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Harry Belafonte Sings Calypso, Blues and Folk Songs Box set

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  • Audio CD (13 Feb. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Documents
  • ASIN: B006OKVYX2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 233,049 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Venezuela
  2. Simple, Simple, Simple
  3. Annabelle Lee
  4. Only One Like Me
  5. The Night Has A 1000 Eyes
  6. Mark Twain
  7. Man Piaba
  8. John Henry
  9. T ol` My Captain
  10. Kalenda Rock (Morning Song)
  11. The Drummer And The Cook
  12. The Fox
  13. Soldier, Soldier
  14. The Next Big River
  15. Delia
  16. Mo Mary
  17. Lord Randall

Disc: 2

  1. Waterboy
  2. Troubles
  3. Suzanne
  4. Matilda
  5. Take My Mother Home
  6. Noah
  7. Scarlet Ribbons (1955)
  8. In That Great Gettin` Up Mornin
  9. Unchained Melody
  10. Jump Down Spin Around
  11. Sylvie
  12. Scarlet Ribbons (1952)
  13. Shenandoah (1952)
  14. Suzanne (1953)

Disc: 3

  1. Day O (The Banana Boat Song)
  2. I Do Adore Her
  3. Jamaica Farewell
  4. Will His Love Be Like His Rum?
  5. Dolly Dawn
  6. Star O
  7. The Jack-Ass Song
  8. Hosanna
  9. Come Back Liza
  10. Brown Skin Girl
  11. Man Smart
  12. Scratch, Scratch
  13. Lucy`s Door
  14. Cordelia Brown
  15. Don`t Ever Love Me
  16. Love, Love Alone
  17. Coconut Woman
  18. Haiti Cherie
  19. Judy Drownded
  20. Island In The Sun
  21. Angelique-O
  22. Lead Man Holler

Disc: 4

  1. Merci Bon Dieu
  2. Once Was
  3. Hava Nageela
  4. Danny Boy
  5. The Drummer And The Cook
  6. Come O My Love
  7. Shenandoah
  8. Mary`s Boy Child
  9. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
  10. Eden Was Just Like This
  11. When The Saints Go Marching In
  12. Suzanne

Disc: 5

  1. A Fool For You
  2. Losing Hand
  3. One For My Baby
  4. In The Evenin` Mama
  5. Hallelujah I Love Her So
  6. The Way That I Feel
  7. Cotton Fields
  8. God Bless The Child
  9. Mary Ann
  10. Sinner`s Prayer
  11. Fare Thee Well
  12. I`m Just A Country Boy
  13. Hold 'Em Joe
  14. Hello Everybody

Disc: 6

  1. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
  2. Summertime
  3. Oh, I Got Plenty of Nothing
  4. I Wants To Stay Here
  5. Bess, You Is My Woman
  6. It Ain`t Necessarily So
  7. Street Calls, Strawberry Woman, The Honey Man, Crab Man
  8. My Man`s Gone Now
  9. Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess
  10. There`s a Boat Leavin Soon for New York
  11. Wake Up Jacob
  12. My Lord What A Mornin`
  13. Ezekiel
  14. Buked And Scorned
  15. Stars Shinin` (By 'N By)
  16. Oh Freedom
  17. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
  18. Oh Let Me Fly
  19. Swing Low
  20. March Down To Jordan
  21. Steal Away

Disc: 7

  1. Darlin` Cora
  2. Sylvie
  3. Cotton Fields
  4. John Henry
  5. Take My Mother Home
  6. The Marching Saints
  7. The Banana Boat Song (Day O)
  8. Jamaica Farewell
  9. Man Piaba
  10. All My Trials

Disc: 8

  1. Mama Look A Boo Boo
  2. Come Back Liza
  3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
  4. Hava Nageela
  5. Danny Boy
  6. Merci Bon Dieu
  7. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
  8. Shenandoah
  9. Matilda

Disc: 9

  1. Jump Down Spin Around
  2. Suzanne
  3. A Little Lyric Of Great Importance
  4. Chickens
  5. Vaichazkern
  6. I Do Adore Her
  7. The Ballad Of Sigmund Freud
  8. I`ve Been Driving On Bald Mountain/Water Boy
  9. A Hole In The Bucket
  10. The Click Song
  11. One More Dance
  12. The Ox Drivers
  13. The Red Rosy Bush
  14. Didn`t It Rain
  15. Hene Ma Tov
  16. I Know Where I`m Going
  17. Old King Cole
  18. La Bamba

