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Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte album)

The Midnight Special is a 1962 album by Jamaican-American singer, Harry Belafonte. The album notably contains the very first official recording of Bob Dylan, who plays harmonica on the title track.

The Midnight Special
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Studio album by
Released1962
GenreVocal
LabelRCA Victor LSP2449
ProducerHugo Montenegro
Harry Belafonte chronology
Jump Up Calypso
(1961)
The Midnight Special
(1962)
The Many Moods of Belafonte
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "Midnight Special" – 3:55
  2. "Crawdad Song" – 3:32
  3. "Memphis Tennessee" – 4:53
  4. "Gotta Travel On" – 4:20
  5. "Did You Hear About Jerry?" – 2:52
  6. "On Top of Old Smokey" – 5:54
  7. "Muleskinner" – 3:26
  8. "Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad" – 5:40
  9. "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" (Traditional) – 3:54

Critical receptionEdit

Pig River Records praised "The Midnight Special" on its 50th anniversary giving it 8.1/10.

PersonnelEdit

Production notes:

  • Hugo Montenegro – producer
  • Conducted and arranged by Jimmy Jones
  • Bob Simpson – engineer, mastering
  • Peter Perri – cover photo
  • Bob Bollard – liner notes

ReferencesEdit