Harry Belafonte: Pure Gold

Audio Samples

>Day-O
>Jamaica Farewell
>Sweetheart From Venezuela
>Kingston Market
>Angelina
>Jump in the Line
>Matilda
>Come Back Liza
>Jump Down, Spin Around
>Man Smart (Woman Smarter)

Track List

>Day-O
>Jamaica Farewell
>Sweetheart From Venezuela
>Kingston Market
>Angelina
>Jump in the Line
>Matilda
>Come Back Liza
>Jump Down, Spin Around
>Man Smart (Woman Smarter)

Album Notes

Personnel includes: Harry Belafonte (vocals); Millard Thomas (guitar).

Producers: Herman Diaz, E.O. Walker, Bob Bollard, Henri Rene.

Compilation producer: Paul Williams.

Digitally remastered by Chick Crumpacker and Dick Baxter (1992, BMG Recording Studios, New York, New York).

Although he was embraced by an enormous pop audience--for a while, he was a bigger star than Elvis--Harry Belafonte was first and foremost a calypso singer, and it's in this style that almost all of his most beloved songs were recorded. PURE GOLD, a classic hits compilation from the early '60s, collects almost all of the best.

"Day-O" (a.k.a. "The Banana Boat Song"), "Jamaica Farewell," the BEETLEJUICE-revived "Jump In the Line," "Jump Down, Spin Around," "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)": all are both classics of calypso and great pop songs. This is intoxicating, impossible-to-hate music; PURE GOLD is possibly the best single-disc Harry Belafonte collection available.



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