Up until 1957, RCA released albums simultaneously in 2 formats, 33J rpm (12 in.) LP
and 45 rpm (7 in.) EP. At the time they were uncertain that the long-play record, containing
up to 12 selections, would gain acceptance with both artists and fans. As it turned out, the LP
quickly became the preferred medium for the recording of all types of music, a status retained
for over 30 years (i.e. up until the arrival of the Compact Disc in the early 1980s). This listing
brings together those 45 rpm extended-play recordings whose tracks were drawn
from the original LPs presented earlier.

RCA-EPA-559 (From LPM-1022) Harry Belafonte
Matrix Nos: E4VH-0372 / 0373
1954, 45 rpm EP
1. Delia (2:58)
2. The Fox (2:50)
3. Kalenda Rock (3:23)
4. The Drummer And The Cook (2:03)

RCA-EPB-1022 (From LPM-1022) Mark Twain
Matrix Nos: E4VH-0131 / 0132 / 0133 / 0134
1954, 45 rpm EP (2 records)
1. Mark Twain (3:44)
2. Man Piaba (3:31)
3. John Henry (3:29)
4. Tol' My Captain (2:45)
5. Soldier, Soldier (1:36)
6. The Next Big River (0:20)
7. Mo Mary (2:14)
8. Lord Randall (4:08)

RCA-EPA-693 (From LPM-1150) Belafonte Act 1
Matrix Nos: F2PH-7732 / 7733
1955, 45 rpm EP
1. Take My Mother Home (6:00)
2. Unchained Melody (3:13)
3. Matilda (3:34)

 

RCA-EPA-694 (From LPM-1150) Belafonte Act 2
Matrix Nos: F2PH-7734 / 7735
1955, 45 rpm EP
1. Sylvie (5:21)
2. In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin' (3:15)
3. Jump Down, Spin Around (1:54)

 

RCA-EPA-695 (From LPM-1150) Belafonte Act 3
Matrix Nos: F2PH-7736 / 7737
1955, 45 rpm EP
1. Noah (4:53)
2. Suzanne (Every Night) (3:19)
3. Waterboy (3:42)

 

RCA-EPA-768 (From LPM-1248) Calypso
Matrix Nos: G2PH-2990 / 2991
1955, 45 rpm EP
1. Day O (3:02)
2. Will His Love Be Like His Rum (2:34)
3. Jamaica Farewell (3:04)
4. Dolly Dawn (3:17)


RCA-EPA-1248 (From LPM-1248) Calypso
Matrix Nos: G2PH-2986 / 2987 / 2988 / 2989
1955, 45 rpm EP (2 records)
1. Day O (3:02)
2. I Do Adore Her (2:47)
3. Jamaica Farewell (3:04)
4. Will His Love Be Like His Rum (2:34)
5. Star O (2:04)
6. Hosanna (2:39)
7. Brown Skin Girl (2:45)
8. Dolly Dawn (3:17)

RCA-EPA-1-1402 (From LPM-1402) An Evening With Belafonte Vol. 1
Matrix Nos: G2PH-9616 / 9617
1956, 45 rpm EP
1. Merci Bon Dieu (2:49)
2. The Drummer And The Cook (3:55)
3. Danny Boy (5:50)


RCA-EPA-2-1402 (From LPM-1402) An Evening With Belafonte Vol. 2
Matrix Nos: G2PH-9618 / 9619
1956, 45 rpm EP
1. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma (5:30)
2. Hava Nageela (3:13)
3. When The Saints Go Marching In (3:39)


RCA-EPA-3-1402 (From LPM-1402) An Evening With Belafonte Vol. 3
Matrix Nos: G2PH-9620 / 9621
1956, 45 rpm EP
1. Come O My Love (4:26)
2. Eden Was Just Like This (2:59)
3. Shenandoah (3:45)


RCA-EPA-4084 (From LPM-1505) Harry Belafonte, Island In The Sun
Matrix Nos: H2PH-4367 / 4368
1957, 45 rpm EP
1. Island In The Sun (3:21)
2. Cocoanut Woman (3:18)
3. Lead Man Holler (4:18)



RCA-EPA-1-1505 (From LPM-1505)
Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean
Matrix Nos: H2PH-4369 / 4370
1957, 45 rpm EP
1. Haiti Cherie (3:18)
2. Love, Love Alone (3:19)
3. Lucy's Door (3:43)
4. Scratch, Scratch (2:39)


RCA-EPA-4217 (From LPM-1505)
Ballads By Belafonte
Matrix Nos: J2PH-0651 / 0652
1957, 45 rpm EP
1. Cordelia Brown (2:53)
2. Judy Drownded (3:28)
3. Lead Man Holler (4:18)
4. Angelique-O (2:40)

RCA-EPA-4263 (From LOP-1006) Belafonte Sings The Blues
Matrix Nos: J2PH-2987 / 2988
1958, 45 rpm EP
1. God Bless The Child (5:03)
2. Hallelujah I Love Her So (2:53)
3. Mary Ann (2:41)

 

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