Originally released as Chee lai, songs of new China (Keynote 109; tracks 4-7); Songs for free men (Columbia M-534; tracks 8-15); Spirituals (Columbia M 610; tracks 20-27); and other Keynote and Columbia 78 rpm discs.
Program notes by David Lennick ( p.) inserted in container.
Sung in English, Chinese, German, Russian and Spanish.
Ballad for Americans / Earl Robinson, John Latouche (American People's Chorus; Victor Symphony Orchestra; Nathaniel Shilkret, conductor) (10:07) -- Spring song / Earl Robinson, Harry Schachter (3:36) -- Oh, give me your hand / trad. (1:40)-- Chee lai! = Arise! / Nyi Erh (2:41) -- Fengyang : old Chinese folk tune -- Chinese soldiers' song : old Chinese folk tune (2:50) -- Riding the dragon : old Chinese folk tune (1:34) -- From border to border : from Quiet flows the Don / Dzerzhinsky (2:23) -- Oh, how proud our quiet Don : from Quiet flows the Don / Dzerzhinsky (3:17) -- The purest kind of a guy : from No for an answer / Marc Blitzstein (3:18) -- Joe Hill / Robinson, Hayes (2:39) -- The peat-bog soldiers : song from a German concentration camp = Die Moorsoldaten / arr. Hanns Eisler (2:24) -- The four insurgent generals : Spanish loyalist song (2:10) -- Native land / Donayevsky (2:16) -- Song of the plains / arr. Knipper (3:06) -- Cradle song : op. 1, no. 5 / Gretchaninov, Lermontov (3:47) -- Within four walls : from Sunless cycle / Mussorgsky, Golenischchev-Kutuzov (3:28) -- Anthem of the USSR / Alexandrov, Mihalkov, Registan ; English text by Hy Zaret (Keynote Orchestra and Chorus; Charles Lichter, conductor) (3:55) -- The United Nations / Shostakovich ; English text by Harold Rome (Keynote Orchestra and Chorus; Lichter) (2:33) -- By an' by / arr. H.T. Burleigh (2:24) -- Sometimes I feel like a motherless child / arr. L. Brown (2:27) -- John Henry / arr. Hall Johnson (2:24) -- Water boy / Robinson (2:27) -- Go down Moses / arr. H.T. Burleigh (2:44) -- Balm in Gilead / arr. H.T. Burleigh (2:13) -- Nobody knows de trouble I've seen / arr. L. Brown (2:40) -- Joshua fit de battle of Jericho / arr. L. Brown (1:49)
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