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Belafonte (album)

Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
Released 1956
Recorded RCA Victor's Manhattan Center and 24th Street Studios, August 10 – 19, 1955
Genre Vocal, calypso
Label RCA Victor LPM1150
Producer Henri René
Harry Belafonte chronology

Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites
(1954)
Belafonte
(1956)
Calypso
(1956)
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Belafonte is the second studio by American recording artist Harry Belafonte, released in 1956. The album became his first to debut at number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, topping the chart for six weeks before being knocked out of the top spot by Elvis Presley's self-titled debut album.

Track listing

  1. "Waterboy" (Avery Robinson) – 3:42
  2. "Troubles" (Harry Belafonte) – 3:38
  3. "Suzanne" (Belafonte, Millard Thomas) – 3:19
  4. "Matilda" (Norman Span) – 3:11
  5. "Take My Mother Home" (Hall Johnson) – 6:00
  6. "Noah" (Belafonte, William Attaway) – 4:53
  7. "Scarlet Ribbons" (Jack Segal, Evelyn Danzig) – 3:13
  8. "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'"(Norman Luboff, Belafonte) – 3:15
  9. "Unchained Melody" (Hy Zaret, Alex North) – 3:18
  10. "Jump Down, Spin Around" (Luboff, Belafonte, Attaway) – 1:54
  11. "Sylvie" (Huddie Ledbetter, Paul Campbell) – 5:21

Personnel

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Preceded by
Oklahoma! by Soundtrack
US Billboard 200 number-one album
March 24 – April 28, 1956 (six weeks)
Succeeded by
Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley


  • Harry Belafonte and Friends web site.
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