Paul Robeson - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / That's Why Darkies Were Born

  • Artist: Paul Robeson
  • Category: Folk, World, & Country
  • Name: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / That's Why Darkies Were Born
  • Size: 1802mb
  • Quality: FLAC, MP3





Tracklist Hide Credits

A Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Arranged By – Lawrence Brown
B That's Why Darkies Were Born
Written-By – Brown*, Henderson*

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Chappell & Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Victoria Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
  • Record Company – The Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Notes

Label variation - compared to Paul Robeson - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / That's Why Darkies Were Born, there is no Made in England above catalogue number

The B Side is a somewhat controversial song, and from a 2020 perspective one wonders why on earth Paul Robeson would record it. The runout on this version has a swastika after the matrix number. (see third photo).

On label side A: "Vocal w. Piano"
On label side B: "Vocal w. Orchestra"

MADE IN ENGLAND

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: B.I.E.M.
  • Rights Society: Mecolico
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): OB.6295
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): OB 6295 II M
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): OB.2515
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): OB 2515 I R

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B.8973 Paul Robeson Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / That's Why Darkies Were Born ‎(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B.8973 UK 1939
B.4048 Paul Robeson That's Why Darkies Were Born / Sleepy Time Down South ‎(Shellac, 10", RP) His Master's Voice B.4048 UK 1940