Streets I Have Walked

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LP mono   RCA LPM2695
LP stereo RCA LSP2695
LP RCA    RD7559
LP Victor: RA5253 Japan
LP Victor  SHP5202 Japan
LP RCA    5122

Reel to reel: FTP1196

CD BVCP-1034

Excerpts on EPA2695.

Recorded in 1963.
Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Howard RobertsWilliam Eaton, Ernie Calabria, guitar, Jay Berliner, guitar, John Cartwright, bass, Percy Brice, drums, Ralph MacDonald, percussion

A1 Sit Down # 2:29
A2 Erev Shel Shoshanim # 3:11
A3 Waltzing Matilda # 3:14
A4 My Old Paint # 3:27
A5 Mangwene Mpulele # 3:30
A6 This Land Is Your Land # 3:02
B1 Tunga # 3:13
B2 Sakura # 3:57
B3 Amen # 3:05
B4 The Borning Day # 3:31
B5 This Wicked Race # 3:05
B6 Come Away Melinda # 2:28

This is another of Belafonte's attempts to musically circumnavigate the globe, performing songs from a variety of world cultures. Songs from the West Indies, once a major portion of his repertoire, were reduced to one on this album. Joining him on this album is a junior high school choir from Queens, New York. The album is geared more toward children than Belafonte's previous efforts; included are such favorites as Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," the Australian classic "Waltzing Matilda," and the American cowboy song "My Old Paint (I Ride an Old Paint)." Highlights include the Japanese court song, "Sakura," the beautiful Israeli love song, "Erev Shel Shoshanim," and a South African song of celebration, "Mangwene Mpulele," which was also sung by Theodore Bikel on his first Elektra 12-inch LP, An Actor's Holiday. By this time, Belafonte was becoming somewhat of a world ambassador; he relates his experiences in the album notes, his first. ~ Cary Ginell, All Music Guide

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