HARRY BELAFONTE - LEWISTON 1990 [R.I.P. 1927 - 2023]

July 31, 2018 – 3:26 am


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HARRY BELAFONTE R.I.P. 1927 - 2023

Harry Belafonte, the singer, actor and civil rights activist who broke down racial barriers, has died on April 25, aged 96. As well as performing global hits such as Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), winning a Tony award for acting and appearing in numerous feature films, Belafonte spent his life fighting for a variety of causes. He bankrolled numerous 1960s initiatives to bring civil rights to Black Americans; campaigned against poverty, apartheid and Aids in Africa; and supported leftwing political figures such as Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.

The cause of death was congestive heart failure, his spokesman told the New York Times. Figures including Joe Biden, the rapper Ice Cube and Mia Farrow paid tribute to Belafonte. The US president said Belafonte was a “groundbreaking American who used his talent and voice to help redeem the soul of our nation”. - theguardian.com

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Lewiston 1990 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Artpark, Lewiston, NY; September 2, 1990. Very good soundboard.

In the movie “Kansas City,” he’s a crime boss, ruthless, cunning and murderous. In the political arena, he’s a tireless activist - crusader for civil rights and friend of Nelson Mandela. And on the concert stage, he’s what he always was - the ultimate Caribbean crooner. It’s odd, in view of all his accomplishments, that Harry Belafonte never aspired to stardom. Certainly he never planned on being a singer.

“I never realized I wanted to be an artist, though I guess in a way I’ve always flirted with the idea. I’m told I was artistic as a child,” he said in a 1996 interview, speaking in rasping, measured, almost British tones. “But there wasn’t any room in which to dream. The America I grew up in, no black kid grew up wanting to be a movie star. America was not that generous to its black community. By the end of the Second World War, I began to flirt with the idea of being in the arts. My first desire was to be an actor. I studied quite vigorously to explore all aspects of the theater. When I had difficulty as an actor,” he explains, “that’s when I turned to singing.” - buffalonews.com

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Disc 1
Track 101. We Are the Wave 4:01
Track 102. Kwela (Listen To The Man) 7:12
Track 103. Island in the Sun 5:11
Track 104. Skin to Skin 4:55
Track 105. Mathilda 16:42
Track 106. banter 1:41
Track 107. Try to Remember 5:54
Track 108. Did You Know 4:21
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. We Make Love 3:08
Track 202. banter 2:32
Track 203. Paradise In Gazankulu 7:16
Track 204. Jamaica Fairwell 9:38
Track 205. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) 7:37
Track 206. Hava Nageela 9:05
Track 207. Global Carnival 8:07
48 mins

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  1. 18 Responses to “HARRY BELAFONTE - LEWISTON 1990 [R.I.P. 1927 - 2023]”

  2. More Floyd, Tull, Yes, T-Dream, if possible please.

    By Brian Griffin on Jul 31, 2018

  3. He’s sayin that we all want classic rock ‘ sted of this coon shit ‘ who’s next Tupu Shankar of Kanye West ?

    By Derrick on Jul 31, 2018

  4. Too bad that Harry dosent perform Kingstontown here . Think that it was his biggest hit . Remember my mom loved that song as a little kid .

    By George on Jul 31, 2018

  5. something for everyone , that`s what cool about Bigo.ignore the haters guys.

    By sluggo on Jul 31, 2018

  6. Ooooh, cool. Thanx!

    By leesa on Jul 31, 2018

  7. Hey George — these song titled and misspelled “Jamaica Fairwell” is The one you are referring to as “Kingston Town.” Of course it should be “Jamaica Farewell” but the chorus of “I’m sad to say, I’m on my way, I won’t be back for many a day, My heart is down, my head is turning around, I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town” defines the song.

    By songster1928 on Jul 31, 2018

  8. Awww, Derrick. Usually you’re just an ass hole, but today we see you’re a bigot too.

    Big O- Most of us are grateful for your efforts. Keep posting the vast variety. Vive la différence!!

    By Trauts on Jul 31, 2018

  9. Awww, Derrick. Usually you’re just an ass hole, but today we see you’re a bigot too…and a stupid one at that. You missed an easy lay-up buddy. In addition to the Negro Spirituals, that Coon also sings a Kike tune.

    Big O- Most of us are grateful for your efforts. Keep posting the vast variety. Vive la différence!!

    By Trauts on Jul 31, 2018

  10. When drivel from trolls like Derrick gets old, they have to sink lower to try to get a rise out of people. Hence the racism.

    By Rick on Jul 31, 2018

  11. Sorry my mistake: Always thought the song was called Kingston Town . Remember mom playing that record when I was very small .

    By George on Aug 1, 2018

  12. Derrick has always been a bigot . Are you just realizing that ?

    By C J on Aug 1, 2018

  13. Rumor has it Harry had a big un

    By U L E on Aug 1, 2018

  14. He has a.big one U L E you dumbass . He’s still alive ‘ he’s also black and black guys are all hung like horses .

    By C Tony on Aug 1, 2018

  15. Derek has a little one

    By Richard Jay on Aug 2, 2018

  16. It’s all about the size of yer banana.

    Harry knew that. RIP.

    By Scared resident on Apr 27, 2023

  17. derrick…
    you are a true ass

    thank you bigo and other here for trying to make this a more “usable” forum. the music is great, we should talk about it not some ridiculous unrealated crap!!

    By 37 on Apr 28, 2023

  18. i would contribute a
    lot more….

    By 37 on Apr 28, 2023

  19. i love looking at lil boys playing hide the weiner. i jack off so much my un has callouses

    By Derrick on Apr 28, 2023

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