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Swing Dat Hammer

Swing Dat Hammer
Harry Belafonte
Released 1960
Recorded 1960
Genre Vocal, folk
Length 37:25
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Bollard
Harry Belafonte chronology

Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall
(1960)
Swing Dat Hammer
(1960)
Jump Up Calypso
(1961)
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Swing Dat Hammer is an album by Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor (LPM/LSP-2194) in 1960. It is a collection of chain gang work songs. The last cut is a collection of workmen conversations.

At the Grammy Awards of 1961 Swing Dat Hammer won the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.

Track listing

  1. "Look Over Yonder" – 2:51
  2. "Bald Headed Woman" – 3:30
  3. "Grizzly Bear" – 3:27
  4. "Diamond Joe" (Belafonte) – 3:36
  5. "Here Rattler Here" – 3:57
  6. "Another Man Done Gone" (Vera Hall, Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Ruby Pickens Tartt) – 2:21
  7. "Swing Dat Hammer " – 4:38
  8. "Go Down Old Hannah" – 3:47
  9. "Rocks and Gravel" – 4:10
  10. "Talkin' an' Signifyin' " – 5:08

Personnel

  • Harry Belafonte – vocals
  • The Belafonte Folk Singers – vocals
  • Millard Thomas – guitar
  • Robert De Cormier – conductor

Production notes

  • Produced by Bob Bollard
  • Engineered by Bob Simpson

References

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