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Format: CD
Sku: 224076247
UPC: 886979395121
UPC 14: 00886979395121
Release Date: 10/4/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mark Twain ~ Harry Belafonte
2. Sylvie ~ Harry Belafonte
3. Mama Look a Boo Boo ~ Harry Belafonte
4. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) ~ Harry Belafonte
5. Cocoanut Woman ~ Harry Belafonte
6. Banana Boat Song (Day-O) ~ Harry Belafonte
7. Island in the Sun ~ Harry Belafonte
8. Jump Down, Spin Around ~ Harry Belafonte
9. Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ~ Harry Belafonte
10. Jamaica Farewell ~ Harry Belafonte
11. Matilda ~ Harry Belafonte
12. My Angel (Malaika) ~ Harry Belafonte
13. Jump In the Line ~ Harry Belafonte
14. Hole in the Bucket, A ~ Harry Belafonte
15. Turn the World Around ~ Harry Belafonte
16. Can't Cross Over (River Come Down) ~ Harry Belafonte

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Lucy E. Cross.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Alex Miller; Nedra Olds-Neal

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Miriam Makeba
Muze Guest Artist Odetta

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations 50's Dance Hits
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Real Folk / Various
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Of The 50s
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Americana
Muze Music Compilations 1961 British Hit Parade Part 3:Septem
Muze Music Compilations 1961 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 3
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Ever Party Album
Muze Music Compilations Inspirational Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Inspirational Classics
Muze Music Compilations Nippers Greatest Hits:50s Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations 1958 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 2
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life:1957
Muze Music Compilations Covered Robert Glasper Trio Recorded

Associated Artists and Works

Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/04/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697939512
Music Label Name Label : Masterworks
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886979395121

Professional Reviews

Q (Magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his soundtrack features remarkable examples of his artistry as a singer..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Belafonte,Harry
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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