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Millard Lampell (January 23, 1919 – October 3, 1997) was an American movie and television screenwriter who first became publicly known as a member of the Almanac Singers in the 1940s. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey and studied at the West Virginia University, where he gained his first exposure to folk music. In 1940 he formed the Almanac Singers with Pete Seeger and Lee Hays, later adding Woody Guthrie. After the Almanac Singers disbanded in 1942, Lampell wrote the lyrics for The Lonesome Train, a ballad opera on the death of Abraham Lincoln, with music composed by Earl Robinson. He went on to a career as a scriptwriter for movies and, later, television. In the 1950s, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and was blacklisted.
Millard Lampell, screenwriter, novelist and songwriter who survived blacklisting to become award-winning television writer, dies on Oct 3 at 78; photo (M. 'The Lonesome Train,'' a cantata about Abraham Lincoln with Mr. Lampell's words set to music by Earl Robinson, was performed on television and issued as an album. Continue reading the main story. He was subpoenaed in 1952 by the Senate Committee on Internal Security and refused to testify about his associations.
Earl Hawley Robinson (July 2, 1910 – July 20, 1991) was a composer, arranger and folk music singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Robinson 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. In 1942, Robinson wrote the music for a cantata (or "ballad opera") on the life and death of Abraham Lincoln entitled The Lonesome Train (text by Millard Lampell). It was recorded in 1944 by Burl Ives, and performed live in 2009 for the first time since the spring of 1974, when it was performed publicly at Mesabi Community College in Virginia, Minnesota as the headliner for the Mesabi Creative Arts Festival.
In 1942, Robinson wrote the music for a cantata (or "ballad opera") on the life and death of Abraham Lincoln entitled The Lonesome Train (text by Millard Lampell). The 2009 performance was in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth . This was one of the few hits for Three Dog Night on which Danny Hutton sang the lead vocals. Earl Robinson (baseball).
Millard Lampell was a true multi-threat artist - a singer, songwriter, and author who survived the blacklist to become a successful playwright and an award-winning screenwriter in movies and television. Lampell was born in Paterson, NJ, and earned a football scholarship to the University of West Virginia. That work, in turn, led to Lampell and Robinson co-authoring the series of folk-style ballads used to score the movie A Walk in the Sun (1945). Those ballads, which were among the earliest examples of folk ballads used as scoring for a feature film (a technique turned into a commercial gold mine when utilized by Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington, and Tex Ritter in the movie High Noon), were later recorded by Robinson for the Folkways label, and were issued on CD in 2008.
Title: Mean Ole Lonesome Train. Lightning Slim - Mean Ole Lonesome Train RAR archive MP3 format. Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight? Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - Taboo, Lonesome Train. Earl Robinson, Millard Lampell - The Lonesome Train (A Musical Legend). Callahan Brothers - Lonesome Freight Train Blues, My Blue Eyed Jane.
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Earl Hawley Robinson (July 2, 1910 – July 20, 1991) was a folk music singer-songwriter and composer from Seattle, Washington. Robinson is remembered for his music, including the songs "Joe Hill", "Black and White", and the cantata "Ballad for Americans," which expressed his left-leaning political views. He was a member of the Communist Party in the 1930s. In addition, he wrote many popular songs and music for Hollywood films.