An Evening With Belafonte

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LP mono: RCA LPM1402
LP pseudostereo: RCA LPE1402
LP RCA A10V-0104 10"
LP Victor RA-5082 Japan
LP Victor SHP-5060 Japan
LP RCA RD-27001 UK
LP RCA L-10262 Australia
LP RCA ANL1-1434
MC RCA ANK1-1434
All songs are also on the album BCD16262
and on the CD box RGMCD006
Released in 1957
Will Lorin  and His Orchestra including Harry Sweets Edison on trumpet and Si Zentner on trombone.
Millard Thomas Guitar (1-9, 11)
Frantz Casseus Guitar (1-6, 8-9, 11)
Producers: Henri René, Dennis Farnon and Edward Welker.
Recorded at Radio Recorders Studio in Hollywood, July 20-26, 1956
Liner-notes: John S. Wilson

LPM1402 A10V-0104  
A1 A1 Merci Bon Dieu # 2:49
A2 - Once Was # 4:45
A3 A2 Hava Nageela # 3:13
A4 A3 Danny Boy # 5:50
A5 - The Drummer And The Cook # 3:55
A6 A4 Come O My Love # 4:26
B1 B1 Shenandoah # 3:45
B2 - Mary's Boy Child # 4:20
B3 B2 Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma # 5:30
B4 B3 Eden Was Just Like This # 2:59
B5 B4 When The Saints Go Marching In # 3:39

Riding high on the success of the Calypso album, Harry Belafonte went back to doing what he had started out to do: record a variety of folk songs from different cultures around the world. This album exhibited his widest scope of selections yet, including songs from Haiti ("Merci Bon Dieu"), Israel ("Hava Nageela"), and Mexico ("Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma"), the latter a six minute tour de force. Although Belafonte would never score with a single as big as "Day O" again, An Evening With Belafonte did include the West Indian Christmas song "Mary's Boy Child," which became a huge seller in Great Britain. It was becoming apparent that Harry Belafonte was not interested in having hit singles, but only to present his albums as miniature lessons in global folk music.
~ Cary Ginell, All Music Guide

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