cover Eddie Constantine 3:12
Ol’ Man River Paul Robeson 4:05
Ol’ Man River Andrej Hermlin and His Swing Dance Orchestra 4:20
Ol’ Man River (reprise) (Show Boat, 1951 film cast) William Warfield 2:15
Ol’ Man River (reprise) partial William Warfield 0:50
Ol’ Man River (Showboat) William Warfield ?:??
Ol’ Man River: Finale Ultimo (Show Boat, 1951 film cast) William Warfield & Chorus 2:55
Old Folks at Home / Ol' Man River cover and medley The Beach Boys 2:52
Old Man River Marc Ribot Trio, Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor 6:37
Old Man River The Platters 3:38
Old Man River Gene Harris and the Philip Morris Superband 5:01
Old Man River instrumental Don Byas 2:46
Old Man River Gordon MacRae 3:55
Old Man River Paul Robeson 3:33
Old Man River Bing Crosby with Paul Whiteman ?:??
Old Man River instrumental Rava / D'Andrea 5:50
Old Man River William Warfield 2:51
Old Man River Sam Cooke 2:38
Old Man River Sam Cooke ?:??
Old Man River Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II 5:09
Old Man River cover and instrumental Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed 2:56
Old Man River (vocal section) cover The Beach Boys 1:20
Old Man River (vocal section) cover The Beach Boys 1:20
Ole Man River Jerome Kern 5:35
Orchestral Interlude (Ol' Man River) (Show Boat, 1993 studio cast) National Symphony Orchestra, John Owen Edwards 1:01
Show Boat Medley: Ol' Man River / Make Believe / Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man / You Are Love medley Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra 8:13
Show Boat: Act I. Ol' Man River The Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir 4:00
Show Boat: Finale - Ol'Man River (reprise) (Joe, Chorus) Valentine Pringle, Chorus 1:52
Show Boat: Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 4:16
Show Boat: Ol' Man River instrumental The London Pops Orchestra 4:09
Show Boat: Ol' Man River Lawrence Tibbett, Stewart Wille 3:28
Show Boat: Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 3:08
Show Boat: Ol' Man River Jerome Kern 3:08
Show Boat: Ol' Man River (Joe, Chorus) Valentine Pringle, Chorus 2:42
Showboat Medley medley Howard Keel 6:47
Showboat: Ol’ Man River William Warfield 3:49
Why Do I Love You / Make Believe / Ol’ Man River cover Ralph Dunnegan All Stars 6:43