Harry Belafonte at Carnegie Hall

Harry Belafonte at Carnegie Hall


Harry Belafonte (vocals), Millard Thomas, Raphael Boguslav (guitar), Norman Keenan (bass), Danny Barrajanos (percussion) and orchestra directed by Robert Corman

RCA 6006

Speakers Corner Records : 2 LPs 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Introduction
A2 - Darlin' Cora
A3 - Sylvie
A4 - Cotton Fields
A5 - John Henry
A6 - Take My Mother Home
B1 - The Marching Saints
B2Day O
B3 - Jamaica Farewell
B4 - Man Piaba
B5 - All My Trials
C1 - Mama Look A Boo Boo
C2 - Come Back Liza
C3 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
C4 - Hava Nageela
C5 - Danny Boy
C6 - Merci Bon Dieu
D1 - Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
D2 - Shenandoah
D3 - Matilda

Recorded in April 1959 live at Carnegie Hall, New York City.

To perform in Carnegie Hall must surely be the greatest ambition of every artist, regardless of his or her style of music. But it also presents an enormous challenge, because on such an evening 'good' isn’t good enough. The artist is not merely expected to perform to his or her usual high standard – the evening must be exceptional. Harry Belafonte, the charismatic and highly experienced performer, certainly managed to fulfil such expectations, as is testified to by the present double album, which has retained its place as a best-seller at the top of the charts over many years.
This performance contains three acts, as it were: Afro-American moods, Caribbean songs and excursions into music of the world. Belafonte is in top form and celebrates an exciting, sparkling festival of song, including spontaneous comic interludes, which arise from direct interaction with his enthralled and enthusiastic audience. He is brilliantly supported by Bob Corman and his 47-man orchestra, an ensemble which is reduced to a small combo when the maestro raises his husky voice. It goes without saying that all the favourites are there such as "Jamaica Farewell", "Day-O" and "Mama Look A Boo Boo", making this Carnegie Hall event one of the most mesmerizing live performances of all time, which captures the essence of the performer in his prime. With this double album you too can sit in the audience and enjoy this great event!

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com