Belafonte Sings The Blues

HARRY BELAFONTE

BELAFONTE SINGS THE BLUES
24K GOLD CD

CATALOG: IMP8304
MSRP: $29.99 USD

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Belafonte’s first album entirely of blues songs is also his first stereo release. And what a stunner it is. Recorded over four days in New York and Los Angeles by Ed Welker, the poImpex’s line of classic RCA Living Stereo releases includes the inimitable vocal stylings of Harry Belafonte singing the timeless words and music of American blues in truly breath-taking sound.

Impex Records bring you Harry Belafonte’s ground-breaking blues set in full fidelity 24K Gold CD, featuring deluxe hardcover packaging with complete lyrics and gorgeous high resolution mastering by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering.

Belafonte Sings the Blues was recorded over 4 sessions during the first half of 1958, and released by RCA later that year. The album features performances of numerous Billie Holiday, Johnny Mercer, and Ray Charles songs performed in a way that only Belafonte can.

The blues are close to Belafonte’s heart and it shows in the way he delivers such tunes as “One For My Baby”, “Cotton Fields” and “God Bless the Child” among others.

Features:
• 24k Gold CD
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering
• Deluxe hard-cover packagingwer and dynamism of Belafonte’s voice is truly amazing, with a cast of top notch musicians providing confident, understated accompaniment.

Much like the legendaryBelafonte at Carnegie Hall—maybe even more so—Belafonte Sings the Blues puts one of the greatest voices of the century right there in your living room. Impex Records’ new 45-rpm 2 LP set releases every ounce of sonic purity from Kevin Gray’s discreet mastering and includes full lyrics inside and a bonus heavy stock insert of an historic Belafonte biography, unavailable on any LP reissue.

1. A Fool For You
2. Losing Hand
3. One For My Baby
4. In the Evenin’ Mama
5. Hallelujah I Love Her So
6. The Way That I Feel
7. Cotton Fields
8. God Bless the Child
9. Mary Ann
10. Sinner’s Prayer
11. Fare Thee Well