One of the most successful Caribbean 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 (1956) is the first million selling album by a single artist. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards.
1957 An Evening with Belafonte
1958 Belafonte Sings the Blues
1959 Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
1960 Swing Dat Hammer
1961 Jump Up Calypso
1962 Midnight Special
1962 The Many Moods of Belafonte
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(Originally released in 1969)2004 issue US Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP Available for the First Time on 180g 45RPM 2LP Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings The Blues on Mastered by Kevin Gray Impexs line of classic RCA Living Stereo releases no...
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( 1956 ) - 2017 reissue on 180g LP - Harry Belafonte "Calypso" contains the pop classics "Day-O"(The Banana Boat Song), "Jamaica Farewell", "Come Back Liza" & "Man Smart, Woman Smarter"...beautifully recorded in 1956. + bonus track 'Matilda' (1953).