Belafonte

Harry Belafonte - To Wish You A Merry Christmas (1958) Reissue 1989 [Re-Up]

Harry Belafonte - To Wish You A Merry Christmas (1958) Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Pop, Holidays | Label: RCA | # ND 89108 | Time: 00:44:09

To Wish You a Merry Christmas is an album by Harry Belafonte Recorded May 27, 31, June 1, 3 and 8 of 1958 in Hollywood. Conducted by Bob Corman. Millard Thomas and Laurindo Almeida, guitarists. Produced and directed by Ed Welker.
Harry Belafonte - Calypso (1956/1992/2007) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Harry Belafonte - Calypso (1956/1992/2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:12 minutes | 454 MB
Studio Master, MONO, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Harry Belafonte's third studio album Calypso is considered one of his most popular records. It reached number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart and remained there for 31 weeks after it's debut. The 1956 record features hit song "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" as well as "Jamaica Farewell".
Harry Belafonte - Belafonte At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1959/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte At Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert (1959
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 95:57 minutes | 2,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Belafonte: At Carnegie Hall is a live recording of American singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte. The performances originally took place at Carnegie Hall in April 1959 to benefit education. The record was later nominated for Album of the Year at the 1961 Grammy Awards. Belafonte: At Carnegie Hall became one of the most successful live recordings of it's time, remaining on the best-selling albums chart for over three years.
Harry Belafonte - The Legacy of Harry Belafonte: When Colors Come Together (2017)

Harry Belafonte - The Legacy of Harry Belafonte: When Colors Come Together
Folk, Pop, Oldies | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:33 min | 180 MB
Label: Sony Legacy | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

When Colors Come Together… The Legacy of Harry Belafonte is an essential single-disc anthology of Harry Belafonte's biggest hits and timeless classics and includes a new re-recording of one of the great pop standards in the Belafonte catalog, "Island In The Sun" entitled "When Colors Come Together (Our Island In The Sun)," performed by a children's choir.
Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba - An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba (1965/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba - An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba (1965/2016)
Calypso, African Folk, Vocal | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 34:21 Min | 758,25 Mb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: RCA Records | Tracks: 12 | Released: 2016 (1965)

Since Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba had appeared together in concert frequently in the early '60s, customers spying an LP called An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba might reasonably have assumed that the record would contain a joint live performance by the two, and that might help explain why this album charted in the Top 100 despite its challenging material. To begin with, it is not a live album, but rather a studio recording. And it isn't so much a duo album, for the most part, as a joint album; Belafonte and Makeba perform together on only two tracks, "Train Song" and "Cannon." Otherwise, they split up the selections, each appearing on five.
Harry Belafonte - An Evening with Belafonte (1957/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Harry Belafonte - An Evening with Belafonte (1957/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:38 minutes | 730 MB
Studio Master, MONO, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Riding high on the success of the Calypso album, Harry Belafonte went back to doing what he had started out to do: record a variety of folk songs from different cultures around the world.
Harry Belafonte - Belafonte at the Greek Theatre (1963/2016) [TR24][OF]

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte at the Greek Theatre
Vocal, Pop, Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 74:26 min | 1.59 GB | Front Cover
Label: RCA/Legacy | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 1963/2016

By 1963, Harry Belafonte's live act had taken on the proportions of a theatrical event, tightly choregraphed and rehearsed with elaborate production numbers. For a solid month during the summer of 1963, the act sold out Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, an open-air amphitheatre nestled in the Hollywood Hills. Fans who couldn't get in would climb trees surrounding the theatre to get a glimpse of the show (Belafonte may have coined the phrase "nosebleed section").

Harry Belafonte - Swing Dat Hammer (1960/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 5, 2016
Harry Belafonte - Swing Dat Hammer (1960/2016) [TR24][OF]

Harry Belafonte - Swing Dat Hammer
Vocal, Pop, Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 38:35 min | 833 MB | Front Cover
Label: RCA/Legacy | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1960/2016

An album focusing on music of chain gangs, this record is as explosive and powerful as any in Belafonte's catalog. Accompanied again by the Belafonte Folk Singers and the occasional guitar and bass (with conductor Bob Corman credited under his real name, Robert De Cormier), Belafonte turns the hypnotic, rhythmic chants of Negro prisoners into riveting, passionate songs of unrelenting loneliness and shame ("Swing Dat Hammer"), torturous days laboring in the hot sun ("Go Down Old Hannah"), hatred for their captors ("Grizzly Bear") and even their guard dogs ("Here Rattler Here").

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Sings the Blues (1958/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 5, 2016
Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Sings the Blues (1958/2016) [TR24][OF]

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Sings the Blues
Vocal, Pop, Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 45:02 min | 1.57 GB | Front Cover
Label: RCA/Legacy | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1958/2016

After flirting with traditional African-American material in his previous albums, Belafonte, for the first time, devotes an entire album to the blues. However, of the eleven songs, only two could be classified as traditional blues: "In the Evenin' Mama" and "Cotton Fields," the latter given a five minute treatment. Belafonte would take this song on the road as part of his live act for the next decade. Of the other songs, three were covers of Ray Charles standards ("A Fool For You," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Mary Ann").

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte (1955/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 5, 2016
Harry Belafonte - Belafonte (1955/2016) [TR24][OF]

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte
Vocal, Pop, Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 42:18 min | 604 MB | Front Cover
Label: RCA/Legacy | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1955/2016

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.