The granddaddy of all live albums, this double-LP set captured the excitement of a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. Sampled from two consecutive performances of identical material, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were recorded outside of the studio environment. It wasn't the first ...
The granddaddy of all live albums, this double-LP set captured the excitement of a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. Sampled from two consecutive performances of identical material, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were recorded outside of the studio environment. It wasn't the first live album ever made, but it was certainly the first to be a major financial and artistic success. It stayed on the best-selling album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA discontinued pressing LPs. From the opening trumpet fanfare and brief orchestral overture to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets up. It is exciting, poignant, thrilling, intimate, and at times, spontaneously hilarious. Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed than here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one of the most popular concert draws in history. Producer Bob Bollard and orchestra leader Bob Corman deftly integrated the 47-piece orchestra into the performance but knew when to lie back to let Belafonte sing, accompanied by a small combo of two guitars, bass, and percussion. The concert is divided in three sections: "Moods of the American Negro," "In the Caribbean," and "Around the World." All the hits are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo," and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals, and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of package of his first decade with RCA Victor. For sheer scope and genius of performance, this is the quintessential Belafonte package. ~ Cary Ginell, Rovi
Very Good. One Audio CD. Very Good Condition: I have listened to this audio CD and verify worker order with good sound. Plastic jewel case shows rubbing, light scratches. Used audio music CD copy of Belafonte at Carnegie Hall. New York: BMG Music. Digitally remastered, 1989. Original LP Liner Notes included. Harry Belafonte/Orchestra conducted by Robert Corman. Recorded at Carnegie Hall, April 19 and 20, 1959. Originally produced by Bob Bollard. Engineers: Bob Simpson and Tony Salvatore. Featured musicians: Millard Thomas and Raphael Boguslav: guitar; Danny Barrajanos: bongos and conga), vocal solo on Matilda; Norm Keenan: bass on Cotton Fields and The Marching Saints. Digital series coordinator: Don Wardell. Digital producter: chick Crumpacker; Digital engineer: Dick Baxter. Digital mastering at RCA Recording Studios, New York, January 1989. Cover photo: Lee Friedlander. 1 Introduction/Darlin' Cora, 2 Sylvie, 3 Cotton Fields, 4 John Henry, 5 The Marching Saints, 6 Day O, 7 Jamaica Farewell, 8 Mama Look a Boo Boo, 9 Come Back Liza, 10 Man Smart (Woman Smarter), 11 Hava Nageela, 12 Danny Boy, 13 Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma, 14 Shenandoah, 15 Matilda. Accurately described because we look! Out the door in 24! (except Sunday & Postal Holidays)
Fine. 078635600629 Quick--1st class ship! LIKE NEW disc, liner notes/inserts & standard jewel case. (15 tracks on 1 disc) 1989 RCA/ BMG Studio release: 6006-2-R (UPC 07863560062). Ships within 24 hrs--w/ tracking # and extra strength packaging to eliminate return hassles. (Belafonte)