Belafonte at Carnegie Hall

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Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
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Live album by Harry Belafonte
Released October 1959
Recorded April 19 and 20, 1959 at Carnegie Hall
Length 71:24
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Bollard
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Belafonte at Carnegie Hall is a live double album by Harry Belafonte issued by RCA Victor. It is the first of two Belafonte Carnegie Hall albums, and was recorded on April 19 and April 20, 1959. The concerts were benefits for The New Lincoln School and Wiltwyck School, respectively.

The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1961 Grammy Awards.

CD track listing[edit]

The original RCA CD reissue on a single disc, omitted several tracks.

  1. "Introduction/Darlin'" – 3:59
  2. "Sylvie" – 4:54
  3. "Cotton Fields" – 4:18
  4. "John Henry" – 5:11
  5. "The Marching Saints" – 2:50
  6. "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" – 3:40
  7. "Jamaica Farewell" – 5:10
  8. "Mama Look a Boo Boo" – 5:24
  9. "Come Back Liza" – 3:06
  10. "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)" – 4:23
  11. "Hava Nagila" (Traditional) – 4:03
  12. "Danny Boy" – 5:21
  13. "Cucurrucucú paloma" – 3:50
  14. "Shenandoah" – 3:48
  15. "Matilda" – 11:27

Original LP track listing[edit]

"ACT I-MOODS OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO"

Side one[edit]

  1. "Introduction/Darlin' Cora"
  2. "Sylvie"
  3. "Cotton Fields"
  4. "John Henry"
  5. "Take My Mother Home"

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Marching Saints"

"ACT II-IN THE CARIBBEAN"

  1. "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)"
  2. "Jamaica Farewell"
  3. "Man Piaba"
  4. "All My Trials"

Side three[edit]

  1. "Mama Look a Boo Boo"
  2. "Come Back Liza"
  3. "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)"

"ACT III-ROUND THE WORLD"

  1. "Hava Nagila"
  2. "Danny Boy"
  3. "Merci Bon Dieu"

Side four[edit]

  1. "Cucurrucucu Paloma"
  2. "Shenandoah"
  3. "Matilda"

As of April 2008, the tracks in bold are only available on releases in Germany and Japan.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

  • Harry Belafonte – vocals
  • Millard Thomas – guitar
  • Raphael Boguslav – guitar
  • Danny Barrajanos – bongos, conga
  • Norman Keenan – bass

Production

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Obituary New York Times (January 31, 1991)

Sources

  • Belafonte at Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert, RCA Victor LOC-6006 (1959)

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