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Harry Belafonte (1st March Birthday)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:32 pm
by john poole
Harold George Belafonte - born 1st March, 1927 (Harlem) - 84 today

'Midnight Special' (1962 - audio only)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMcGvA21Xl0
40+ years later the harmonica player would write - "Harry was that rare type of character who radiates greatness, and you hope some of it rubs off on you"

extract from documentary on the Village Vanguard in New York - Belafonte & Miriam Makeba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMqjf6PEcG4

'My Old Man' - Jerry Jeff Walker song (from 1970 TV special "Harry & Lena")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SYx6jINrfU

Re: Harry Belafonte (1st March Birthday)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:38 pm
by kas
Belafonte and Nat King Cole turn their number into a comedy act:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N7mV46K ... re=related

And here is that "Jamaica Farewell" that briefly crops up on that Belafonte/Makeba clip.
It has always been my favourite among the Belafonte calypso (or mento to be pedantic) songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4r5C6MU ... re=related

Re: Harry Belafonte (1st March Birthday)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:56 pm
by uiwangmike
kas wrote:Belafonte and Nat King Cole turn their number into a comedy act

Doing the same song, with Danny Kaye:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmPuZgyl3FE
And the two with Nana Mouskouri, doing Greek/Turkish? The Youtube page has lengthy and impassioned discussion about the song's provenance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CL9VcdZ ... re=related

Re: Harry Belafonte (1st March Birthday)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:45 am
by john poole
90 today.

From the 1958 stereo LP "Belafonte sings the blues" - 'Losing Hand', the Jesse Stone song previously recorded by Ray Charles in 1954
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsvocIE2w3U
Don Fagerquist - trumpet; Milt Bernhart - trombone; Plas Johnson - tenor sax; Jimmy Rowles - piano; Howard Roberts - guitar; Red Callendar - bass; Jack Sperling - drums; Dennis Farnon - arranger & leader

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/video ... ce-w465214