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Island In The Sun - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962

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Island In The Sun - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962
Island In The Sun - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962


One of the most important and influential black men of the past sixty or so years, Harry Belafonte is still involved on the world stage as a political activist and UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador. But back in the mid-50s he was, for a couple of years, just about the most popular and successful singer in the world, widely known as 'The King Of Calypso'. Indeed, his LP Calypso topped the US charts for 31 weeks in 1956, and was the very first album to sell a million copies. This unique compilation features all of Belafonte's US and UK hit singles between 1953-62, plus some of the most popular sides from several of his biggest-selling LPs during this same period. Includes the hits 'Gomen Nasai', 'Jamaica Farewell', 'Mary's Boy Child', 'Banana Boat Song', 'Mama Looka Boo-Boo', 'Cocoanut Woman', 'Island In The Sun', 'Scarlet Ribbons', 'The Waiting Game', 'Ain't That Love', 'Little Bernadette', 'Son Of Mary' and 'Hole In The Bucket' (a duet with Odetta) Also includes important LP tracks like 'Unchained Melody', 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter', 'Eden Was Just Like This', 'Another Man Done Gone', 'Midnight Special', etc. This is the first compilation to include all of Belafonte's chart records, and features sides which have never previously appeared on CD.


  1. Name
  2. Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)
  3. John Henry
  4. Unchained Melody
  5. Man Smart, Woman Smarter
  6. Jamaica Farewell
  7. Marys Boy Child
  8. Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
  9. Eden Was Just Like This
  10. Hold 'Em Joe
  11. Im Just A Country Boy
  12. Mama Looka Boo-Boo
  13. Dont Ever Love Me
  14. Cocoanut Woman
  15. Island In The Sun
  16. Scratch, Scratch
  17. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  18. The Waiting Game
  19. Ain't That Love
  20. Little Bernadette
  21. Son Of Mary
  22. Another Man Done Gone
  23. The Baby Boy
  24. Hole In The Bucket (With Odetta)
  25. Midnight Special
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