Sonntag, 8. März 2020

Harry Belafonte - An Evening With (1957)

Riding high on the success of the "Calypso" album, Harry Belafonte went back to doing what he had started out to do: record a variety of folk songs from different cultures around the world. This album exhibited his widest scope of selections yet, including songs from Haiti ("Merci Bon Dieu"), Israel ("Hava Nageela"), and Mexico ("Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma"), the latter a six minute tour de force. 

Although Belafonte would never score with a single as big as "Day O" again, "An Evening With Belafonte" did include the West Indian Christmas song "Mary's Boy Child," which became a huge seller in Great Britain. It was becoming apparent that Harry Belafonte was not interested in having hit singles, but only to present his albums as miniature lessons in global folk music.


A1Merci Bon Dieu2:52A2Once Was4:40
A3Hava Nageela3:11
A4Danny Boy5:49
A5The Drummer And The Cook (Cockney Air)3:55
A6Come O My Love4:25
B2Mary's Boy Child4:18
B3Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma5:27
B4Eden Was Just Like This2:57
B5When The Saints Go Marching In3:39

Harry Belafonte - An Evening With (1957)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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