Belafonte Sings the Blues

Harry Belafonte


Belafonte has never before sung on records as he does on Sings The Blues — he is freer, more earthy, more exultantly identified with his material than ever before.

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exclusive VMP Curated Pick
jacket type Tip-On
label Analogue Productions
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
pressing location Quality Record Pressings (QRP)
release type Reissue
remastering details Lacquers Cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
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1lp
format
1958
original release year
331/3
rpm
speed
12
inch
vinyl size
200
gram
weight
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Belafonte has never before sung on records as he does in this album. He is freer, more earthy, more exultantly identified with his material than ever before. He has always communicated an often ferocious power as well as lyrical sensitivity, but in this collection he achieves a unity of emotional strength in and understanding of his material that marks an important stage in his evolution as an artist.

As the liner notes by Nat Hentoff state, there is not much to say about the individual performances that is not entirely clear on hearing them. Truly a classic for discerning audiophiles, Belafonte Sings The Blues was the first Belafonte album recorded in stereo. The sound is incredible, and the dead-silent backgrounds of QRP 200-gram vinyl preserve every exquisite detail! This is one of Belafonte's most satisfying set of performances.

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Belafonte Sings the Blues

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