Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte 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 Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso is the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Belafonte is perhaps best known for his recording of "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded and performed 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, Island in the Sun, and Robert Wise's Odds Against Tomorrow.
Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidants. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the Anti-Apartheid Movement and USA for Africa. Since 1987, he has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In more recent years, he has been a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush presidential administrations.

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Mary s Boy ChildThe Stars Come Out For Christmas3:02
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ShenandoahThe Fox0:30
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Abraham, Martin and JohnThe Legacy of Harry Belafonte: When Colors Come Together3:57
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Jamaica Farewell10 Best In Concert3:03
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Goin' Down JordanChristmas3:53
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Silent NightChristmas Collection3:34
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Annie - LoveBelafonte Sings of Love3:29
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Mary's Boy ChildMerry Christmas: 200 Christmas Great Songs3:04
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Tone the Bell EasyBallads, Blues & Boasters3:20
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Go Down Emanuel RoadJump Up Calypso3:08
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