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Ballads, Blues and Boasters
Blues Ballads and Boasters.jpg
Studio album by
Released1964
RecordedRCA Victor Studio A, New York City
GenreVocal, folk
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerBob Bollard, Priscilla Eaves
Harry Belafonte chronology
Belafonte at The Greek Theatre
(1964)
Ballads, Blues and Boasters
(1964)
An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Ballads, Blues and Boasters is an album by Harry Belafonte, released in 1964.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tone the Bell Easy" – 3:20
  2. "Blue Willow Moan" (Bill Eaton) – 3:35
  3. "Ananias" – 2:50
  4. "Boy" (G. Tipton, Joe Tinker Lewis) – 3:49
  5. "My Love Is a Dewdrop" (Mark Spoelstra) – 3:25
  6. "Back of the Bus" – 3:25
  7. "Pastures of Plenty" (Woody Guthrie) – 3:38
  8. "John the Revelator" (Traditional, Carver Neblett) – 3:41
  9. "Four Strong Winds" (Ian Tyson) – 2:54
  10. "Black Betty" (Traditional, Kaye Dunham) – 4:14
  11. "Big Boat Up the River" – 4:06

Personnel[edit]

Production notes:

  • Orchestra and chorus conducted by Howard A. Roberts
  • Bob Bollard – producer
  • Priscilla Eaves – producer
  • Bob Simpson – engineer
  • Ed Begley – tape mastering
  • Peter Perri – cover photo

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1964 The Billboard 200 103

References[edit]