Belafonte at Carnegie Hall is a live double album by Harry Belafonte issued by RCA Victor. It is the first of two Belafonte Carnegie Hall albums, and was recorded on April 19 and April 20, 1959. The concerts were benefits for The New Lincoln School and Wiltwyck School, respectively. The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1961 Grammy Awards. The original RCA CD reissue on a single disc, omitted several tracks. Cotton Fields" – 4:18.
More albums from Harry Belafonte: Belafonte Sings Of Love by Harry Belafonte. Streets I Have Walked by Harry Belafonte. K-tel Presents Belafonte by Harry Belafonte. The Warm Touch by Harry Belafonte. Belafonte At The Greek Theatre by Harry Belafonte. I Wish You A Merry Christmas by Harry Belafonte.
Album · 1960 · 18 Songs. Jump Down Spin Around (Live). Harry Belafonte & The Belafonte Folk Singers. 2. Suzanne (Every Night When the Sun Goes Down). 3. A Little Lyric of Great Importance (Live).
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The original source recording of this album is a minor miracle; while you may not know (or be interested) this album repeatedly gets accolades from specialty hi-end audio magazines for the quality of the recording and deservedly so. Artistically, it is, of course, also on this level; this is Belafonte at his very best; the added dimension of his "working the audience" is utterly delightful though at the time he did Carnegie Hall just about ALL his albums were "best albums.
Carnegie was scheduled to be torn down, although this was an edict that was thankfully short-lived. The hall was instead renovated and remains one of New York's premier showplaces. The first Carnegie Hall recording from the previous year had had such an impact on the recording industry that it opened up new vistas for live recordings. Belafonte faced the challenge of living up to his own legend. For this concert, he began what would be a concert tradition for him: sharing the spotlight with up-and-coming folk performers.