Belafonte Sings The Blues (On Sale) by Harry Belafonte
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180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed
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.
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1. A Fool For You
2. Losing Hand
3. One For My Baby
4. In the Evenin' Mama
5. Hallelujah I Love Her So
6. The Way That I Feel
7. Cotton Fields
8. God Bless the Child
9. Mary Ann
10. Sinner's Prayer
11. Fare Thee Well
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