Harry Belafonte - Live At Carnegie Hall

 (Numbered L.E.)




Male Vocalist

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CSON 7963 K2N
UPC: 886979796324
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No. of Discs: 2

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This recording has been mastered by the K2 HD format of 24-bit 100kHz, creating superior sound. This K2 HD CD will play on all CD players. The esteemed vocalist's 1959 live concert recording. These two concerts on April 19 and 20, 1959, were benefits for the New Lincoln School and Wiltwyck School, both of which Belafonte championed.

Belafonte was a superstar by the time of these performances, going on to win an Emmy for his solo television show "Tonight with Belafonte" later that year. In addition to his more conventional accompaniment of guitars, bass, drums, congas, and piano, Belafonte was joined on the stage by a 50-piece orchestra. Dividing the performance into three themes, he sang African American songs ("Sylvie" and "Cotton Fields"), Caribbean songs ("Day-O" and "Jamaica Farewell"), and folk songs of the world ("Hava Nageela" and "Danny Boy").

As well as being a frequent Carnegie Hall concertgoer (James Taylor gave him a shout out from the stage during the April 12 gala that celebrated 120 years of the Hall), Belafonte regularly appeared here for years, his most recent performance being part of a 2004 celebration of Haiti's 200th birthday.



1. A: Introduction; B: Darlin' Cora
2. Sylvie
3. cotton Fields
4. John Henry
5. Take My Mother Home
6. The Marching Saints
7. Day O
8. Jamaica Farewell
9. Man Piaba
10. All My trials
11. Mama Look A Boo Boo
12. Come Back Lisa
13. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
14. Hava Nageela
15. Danny Boy
16. Merci Bon Dieu (from the "Haitian Suite")
17. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
18. Shenandoah
19. Matilda

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