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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 09:10 AM
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27. Thank you for posting that, I've never read it before.
One of my earliest musical memories is listening to the voice of
Paul Robeson when I was about four years old. I loved it, and would
ask my mother over and over to play "more Paul Robeson". Nobody can
sing "Old Man River" like him, nobody. Or "Deep River" either. But
then he could sing something romantic like "Drink To Me Only" and
make that his own too.

He was very much liked and respected in Australia, and I remember
him singing for the workers on the Opera House when work had just
begun on it. He was an idol of the trade union movement, of course,
and the trade union song "Joe Hill" is also always associated with
him.

He was a truly great man, and what happened to him was disgraceful.
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  -Testimony of Paul Robeson before the HUAC Q  Oct-22-03 07:14 AM   #0 
  - Good for him!  joeybee12   Oct-22-03 07:22 AM   #1 
  - Yes...he was a very brave man...  Q   Oct-22-03 07:29 AM   #2 
  - A great man.  eileen_d   Oct-22-03 07:32 AM   #3 
  - A great, great man indeed. One of the finest the USA has produced.  Mairead   Oct-23-03 06:59 AM   #23 
  - Interesting excerpt:  Q   Oct-22-03 07:36 AM   #4 
  - were that there were more such men  KG   Oct-22-03 07:36 AM   #5 
  - Sometime you should catch a recording of "Old Man River"  demnan   Oct-22-03 07:38 AM   #6 
  - An excellent read  Lurking_Argyle   Oct-22-03 07:39 AM   #7 
  - What a great man  marshallplan   Oct-22-03 07:40 AM   #8 
  - Robeson's hearing isn't  The Bish   Oct-22-03 08:13 AM   #9 
     - Welcome to DU, Bish  marshallplan   Oct-22-03 08:18 AM   #10 
  - Who would stand up for him today?  Iverson   Oct-22-03 09:50 AM   #11 
  - It's quite clear that very few stand up to the Bush* 'fascists'...  Q   Oct-22-03 10:02 AM   #12 
     - I guess the millions of protesters don't count  sangh0   Oct-22-03 11:35 AM   #16 
  - Be sure to order the new stamp with him on it!  David__77   Oct-22-03 10:11 AM   #13 
  - sigh....... we've just been traveling in a big phucking circle...  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-22-03 11:04 AM   #14 
  - Sad that such courage  MrPrax   Oct-22-03 11:25 AM   #15 
  - .  Mairead   Oct-23-03 07:11 AM   #24 
  - This deserves prominence.  Iverson   Oct-22-03 01:06 PM   #17 
  - keeping it visible!  Iverson   Oct-22-03 06:01 PM   #18 
  - commemorating Robeson  iverglas   Oct-22-03 06:39 PM   #19 
  - This is part of what Robert Parry calls 'lost history'...  Q   Oct-22-03 06:51 PM   #20 
  - A song a few years ago...  The Bish   Oct-22-03 07:32 PM   #21 
  - Thanks, iverglas!  Iverson   Oct-23-03 04:14 AM   #22 
  - How many who are praising Robeson are planning to vote for one  Mairead   Oct-23-03 07:15 AM   #25 
  - Mairead indeed  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-23-03 07:39 AM   #26 
  - Thank you for posting that, I've never read it before.  Matilda   Oct-23-03 09:10 AM   #27 
 

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