Earl Robinson

  With Paul Robeson, 1939.

Earl Hawley Robinson (1910 – 1991), was an American composer, arranger and folk music singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. He is remembered for his music, including the cantata Ballad for Americans and songs such as Joe Hill and Black and White, which expressed his left-leaning political views. He wrote many popular songs and music for Hollywood films. He was a member of the Communist Party from the 1930s to the 1950s.

The jazz clarinetist Perry Robinson is his son.

The house I live in / A man’s a man for a’ that

From 78 rpm Matrix number: KER-1; KER-6, Catalog number: K-538 A; K-538 B. Part of the Boston Public Library 78 rpm Collection hosted at the Internet Archive.