Do you know Harry Belafonte? If not, recall the adored + famous lyric: “Day-o, day-o. Day, me say day, me say day, me say dayMe say day, me say day-o.” Today is Harry’s birthday and we are celebrating his legacy of love, humanitarian work, civil rights activism and of course his good looks and iconic talent + voice.

But before we get to the good stuff on Harry, play the video below for some musical goodness from Mr. Calypso himself … 

Here’s Belafonte’s full bio from Biography.com…  

I highly recommend buying one of his vinyls &  playing it on a Sunday morning with a cup of fair-trade Jamaican coffee…Or better yet, maybe some coconut water from  A COCONUT WOMAN. (“Coco got a lot of iron.  Make you strong like a lion! Arrrhhhhh.”)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY! WE LOVE YOU! THANK YOU FOR YOUR TALENT + SERVICE. 

PS: ↓This is amazing! ↓ Nat King Cole and Harry singing this song is absolute perfection and will make your day…

PSS: Like a lot of amazing talent, Harry didn’t write all of his songs. He collaborated with a lot of his dear calypsonian friends. The talented Lord Kitchener wrote  “Jump In The Line”. And his good friend, Irving Burgie (aka ‘ Lord Burgess’) wrote some of his most popular hits. Lord Burgess was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.   Here’s Lord Burgess’ autobiography:

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