'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoizikul; No Menokakkuling Here

I just couldn't resist sharing this wee clip with you... PR's voice was really something...


  1. My goodness me....thanks seems hardly enough for those who worked the coal mines.
    Hugs HiC

  2. That's just wonderful! It seems Paul Robeson had quite a following in Scotland. One of my elderly neighbours, Dave, was apparently well known in his younger days for doing a fine and respectful turn as the great singer, at a time when 'blacking up' was not frowned on in the way it is today.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing this video clip (where did you come across it?) It's cheered up what's been an grim day both weather-wise and news-wise, with a pub not a mile from my house now linked to new cluster of Covid cases in Aberdeen, and everyone nervous of further virus spread...
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. That is a very commanding voice - bet it was a joy for the miners to hear.

  4. I love his voice and I love seeing him standing in the center of all those manners faces. I bet it made their day or night! I'm familiar with coal miners because I spent five years of my childhood living in Kentucky where half the people I knew were coal manners

  5. Hi Yam - he had a wonderful voice ... and obviously had a good grasp of what was going on in the world - he certainly visited places. Thanks for this ... an amazing reminder of life back then. Take care - Hilary

  6. Such a wonderful clip of PR amongst the miners and singing for them. O, they would have liked that voice to the hilt.

  7. Life looked different in the late 40's. Most folks in hats is the first thing I always notice. Thank you for sharing this clip. Never heard of this gentleman. namaste, janice xx


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