||Very Best of Harry Belafonte CD (2001)
Ralph Hunter albums Recorded between 1952 & 1961. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Released in 2001, this 22-track compilation presents many of the finest 1950s and early-'60s recordings by the "King of Calypso," Harry Belafonte. Although the soulful Jamaican-born singer/actor ventured into various musical genres, the set remains largely focused on Belafonte's island-themed pop songs, most notably the boisterous "Day-O (Banana Boat)" and the lilting "Jamaica Farewell." There are occasional exceptions, though, such as his elegant take on Leadbelly's blues classic "Cotton Fields." For those wanting only one Belafonte disc in their music collection, this is it.
UK compilation featuring most of the 'calypso kings' most popular recordings alongside some inspired covers. Includes comprehensive sleevenotes. 22 tracks including, 'Island In The Sun' and 'Mama, Look At Bubu'. 2000 release. Standard jewelcase.
Digitally remastered by Mike Harty & Bill Lacey.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
Personnel includes: Harry Belafonte (vocals); Henri Rene, Bob Corman, Ralph Hunter (conductor); Millard Thomas, Frantz Casseus, Victor Messer, Laurindo Almeida (guitar); Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra.
Producers include: Dave Kapp, Henri Rene, Dennis Farnon, Ed Welker, Joe Carlton.
||Things Change CD (2005) |
Ralph Hunter music CDs "Things Change is The Square Egg's third and best album -- in fact, the crew's third album in the stretch of a single year -- a more stridently social and political effort with a wildly adventurous sound!
The Square Egg is just about the most individualistic projects you'll find in the Nusoul underground -- featuring spoken, rhymed, and word jazz vocals by Lee -- with laid back support by a ...