Harry Belafonte Collection, 1949-1962 (5-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: April 9, 2021
  • Originally Released: 2021
  • Label: Acrobat

Description by OLDIES.com:

New York-born Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte was 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 5-CD set is very much a celebration of that rich and varied musical canon. It comprises the A & B sides of his US singles on the Roost, Capitol, Jubilee and RCA labels during this era, plus selected UK releases, along with selected tracks from the fifteen or so albums he made during these years. 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”)”, a US No. 5, and “Island In The Sun”. Other favourites featured here 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. It’s a substantial and thoroughly absorbing overview of the primary era of his recording career, exploring music which is rarely heard these days but offers an insight into Mr. Belafonte’s remarkable musical compass and it offers a fine showcase for his unique talent.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Lean On Me
  • 2.Recognition
  • 3.Close Your Eyes
  • 4.Deep As The River
  • 5.How Green Was My Valley
  • 6.They Didn’t Believe Me
  • 7.Whispering
  • 8.Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  • 9.I Still Get A Thrill
  • 10.Farewell To Arms
  • 11.Simple Simple
  • 12.Only One Like Me
  • 13.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • 14.The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
  • 15.Venezuela
  • 16.Annabelle Lee
  • 17.Chiminey Smoke
  • 18.A-Roving
  • 19.Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
  • 20.Jerry
  • 21.Shenandoah
  • 22.Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  • 23.Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)
  • 24.Springfield Mountain
  • 25.Suzanne (Every Night When The Sun Goes Down)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Matilda, Matilda!
  • 2.Hold Em Joe
  • 3.I'm Just A Country Boy
  • 4.Pretty As A Rainbow (After The Rain)
  • 5.Acorn In The Meadow
  • 6.John Henry
  • 7.Tol' My Captain?
  • 8.Troubles
  • 9.Hello Everybody
  • 10.The Blues Is Man - Part 1
  • 11.The Blues Is Man - Part 2
  • 12.Jamaica Farewell
  • 13.Once Was
  • 14.Mary's Boy Child
  • 15.Venezuela
  • 16.Banana Boat (Day-O)
  • 17.Star-O
  • 18.Mama Look A Bubu
  • 19.Don't Ever Love Me
  • 20.Island In The Sun
  • 21.Coconut Woman
  • 22.Little Bernadette
  • 23.Danny Boy
  • 24.Son Of Mary

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
  • 2.The Marching Saints
  • 3.Did You Hear About Jerry?
  • 4.The Waiting Game
  • 5.Ain't That Love
  • 6.Mary Mary
  • 7.Gotta Travel On
  • 8.Tarrytown
  • 9.Darlin' Cora
  • 10.Turn Around
  • 11.Fifteen
  • 12.'Round The Bay Of Mexico
  • 13.Oh Freedom
  • 14.March Down To Jordan
  • 15.Hole In The Bucket
  • 16.Chickens
  • 17.Mark Twain
  • 18.The Fox
  • 19.Soldier, Soldier
  • 20.Waterboy
  • 21.Noah
  • 22.Unchained Melody

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I Do Adore Her
  • 2.Come Back Liza
  • 3.Brown Skin Girl
  • 4.Merci Bon Dieu
  • 5.Come O My Love
  • 6.Eden Was Just Like This
  • 7.Scratch, Scratch
  • 8.Cordelia Brown
  • 9.Angelique-O
  • 10.Silent Night
  • 11.Christmas Is Coming
  • 12.A Fool For You
  • 13.One For My Baby
  • 14.Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • 15.God Bless The Child
  • 16.All My Trials
  • 17.Green Grow The Lilacs
  • 18.Times Are Gettin' Hard
  • 19.Wake Up Jacob
  • 20.My Lord, What A Mornin'
  • 21.Swing Low

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Sylvie
  • 2.Cotton Fields
  • 3.Hava Nagila
  • 4.A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
  • 5.Oh I Got Plenty Of Nuthing
  • 6.Look Over Yonder
  • 7.Another Man Done Gone
  • 8.Swing Dat Hammer
  • 9.Jump Down Spin Around
  • 10.One More Dance
  • 11.I Know Where I'm Going
  • 12.Sweetheart From Venezuela
  • 13.Jump In The Line
  • 14.Kingston Market
  • 15.Midnight Special
  • 16.Crawdad Song
  • 17.Michael Row The Boat Ashore
  • 18.Tongue Tie Baby
  • 19.Dark As A Dungeon
  • 20.Try To Remember
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