14 thoughts on “Song of the Week 26: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – Paul Robeson / Richie Havens

  1. Remarkable life indeed, thanks for the great share. Reading plenty of Antebellum history at the moment – the negro spirituals originating from those days fascinate me, the bedrock for so much of the popular music of the 20 and 21st centuries.

    1. Cheers for the comment! Haven´t read so much about the Antebellum era as I didn´t study American history in school, so I´ll have to read up some more on it. Yep, there was so much good folk music back then, especially the negro spirituals. The history of jazz is fascinating too, through ragtime to swing to tin pan alley standards and onwards. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I love Van (That sounds a bit like “I love lamp” from Anchorman), so thanks for sending it on. Will have a listen now. My dad´s always been a big fan of Paul Robeson. When I told him to read the blog, he said “oh, I know everything about Robeson already.” 🙂 I think he´s got around to reading it eventually.

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