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Harry Belafonte

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 1, 1927    

Harry Belafonte, Jr. is a humanitarian and political activist known best as a singer from the 1950’s who started the craze for Caribbean inflected music. “The Banana Boat Song” became his signature song. Born in New York City of a Jamaican mother and Martiniquan father in 1927, Belafonte was sent to live with his grandmother in Jamaica from 1932 to 1940. When he returned, he worked as an assistant janitor in a building. He was given two theatre tickets from one of the tenants and subsequently took acting classes in New York. He took classes with Marlon Brando and Sidney Poitier and performed at the American Negro Theatre....
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    Very Best Of

    RST Records
    2001
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    The Best Of Harry Belafonte

    Challenge Records
    2001
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    Gold

    RST Records
    1995
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    My Greatest Songs

    RST Records
    1992
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    Harry Belafonte (Laser Plus 6)

    RST Records
    1989
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    Island In The Sun '89 Live-Mix

    Challenge Records
    1989
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    The Harry Belafonte Collection - 20 Golden Greats

    RST Records
    1984
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