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Artist Song Album Label Comments
Josephine Baker After I Say I'm Sorry Cocktail Hour Columbia River tribute to Josephine Baker for the next hour!
Josephine Baker Then I'll Be Sorry Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1927
Josephine Baker I Found a New Baby COcktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1927
Josephine Baker Blue Skies Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1927
Josephine Baker La Petite Tonkinoise Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1930
Joe Venuti's Blue Four Really Blue The New York Sessions 1926-1935 talkset
Josephine Baker & Adrien Lamy J'ai Deux Amours Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1930
Josephine Baker You're Driving Me Crazy Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1931
Josephine Baker Pretty Little Baby Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1932
Josephine Baker Haiti Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1934 from ZOU ZOU this was reportedly Baker's favoritesong from her stage show
Josephine Baker C'est Lui Head over High Hells Trikont rec. 1934 from ZOU ZOU
Josephine Baker Reves Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1935 from PRINCESS TAM TAM
Josephine Baker La Conga Blicoti Cocktail Hour Columbia River rec. 1936 with the Lecuona Cuban Boys!
Duke Ellington Orchestra Harmony in Harlem The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Master & Okeh Recordings Mosaic talkset
Josephine Baker Voila Paris / Cha Cha Cha live performance rec. 1955
Josephine Baker Don't Touch My Tomatoes The Fabulous Josephine Baker RCA Victor rec. 1960
Josephine Baker La Seine The Fabulous Josephine Baker RCA Victor rec. 1960
Josephine Baker Speech at the March on Washington March on Washington rec. 1963 Baker was one of only two women who spoke at the March
Josephine Baker Sourire a la Vie The Royal Variety Performance rec. 1974 one of her last live performances
Nelson Riddle Fools Rush In Sing a Song with Riddle Capitol talkset
Paul Robeson w/ Lawrence Brown On Ma Journey 78 RCA Victor rec. 1925 one of Robeson's first recordings. accompanied by Lawrence Brown who was his musical partner and arranger for many years
Paul Robeson w/ orcherstra led by Herman Fink Ol' Man River Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics rec. 1928 this is the song Robeson was best known for. his first big stage success was Show Boat in London in 1930
Paul Robeson w/ Lawrence Brown Steal Away Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics rec. 1933 in 1925 this song was Robeson's very first recording, but this performance was a few years later
Paul Robeson Killing Song Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics rec. 1935 from SANDERS OF THE RIVER. Robeson took criticism from the black community for racist stereotypes in this movie. After this he was more careful about not taking roles that were demeaning stereotypes
Paul Robeson & Lawrence Brown duet Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics rec. 1936 nice to hear Lawrence Brown's voice
Paul Robeson Lazin' Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics rec. 1937 from BIG FELLA
Paul Robeson It Ain't Necessarily So Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics rec. 1938 Gershwin wanted Robeson for the original production of PORGY AND BESS but Robeson wasn't available
Paul Robeson Deep River Paul Robeson: The Complete EMI Sessions 1928-1939 Warner Classics rec. 1939 from THE PROUD VALLEY. Robeson played an American sailor who shipwrecks in Wales and becomes part of a mining community. Robeson felt a deep connection to the Welsh people and said this was the only movie he was truly proud of
Count Basie Orchestra Feedin' the Bean Essential Count Basie talkset
Paul Robeson o/ Count Basie King Joe One O'Clock Jump rec. 1941 Basie and Robeson were not the best fit. Basie was quoted as saying "It certainly is an honor to record with Mr. Robeson, but the man certainly can't sing the blues."
Paul Robeson Monologue Othello rec 1944 from the cast recording of Robeson's 1943-44 Othello on Broadway with Uta Hagen. He also performend Othello in London in 1930 but admitted later he wasn't ready for the part yet
Paul Robeson Anthem of the Soviet Union live performance rec 1944 Robeson said being in the Soviet Union was the first time he felt like a man, unencumbered by the racism of the US
Paul Robeson Chi Lai (Arise!) live performance date unknown, recorded in the Soviet Union. Robeson first recorded this song in 1941, it went on to become the national anthem of the People's Republic of China. Sadly, the lyricist was poet & playwright Tian Han, who was denounced in the Cultural Revolution and died in prison in 1968. From then on Robeson sent all his royalties from the song to Tian's family
Paul Robeson w/ Lawrence Brown Song of the Plains Songs of Free Man Sony Classical This song was a Red Army standard. The Red Army reportedly listened to Robeson to boost morale before battle
Paul Robeson & Senator Homer Ferguson Mundt-Nixon Hearing US Senate testimony rec 1949. The bill would have required all members of the Communist Party to register with the Attorney General
Oscar Peterson Trio Stairway to the Stars Essential Jazz Vol 6 talkset
James Earl Jones HUAC Testimony re-enactment of Paul Robeson's HUAC testimony Robeson testified before HUAC in 1956. It had a severe impact on his career. He was blacklisted and deined a passport. He couldn't perform or record in the US, and couldn't leave the country until a Supreme Court decision in 1958 forced them to give him a passport
Paul Robeson w/ Judith Rosen Let Us Break Bread Together On Our Knees On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings Smithsonian Folkways rec 1956: This album is songs Paul recorded on his own label when he couldn't get a recording contract due to the blacklist. This song was recorded in a friend's home on a portable tape recorder
Paul Robeson Shlof, Mein Kind (Sleep My Child) On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings Smithsonian Folkways rec 1957. Robeson dedicated this song to the childrenof Julius & Ethel Rosenberg
Paul Robeson, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Hammer Song On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings Smithsonian Folkways rec 1957
Oscar Peterson Trio Ol' Man River The Complete Jerome Kern Songbook talkset
Paul Robeson Joe Hill Live at Carnegie Hall rec 1958 Robeson recorded this labor anthem many times