Harry Belafonte discography

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Harry Belafonte discography

Harry Belafonte in 1983
Releases
Studio albums 30
Live albums 8
Compilation albums 3
Collaborations 8

This article presents the discography of American musician, singer, actor, and social activist, Harry Belafonte.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album US
[1]
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Label
1954 Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites 3 RCA
1956 Belafonte 1 US: Gold[2]
Calypso 1 US: Gold[2]
1957 An Evening with Belafonte 2 US: Gold[2]
Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean 3
1958 To Wish You a Merry Christmas 125
Belafonte Sings the Blues 16
1959 Love is a Gentle Thing 18
My Lord What a Mornin' 34
1960 Swing Dat Hammer
Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording of 1960[3]
1961 Jump Up Calypso 3 US: Gold[2]
1962 Midnight Special 8
The Many Moods of Belafonte 25
1963 Streets I Have Walked 30
1964 Ballads, Blues and Boasters 103
1966 In My Quiet Room 82
Calypso in Brass 172
1967 Belafonte on Campus 199
1968 Belafonte Sings of Love
1970 Homeward Bound 192
This Is Harry Belafonte
Belafonte by Request
1971 The Warm Touch
Calypso Carnival
1973 Play Me
1976 Belafonte's Christmas
1977 Turn the World Around CBS
1981 Loving You is Where I Belong Columbia
1988 Paradise in Gazankulu EMI

Live albums[edit]

Year Album US
[1]
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Label
1959 Belafonte at Carnegie Hall 3 US: Gold[2] RCA
1960 Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall 3 US: Gold[2]
1964 Belafonte at The Greek Theatre 17
1966 En Gränslös Kväll På Operan (Swedish) Philips
1972 Belafonte...Live! RCA
1974 Belafonte Concert in Japan
1989 Belafonte '89 EMI
1997 An Evening with Harry Belafonte and Friends Island

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Label
1978 The Best of Harry Belafonte RCA
1990 Harry Belafonte [Laser Plus]
2002 Island in the Sun: The Complete Recordings 1949 – 1957 Bear Family
2005 The Essential Harry Belafonte Legacy
2012 The Very Best of Harry Belafonte Legacy

Collaborations[edit]

Year Album US
[1]
Label
1959 Porgy and Bess 13 RCA
1965 An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba
Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording of 1965[3]
85
1966 An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri 124
1970 Harry & Lena, For the Love of Life
1982 Künstler für den Frieden
1985 "We Are the World" 1[4] Columbia
1993 Falling in Love Again: Two Duets with Nana Mouskouri
2001 The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music Buddha

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
US US R&B US AC UK NL BE
1953 "Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)" 19
1954 "Jamaica Farewell" 14
"Mary's Boy Child" 12
1957 "Banana Boat (Day-O)" 5 7 2 1 1
"Hold 'Em Joe" 84
"Mama Look A Boo Boo" 11 10
"Don't Ever Love Me" 90
"Cocoanut Woman" 25
"Island in the Sun" 30 3 6 5
"Scarlet Ribbons"(With Millard Thomas) 18
"Mary's Boy Child" 1 20
1958 "The Marching Saints" 13
"Little Bernadette" 16
"Mary's Boy Child" 10
"The Son of Mary" 18
1959 "Round the Bay of Mexico" 11
1961 "Hole in the Bucket" (With Odetta) 32
1967 "A Strange Song" 5
1968 "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" 38
1988 "Skin to Skin" (With Jennifer Warnes) 25 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Harry Belafonte > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Gold and Platinum: Searchable Database". RIAA. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Harry Belafonte > Charts & Awards > Grammy Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved November 11, 2010. "Note: GRAMMY information courtesy of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences" 
  4. ^ The charity single "We Are the World" peaked at numer one in many countries. For a list see: "We Are the World" → Charts.

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