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Paul Robeson 78's

Paul Leroy Robeson

 

 April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an African-American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At university, he was an outstanding American football player, then had an international career in singing, as well as acting in theater and cinema. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, Fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with Communism, and his criticism of the US government caused him to be blacklisted during McCarthyism. Ill health forced him into retirement from his career. He remained an advocate of the unpopular political stances he took until his death.

Robeson won an academic scholarship to Rutgers University, where he became a football All-American and the class valedictorian. He received his LL.B. from Columbia Law School, while playing in the National Football League (NFL). At Columbia, he sang and acted in off-campus productions and, after graduating, he became a participant in the Harlem Renaissance with performances in The Emperor Jones and All God's Chillun Got Wings. Robeson initiated his international artistic résumé with a theatrical role in Great Britain, settling in London for the next several years with his wife Essie.

Robeson next appeared as Othello at the Savoy Theatre before becoming an international cinematic star through roles in Show Boat and Sanders of the River. He became increasingly attuned towards the sufferings of all cultures and peoples. Acting against advice, which warned of his economic ruin if he became politically active, he set aside his theatrical career to advocate the cause of the Republican forces of the Spanish Civil War. He then became active in the Council on African Affairs (CAA).

During World War II, he supported America's war efforts and won accolades for his portrayal of Othello on Broadway. However, his history of supporting pro-Soviet policies brought scrutiny from the FBI. After the war ended, the CAA was placed on the Attorney General's List of Subversive Organizations (AGLOSO) and Robeson was investigated during the age of McCarthyism. Due to his decision not to recant his public advocacy of pro-Soviet policies, he was denied a passport by the U.S. State Department, and his income, consequently, plummeted. He moved to Harlem and published a periodical critical of US policies. His right to travel was eventually restored by Kent v. Dulles, but his health broke down. He retired and he lived out the remaining years of his life privately in Philadelphia.




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UK COUNT BASIE PAUL ROBESON - KING JOE - PARLOPHONE

COUNT BASIE PAUL ROBESON - KING JOE - PARLOPHONE

#299 COUNT  BASIE   &  PAUL  ROBESON   A .   KING  JOE   Pt 1  B.                            Pt 2 PARLOPHONE  R.2966  UK      PRESSING   1929 ...
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UK PAUL ROBESON - Still Night Holy Night - HMV UK - 875

PAUL ROBESON - Still Night Holy Night - HMV UK - 875

PAUL  ROBESON        A .   STILL  NIGHT  HOLY  NIGHT  B.   ALL  THROUGH  THE  NIGHT   HMV   B 8668 DISC  CONDITION      E LABELS   E+...
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UK PAUL ROBESON - MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE - HMV 2109

PAUL ROBESON - MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE - HMV 2109

HMV  B9110 78  RPM    10  inch  PAUL  ROBESON MIGHTY  LAK'  A  ROSE    MA  CURLEY  HEADED  BABY DISC            E LABELS      E +   UK  PRESSING...
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UK PAUL ROBESON - SONNY BOY - HMV 1477

PAUL ROBESON - SONNY BOY - HMV 1477

1477 & 8050 HMV   B  2948   10  inch   78  RPM  PAUL  ROBESON    SONNY ...
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GERMANY PAUL ROBESON - CONGO LULLABY - ELCETROLA EG 3464

PAUL ROBESON - CONGO LULLABY - ELCETROLA EG 3464

1500 78RPM PAUL  ROBESON   A .   CONGO  LULLABY  B.   ETHE  LOVE  SONG    ELECTROLA   EG 3464  DISC  CONDITION      N-   STUNNING   LOOKS ...
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USA PAUL ROBESON - USSR NATIONAL ANTHEM - KEYNOTE { 328

PAUL ROBESON - USSR NATIONAL ANTHEM - KEYNOTE { 328

KEYNOTE  RECORDINGS 1200  Rare USA Recording 78  RPM SIDE  1 - ANTHEM  USSR  / Russian SIDE  2  - ...
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UK Paul Robeson - Medley - HMV C 2621

Paul Robeson - Medley - HMV C 2621

729 & 1148 & 1600 12 Inch  78. Paul Robeson  Side  1   -  medley  Pt 1 Side  2 ...
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USA PAUL ROBESON - BALLADS OF AMERICA - RCA - 406

PAUL ROBESON - BALLADS OF AMERICA - RCA - 406

Set # 6 PAUL  ROBESON RCA   SET  P 20  2 DISC  SET DISC  CONDITION      E- CRACK  ONE  DISC LABELS   E +  RECORD  HOLDER E-  LISTING  A...
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UK Paul Robeson & Lawrence Brown - HMV B.2838 UK

Paul Robeson & Lawrence Brown - HMV B.2838 UK

3835  & 5225 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Paul Robeson   & Lawrence Brown ...
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UK Paul Robeson & Lawrence Brown - Witness - HMV B.2727 UK

Paul Robeson & Lawrence Brown - Witness - HMV B.2727 UK

3836 & 5228 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Paul Robeson   & Lawrence Brown Witness I...
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