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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This brief anthology collects some of the highlights of Harry Belafonte's long stint at RCA Victor from 1952 until his exit from the label's roster in 1972. While at RCA Belafonte was instrumental in introducing world music styles into the pop mainstream, and his tireless endorsement of folk music across all cultures led to a series of releases that were wonderfully varied. The strongest cuts on this collection are the three West Indies pieces, "Hold 'Em Joe," "Mama Look a Boo Boo," and Belafonte's biggest and most enduring hit, "The Banana Boat Song Day-O," an inspired arrangement of an old Caribbean work song.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This brief anthology collects some of the highlights of Harry Belafonte's long stint at RCA Victor from 1952 until his exit from the label's roster in 1972. While at RCA Belafonte was instrumental in introducing world music styles into the pop mainstream, and his tireless endorsement of folk music across all cultures led to a series of releases that were wonderfully varied. The strongest cuts on this collection are the three West Indies pieces, "Hold 'Em Joe," "Mama Look a Boo Boo," and Belafonte's biggest and most enduring hit, "The Banana Boat Song Day-O," an inspired arrangement of an old Caribbean work song.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2006
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • UPC: 828768198827
  • Catalog Number: 681988
  • Sales rank: 311,018

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Island in the Sun - Harry Belafonte (3:10)
  2. 2 Cotton Fields - Harry Belafonte (5:23)
  3. 3 Matilda - Harry Belafonte (3:40)
  4. 4 The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte (3:05)
  5. 5 Midnight Special - Harry Belafonte (4:01)
  6. 6 Come Back Liza - Harry Belafonte (3:08)
  7. 7 Angelina - Harry Belafonte (3:56)
  8. 8 Hava Nagila - Harry Belafonte (3:15)
  9. 9 Go Down Emanuel Road - Harry Belafonte (3:09)
  10. 10 Merci Bon Dieu - Harry Belafonte (2:49)
  11. 11 Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad - Harry Belafonte (5:48)
  12. 12 Jamaica Farewell - Harry Belafonte (3:04)
  13. 13 Coconut Woman - Harry Belafonte (3:19)
  14. 14 La Bamba - Harry Belafonte (6:07)
  15. 15 Come Away Melinda - Harry Belafonte (2:28)
  16. 16 Man Piaba - Harry Belafonte (3:50)
  17. 17 Try to Remember - Harry Belafonte (3:27)
  18. 18 Unchained Melody - Harry Belafonte (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Belafonte Folk Singers Primary Artist
Harry Belafonte Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
Harry Belafonte Arranger
Alex North Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Thomas Sassenbach Art Direction
Tom Jones Composer
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