The Many Moods of Harry Belafonte

The Many Moods of Harry Belafonte


Harry Belafonte (vocals), Miriam Makeba (vocals), Hugh Masekela (trumpet), Ernie Calabria, Jay berliner, Millard Thomas (guitar), John Cartright, Norman Keenan, Bill Salter (bass), Percy Brice (drums)Aunchee Lee, Danny Barrajanos, Julio Collazo, Ralph MacDonald (percussion)

RCA 2574

Impex Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printing

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Tongue Tie Baby
A2 - Who's Gonna Be Your Man
A3 - Long About Now
B1 - Bamotsweri
B2 - I'm On My Way To Saturday
B3 - Betty An' Dupree
C1 - Summertime Love
C2 - Lyla, Lyla
C3 - Zombie Jamboree
D1 - Try To Remember
D2 - Dark As A Dungeon

Recorded in 1962 at RCA Victor Studios in Hollywood.

Harry Belafonte has always been a musical chameleon. Using a thick base of folk music, he added blues, soul, jazz, pop and a plethora of various Caribbean styles to create albums that were unique, socially relevant and just plain fun. Nowhere is his broad, encompassing vision more in effect than on his 1962 release The Many Moods of Belafonte. From the Appalachian miner ballad "Dark as a Dungeon" through Hebrew lullaby "Lyla, Lyla" and even a Broadway ballad ("Try To Remember" from The Fantastiks), there's a little something for everyone. Belafonte himself seems inspired by these tunes, singing with gusto on the fun tracks and with reverential tact on the darker, more emotional material.

This Impex LP was remastered by Kevin Gray, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI.