Happy 90th Birthday Harry Belafonte (Watch “Mama Look a Boo Boo” w/Nat King Cole)

Happy 90th birthday to Harry Belafonte who was born on 3/7/27. Not many performers reach 90 these days, but Belafonte still maintains an active twitter and remains an advocate for political and humanitarian causes. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million-selling LP by a single artist. Belafonte 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 LP by a single artist and spawns the international hit “The Banana Boat Song.” Watch Belafonte perform “Mama Look a Boo Boo” with Nat King Cool in 1957 on NBC.

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