Harry Belafonte - Folk Songs With Harry Belafonte (And Calypso with The Islanders) FLAC album
Harry Belafonte never entered a recording studio with "The Islanders" and it is unlikely that he ever met members of the band. Yet in 1960, following the resounding success of the Carnegie concerts, an LP on the Coronet label appeared in record stores across the US and Canada featuring 6 of his early recordings, together with 4 calypso numbers by "The Islanders". Mono sleeve variation.
Coronet in turn tried to pass these off as "folk songs" by interspersing them with authentic calypso songs performed by a group called the Islanders. Of the six Belafonte tracks, one was a genuine West Indian folk song: "Venezuela," which had been released as a single by Jubilee in 1954. A better version was released by RCA.
Calypso is the third studio album by recording artist Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor (LPM-1248) in 1956. The album became his second consecutive number-one album on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, where it peaked for 31 weeks. Calypso is well-known as the first LP record album to sell over one million copies and is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time.
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Folk Songs and Calypso (1960). Album by Harry Belafonte. Only One Like Me. was sampled in. Busyness Mans Lunch by Bentley Rhythm Ace (2000).
Harry Belafonte became an international recording star in the 1950's with his introduction of the calypso genre to the pop music. An often covered folk song written by Malvina Reynolds, Alan Greene, and Belafonte himself, this appeared on his 1959 album Love is a Gentle Thing. The track is, in fact, quite gentle and makes a point of how life flies by, and should be cherished.
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