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The Many Moods of Belafonte

The Many Moods of Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
Released 1962
Genre Vocal, folk
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Bollard
Harry Belafonte chronology

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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Many Moods of Belafonte is an album by Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor (LSP-2574) in 1962. The album features performances by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and vocalist Miriam Makeba.

Track listing

  1. "Tongue Tie Baby" (William Eaton) – 3:21
  2. "Who's Gonna Be Your Man" (Fred Brooks) – 3:42
  3. "'Long About Now" (Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff) – 3:55
  4. "Bamotsweri" – 2:33
  5. "I'm On My Way to Saturday" (Margo Guryan) – 2:45
  6. "Betty an' Dupree" – 5:19
  7. "Summertime Love" (Frank Loesser) – 3:58
  8. "Lyla, Lyla" (M. Zeira, N. Alterman) – 3:26
  9. "Zombie Jamboree" (Traditional) – 3:35
  10. "Try To Remember" (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) – 3:24
  11. "Dark as a Dungeon" (Merle Travis) – 4:15


  • Harry Belafonte – vocals
  • Miriam Makeba – vocals on "Bamotsweri"
  • Ernie Calabria – guitar
  • Millard Thomas – guitar
  • Jay Berliner – guitar
  • Hugh Masekela – trumpet
  • John Cartwright – bass
  • Norman Keenan – bass
  • Bill Salter – bass
  • Percy Brice – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion
  • Auchee Lee – percussion
  • Danny Barrajanos – percussion
  • Julio Collazo – percussion

Production notes:

  • Bob Bollard – producer
  • Orchestra conducted by William Eaton
  • William Eaton – leader
  • Bob Simpson – engineer
  • Ed Begley – mastering
  • Peter Perri – cover photo

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1962 The Billboard 200 25


External links

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