Updated:- June 22, 2007

No.

Year

Description

Type

Duration

Code

33) Jamaica Farewell

1st

1955

RCA-LPM-1248 ¯ Calypso

LP

(3:04)

A6

2nd

1956

RCA-47-6663 ¯ Single B/W Once Was

45

(2:46)

S4

Not the now-famous original track from the Calypso

album, but the slower, and more highly orchestrated

re-make that climbed the charts back in 1956-57.

3rd

1959

RCA-LSO-6006 ¯ Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(4:51)

A13

Starts off with a quaint preamble.

4th

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(4:25)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

5th

1989

EMI Electrola-198-7924441 ¯ Belafonte In Germany '89

2LP Live

(5:49)

A41

6th

1997

Island-314-524384-2 ¯ An Evening With Friends

CD Live

(6:44)

A43

34) Jean and Dinah

1st

1972

RCA-VPSX-6077 ¯ Belafonte ... Live!

2LP Live

(--)

A35

Part of Carnival Medley (17:20)

2nd

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(--)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

Part of Carnival Medley (16:00)

35) Jerry

1st

1952

RCA-47-4892 ¯ Single B/W Man Smart

45

(2:31)

S4, A3

This same track can be found on the extended-play,

Belafonte Sings Man Smart, RCA-EPA-412.

2nd

52-81

RCA Germany-PL 43683 ¯ Rare Belafonte

LP

(2:15)

C2

Alternate take from 1952 appearing on this 1981

compilation LP.

36) John Henry

1st

1954

RCA-LPM-1022 ¯ Mark Twain

LP

(3:29)

A4

2nd

1959

RCA-LSO-6006 ¯ Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(4:50)

A13

3rd

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(3:57)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

37) Judy Drownded

1st

1957

RCA-LPM-1505 ¯ Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean

LP

(3:28)

A8

2nd

1966

RCA-LSP-3658 ¯ Calypso In Brass

LP

(3:07)

A27

38) Jump Down, Spin Around

1st

1955

RCA-LPM-1150 ¯ Belafonte

LP

(1:54)

A5

2nd

1960

RCA-LSO-6007 ¯ Belafonte Returns To Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(2:35)

A16

3rd 60-94 BMG-09026-62690-2 ¯ Belafonte Returns To Carnegie Hall CD Live (2:14) C38
    A surprise recording of "Jump Down, Spin Around" dating from 1960. Released for the first time in 1994.      

39) Jump In The Line

1st

1961

RCA-LPM-2388 ¯ Jump Up Calypso

LP

(3:39)

A17

2nd

1966

RCA-LSP-3658 ¯ Calypso In Brass

LP

(4:20)

A27

3rd

1972

RCA-VPSX-6077 ¯  Belafonte ... Live!

2LP Live

(--)

A35

Part of Carnival Medley (17:20)

4th

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(--)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

Part of Carnival Medley (16:00)

40) Kingston Market

1st

1961

RCA-LPM-2388 ¯ Jump Up Calypso

LP

(3:11)

A17

2nd

61-94

BMG-07863-52388-2 ¯ Jump Up Calypso

CD

(3:11)

C12

Alternate track issued on CD in 1994.

41) Kwela

1st

1988

EMI-Capitol-E1-46971 ¯ Paradise In Gazankulu

LP

(3:53)

A40

2nd

1989

EMI Electrola-198-7924441 ¯ Belafonte In Germany '89

2LP Live

(6:36)

A41

3rd

1997

Island-314-524384-2 ¯ An Evening With Friends

CD Live

(5:32)

A43

42) La Bamba

1st

58-01

RCA/BMG-07863-68097-2 ¯ Very Best Of Harry Belafonte

CD

(5:55)

C18

A welcome recording of "La Bamba" dating from 1958.
Released for the first time in 2001.

2nd

1960

RCA-LSO-6007 ¯ Belafonte Returns To Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(6:17)

A16

3rd 60-94 BMG-09026-62690-2 ¯ Belafonte Returns To Carnegie Hall CD Live (8:04) C41
    A surprise recording of "La Bamba" dating from 1960. Released for the first time in 1994.      

43) Little Bernadette

1st

1958

RCA-47-1008 ¯ Single B/W Mary's Boy Child

45

(3:06)

S4

2nd

58-03

Woodford Music WMCD 5643 ¯ Simply The Best

CD

(4:16)

C35

An alternate take dating from 1958.
Released for the first time in 2003.

44) Long About Now

1st

1962

RCA-LSP-2574 ¯ The Many Moods

LP

(3:55)

A19

2nd

1966

RCA-LSP-3571 ¯ In My Quiet Room

LP

(4:24)

A26

45) Look Over Yonder

1st

1960

RCA-LSP-2194 ¯ Swing Dat Hammer

LP

(2:51)

A15

2nd

1963

RCA-LSO-6009 ¯ Belafonte At The Greek Theatre

2LP Live

(4:42)

A21

Performed as a medley with Be My Woman, Gal.

3rd

1972

RCA-VPSX-6077 ¯ Belafonte ... Live!

2LP Live

(6:16)

A35

Performed as a medley with Be My Woman, Gal.

46) Mama Look A Boo Boo

1st

57-02

Bear BCD 16262 EL ¯ Island In The Sun 1949 - 1957 5CD Box

(3:00)

C26

2nd

1957

RCA-47-6830 ¯ Single B/W Don't Ever Love Me

45

(2:58)

S4

3rd

1959

RCA-LSO-6006 ¯ Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(5:01)

A13

Peppered with playful antics.

4th

1966

RCA-LSP-3658 ¯ Calypso In Brass

LP

(3:07)

A27

Also on RCA Single 47-9075, B/W Hurry Sundown

5th

1972

RCA-VPSX-6077 ¯ Belafonte ... Live!

2LP Live

(--)

A35

Part of Carnival Medley (17:20)

6th

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(--)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

Part of Carnival Medley (16:00)

47) Man Piaba

1st

1954

RCA-LPM-1022 ¯ Mark Twain

LP

(3:31)

A4

2nd

1959

RCA-LSO-6006 ¯ Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(6:08)

A13

Humorous spoken intro.

3rd

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(--)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

Part of Carnival Medley (16:00)

48) Man Smart (Woman Smarter)

1st

1952

RCA-47-4892 ¯ Single B/W Jerry (This Timber Got To Roll)

45

(2:30)

S4, A3

Also found on extended-play, Belafonte Sings

Man Smart, RCA-EPA-412, a "must-hear."

2nd

52-00

RCA-07863-67403-2 ¯ Harry Belafonte, Greatest Hits

CD

(2:30)

C13

Alternate Take from 1952, released on 3 CD set in 2000.

3rd

1955

RCA-LPM-1248 ¯ Calypso

LP

(3:30)

A6

4th

1959

RCA-LSO-6006 ¯ Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(4:17)

A13

5th

1966

RCA-LSP-3658 ¯ Calypso In Brass

LP

(4:49)

A27

49) Marching To The Fair

1st

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(5:26)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

2nd

1977

CBS-CB86045 ¯ Turn The World Around

LP

(5:44)

A38

CBS-Sony-25AP-1581

50) Marianne

1st

1972

RCA-VPSX-6077 ¯ Belafonte ... Live!

2LP Live

(--)

A35

Part of Carnival Medley (17:20)

2nd

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(--)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

Part of Carnival Medley (16:00)

51) Mary's Boy Child

1st

1956

RCA-LPM-1402 ¯ An Evening With Belafonte

LP

(4:20)

A7

2nd

1956

RCA-47-6663 ¯ Single B/W Venezuela

45

(2:53)

S4

An alternate take chosen for its shorter duration.

3rd

1991

Hallmark - 295 XPR 9708 ¯ The Tradition Of Christmas

LP

(4:29)

A42

52) Matilda, Matilda

1st

1953

RCA-47-5311 ¯ Single B/W Suzanne

45

(2:27)

S4

This vintage interpretation is a "must-hear."

2nd

1955

RCA-LPM-1150 ¯ Belafonte

LP

(3:34)

A5

Re-arranged to simulate the spontaneity

of a live performance.

3rd

1959

RCA-LSO-6006 ¯ Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(12:46)

A13

First live recording of Matilda.

Play-time includes over 90 seconds of applause.

4th

1966

Philips-BEL 1 ¯ Belafonte-En Gränslös Kväll På Operan

LP Live

(7:33)

A25

5th

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(5:22)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

6th

1989

EMI Electrola-198-7924441 ¯ Belafonte In Germany '89

2LP Live

(8:46)

A41

7th

1997

Island-314-524384-2 ¯ An Evening With Friends

CD Live

(9:50)

A43

53) Merci Bon Dieu

1st

56-02

Bear BCD 16262 EL ¯ Island In The Sun 1949 - 1957 5CD Box

(2:54)

C23

2nd

1956

RCA-LPM-1402 ¯ An Evening With Belafonte

LP

(2:49)

A7

3rd

1959

RCA-LSO-6006 ¯ Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

2LP Live

(2:46)

A13

54) Midnight Special

1st

1962

RCA-LSP-2449 ¯ The Midnight Special

LP

(3:55)

A18

2nd

62-01

RCA/BMG-07863-68097-2 ¯ Very Best Of Harry Belafonte

CD

(3:45)

C15

Alternate take from 1962, released for the first time in 2001.

55) Mr. Bojangles

1st

69-?

Time/Life Collection ¯ Legendary Singers

LP Set

(3:50)

C33

2nd

1969

RCA-LSP-4301 ¯ By Request

LP

(4:57)

A31

3rd

1972

RCA-VPSX-6077 ¯ Belafonte ... Live!

2LP Live

(5:16)

A35

4th

1974

RCA-R4P5054 ¯ Belafonte In Japan

2LP Live

(6:01)

A37

Victor RCA-9101 / 9102

56) My Old Man

1st

1970

RCA-PRS-295 ¯ For The Love Of Life, Harry & Lena

LP (TV)

(4:23)

A33

2nd

1973

RCA-APL1-0094 ¯ Play Me

LP

(4:31)

A36

57) Once Was

1st

1956

RCA-LPM-1402 ¯ An Evening With Belafonte

LP

(4:45)

A7

2nd

1956

RCA-47-6663 ¯ Single B/W Jamaica Farewell

45

(2:53)

S4

An alternate take of shorter duration.

58) Out De Fire

1st

1970

RCA-LSP-4521 ¯ Calypso Carnival

LP

(3:45)

A34

2nd

1972

RCA-VPSX-6077 ¯ Belafonte ... Live!

2LP Live

(11:13)

A35

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