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Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites

Mark Twain and other Folk Favorites
Studio album by Harry Belafonte
Released 1954
Recorded RCA Victor's Manhattan Center and 24th Street Studios, April 9, 22 & 29 and May 13, 1954
Genre Vocal, calypso
Label RCA Victor LPM1022
Producer H. Winterhalter, Henri René, Jack Lewis, Joe Carlton
Harry Belafonte chronology
Mark Twain and other Folk Favorites
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Allmusic [1]

Mark Twain and other Folk Favorites is the debut album by Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor in 1954. It is out of print.

Track listing

  1. "Mark Twain" (Traditional, Harry Belafonte) – 3:42
  2. "Man Piaba" (Belafonte, Jack K. Rollins) – 3:30
  3. "John Henry" (Traditional) – 3:27
  4. "Tol' My Captain" (Paul Campbell) – 2:45
  5. "Kalenda Rock (Mourning Song)" (Traditional) – 3:2
  6. "The Drummer and the Cook" (Traditional, Paul Campbell) – 2:04
  7. "The Fox" (Traditional, Campbell) – 2:43
  8. "Soldier, Soldier" (Traditional, Campbell) – 1:37
  9. "The Next Big River" (Traditional, Campbell) – 0:20
  10. "Delia" (Fred Brooks, Lester Judson) – 2:58
  11. "Mo Mary" (Richard Dyer-Bennett) – 2:15
  12. "Lord Randall" (Traditional, Campbell) – 4:07

Paul Campbell was a fictitious entity used to copyright material in the public domain.[2]


  • Harry Belafonte – vocals
  • Millard Thomas – guitar
  • Orchestra and chorus supervised by Hugo Winterhalter

Production notes:

  • H. Winterhalter – producer
  • Henri René – producer
  • Jack Lewis – producer
  • Joe Carlton – producer
  • Kysar – cover art
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Solomon Linda, Songwriter Who Penned ‘The Lion,’ Finally Gets His Just Desserts

External links

  • Harry Belafonte and Friends web site.
  • Belafonte Tracks discography site.
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