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Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Sings The Blues FLAC album

Performer: Harry Belafonte
Genre: Jazz / Blues / Pop music
Title: Belafonte Sings The Blues
Country: US
Released: 1958
Style: Vocal, Piano Blues, Ballad
FLAC version ZIP size: 1672 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1274 mb
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Belafonte is the second studio album by American recording artist Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor in late 1955. The album was the first number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, topping the chart for six weeks before being knocked out of the top spot by Elvis Presley's self-titled debut album, also issued by RCA Victor. Waterboy" (Avery Robinson) – 3:42. Troubles" (Harry Belafonte) – 3:38. Suzanne" (Belafonte, Millard Thomas) – 3:19. Matilda" (Norman Span) – 3:11.

Simulating a "Framed" cover. Matrix, Runout (A-Side - Label): J2PP-4468.

However, of the eleven songs, only two could be classified as traditional blues: "In the Evenin' Mama" and "Cotton Fields," the latter given a five minute treatment. Belafonte would take this song on the road as part of his live act for the next decade. Of the other songs, three were covers of Ray Charles standards ("A Fool For You," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Mary Ann").

Belafonte Sings the Blues. Belafonte Sings the Blues Tracklist.

Belafonte Sings the Blues is an album by Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor (LPM/LSP-1972) in 1958. It was recorded in New York City on January 29 (with Alan Greene as conductor) and March 29 (with Bob Corman as conductor), and in Hollywood on June 5 and 7 (conducted by Dennis Farnon). The album was Belafonte's first to be recorded in stereophonic sound. A Fool for You" (Ray Charles). Losing Hand" (Charles Calhoun (Jesse Stone). One For My Baby" (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen).

I had never heard Harry Belafonte like this before. I proceeded to listen to the album at least once a week for a year. I had no information on the record except the music, the voice. It's not like today where with any fleeting interest or thought, The internet will give you most information you would or could want or for the most part need to discover about anything.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 A Fool For You
Written-By – Ray Charles
A2 Losing Hand
Written-By – Charles Calhoun
A3 One For My Baby
Written-By – Johnny Mercer - Harold Arlen*
A4 In The Evenin' Mama
Written-By – C. C. Carter*
A5 Hallelujah I Love Her So
Written-By – Ray Charles
A6 The Way That I Feel
Written-By – Fred Brooks
B1 Cotton Fields
Written-By – C. C. Carter*
B2 God Bless' The Child
Written-By – Herzog, Jr.*, Holiday*
B3 Mary Ann
Written-By – Ray Charles
B4 Sinner's Prayer
Written-By – Lowell Fulson
B5 Fare Thee Well
Written-By – Fred Brooks

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
  • Published By – Progressive
  • Published By – E. H. Morris
  • Published By – Julie Music
  • Published By – Sanga Music Inc.


  • Conductor – Alan Greene (tracks: A4), Bob Corman (tracks: A6, B5), Dennis Farnon (tracks: A1-A3, A5, B1-B4)
  • Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff
  • Producer – Ed Welker


Recorded in New York, January 29, 1958 and March 29; in Hollywood, June 5 and 7, 1958.

Cover has accentuated border of navy-blue faux-leather binding. Simulating a "Framed" cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side - Label): J2PP-4468
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side - Label): J2PP-4469
  • Matrix / Runout ((var. 1) A-Side - Stamped): J2 PP4468-2S I C1
  • Matrix / Runout ((var. 1) B-Side - Stamped): J2 PP4469-2S

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LOP-1006 Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings The Blues ‎(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LOP-1006 US 1958
LPM-1972 Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings The Blues ‎(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-1972 US 1958
430 274 S Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings The Blues ‎(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor 430 274 S France 1959
LOP 1006 Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings The Blues ‎(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Italiana LOP 1006 Italy 1958
LSP 1972 Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings The Blues ‎(LP, Album) RCA LSP 1972 Germany 1958