Harry Belafonte - The Best Of Harry Belafonte (2000)
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Traditional Pop, Vocal Pop, Calypso | Label: BMG, #:74321 789482 | 01:13:02
This collection features both the humour and romance of Harry Belafonte. Listen to "Man Piaba" for a 1950's Caribbean biology lesson and the infectious humour of "Mama, Look At Bubu". Contrast this with the beauty of "Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)" and "Don't Ever Leave Me", this latter song composed by Lord Burgess, whose real name was Irving Burgie and Belafonte's co-writer on those early songs mentioned In 1962 Harry made a critically acclaimed album entitled "Midnight Special". This album featured the best of American folk tradition and also introduced a new young musician by the name of Bob Dylan. This album was the first ever-recorded appearance by Mr. Dylan and it is his harmonica that we hear on the title track featured here. This collection also features recordings of 1960s and 70's contemporary material. Paul Simon would be proud of Harry's interpretation of "Scarborough Fair", as would Neil Diamond with Harry's slightly more sympathetic version of "Mr. Bojangles". The humanitarian in Harry is eloquent in his reading of "Abraham, Martin and John".