Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri

An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri

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by Nana Mouskouri
     
 

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Following the pattern of his album duet with Lena Horne on songs from Porgy and Bess, Harry Belafonte teamed up this time with Greek chanteuse Nana Mouskouri. Belafonte first performed with Mouskouri in Burlington, VT in 1964 during his first college tour. As with Lena Horne, Belafonte sings only two duets with Mouskouri; the

Overview

Following the pattern of his album duet with Lena Horne on songs from Porgy and Bess, Harry Belafonte teamed up this time with Greek chanteuse Nana Mouskouri. Belafonte first performed with Mouskouri in Burlington, VT in 1964 during his first college tour. As with Lena Horne, Belafonte sings only two duets with Mouskouri; the remaining tunes may as well have been featured on solo albums, because the two singers didn't even share instrumentalists -- Belafonte used his usual stable of musicians, including guitarist Ernie Calabria, bassist John Cartwright, and percussionist Ralph MacDonald, while Mouskouri was accompanied by bouzouki player George Petsilas. The songs are sung in Greek with Mouskouri's naturally coming off as more authentic. Most of the tunes were written by the prolific Greek songwriter Manos Hadjidakis, writer of "Never on Sunday."

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Rca Victor Europe
UPC:
0035628984425
catalogNumber:
289844
Rank:
13628

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nana Mouskouri   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Harry Belafonte   Vocals
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Percy Brice   Percussion
Ernie Calabria   Bouzouki,Guitar
John Cartwright   Violin,Violin (Bass)
George Petsilas   Bouzouki,Guitar,Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Harry Belafonte   Executive Producer
Hugh Fordin   Reissue Producer
George Petsilas   Composer
Bob Simpson   Engineer
Andy Wiswell   Producer
Manos Hadjidakis   Composer
Nikos Gatsos   Composer

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An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is the most beautiful Greek music I've ever heard! Belafonte and Mouskouri create incredibly beautiful harmonies, their individual songs are also wonderful. A nice blend of romantic ballads and lively Greek toe-tappers. This is the best music find I've had in years, thanks to recommendation by my Greek Aunt Georgia who attended one of their concerts in the 60's.