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Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall

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All Music Guide - Cary Ginell
On May 2, 1960, Harry Belafonte returned to Carnegie Hall for what was supposed to be one of the last concerts in the venerable hall's last season. Carnegie was scheduled to be torn down, although this was an edict that was thankfully short-lived. The hall was instead renovated and remains one of New York's premier showplaces. The first Carnegie Hall recording from the previous year had had such an impact on the recording industry that it opened up new vistas for live recordings. Belafonte faced the challenge of living up to his own legend. For this concert, he began what would be a concert tradition for him: sharing the spotlight with up-and-coming folk performers. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cary Ginell
On May 2, 1960, Harry Belafonte returned to Carnegie Hall for what was supposed to be one of the last concerts in the venerable hall's last season. Carnegie was scheduled to be torn down, although this was an edict that was thankfully short-lived. The hall was instead renovated and remains one of New York's premier showplaces. The first Carnegie Hall recording from the previous year had had such an impact on the recording industry that it opened up new vistas for live recordings. Belafonte faced the challenge of living up to his own legend. For this concert, he began what would be a concert tradition for him: sharing the spotlight with up-and-coming folk performers. Representing the new collegiate folk singing group trend was the Chad Mitchell Trio, currently appearing at New York's Blue Angel, where Belafonte had seen them perform. South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba, another Belafonte discovery, also performed, as did folk and blues singer Odetta, and the Belafonte Folk Singers. The guest stars nearly upstaged Belafonte, but this turned out to be de rigueur for his concerts. Highlights include Odetta's powerhouse medley of the work songs "I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain" and "Water Boy," the Folk Singers' exciting "Ox Drivers Song," Makeba and Belafonte's charming duet on "One More Dance," and the Mitchell Trio's exuberant Israeli song "Vaichazkem." For a finale, Belafonte turned to the Mexican folk dance "La Bamba," treating it to an eight-minute-long heels-flying festive romp.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972392325
  • Catalog Number: 723923
  • Sales rank: 9,985

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jump Down, Spin Around (2:14)
  2. 2 Suzanne (Every Night When the Sun Goes Down) (5:50)
  3. 3 A Little Lyric of Great Importance - Chad Mitchell Trio (1:29)
  4. 4 Chickens (3:10)
  5. 5 Vaichazkem - Chad Mitchell Trio (1:34)
  6. 6 I Do Adore Her - Chad Mitchell Trio (3:18)
  7. 7 Ballad of Sigmund Freud - Chad Mitchell Trio (3:38)
  8. 8 I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain - Odetta (2:20)
  9. 9 Water Boy - Odetta (4:35)
  10. 10 A Hole in the Bucket (5:19)
  11. 11 The Click Song - Miriam Makeba (3:06)
  12. 12 One More Dance - Miriam Makeba (3:43)
  13. 13 The Ox Drivers - The Belafonte Folk Singers (2:59)
  14. 14 The Red Rosy Bush - The Belafonte Folk Singers (2:51)
  15. 15 Didn't It Rain - The Belafonte Folk Singers (5:27)
  16. 16 Hene Ma Tov (3:46)
  17. 17 I Know Where I'm Going (3:27)
  18. 18 Old King Cole (4:59)
  19. 19 La Bamba (8:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Harry Belafonte Primary Artist, Vocals
Odetta Vocals, Track Performer
Miriam Makeba Vocals, Track Performer
Robert DeCormier Conductor
Danny Barrajanos Bongos, Conga
Ernie Calabria Guitar
Milton Okun Conductor
Walter Raim Guitar
Millard Thomas Guitar
Chad Mitchell Trio Track Performer
The Belafonte Folk Singers Track Performer
Ned Wright Vocals
Arthur Williams Vocals
Technical Credits
Odetta Arranger, Adaptation
Bob Bollard Producer, Liner Notes
Bob Simpson Engineer
John Pfeiffer Reissue Producer
Chad Mitchell Trio Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Amazing! 

    Amazing! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent live group record!

    Belafonte is THE audience performer and pulls in other greats (or future greats) for fun & awesome performances. This is one of the most played CDs in my collection. I looked all over for this CD a couple of years ago. Buy it! If you're not convinced, try tracks 3 & 4 just for the fun of it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Only The Best

    This is, quite simply, the best of the best,of any and all of Belafonte's albums.

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