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Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte album)

Midnight Special
Studio album by Harry Belafonte
Released 1962
Genre Vocal
Label RCA Victor LSP2449
Producer Hugo Montenegro
Harry Belafonte chronology
Jump Up Calypso
Midnight Special
The Many Moods of Belafonte
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]

Midnight Special is a 1962 album by Jamaican-American singer, Harry Belafonte. The album notably contains the very first official recording of Bob Dylan, who plays harmonica on the title track.


  • Track listing 1
  • Critical Reception 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Chart positions 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Track listing

  1. "Midnight Special" – 3:55
  2. "Crawdad Song" – 3:32
  3. "Memphis Tennessee" – 4:53
  4. "Gotta Travel On" – 4:20
  5. "Did You Hear About Jerry?" – 2:52
  6. "On Top of Old Smokey" – 5:54
  7. "Muleskinner" – 3:26
  8. "Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad" – 5:40
  9. "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" (Traditional) – 3:54

Critical Reception

Pig River Records praised "The Midnight Special" on its 50th anniversary giving it 8.1/10.


  • Harry Belafonte – vocals
  • Ernie Calabria – guitar
  • Millard Thomas – guitar
  • Norman Keenan – bass
  • Percy Brice – drums
  • Danny Barrajanos – drums
  • Don Lamond – drums
  • Joe Wilder – trumpet solo
  • Jerome Richardson – saxophone
  • Bob Dylan – harmonica on track 1

Production notes:

  • Hugo Montenegro – producer
  • Conducted and arranged by Jimmy Jones
  • Bob Simpson – engineer, mastering
  • Peter Perri – cover photo
  • Bob Bollard – liner notes

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1962 The Billboard 200 8


  1. ^ Allmusic review

External links

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