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Island in the sun : The Harry Belafonte hits collection 1953-1962

Harry Belafonte (performer)
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Island in the sun : The Harry Belafonte hits collection 1953-1962 Island in the sun : The Harry Belafonte hits collection 1953-1962

Island in the sun : The Harry Belafonte hits collection 1953-1962

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About Harry Belafonte

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Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Trinidadian Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) was the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Belafonte is known for his recording of "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded and performed in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards. He has also starred in several films, including Otto Preminger's hit musical Carmen Jones (1954), Island in the Sun (1957), and Robert Wise's Odds Against Tomorrow (1959).

Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s and was a confidant of Mart…Read more on Wikipedia