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Belafonte, Harry - Belafonte.

Belafonte, Harry - Belafonte.

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RCA Victor LSP 1150 made in USA with text inner sleeve. Vinyl NM. Cover EX.

Belafonte's second album includes songs featured in the Broadway production of Three for Tonight, which starred Belafonte along with Gower and Marge Champion. The collection again featured a variety of material, which would become a hallmark with his albums up until the mid-1960s. But now, for the first time, the power of Belafonte's interpretive skills become apparent, especially with songs culled from field recordings of chain gangs and southern prisons. "Jump Down, Spin Around" and "Sylvie" were both popularized by Leadbelly. The hammer song "Water Boy" and the spirituals "Take My Mother Home" and "Noah" are among the most powerful performances in Belafonte's career. Also included is Belafonte's second recording of one of his most requested songs, the calypso "Matilda." This version was far superior to his first effort, released only on a single in 1953.


Waterboy – 3:42     
Troubles – 3:38     
Suzanne – 3:19     
Matilda – 3:11     
Take My Mother Home – 6:00     
Noah  – 4:53     
Scarlet Ribbons – 3:13     
In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin – 3:15    
 Unchained Melody – 3:18     
Jump Down Spin Around – 1:54     
Sylvie – 5:21   

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