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Swing Dat Hammer
Swing Dat Hammer
is an album by Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor (LPM/LSP-2194) in 1960. It is a collection of chain gang work songs. The last cut is a collection of workmen conversations. At the Grammy Awards of 1961 Swing Dat Hammer
Swing Dat Hammer
won the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.

Contents

1 Track listing 2 Personnel 3 Production notes 4 References

Track listing[edit]

"Look Over Yonder" – 2:51 "Bald Headed Woman" – 3:30 "Grizzly Bear" – 3:27 "Diamond Joe" (Belafonte) – 3:36 "Here Rattler Here" – 3:57 "Another Man Done Gone" (Vera Hall, Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Ruby Pickens Tartt) – 2:21 " Swing Dat Hammer
Swing Dat Hammer
" – 4:38 "Go Down Old Hannah" – 3:47 "Rocks and Gravel" – 4:10 "Talkin' an' Signifyin' " – 5:08

Personnel[edit]

Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
– vocals The Belafonte Folk Singers – vocals Millard Thomas – guitar Robert De Cormier – conductor

Production notes[edit]

Produced by Bob Bollard Engineered by Bob Simpson

References[edit]

^ Allmusic review

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Discography

Studio albums

Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites
Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites
(1954) Belafonte (1956) Calypso (1956) An Evening with Belafonte (1957) Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean
Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean
(1957) To Wish You a Merry Christmas (1958) Belafonte Sings the Blues
Belafonte Sings the Blues
(1958) Love Is a Gentle Thing
Love Is a Gentle Thing
(1959) My Lord What a Mornin' (1959) Swing Dat Hammer
Swing Dat Hammer
(1960) Jump Up Calypso (1961) Midnight Special
Special
(1962) The Many Moods of Belafonte
The Many Moods of Belafonte
(1962) Streets I Have Walked (1963) Ballads, Blues and Boasters (1964) In My Quiet Room
In My Quiet Room
(1966) Calypso in Brass
Calypso in Brass
(1966) Belafonte on Campus (1967) Belafonte Sings of Love (1968) Homeward Bound (1970) Belafonte by Request (1970) The Warm Touch (1971) Calypso Carnival (1971) Play Me (1973) Turn the World Around (1977) Loving You Is Where I Belong (1981) Paradise in Gazankulu (1988)

Live albums

Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
(1959) Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall (1960) Belafonte at The Greek Theatre (1964) En Gränslös Kväll På Operan (1966) Belafonte...Live! (1972) Belafonte Concert in Japan
Belafonte Concert in Japan
(1974) Belafonte '89 (1989) An Evening with Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
and Friends (1997)

Compilations

Very Best of Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(2001) The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music (2001) The Essential Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(2005)

Collaborations

Porgy and Bess (1959) An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba
An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba
(1965) An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri (1966) Harry & Lena: For the Love of Life (1970) "We Are the World" (1985)

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