Harry Belafonte - Calypso (Mono)

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Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio! Harry Belafonte is a Super Star known throughout the world for making "Calypso" mainstream. When you think of Harry Belafonte's greatest hits, you think of "Calypso". Released in 1956 as Harry's second album, "Calypso" changed conventional music forever. The album features the classics "Day-O (Banana Boat Song)", "Jamaica Farewell", "Hosanna", "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)" and many more. "Calypso" is one of the first albums to sell over a million copies. "This is the album that made Harry Belafonte's career. Up to this point, calypso had only been a part of Belafonte's focus in his recordings of folk music styles. But with this landmark album, calypso not only became tattooed to Belafonte permanently; it had a revolutionary effect on folk music in the 1950s and '60s... Calypso became the first million-selling album by a single artist, spending an incredible 31 weeks at the top of the Billboard album charts, remaining on the charts for 99 weeks... For a decade, just about every folksinger and folk group featured in their repertoire at least one song that was of West Indian origin or one that had a calypso beat. They all can be attributed to this one remarkable album." - Cary Ginell, allmusic.com Selections: 1. Day O 2. I Do Adore Her 3. Jamaica Farewell 4. Will His Love Be Like His Rum? 5. Dolly Dawn 6. Star O 7. The Jack-Ass Song 8. Hosanna 9. Come Back Liza 10. Brown Skin Girl 11. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)

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Record Label Audio Fidelity
Music Genre Pop - Rock