Friday, July 31, 2009

Old Man River

The song Old Man River is one of my favorite songs. Lawrence Beaman recently sang Old Man River to riotous applause on America's Got Talent:

The version from the 1936 film version of Show Boat:

Julie Garland's version is considered by some to be a classic:

Another rendition by Screamin' Jay Hawkins:

Of course, the song is also popular in other parts of the world. The late Azerbaijani operatic and pop singer Muslim Magomayev gives us this operatic version:

Also, from Norway (methinks), there is this version:

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