Sunday, October 28, 2012

Post no. 300!

Harry Belafonte
"The Midnight Special" (Vinyl)

Released in 1962, its yet another beautiful collection of spirituals, folk and caribbean tunes done in Belafonte's inimitable style.

It's fun to think that this record was done without the aid of computer editing and countless re-takes.  Belafonte's ability to hold a single note without wavering, going false or losing control should be studied by pop princesses everywhere.

This recording is noted for being the very first record that (a young) Bob Dylan played on, recording the harmonica track on "Midnight Special."

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