Samstag, 10. September 2016

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean (1957)


Harry Belafonte's second album of songs from the West Indies expanded the scope in both style as well as geography from the "Calypso" album.
 
As in that album, his chief collaborator was the prolific Irving Burgie. For the first time, we hear Belafonte sing one of the famous wry calypso tunes based on historical happenings. "Love, Love Alone" dealt with the abdication of King Edward VII to marry the American widow, Mrs. Wallis Simpson. Also on the album are the ballads "Haiti Cherie" and "Island in the Sun," the latter the theme song from the motion picture starring Belafonte and Joan Fontaine.

The songs are catchy and melodic, and the accompaniment has been stepped up to feature an orchestra, conducted by longtime Belafonte orchestra leader Robert DeCormier (aka Bob Corman).  

Tracklist:
"Scratch, Scratch" (Harry Belafonte, Irving Burgie) – 2:39
"Lucy's Door" (Traditional, Lord Burgess) – 3:43
"Cordelia Brown" (Lord Burgess, Belafonte) – 2:53
"Don't Ever Love Me" (Burgie) – 2:46
"Love, Love Alone" (John Hardy) – 3:19
"Cocoanut Woman" (Lord Burgess, Belafonte) – 3:18
"Haiti Cherie" (Lord Burgess, Belafonte) – 3:18
"Judy Drownded" (Burgie) – 3:28
"Island in the Sun" (Lord Burgess, Belafonte) – 3:21
"Angelique-O" (Burgie, William Attaway) – 2:40
"Lead Man Holler" (Lord Burgess, Belafonte) – 4:18

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean (1957)
(256 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

johneunson hat gesagt…

To add some useless information. It was Edward VIII and the Lady, Wallis Simpson, was,sadly, not a widow. Wallis was twice married and, at the time of her relationship with Edward, both were still alive.

johneunson hat gesagt…

To add some useless information. It was Edward VIII and the Lady, Wallis Simpson, was,sadly, not a widow. Wallis was twice married and, at the time of her relationship with Edward, both were still alive.

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