Folk Thursday: Harry Belafonte

The quality of the recording is a bit dodgy, but this is magnificent. The YouTube poster says it was recorded in December 1969. Some of those wounds were still pretty fresh in December 1969 — and when Harry Belafonte sings¬†about “my old friend Martin,” he’s not just reciting lyrics; he’s remembering a¬†beloved friend, taken much too soon.

Emily

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