Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Sings The Blues


Analogue Productions


Male Vocalist

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AAPF 1972
UPC: 753088197215
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP  
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The first Belafonte album recorded originally in stereo!

200-gram LP plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Old-style tip-on heavyweight jacket by Stoughton Printing

A favorite off the recommended list by The Absolute Sound magazine, and, as expressed in the liner notes, Harry Belafonte's favorite recording. Belafonte has never before sung on records as he does in this album. He is freer, more earthy, more exultantly identified with his material than ever before. He has always communicated an often ferocious power as well as lyrical sensitivity, but in this collection he achieves a unity of emotional strength in and understanding of his material that marks an important stage in his evolution as an artist.

Includes classic songs "Cotton Fields," "God Bless' The Child," "Hallelujah I Love Her So." Recorded in New York City in January and March 1958, and in Hollywood, California, in June 1958.

As the liner notes by Nat Hentoff state, there is not much to say about the individual performances that is not entirely clear on hearing them. Truly a classic for discerning audiophiles, Belafonte Sings The Blues was the first Belafonte album recorded in stereo. The sound is incredible, and the dead-silent backgrounds of QRP 200-gram vinyl preserve every exquisite detail! This is one of Belafonte's most satisfying set of performances.

Side 1
1. A Fool For You
2. Losing Hand
3. One For My Baby
4. In The Evenin’ Mama
5. Hallelujah I Love Her So
6. The Way That I Feel

Side 2
7. Cotton Fields
8. God Bless The Child
9. Mary Ann
10. Sinner’s Prayer
11. Fare Thee Well

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 03/04/2023
5 Stars
Wonderful sounding. Wish more albums in my collection sounded this good.

Fantastic record

posted on 12/23/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: jmirwald
I’ll definitely be buying more Belafonte as soon as it

comes off back order.

This is an amazing sounding record. You won’t regret it.

Just Wonderful!

posted on 11/08/2016
5 Stars
Great singing, great band, great recording, excellent pressing and packaging. One of my favorite albums.

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