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."
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Performance CreditsNana 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 CreditsHarry 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 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.