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Written by
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Language
English
Performed live in
Show Boat

Show Boat
Stage musical
December 27, 1927

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Sung by the character "Joe".
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Title Performer Release date Info
First live performance on December 27, 1927
1928 First recording on December 27, 1927
April 1928
August 1928
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May 1938
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February 1947
June 1947
March 1950
Ol' Man River Robert Merrill with Russ Case and His Orchestra 1950 Unverified
July 1951
June 1954
Ol' Man River Bette McLaurin, Eddie Wilcox orch. 1954 Unverified
June 1955
November 1955
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December 1956
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January 1959
March 9, 1959
September 1959
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February 1960
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1960 Released more than 10 years after its recording
1960
March 1961
September 1961 Live
September 1961
1961 Medley
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August 1962
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1962
August 1963
January 1964
February 1964
October 1964
1964
January 25, 1965 Editor's cover song pick
January 1965
October 1965
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April 1966
June 13, 1966 Released more than 10 years after its recording
November 1966 Live
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January 1967
May 1967
October 1967
October 1967
November 27, 1967
July 29, 1968
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August 1970
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1975 Live
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Ol' Man River The Earls 1977 Unverified
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1990 Released more than 10 years after its recording
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February 13, 1996
November 1996
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June 2001
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May 16, 2006
2007
2007 A cappella
February 2008
September 30, 2008
February 2009
July 2010
2010
Ol' Man River Hattie Littles December 18, 2012 Unverified
March 2013
July 22, 2013
2013
October 23, 2015
July 11, 2016
2016
August 16, 2019 Mash-up
February 28, 2020
Ol' Man River The Gems Unverified
Ol' Man River Revelers Unverified
Ol' Man River Sammy Davis Jr. Unverified

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Title Performer Release date Info
i 1928
i November 1940
i 1944
i 1947
i 1950
i April 19, 1954
i August 1954
i December 1954
i 1955
i 1955
i 1956
i 1957
i 1957
i November 1958
i 1958
i September 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i November 1960
i 1960
i 1960
i 1960
i 1960
i 1960
i 1960
i Old Man River The Emanons [2] 1960 Unverified
i January 1961
i November 1961
i 1961
i 1961
i May 1962
i August 7, 1962
i 1962
i 1962 Live
i June 1963
i August 1963
i 1963
i 1963
i June 11, 1964 Medley
i 1964
i 1965 Live
i 1965
i 1965
i 1965
i 1966
i August 1967
i 1968 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 1971
i 1971
i 1971
i August 15, 1972 Medley
i 1973 Live
i 1975
i 1976
i 1976
i 1976
i 1977
i 1977
i 1980
i 1980
i 1980
i 1980
i April 1981
i 1982
i 1982
i 1984
i 1987 Medley
i 1987
i 1988
i 1990
i 1991
i 1993
i 1993
i 1993
i 1993
i 1994
i 1995
i 1995
i 1995
i July 29, 1996
i 1996
i 1997
i 1997
i 1997
i 1998
i 1998
i 2002
i 2002
i October 22, 2003
i May 13, 2004
i 2006
i 2008
i 2008
i 2008
i 2009
i 2009
i September 2010
i 2011
i 2014
i April 2016
i July 2016

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written by , English Reworked melody by Wint, lyrics by Brown