Belafonte at Carnegie Hall

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall is a live double album by Harry Belafonte issued by RCA Victor.[5] It is the first of two Belafonte Carnegie Hall albums, and was recorded on April 19 and April 20, 1959. The concerts were benefits for The New Lincoln School and Wiltwyck School, respectively.[6] The album stayed on the charts for over three years.[3]

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
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Live album by
ReleasedOctober 1959
RecordedApril 19 and 20, 1959 at Carnegie Hall
Length71:24 (CD)
LabelRCA Victor
LOC-6006[1]
6006-R
07863-56006
ProducerBob Bollard
Harry Belafonte chronology
Love is a Gentle Thing
(1959)
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
(1959)
Porgy and Bess
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]

The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1959 Grammy Awards.[7]

Critical receptionEdit

The Rolling Stone Album Guide wrote that the album captured "a spectacular live performance."[4]

CD track listingEdit

The original RCA CD reissue on a single disc, omitted four tracks.

  1. "Introduction/Darlin'Cora" – 3:59
  2. "Sylvie" – 4:54
  3. "Cotton Fields" – 4:18
  4. "John Henry" – 5:11
  5. "The Marching Saints" – 2:50
  6. "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" – 3:40
  7. "Jamaica Farewell" – 5:10
  8. "Mama Look a Boo Boo" – 5:24
  9. "Come Back Liza" – 3:06
  10. "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)" – 4:23
  11. "Hava Nagila" (Traditional) – 4:03
  12. "Danny Boy" – 5:21
  13. "Cucurucucú paloma" – 3:50
  14. "Shenandoah" – 3:48
  15. "Matilda" – 11:27

Original LP track listingEdit

"ACT I-MOODS OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO"

Side oneEdit

  1. "Introduction/Darlin' Cora"
  2. "Sylvie"
  3. "Cotton Fields"
  4. "John Henry"
  5. "Take My Mother Home"

Side twoEdit

  1. "The Marching Saints"

"ACT II-IN THE CARIBBEAN"

  1. "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)"
  2. "Jamaica Farewell"
  3. "Man Piaba"
  4. "All My Trials"

Side threeEdit

  1. "Mama Look a Boo Boo"
  2. "Come Back Liza"
  3. "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)"

"ACT III-ROUND THE WORLD"

  1. "Hava Nagila"
  2. "Danny Boy"
  3. "Merci Bon Dieu"

Side fourEdit

  1. "Cucurrucucu Paloma"
  2. "Shenandoah"
  3. "Matilda"

The tracks in bold were omitted from the original U.S. RCA CD issue one 1 disc; The complete album was available only on RCA CD releases (on 2 discs) in Germany and Japan and on a 2 CD gold CD issue from Classic Records and a 2 disc hybrid SACD issue from Analogue Productions.

PersonnelEdit

Musicians

Production

  • Bob Bollard – producer, liner notes
  • Orchestra Conducted by Bob Corman
  • Bob Simpson – engineer
  • Lee Friedlander – cover photo
  • John Gundelfinger – interior illustration

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ Popoff, Martin (September 8, 2009). Goldmine Record Album Price Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9781440229169 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Belafonte at Carnegie Hall - Harry Belafonte | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 1. MUZE. p. 515.
  4. ^ a b The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 48.
  5. ^ "Harry Belafonte | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "BELAFONTE SINGS A FOLK PROGRAM; Benefit Recital at Carnegie Hall Is Backed by a 50-Piece Orchestra". timesmachine.nytimes.com.
  7. ^ "Harry Belafonte". GRAMMY.com. November 19, 2019.

Sources

  • Belafonte at Carnegie Hall: The Complete Concert, RCA Victor LOC-6006 (1959)

External linksEdit