Belafonte (album)

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Studio album by Harry Belafonte
Released 1955
Recorded RCA Victor's Manhattan Center and 24th Street Studios, August 10 – 19, 1955
Genre Vocal, calypso
Label RCA Victor LPM-1150
Producer Henri René
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Belafonte is the second studio album by American recording artist Harry Belafonte, released at the end of 1955.[1] The album was the first number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, topping the chart for six weeks before being knocked out of the top spot by Elvis Presley's self-titled debut album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Waterboy" (Avery Robinson) – 3:42
  2. "Troubles" (Harry Belafonte) – 3:38
  3. "Suzanne" (Belafonte, Millard Thomas) – 3:19
  4. "Matilda" (Norman Span) – 3:11
  5. "Take My Mother Home" (Hall Johnson) – 6:00
  6. "Noah" (Belafonte, William Attaway) – 4:53
  7. "Scarlet Ribbons" (Jack Segal, Evelyn Danzig) – 3:13
  8. "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'"(Norman Luboff, Belafonte) – 3:15
  9. "Unchained Melody" (Hy Zaret, Alex North) – 3:18
  10. "Jump Down, Spin Around" (Luboff, Belafonte, Attaway) – 1:54
  11. "Sylvie" (Huddie Ledbetter, Paul Campbell) – 5:21



  1. ^ Most discographies list this album as a 1956 release. "Harry Belafonte – Belafonte".