Turn The World Around

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5AP-1581

Recorded in 1977.
Musical director and piano: Dom Salvador, Guitar - Ted Perlman, Guitar - Keith Loving, Guitar - Scott Kuney, Guitar - Jorge Renan, Bass - Sal Cuevas, Bass - Francisco Centeno, Drums - Michael Tobas, Percussion/vocals - Falumi Prince, Percussion - Thelmo M. Porto, Percussion - Nana Vasconcelos, Percussion - Dom Um Romao, Flute/Alto Sax - Mauricio Smith, Flute/Alto Sax - Hal Archer, Alto Sax - Babe Clarke, Trombone - Leopoldo Pineda, Trombone - Jose Rodrigues, Tuba - Howard Johnson, Trumpet - Danny Cahn, Trumpet - Fred Jacobs, Trumpet - Claudio Roditi, Harp - Gloria Agostino, Conga/Bongo - Steve Thornton, Keyboards - Kinny Landrum, Keyboard - Brian Moore, Vocals - Betty Volenec, Arthur Williams, Albertine Robinsson, Larry Campbell, Vivian C. Cherry, Melvin Edmondson, Babi B. Floyd, Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Milton Grayson, Hilda Harris, Pamela Kordan, Yvonne Lewis, Yolanda McCollough, Randy Peyton, Maeretha A. Stewart, Gloria Turner

1 Marching To The Fair # 5:45
2 Auntie Mary # 4:39
3 Olga # 3:52
4 Goin' Down Jordan # 5:38
5 Sunbird # 4:08
6 New York Taxi # 5:44
7 Can't Cross Over #  
8 There's A Hole In The Bucket #
with Falumi Prince
8:47
9 Turn The World Around # 4:35

Four years after his last studio effort, the somnambulistic Play Me, Harry Belafonte returned with this album which showed the veteran artist returning to his strength: unique interpretations of songs from many cultures. It is an absolute triumph and one of the finest albums of his career. Styles impeccably presented include calypso from Trinidad, reggae from Jamaica, guaguanco from Cuba, salsa from Puerto Rico, huapango from Mexico, highlife from Ghana, and gospel from America. Belafonte's ensemble of musicians and singers hailed from seven different countries, a veritable United Nations of talent. Belafonte is joined by the delightful Falumi Prince, a featured partner Belafonte's concert act during this period. The two revive the playful duet "(There's A) Hole in the Bucket," and which Belafonte sang with Odetta in earlier years. There's a new version of the calypso "Goin' Down Jordan," and also included are the exuberant crowd-pleasers "Marching to the Fair" and the title track. Belafonte is listed as the producer of the album, possibly a reason for its superior quality. The only question one would have about this album is: why was it never issued in the U.S.? ~ Cary Ginell, All Music Guide