Disc: 10

  1. Mary, Mary
  2. 02 Jehova the Lord Will Provide
  3. 03 Silent Night
  4. 04 Christmas is Coming
  5. 05 Medley 1: We Wish You A Merry Christmas/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  6. I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
  7. 07 A Star In The East
  8. 08 T he Gifts They Gave
  9. 09 T he Son Of Mary
  10. 10 T he Twelve Days of Christmas
  11. 11 Where the Little Jesus Sleeps
  12. 12 Medley 2: The Joys Of Christmas/ Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem/Deck The Halls/The First Noël
  13. Mary`s Boy Child (7` Version0

Product Description

Product Description

Harold George Belafonte was born in New York (U.S.A.) in 1927. His parents came from the Caribbean. Harold's father left the family while Harold was still an infant so the mother left for Jamaica with her small son. After several years Harry returned to New York, just before he turned eighteen. Belafonte opened a club in Greenwich Village with several of his friends, now performing as a singer in his own club. In 1954 the young entertainer landed a minor role in a film – and made a lasting impression on audiences. His greatest hit was the "Banana Boat Song" and soon jukeboxes all over the world rang out loud and clear with that unique Daaaay–ooooo, Daaay-ay-ay–ooo, daylight come and we want to go home. This was the birth of the calypso boom and Belafonte made the charts eight times in 1956 and 1957.

About the Artist

Harold George Belafonte was born in New York (U.S.A.) in 1927. His parents came from the Caribbean. Harold`s father left the family while Harold was still an infant so the mother left for Jamaica with her small son. After several years Harry returned to New York, just before he turned eighteen. Belafonte opened a club in Greenwich Village with several of his friends, now performing as a singer in his own club. In 1954 the young entertainer landed a minor role in a film - and made a lasting impression on audiences.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Set of Early Belafonte 13 Sept. 2013
By Paul Moreau - Published on Amazon.com
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I should first state that this set is so cheap because the European copyright has expired for the included material, which means that no royalties need be paid by the producers of these sets. This also means that the material in these sets cuts off at 1960 so the material is beyond the 50 year copyright protection provided by European law; the US copyright laws protects material for 75 years.

On CD2, track 13 is listed on FreeDB as "Shenandoah," but the song is "Hello, Everybody."
On CD 5, FreeDB has track 14 listed as "Hello, Everybody:, but the song is "Shenandoah."

CD 1 through 4 are mono. The first 11 of the 14 tracks on CD5 are stereo.
The first 10 tracks of CD6 are the Lena Horn and Harry Belafonte version of "Porgy and Bess" in stereo. The remaining 11 tracks are spirituals in mono.

CD7 through 9 are live stereo recordings. 7 & 9 were at Carnegie Hall. On CD7 Belafonte was the sole performer while he shared the stage with Odetta, Makeba, The Belafonte Folk Singers and The Chad Mitchell Trio on CD9.

CD10 contains Christmas songs in stereo.

The sound quality is first rate on most of these CDs. The one exception is On CD9 where there is very noticeable breakup on "S" sounds, most likely a problem on the original recording. I should also mention that the first 5 or so tracks on CD1 either used a microphone that suppressed the lower tones in Belefonte's voice or he was very young when he made those recordings. They are good quality, but don't really sound like the Belafonte I've become used to.

While I have quite a few Belafonte albums, this collection still provides a substantial number of earlier Belafonte works that I've not heard before. At $2 per CD, the set is very much worth having.

This set contains:
CD01
1 Venezuela; 2 Simple Simple Simple; 3 Annabelle Lee; 4 Only One Like Me; 5 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes; 6 Mark Twain; 7 Man Paiaba; 8 John Henry ; 9 Tol' My Captain; 10 Kalenda; 11 The Drummer And The Cook; 12 The Fox; 13 Soldier Soldier; 14 The Next Big River; 15 Delia; 16 Mo Mary; 17 Lord Randall

CD02
1 Waterboy; 2 Troubles; 3 Suzanne; 4 Matilda; 5 Take My Mother Home; 6 Noah; 7 Scarlet Ribbons; 8 In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'; 9 Unchained Melody; 10 Jump Down Spin Around; 11 Sylvie; 12 Scarlet Ribbons; 13 Hello Everybody; 14 Suzanne

