Sing Your Song:music (Ost) CD (2011)

Artist: Harry Belafonte

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Label Columbia Records/sony
SKU 224076247
UPC 886979395121
UPC 14 00886979395121
Format CD
Release Date 10/4/2011
Author Harry Belafonte
Compilation Appearance Beetlejuice
Compilation Appearance Falling In Love Again-Great So
Compilation Appearance 50's Dance Hits
Compilation Appearance Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Real Folk / Various
Compilation Appearance Beetlejuice
Compilation Appearance Best Of Americana
Compilation Appearance 1961 British Hit Parade Part 3:Septem
Compilation Appearance 1961 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 3
Compilation Appearance Singers & Actors Vol 1
Compilation Appearance Greatest Ever Party Album
Compilation Appearance Inspirational Songbook
Compilation Appearance Inspirational Classics
Compilation Appearance Nippers Greatest Hits:50s Vol 1
Compilation Appearance 1958 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 2
Compilation Appearance Year In Your Life:1957
Compilation Appearance Covered Robert Glasper Trio Recorded
Compilation Appearance Legendary Voices
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Producer Alex Miller; Nedra Olds-Neal
CatalogID 88697939512
Lable Name Masterworks
Released 10/04/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 59m : 44s
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00886979395121
Musical Guests
Miriam Makeba
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Lucy E. Cross.
Harry Belafonte's influence on pop music is much more far-reaching than many realize. Born in Harlem, but spending a good part of his childhood in his mother's native Jamaica, Belafonte grew up straddling cultures and musical styles, and bridging perceived differences became his calling card as an entertainer. He was one of the first performers to bring worldbeat rhythms to the U.S. charts in the postwar era, and his silky-smooth mixture of jazz, folk, pop, and art song, often with impossibly infectious West Indies-styled accompaniment, coupled with his charismatic good looks and easy, hip coolness and sharp racial and political sense meant he was never reduced to being a mere commodity, even though he spent his whole career on major labels. Innovative, intelligent, and unceasingly creative, Belafonte's unique ability to find pop success with artful and socially committed material means he is long overdue for a critical reappraisal, and 2011 may well provide that with the release of his autobiography, My Song, co-written with Michael Shnayerson, and an HBO documentary on his life, Sing Your Song, directed by Susan Rostock and produced by Michael Cohl. This concise set, the soundtrack companion to that documentary, contains Belafonte's best-known and most essential tracks, including "Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)," the ever enduring "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)," the gorgeous "Jamaica Farewell," "Matilda," "Jump in the Line," and "Turn the World Around." It shows a committed, consistent artist with an elegant and hopeful vision who always brought intelligence, passion, and grace to the table. ~ Steve Leggett
Professional Reviews
Q (Magazine) (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his soundtrack features remarkable examples of his artistry as a singer..."
Disc 1
1 Mark Twain
2 Sylvie
3 Mama Look a Boo Boo
4 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
5 Cocoanut Woman
6 Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
7 Island in the Sun
8 Jump Down, Spin Around
9 Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
10 Jamaica Farewell
11 Matilda
12 My Angel (Malaika)
13 Jump In the Line
14 Hole in the Bucket, A
15 Turn the World Around
16 Can't Cross Over (River Come Down)
Product Attributes
Artist Belafonte,Harry
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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