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Harry Belafonte - The Collection 1949-62

Harry Belafonte - The Collection 1949-62

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New York-born Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte is a truly unique personality – there really is no other performer or entertainer quite like him.

With a recording career beginning in the late 1940s, he was instrumental in the popularisation of folk music of all kinds, especially West Indian calypso, but his music encompasses a range of idioms from gospel, blues, jazz and comedy to stage music and sophisticated pop.

This 112-track 5CD set is a celebration of that rich and varied musical canon. It includes the A- and B-sides of his US singles on the Roost, Capitol, Jubilee and RCA labels during this era, plus selected album tracks from the era.

It features all his US and UK pop hits, including UK No.1 Mary’s Boy Child and the UK Top 3 hits Banana Boat (Day-O) and Island In The Sun. Other favourites featured include Scarlet Ribbons, Jamaica Farewell and the ‘live’ duet recording of Hole In The Bucket with Odetta.

The albums featured include his two celebrated ‘live’ concert recordings at Carnegie Hall. A substantial and thoroughly absorbing insight into Mr. Belafonte’s remarkable musical compass.


REVIEWS

A fine collection with many high spots... This five disc blockbuster from Acrobat has 112 tracks which show the full range of Belafonte's vocal talents. Although most associated with the short lived calypso craze of the 50s which he sparked off and with folk music there was much more to him than those two genres as becomes clear when listening to this collection. Equally at home with jazz numbers, show songs, pop material, rhythm and blues and the old standards he was a most versatile singer, convincing in whatever genre he chose. (In Tune Issue 351)


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Lean On Me Harry Belafonte
2 Recognition Harry Belafonte
3 Close Your Eyes Harry Belafonte
4 Deep As The River Harry Belafonte
5 How Green Was My Valley Harry Belafonte
6 They Didn’t Believe Me Harry Belafonte
7 Whispering Harry Belafonte
8 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child Harry Belafonte
9 I Still Get A Thrill Harry Belafonte
10 Farewell To Arms Harry Belafonte
11 Simple Simple Harry Belafonte
12 Only One Like Me Harry Belafonte
13 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Harry Belafonte
14 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes Harry Belafonte
15 Venezuela Harry Belafonte
16 Annabelle Lee Harry Belafonte
17 Chiminey Smoke Harry Belafonte
18 A-Roving Harry Belafonte
19 Man Smart (Woman Smarter) Harry Belafonte
20 Jerry Harry Belafonte
21 Shenandoah Harry Belafonte
22 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) Harry Belafonte
23 Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me) Harry Belafonte
24 Springfield Mountain Harry Belafonte
25 Suzanne (Every Night When The Sun Goes Down) Harry Belafonte
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Matilda, Matilda! Harry Belafonte
2 Hold Em Joe Harry Belafonte
3 I'm Just A Country Boy Harry Belafonte
4 Pretty As A Rainbow (After The Rain) Harry Belafonte
5 Acorn In The Meadow Harry Belafonte
6 John Henry Harry Belafonte
7 Tol' My Captain? Harry Belafonte
8 Troubles Harry Belafonte
9 Hello Everybody Harry Belafonte
10 The Blues Is Man - Part 1 Harry Belafonte
11 The Blues Is Man - Part 2 Harry Belafonte
12 Jamaica Farewell Harry Belafonte
13 Once Was Harry Belafonte
14 Mary's Boy Child Harry Belafonte
15 Venezuela Harry Belafonte
16 Banana Boat (Day-O) Harry Belafonte
17 Star-O Harry Belafonte
18 Mama Look A Bubu Harry Belafonte
19 Don't Ever Love Me Harry Belafonte
20 Island In The Sun Harry Belafonte
21 Coconut Woman Harry Belafonte
22 Little Bernadette Harry Belafonte
23 Danny Boy Harry Belafonte
24 Son Of Mary Harry Belafonte
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day Harry Belafonte
2 The Marching Saints Harry Belafonte
3 Did You Hear About Jerry? Harry Belafonte
4 The Waiting Game Harry Belafonte
5 Ain't That Love Harry Belafonte
6 Mary Mary Harry Belafonte
7 Gotta Travel On Harry Belafonte
8 Tarrytown Harry Belafonte
9 Darlin' Cora Harry Belafonte
10 Turn Around Harry Belafonte
11 Fifteen Harry Belafonte
12 'Round The Bay Of Mexico Harry Belafonte
13 Oh Freedom Harry Belafonte
14 March Down To Jordan Harry Belafonte
15 Hole In The Bucket Harry Belafonte & Odetta
16 Chickens Harry Belafonte
17 Mark Twain Harry Belafonte
18 The Fox Harry Belafonte
19 Soldier, Soldier Harry Belafonte
20 Waterboy Harry Belafonte
21 Noah Harry Belafonte
22 Unchained Melody Harry Belafonte
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 I Do Adore Her Harry Belafonte
2 Come Back Liza Harry Belafonte
3 Brown Skin Girl Harry Belafonte
4 Merci Bon Dieu Harry Belafonte
5 Come O My Love Harry Belafonte
6 Eden Was Just Like This Harry Belafonte
7 Scratch, Scratch Harry Belafonte
8 Cordelia Brown Harry Belafonte
9 Angelique-O Harry Belafonte
10 Silent Night Harry Belafonte
11 Christmas Is Coming Harry Belafonte
12 A Fool For You Harry Belafonte
13 One For My Baby Harry Belafonte
14 Hallelujah I Love Her So Harry Belafonte
15 God Bless The Child Harry Belafonte
16 All My Trials Harry Belafonte
17 Green Grow The Lilacs Harry Belafonte
18 Times Are Gettin' Hard Harry Belafonte
19 Wake Up Jacob Harry Belafonte
20 My Lord, What A Mornin' Harry Belafonte
21 Swing Low Harry Belafonte
Disc 5
Track Title Artist
1 Sylvie Harry Belafonte
2 Cotton Fields Harry Belafonte
3 Hava Nagila Harry Belafonte
4 A Woman Is A Sometime Thing Harry Belafonte
5 Oh I Got Plenty Of Nuthing Harry Belafonte
6 Look Over Yonder Harry Belafonte
7 Another Man Done Gone Harry Belafonte
8 Swing Dat Hammer Harry Belafonte
9 Jump Down Spin Around Harry Belafonte
10 One More Dance Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba
11 I Know Where I'm Going Harry Belafonte
12 Sweetheart From Venezuela Harry Belafonte
13 Jump In The Line Harry Belafonte
14 Kingston Market Harry Belafonte
15 Midnight Special Harry Belafonte
16 Crawdad Song Harry Belafonte
17 Michael Row The Boat Ashore Harry Belafonte
18 Tongue Tie Baby Harry Belafonte
19 Dark As A Dungeon Harry Belafonte
20 Try To Remember Harry Belafonte
  • Artist:
    Harry Belafonte
  • EAN:
    0824046751425
  • Discs:
    5
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    0824046751425
  • Product Code:
    ACFCD7514
  • Weight:
    0.2kg