RIP: Harry Belafonte (1927-2023)

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Harry Belafonte, barrier-smashing entertainer and activist, dies at 96​


Harry Belafonte, the singer whose dynamic a cappella shout of “Day-O!” from “The Banana Boat Song” and other music from world folk traditions propelled him to international stardom, and who used his entertainment fortune to help bankroll the civil rights movement at home and human rights causes worldwide, died April 25 at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.
 

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My parents had this album. I must have heard this 10k times growing up.

RIP Harry, you brought my parents a lot of joy.

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Take a couple of minutes out of your life for a chuckle... From the same album.

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Sad news.

We had the Christmas Album, probably before I was born. Still have this song etched in my brain.

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My sister just called and we sang it word for word together... This is from 60 years ago... Hahaha. Weird certain things are etched in your brain.
 

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