Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Harry Belafonte - Belafonte (1956)

I really like Harry Belafonte, and I wish I had a better copy of this album. But, I haven't been able to find a posting of it, so I thought I would go ahead and record and post my copy. I ran it through the click removal five times, but there is still noise, and several of the songs have skips. So, if anyone out there has a better copy, please post it and let me know!

This is one of Harry's early albums (I think it was his second), and the liner notes say that "most of the songs in this collection will be familiar to all". Well, I've only heard three of them, but the entire album is good. As the liner notes say, "great folk themes are immortal and timeless". The three songs that I'm familiar with (and thus my favorites on the album) are "Matilda" (makes me want to sing along), "Scarlet Ribbons" (it's so sweet it always makes me cry), and "Unchained Melody" (always a beautiful song). I hope you like these songs, and the rest of the album!

Track listing for Harry Belafonte - Belafonte (link has been deleted - go buy CD on Amazon):

Side 1:
1. Water Boy
2. Troubles
3. Suzanne (Every Night When the Sun Goes Down)
4. Matilda
5. Take My Mother Home

Side 2:
1. Noah
2. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
3. In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'
4. Unchained Melody
5. Jump Down, Spin Around
6. Sylvie

BTW, the last four records (and this one) were recorded on my new ION USB turntable! I got the TTUSB05 and it works great! Also, I haven't received any comments on Sharlene Sharp. Doesn't anyone out there have any info on her or Sonny Look???


Il Idioto said...

I couldn't find your contact information and so I will contact you through this thread. I noticed your Star Trek stuff a long time ago and wondered if anybody had other music and songs from Star Trek the original series--besides those that have already been released--and found some of the stuff from "The Way To Eden" with Charles Napier. Well, I made my own and thought you might want a copy as I have taken quite a bit of music over the last year or so from you. Use this ink:
John Bishop

Esther said...

Hi, John,

Thanks so much for the link to your Star Trek music! I'll be sure to listen to it!
I haven't really searched blogdom for particular Star Trek music - mostly people send me links. But there are quite a few blogs out there that specialize in soundtracks and I'm sure there's someone with Star Trek stuff. Comments from anyone else out there?


windbag said...

I have a spare, very nice copy of LSP-1150e (rechannelled stereo), original "RCA VICTOR" silver letters pressing, free to a good home. Not sure how to get your contact info. Anyone who's a fan of Telly Savalas, Lorne Greene, and Richard Chamberlain is fine by me.