About Belafonte Sings The Blues by Harry Belafonte:
Impex's line of classic RCA Living Stereo releases includes the inimitable vocal stylings of Harry Belafonte singing the timeless words and music of American blues in truly breath-taking sound.
Impex Records offers Harry Belafonte's ground-breaking blues set available for the first time on 45rpm 180g Vinyl, featuring exclusive historical essay insert on an elegant 84 lb pearlized paper stock and gorgeous high resolution mastering by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering.
Belafonte Sings the Blues was recorded over four sessions during the first half of 1958, and released by RCA later that year. The album features performances of numerous Billie Holiday, Johnny Mercer, and Ray Charles songs performed in a way that only Belafonte can.
The blues are close to Belafonte's heart and it shows in the way he delivers such tunes as "One For My Baby", "Cotton Fields" and "God Bless the Child" among others.
Recorded in New York, January 29, 1958, March 29, and in Hollywood June 5 and 7, 1958.
- Individually Numbered
- Strictly Limited to 2500 Copies!
- 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl
- Double LP
- Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering
- Historical essay on 84# Pearlized paper stock