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  • Audio CD (8 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Retrospective
  • ASIN: B00C28ZAU8
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,404 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  2. Scariest Ribbons 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Shenandoah 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Matilda, Matilda 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Suzanne 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  8. John Henry 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Sylvie 5:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Jump Down, Spin Around 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Jamaican Farewell 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
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14. Brown Skin Girl 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Cu-Cu-Ru-Cu-Cu Paloma 5:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
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17. Mary's Boy Child 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
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20. Don't Ever Love Me 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
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22. Fifteen 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
23. All My Trails 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 


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  4. Cotton Fields 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. The Son of Mary 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Wake up, Jacob 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. My Lord, What a Mornin' 4:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Oh, Freedom 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Look over Yonder 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
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13. There's a Hole in My Bucket (with Odetta) 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
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15. Jump in the Line 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. The Land of the Sun and the Sea 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. The Midnight Special 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Gotta Travel On 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. Michael, Row the Boat Ashore 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Long About Now 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Bamotswer (with Miriam Makeba) 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
22. Try to Remember 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Like his much admired forerunner in the cause of black freedom, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte was the possessor of a beautiful, husky, and utterly distinctive voice of great flexibility, which brought him fame as The King of Calypso and as a phenomenally successful star of the commercial folk scene of the late 50s and early 60s. Brought up on an island in the sun, Jamaica, Belafonte's career as one of the predominant musical figures of the time is surveyed on Retrospective's Island In The Sun. The selections range from his first commercially successful single Scarlet Ribbons (1952) through a decade of the cream of each of his unique albums, demonstrating the diversity of world music as superbly reinvented by his interpretive brilliance. Calypsos (Jamaica Farewell, The Banana Boat Song), Christmas songs (Mary's Boy Child), spirituals (My Lord, What A Mornin'), work songs (John Henry), chain gang songs (Swing Dat Hammer), love songs (Try To Remember) all are here, warming like West Indian sunshine.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 May 2013
Format: Audio CD
This is another product that says what it does on the packaging! Hear the 45 songs on this double CD set and you will be reacquainted with a talented performer whose range was pretty wide. The selections cover his peak years and once again the sound quality of the transfers is top notch. Add to this well prepared liner notes and colourful liners and you have a career retrospective from the label of the same name. Sound value but shop around as always.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Meals M on 2 May 2013
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The melodic beautiful voice of Harry Belafonte is clear on the spiritual tracks, where an effortless resonance pervades. But it is the raw Jamaican songs that will probably appeal most: Jump the Line, is visceral and full of energy. Then there are the comic numbers like There's a hole in my Bucket, which are certainly from a previous era, but none the worse for that. We used to sing this when we were kids on long car journey's and there is both a charm and a worldly wisdom about this song. Belafonte was more than a one trick pony: spiritual, sexy, and funny! Can't say fairer than that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cat on 17 Jan. 2015
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I grew up listening to this man so associate with beautiful holidays, summer (when we still had good, not extreme, weather) and a general feeling of optimism. Without dwelling in the past, still makes me feel good, happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph McDonagh on 8 July 2014
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Excellent condition
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mrs a pentney on 8 Dec. 2014
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bought for an old boy for christmas
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