>>>> the LOC is still not allowing the public to listen to 'The Man Who Went To War’ <<<<<
Speaking from my own ignorance, does this simply mean that the recording is not readily available online? I don’t know the back-story.
> On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:07 PM, CJB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sadly the LOC is still not allowing the public to listen to 'The Man
> Who Went To War' starring Paul Robeson. However the New Zealand Radio
> Archives have this Spectrum programme available for free listening
> and/or downloading at:
> Spectrum: Remembering Paul Robeson
> Paul Robeson (1898-1976) achieved fame as a singer, actor and
> political activist. His tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1960
> delighted his admirers here. World-famous as a singer and actor in
> the 1930's and 1940's, Robeson had been silenced during the McCarthy
> era in the United States; His outspoken views on peace, black rights
> and decolonisation offended the US Government.
> New Zealanders Rona Bailey, Ken Douglas, Kath Kelly, Shirley O'Connor
> and Ted Thompson recall their meetings with this "giant of a man" and
> his considerable influence in their lives. In excerpts from Robeson's
> 1960 address to workers at the Addington Railway Workshops in
> Christchurch, he speaks about his political background, music and the
> struggle for peace and equality.
> Music: Ol' Man River (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar
> Hammerstein II) performed live by Paul Robeson, recorded at Addington
> Railway Workshops, New Zealand, 1960.