Harry Belafonte - Early Years At Capitol, The (Music CD)

Release Date: 22 June 2009
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Before Harry Belafonte struck upon his iconic, multimillion-selling combination of calypso, folk, and pop, he briefly made a go of it as a more traditional crooner in the Bing Crosby/Mel Torme mold. THE EARLY YEARS AT CAPITOL RECORDS collects material from this era, and also includes the album SWINGIN' CALYPSOS by another early calypso star, the influential, if largely forgotten, Lord Flea. The unusual juxtaposition of Belafonte's ultra-smooth, orchestra-backed vocals on tracks such as "I Still Get a Thrill" and "Farewell To Arms" next to Lord Flea's gritty island party music serves to drive home the importance of Belafonte's later brand of genre-mixing genius.
Release Date: 22 June 2009

1. Close Your Eyes
2. They Didn't Believe Me
3. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
4. Deep As the River
5. Farewell To Arms
6. Whispering
7. How Green Was My Valley
8. I Still Get a Thrill
9. Monkey
10. Love
11. Calypso Be Bop
12. Run Run Run
13. Magic Composer
14. Naughty Little Flea
15. Jump In the Line
16. Shi-Du-Bi-Du-Bab
17. Bachelor's Life
18. I Can't Cross Over
19. Out De Fire
20. Mister Give Me De Rent
21. It All Began With Adam and Eve
22. Donkey Bray

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