Harry Belafonte Sings

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 at Carnegie Hall (1959)  Music

Posted by intothe at Dec. 10, 2009
Harry Belafonte - Belafonte at Carnegie Hall (1959)

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte at Carnegie Hall (1959)
Folk | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) + MP3 (320K/s) | 613 + 224 MB
BMG| 98:19 | RAR with 5% recovery | full scans
Living Stereo, Remastered Reissue, 1993

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 - Jump Up Calypso (1961/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Harry Belafonte - Jump Up Calypso (1961/2016)
Calypso, Reggae, Vocal | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 41:43 Min | 957,47 Mb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: RCA Records | Tracks: 12 | Released: 2016 (1961)

Belafonte was an established all-around entertainer and actor by the time of this album, so it could be seen in a sense as a return to "roots" styles. In any case, it's all-out calypso, with backing by the Trinidad Steel Band, and qualifies as one of his most energetic albums, even getting rambunctious at times.
Harry Belafonte - Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites (1954/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Harry Belafonte - Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites (1954/2016)
Pop, Folk, Vocal, Calypso | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz, 2.0 Mono | 33:42 Min | 385,86 Mb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: RCA/Legacy | Tracks: 12 | Released: 2016 (1954)

Harry Belafonte's first album features a solid variety of songs from American folk tradition, learned during his studies of folk music at the Library of Congress in the early 1950s. He had signed with RCA Victor in 1952, recording a series of well-received singles. Belafonte's new-found love for music of the West Indies can be found in songs such as "Man Piaba" (which he wrote) along with songs from English and Scottish tradition such as "Lord Randall" and "The Drummer & the Cook." Songs from African-American tradition include the chain gang song "Tol' My Captain" and the ubiquitous "John Henry." Mark Twain was a good initial effort, but Belafonte's repertoire and delivery would get stronger with the next album.
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 - Streets I Have Walked (1963/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 5, 2016
Harry Belafonte - Streets I Have Walked (1963/2016) [TR24][OF]

Harry Belafonte - Streets I Have Walked
Vocal, Pop, Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/196 kHz | 38:16 min | 841 MB | Front Cover
Label: RCA/Legacy | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 1963/2016

This is another of Belafonte's attempts to musically circumnavigate the globe, performing songs from a variety of world cultures. Songs from the West Indies, once a major portion of his repertoire, were reduced to one on this album. Joining him on this album is a junior high school choir from Queens, New York.