Belafonte, Harry – “Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites” – [RCA Records]
Belafonte keeps our attention with the skill of a true raconteur. These folk songs are classic and educational (I never knew the origin of the pseudonym “Mark Twain”). Read the liner notes to discover how Belafonte had to travel a tough path to success, largely due to his race. His honeyed voice is well suited to these songs, and his role is an amazing one in perpetuating the folk tradition.
you heard it 17 times on kfjc! most recently:
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