Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Monday, April 30, 2012

Paul Robeson's immortal presentation of "Joe Hill"

For May Day (tomorrow).
Paul Robeson's spectacularly good voice singing this nostalgic song about Joe Hill.

It is an immortal voice (of a dead singer), singing about a dead worker (who never dies).

Turn up the volume.
The sound has been vastly improved ("cleaned") since I first heard this song.


Brigid O'Carroll Walsh said...

Have tweeted this to the world, Denis. I love this song and the singer.

Denis Wilson said...


Barbara said...

I haven't heard Paul Robeson before, he does have a wonderful voice but I think I still prefer the Joan Baez version which is hauntingly beautiful and always sends shivers up my spine.

Denis Wilson said...

I always regarded this as the "Standard" version, but Joan Baez's version was very good and brought a whole new audience to love this song (including you, obviously).
That's fine.
Thanks for the comment, Barbara.