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The Early Years at Capitol Records

  • 1. Close Your Eyes
    2. They Didn't Believe Me
    3. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
    4. Deep as the River
    5. Farewell to Arms
    6. Whispering
    7. How Green Was My Valley
    8. I Still Get a Thrill
    9. Monkey
    10. Love
    11. Calypso Be Bop
    12. Run, Run, Run
    13. Magic Composer
    14. Naughty Little Flea, The
    15. Jump in the Line
    16. Shi-Du-Bi-Du-Bab
    17. Bachelor's Life
    18. I Can't Cross Over
    19. Out de Fire
    20. Mister, Give Me de Rent
    21. It All Began with Adam and Eve
    22. Donkey Bray
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 19504

  • Credits
    ProducerAnaida Garcia; Hugh Fordin (Reissue)

    Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
    Before Harry Belafonte struck upon his iconic, multimillion-selling combination of calypso, folk, and pop, he briefly made a go of it as a more traditional crooner in the Bing Crosby/Mel Torme mold. THE EARLY YEARS AT CAPITOL RECORDS collects material from this era, and also includes the album SWINGIN' CALYPSOS by another early calypso star, the influential, if largely forgotten, Lord Flea. The unusual juxtaposition of Belafonte's ultra-smooth, orchestra-backed vocals on tracks such as "I Still Get a Thrill" and "Farewell To Arms" next to Lord Flea's gritty island party music serves to drive home the importance of Belafonte's later brand of genre-mixing genius.

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