CD03
1 Day O (The Banana Boat Song); 2 I Do Adore Her; 3 Jamaica Farewell; 4 Will His Love Be Like His Rum; 5 Dolly Dawn; 6 Star O; 7 The Jack-Ass Song; 8 Hosanna; 9 Come Back Liza; 10 Brown Skin Girl; 11 Man Smart; 12 Scratch, Scratch; 13 Lucy's Door; 14 Cordelia Brown; 15 Don't Ever Love Me; 16 Love, Love Alone; 17 Cocoanut Woman; 18 Haiti Cherie; 19 Judy Drownded; 20 Island In The Sun; 21 Angelique-O; 22 Lead Man Holler

CD04
1 Mercie Bon Dieu (From The -Haitian Suite-) ; 2 Once Was; 3 Hava Nageela; 4 Danny Boy; 5 The Drummer And The Cook (Cockney Air); 6 Come O My Love; 7 Shenandoah; 8 Mary's Boy Child; 9 Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma; 10 Eden Was Like This; 11 When The Saints Go Marching In; 12 Man Smart Woman Smarter

CD05
1 A Fool for You; 2 Losing Hand; 3 One for My Baby; 4 In The Evenin' Mama; 5 Hallelujah I Love Her So; 6 The Way That I Feel; 7 Cotton Fields; 8 God Bless The Child ; 9 Mary Ann; 10 Sinner's Prayer; 11 Fare Thee Well ; 12 I'm Just A Country Boy ; 13 Hold 'Em Joe; 14 Shenandoah

CD06
1 A Woman is A Sometime Thing; 2 Summertime; 3 Oh, I Got Plenty of Nothing; 4 I Wants to Stay Here; 5 Bess, You is My Woman; 6 It Ain't Necessarily So; 7 Street Calls, Strawberry Woman, The Honey Man, Crab Man; 8 My Man's Gone Now; 9 Bess, Oh Where is My Bess; 10 There's A Boat Leaving Soon for New York; 11 Wake Up Jacob; 12 My Lord What A Morning; 13 Ezekiel; 14 Buked and Scorned; 15 Stars Shinin'; 16 Oh Freedom; 17 Where You There When They Crucified My Lord; 18 Oh Let Me Fly; 19 Swing Low; 20 March Down to Jordan; 21 Steal Away

CD07
1 Darlin' Cora; 2 Sylvie; 3 Cotton Fields; 4 John Henry; 5 Take My Mother Home; 6 When The Saints Go Marching In; 7 Day O; 8 Jamaica Farewell; 9 Man Piaba; 10 All My Trials

CD08
1 Mama Look A Boo Boo; 2 Come Back Liza; 3 Man Smart (Woman Smarter); 4 Hava Nageela; 5 Danny Boy; 6 Merci Bon Dieu; 7 Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma; 8 Shenandoah; 9 Matilda

CD09
1 Jump Down Spin Around; 2 Suzanne; 3 A Little Lyric of Great Importance; 4 Chickens; 5 Vaichazkern; 6 I Do Adore Her; 7 The Ballad of Sigmund Freud; 8 I've Been Driving on Bald Mountainwater Boy; 9 A Hole in The Bucket; 10 The Click Song; 11 One More Dance; 12 The Ox Drivers; 13 The Red Rosy Bush; 14 Didn't it Rain; 15 Hene Ma Tov; 16 I Know Where I'm Going; 17 Old King Cole; 18 La Bamba

CD10
1 Mary, Mary; 2 Jehova The Lord Will Provide; 3 Silent Night; 4 Christmas is Coming; 5 We Wish You A Merry Christmas / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 6 I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day; 7 A Star in The East; 8 The Gifts They Gave; 9 The Son of Mary; 10 The Twelve Days of Christmas; 11 Where The Little Jesus Sleeps; 12 The Joys of Christmas/Oh Little Town of Bethlehem/Deck The Halls/The First Noel; 13 Mary's Boy Child
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When I Reached Jamaica, I Made a Stop 23 Aug. 2014
By KR503 - Published on Amazon.com
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Terrific collection of just about all of Belafonte's recordings that you'd ever want to have. I've only listened to it in my car, not on my stereo system, but it seems as if the remastering is pretty darn clean and clear, and there isn't a sense of "age" to the technology in most cases. The backup vocals come through beautifully, as does Belafonte's voice. Having grown up with the immortal "red album" this was an expansion to some of the Belafonte's other types of music (notably folk) as well as a trip down memory lane listening to his great Calypso work. To me, Jamaica Farewell remains one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
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