Harry Belafonte records the album ‘Belafonte at Carnegie Hall’ (1959)

Harry Belafonte’s ‘Belafonte at Carnegie Hall’ is a live double album recorded on April 19 and 20, 1959 and released In October 1959 By Rca Victor.

Track Listing : 1.Introduction/Darlin’ Cora (Fred Brooks) – 03:59 . 2.Sylvie (Lead Belly, Paul Campbell) – 04:54 . 3.Cotton Fields (Lead Belly) – 04:18 . 4.John Henry (Paul Campbell) – 05:11 . 5.The Marching Saints (C.C. Carter) – 02:50 . 6.The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) (Bill Attaway, Harry Belafonte) – 03:40 . 7.Jamaica Farewell (Lord Burgess) – 05:10 . 8.Mama Look A Boo Boo (Lord Melody) – 05:24 . 9.Come Back Liza (William Attaway, Irving Burgie) – 03:06 . 10.Man Smart (Woman Smarter) (Norman Span) – 04:23 . 11.Hava Nagila (Traditional) – 04:03 . 12.Danny Boy (Frederick Edward Weatherly) – 05:21 . 13.Cucurrucucu Paloma (Tomas Mendez) – 03:50 . 14.Shenandoah (Traditional) – 03:48 . 15.Matilda (Harry Belafonte, Harry Thomas) – 11:27


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Musicians : Harry Belafonte – Vocals . Millard Thomas – Guitar . Raphael Boguslav – Guitar . Danny Barrajanos – Bongos, Conga . Norman Keenan – Bass . Bob Corman – Conductor

Production : Produced By Bob Bollard Bob Simpson – Engineer

Package : Bob Bollard – Liner Notes . Lee Friedlander asterisques RVM – Cover Photo . John Gundelfinger – Interior Illustration

Recorded On April 19 And 20, 1959 At Carnegie Hall.

Released In October 1959 By Rca Victor.

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AnalogPlanet
Even on these terribly unbalanced systems, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall made obvious the new medium’s potential for transporting listeners to the concert hall. I remember my next door neighbor getting an RCA stereo console back in 1959. It was a blonde wood floor stander with a much smaller secondary speaker. […]

allmusic
The granddaddy of all live albums, this double-LP set captured the excitement of a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. Sampled from two consecutive performances of identical material, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were recorded outside of the studio environment […]

Harry Belafonte’s ‘Belafonte at Carnegie Hall’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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